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That clip is so jarring; the angel making jokes about beating your wife and everyone in the studio siding with him and laughing as though Thompson's the weird one for disapproving.


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I've always "liked" (if that's the right word) that clip because it is jarring in a few ways. that "beating his old lady" line makes you pivot from the notion of the angels as idealized badass, free living rebels to the reality that they were essentially a bunch of thugs. the audience reaction, as you note. the site of Thompson vacillating between being a gonzo hipster dude and a middle-class white guy scared of getting beaten up. it's all unsettling because it's real reality TV, unlike most of what we have now.


I saw a woman wearing a denim jacket with silver sequinned angel wings on the back - not that uncommon a style, but i pondered the message she was trying to send, what she must have been thinking when she chose it: "I'm like an angel, but a bit scruffy and frayed"