Saturday, July 08, 2006

It Began with the Always-Annoying 80s…

So usually M's trolling about in the liberal blogosphere yields nothing but stultification, sadness, and/or disbelief. But today, progressive voices take on a conflict on a much different front--the war of political words nor the combat in the Middle East were not up for debate. No, today it’s all about the Worst. Videos. Ever. Can Shatner's spoken-word version of Rocket Man vanquish clips from the pre-roller-blade world of Xanadu? Does Billy Squier's inane prancing annihilate the mystery of this version of Total Eclipse of the Heart (second clip--watch the first of this post at your own risk; THE happens to be Rex's theme song, btw)? Can chauvinism adequately explain this musical salvo (last video)? Will The Rebellion ever recover from an attack as heinous as this? Can Carl Lewis ever outrun this massacre ? (Be sure to watch all the way to the end on this one.)

Think whatever you like about the Internet. While your retinas may never be the same after witnessing such carnage, M and I would never have wasted so much time, never have been so amazed, never have had the belly laughs we shared today if it weren't for an online community of geeks who hoard bad video, with a little help from YouTube.

3 Comments:

At 5:00 AM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Nancy said...

Say what you will about the others, but Shatner's Rocket Man is The. Best. Video. Ever. Made. Thanks for the links!

 
At 5:59 PM, July 16, 2006, Anonymous Kamala said...

I agree with Nancy-Shatner rocks! Loved the Total Eclipse-that was like my favorite song-I used to blast it. Was sad to see Gene Kelly sunk so low in Xanadu-but hopefully he made some money. Great stuff!

 
At 8:30 AM, July 17, 2006, Blogger suzanne said...

OK, but did you gals actually watch all the way to the *end* of Rocketman? That I think is the true test of its "greatness." (I tried, but failed...)

 

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