No blogging lately because my allergies are really bad and my head feels all sparkly, but Travis and I did manage to solve one of our Great Mysteries in Life, so I had to post about that. Every once in a while, we’ll be talking about music or videos or something, and one of us will say, “Do you remember that video from the 80s where the guy in the robe is walking around in the chair?” And we both remember, but neither of us could think of the song.
Wonder no more! We finally have it figured out. Depeche Mode, Enjoy the Silence:
Of course, with YouTube, one thing leads to another, so then I had to watch this:
I’ve always really liked that song, by the way. Even though the video is really lame.However, the award for stunningly cheesy 80s videos must go to – and this can’t be a surprise to anyone – Men Without Hats.
What I did not realize until watching that was that the Safety Dance actually was a dance. It apparently involves spinning in circles and randomly throwing your arms in the air so they vaguely resemble the letter S. So, so horrible! In retrospect, watching the video, I kept thinking the only thing that could have been done to improve what was pretty close to perfection was if they found a way to have Patrick Swayze involved. As one of the YouTube commenters said, “This video alone makes life worth living.”