Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Old clip of the day

Since evidently they're going to re-do We Are The World with the likes of Lady Gaga and Eminem, I figured I'd dredge up this old clip making fun of the original. Worth a view if you want to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus with the eightiesest hairstyle ever and Billy Crystal as an uncanny simulacrum of Prince, plus there's Bruce Springsteen being strangled by Mr. T. Which, considering his performance on We Are The World, was entirely warranted:

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.