"Miracles" / Fucking Magnets, How Do They Work?

"Miracles" / Fucking Magnets, How Do They Work?

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"Miracles" is a 2010 rap song by Detroit-based hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse that describes the wonders of the universe and an appreciation for nature’s beauty, while expressing skepticism towards the dogmatic nature of modern science. Upon the YouTube debut of the music video in April 2010, the song instantly went viral and garnered an ironic fandom for its abundance of quotable lyrics, most notably "fucking magnets, how do they work?".

Origin

On April 6th, 2010, the music video for Insane Clown Posse's 2009 single "Miracles" was published on YouTube, where it was met with immediate Internet acclaim and quoted in forums as well as internet humor blogs. As of April 6th, 2017, the music video has received more than 17 million views on YouTube.



Water, fire, air and dirt
Fucking magnets, how do they work?
And I don't wanna talk to a scientist
Y'all motherfuckers lying, and getting me pissed.


Spread

The response to the video has been remarkably varied. In addition to standard responses to any music video, because of Shaggy 2 Dope's above mentioned line, many have commented that the video might be a politically or religiously charged, right-leaning, anti-scientific diatribe hoping to sway the opinions of ICP's notoriously loyal fans. What is even more notable, however, is Violent J's own response to the overwhelming popularity of the video, both with Juggalos and ICP detractors alike:

VIOLENT J I know this sounds crazy, but I’m being as honest as I can: We planned all this out. Our tour starts in May. And then we have our nuclear weapon, which is the movie “Big Money Rustlas.” That comes out in August. This is all happening so perfectly for us.


KYM ANALYSIS: MIRACLES' ROUTES OF SPREAD MIRACLES M/V UPLOADED ON YOUTUBE TEXTBOOK-STYLE PARODY POSTED ON CRACKED SNL PARODY OF MIRACLES M/V APRIL 6TH, 2010 APRIL 9TH, 2010 APRIL 17TH, 2010 UT YOUTUBE LINK TWEETED BY AZIZ ANSARI FEATURED ON BOING BOING INTERNET MEME REPORTED BY NEW YORK TIMES INI APRIL 7TH, 2010 APRIL 10TH, 2010 APRIL 30TH, 2010

On April 7th, 2010, the music video was tweeted by comedian Aziz Ansari:


Meanwhile on 4chan, hundreds of image macros and COMBO posts featuring screen captures from Miracles ran rampant:


File : 1271 983384 jpg-(5 KB. 215x237, agn1.jpg) | Expand All Images □ □ Anonymous 04/22/10(Thu)20:43:04 No.21 9726XXX □ Anonymous 04/22/10(Thu)20:43:14 No.21 9726XXX File1271983394 jpg-(2 KB, 88x126, agn2 jpg) □ Anonymous 04/22/10(Thu)20:43:24 No.21 9726XXX File1271983404 ipg-(2 KB, 107x133, agn3 jpg) >> □ Anonymous 04/22/10(Thu)20:43:40 No.21 9726XXX ITS A F------ MIRACLE

Notable Examples

Since the music video's online debut, dozens of image macros have sprung up in various message boards and has caused enough reaction to warrant exploitable image macros. For more image macros, check out our blog article Memes in 2010 / Effin' Magnets.

Two-Pane Comics


MAGIC tch A Sketch SCREEN F------ MIRACLES F------ MIRACLES Imodium Loperamide C A-D Anti-Diarrheal Controls the symptoms of diarrhea 72 Caplets F------ MIRACLES

Cross-Meme Combos


F----- MAGNETS HOW DO THEY WORK? F------ MAGNETS HOW DO THEY WORK? CURSED MAGNETS! TAM CONFUNDED AND PERPLEXED AS TO HOW THEY DOTH WORK
Philosoraptor (*) UK WWII Poster (*) Joseph Ducreux (*)

Guide to Magnets


Enuff Mircales here to blow yer brainz!! Magnets JUGGALOS FOR F-----' MAGNETS! HOW DO THEY WORK?! A Reference for the Rest fU! FREE eTips at ICP.COM SYCHODICK McFUGNUTZ Muthafuckin' Magnet Guy Weather "F------ rainbows, after it rains, There's enough miracles here to blow your brains So are F----- Rainbows Miracles? Don't be p-----, but rainbows are also not miracles. For real, straight thug rainbows only happen when some god damn sunlight passes through some moisture in the air It's why a rainbow usually happens after it rains and, to be honest, you probably should have made that connection yourselves. Still, this s---'s bombin even ifit ISjust science magic instead of regular magie. Y'all gotta straight steal these rainbows for the Dark Carnival, ya heard?! Did You F-----' Know You can plant a seed and nature grows? It just f-----' grows straight up from that seed, like nothing, did you know? Nah, you ain't know that s--- at all, we just dropped a fat truth bomb on yo dumb ass self The more you m----------- know, S----for-brains COLORS The colors in a rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and fuekin' violet. Use this to remember: Real, riginal,oung Gangstas who Bust In Vaginas. It's easy to remenber cause THAT'S WHAT WE ARE, RIGHT Also I figured you wouldn't know what indigo is so Ijust made it red 1m not being serious, you can't actually steal rainbows M--------- Fueking Magnets "I see miracles all around me Stop and look around, it's all astounding Water, fire, air and dirt F------ magmets, how do they work?* So are F------ Magnets Miracles? Did You F-----' Know F------, of eourse not. Ofcourse not. So, there's Cartoon Nightmares Science fiction, brain incision this invisible magnetie field that either attraets or repels Cartoon Nightmares! Satellites and televisions Won't you draw me? Liquid lines of (technicolor) color I will hurry right there (walk like an) Egyptian, other materials based on their ferromagnetic I Don't Understand: Well, to be perfectly honest, I don't know what to tell you, because I've just about exhausted my Juggalo-slang resources. I visited a bunch of Juggalo Dietionaries: did you know you guys have like six different words for "elown p----" but none for "electricity?" It's no wonder you guys have trouble with scienee Magnets Are Clown P----? Is that all you got out of my last paragraph? Sure. Magnets are clown P----, fine. As lon뜨 as you don't still think they're miracles, fine. 2- This isn't a picture of a magnet, It's a wizard hat, Clearly

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Analysis

Music Video

The song became most notable for its "so bad it is good" dynamic, with plenty of quotable phrases such as “Fucking Magnets, How Do They Work?”_, "Magic Everywhere in this Bitch" and "Fucking Rainbows", alongside the large quantity in visual effects that go alongside the lyrics.


UCKINGRAINBOWS MAGIC EVERYWHERE IN THIS BITCH

The line spoken by Shaggy "and I don't want to talk to a scientist, y'all mother fuckers lyin, and gettin me pissed" implies a sense of frustration and paramount struggle in understanding basic scientific concepts, while maintaining a childlike sense of wonder over the forces of nature. He wants to know how certain aspects of nature work, yet is not willing to accept a scientific explanation.


KYM ANALYSIS: BREAKDOWN OF "MIRACLES" BY SUBJECTS UFO. GHOSTS. PYRAMIDS OCEANS. SEVEN SEAS SUN. MOON: MARS. COAST AT NIGHTTIME,MILKY WAY AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM. STARGAZING HOW RIVER FLOWS.SOLAR ECLIPSE NIAGARA FALLS. SHOOTING STARS MAGNETS. MUSIC CROWDS 15,000 JUGGALOS. CROWS. GIRAEFES.WATER. FIRE. AIR.NON-MIRACLES DIRT. SNOW.M MOUNTAINS. TREES MENTIONED INL PET CATS. DOGS BEING A DAD SHAGGY ALMOST GOT HIS PHONE STOLEN BY BAD WEATHER PELICAN IN FRISCO BAY RAIN. FOG. RAINBOWS.ALL SCIENTISTS ARE METAMORPHOSISHOT LAVAPO STOLEN DY ltri LYING MOTHEREFFERS. PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Scientific Community Reacts

Amidst the peak of magnet-related discussions on YouTube and other hubsites, many users began providing straightforward, scientific answers to ICP's question, including links to the single serving site How Magnets Work and a scientist's rebuttal video published by the Escapist Magazine.



On June 5th, 2010 Noisebridge organized a science fair outside of a San Francisco ICP concert. The group was threatened with by Posse members Corp, Dougie and Sugar Slam. They were named named in a tweet about running "scientist haters off." More coverage of the event is available at LaughingSquid.



Search Interest

External References

[1] Wikipedia – Miracles

[2] Twitter – Aziz Ansari's Tweet

[3] LiveJournal – tf.inc

[4] BoingBoing – Actually Know What I

[5] Cracked – Learn Your Motherfuckin Science with the ICP

[6] Funny or Die – Insane Clown Posse Miracles on April 19th, 2010.

[7] New York Times – Kidding the Clowns Online, but who will laugh last?

[8] How Magnets Work – How Magnets Work

[9] Escapist Magazine – Scientists' Rebuttal to ICP

[10] Noisebridge – About NoiseBridge

[11] Twitter – SFSlim's Status Update
Violent J's Status Update

[12] Laughing Squid – NoiseBridge Protest

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