Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Stretch Report (#2)

=> Mulligans tavern owner Mike Norman says the T-shirts he's peddling in his Marietta, Georgia watering hole, featuring cartoon chimp Curious George peeling a banana, with "Obama in '08" scrolled underneath, are "cute." Norman, known for his not so P.C. sayings posted on signs in front of his establishment, insists he's not racist; "Look at him . . . the hairline, the ears, he looks just like Curious George."

Yeah, doesn't sound racist to me either. I think Curious George is a very flattering likeness. In fact, I think if the marketing savvy Obama camp gets wind of these smartly designed little suckers, they should invest in a couple hundred thousand for their campaign. Nothing says "Leader of the Free World" better than a chimp and a banana, in my opinion.

=> VIDEO OF THE WEEK -- Remember when MTV actually played music videos? Well, me neither. But, there used to be a time when music videos were inherently campy. I mean, that was their whole appeal. Soon these campy videos made way for the big budget vids of today. The best part of 80s videos was their reliance on the absurd. And their reliance on the white screen -- which this little clip uses oh so well. Back in 1982, a brilliant little pop duo called 'Go West' formed in London. Eight years later, they released the smash hit "King of Wishful Thinking." This was 1990, but after you watch this, it's clearly part of the 80s. This video really has it all: Hockey (huh?), an orchestra, zebras, a helicopter an elephant and, of course, the Pope himself. There are also the prerequisites for any 80s video; bad hair, bad jeans, bad dancing and really bad suits. This all adds up to one incredible video. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Nani J. Cootsack said...

somehow i got through 2 minutes before wanting to bludgeon myself.