Ke$ha is Smarter than Me

I love Ke$ha. My high school self would have never admitted it, but less than a year later I willingly embrace her music. What can I say? It’s fun!
Since her debut, Ke$ha has attracted some hardcore haters and tons of criticism. Some say she’s a representation of the failings of the millennial generation, others say her music is washed-up party trash, unoriginal and horribly auto-tuned, but they’ve completely missed the point of it all.
Ke$ha thinks her music is a joke, too.

You know how I know?
1) What she named her twitter account
2) Her nearly perfect score on the SAT.
3) Allusions in her songs which go straight over the average millennial’s [read: my] head.

Check out her song Cannibal. At the 1:20 mark, she references a man named “Jeffrey Dahmer.”

For the longest time, I misheard and thought she was referring to the Donner party, pioneers famous for resorting to cannibalism, but today I was reading my Sociology textbook and there he was, Jeffrey Dahmer. The text claimed he killed and consumed several men, but upon further examination (ahem– a Google search to get to the Wiki page) I found out Mr. Dahmer was also known for sexually exploiting his victims pre- and post-mortem.

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994) was an American serial killer and sex offender. Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys – many of whom were of African or Asian descent – between 1978 and 1991, with the majority of the murders occurring between 1987 and 1991. His murders were particularly gruesome, involving rape, torture, dismemberment, necrophilia and cannibalism. On November 28, 1994, he was beaten to death by an inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution, where he had been incarcerated.

Ke$ha 1, Loryn 0.