Musicless music videos can sometimes reveal an unexpectedly amusing moment of bathos—like this clip of Rihanna apparently accompanying herself in the bathtub to the song “Stay.”
Of course we all fart and that’s why farting is funny—it levels, usurps vanity and pretension, and is comic—and has always been so. Fart jokes are pebbledashed throughout ancient literature and history—from plays by Aristophanes to the Roman Emperor Elagabalus, who kept a pig’s bladder he used as a whoopee cushion to prick any pomposity at the dinner table. In more recent history, Benjamin Franklin penned a letter to the Royal Academy of Brussels, or “the Royal Academy of Farting,” in which he poked fun at the pretensions of European academies and their increasing obsession with the impractical, and extolled them to fart boldly and proud.
‘Nuff of the history, here’s Rihanna…