Re: You gotta love Avery.

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I was heartened to see that comments have been disabled for the video.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 3:07 PM
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That is good. She's so great, though. We can comment on her greatness here.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 3:10 PM
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WHAT'S SO GRATE ABOUT HER?!1?


Posted by: OPINIONATED YOUTUBE REVIEWER | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 3:18 PM
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Being a kid sure has changed.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 3:22 PM
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I can't watch the video here at work, but I'm willing to stipulate, based on heebie's avowal, that Avery is great.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 3:24 PM
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4: You think so? I almost had the opposite reaction.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 3:27 PM
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5: Wise move. You won't be disappointed.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 3:27 PM
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6: I should have been specific about what I think has changed - it's the material goods. Of course, we did have tvs back in my day and there's no way I would have been allowed to have one in my room, so maybe it was just my parents.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 3:30 PM
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I thought it was the brushing your teeth with Jack that was new.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 3:32 PM
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Hells Yes to 1. I feared that the Youtube commentariat's first response to the her eyes' appearance through her heavy prescription might not be quite the Martin Jay-via-Lady Gaga thing I was working on.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 3:51 PM
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...should collaborate with...


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 5:54 PM
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How does this relate to Tex Avery?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 6:27 PM
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Sight is a palpation with the eyes. Fact.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 6:28 PM
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Oh man, I remember choreographing elaborate dance routines to songs that, years later, I realized were about prostitution. Lord only knows how my parents made it through our backyard performances straight-faced.


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 6:51 PM
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"Lady Marmalade", and "Lovely Ladies" from Les Mis?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 6:52 PM
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"Wild Thing" by Tone Loc?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 6:56 PM
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I cringe again to admit it, but: "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car".


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:00 PM
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We certainly sang along with Tone Loc with no idea what he was on about, but I believe nothing in his oeuvre was granted the full choreographic treatment.


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:02 PM
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17: I'm pretty sure I'm going to forever associate that song with License to Drive.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:05 PM
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Okay, now I'm googling to double-check my memory of the Billy Ocean lyrics, and what the hell has happened to lyrics sites? Suddenly they're all sketchy fronts for ringtone downloads and don't let you see the actual lyrics? I disapprove.


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:06 PM
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Avery's "Bad Romance" vid is cute too.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:06 PM
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Okay, now I'm googling to double-check my memory of the Billy Ocean lyrics, and what the hell has happened to lyrics sites? Suddenly they're all sketchy fronts for ringtone downloads and don't let you see the actual lyrics?

Welcome to 2004, GabBath!

Being able to find song lyrics is one of the things that was much, much easier on the internet in 1998 than it is now.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:11 PM
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19: We SO BADLY wanted to see that movie. Both Coreys!1!! Thwarted by maternal taste. I've still never seen it; ten-year-old me is agog that so many years of movie-selection autonomy could pass without my doing so.


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:13 PM
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Also CD reviews and book reviews.

Nowadays if I google "advance and vanquish" "reviews" what I get is 500,000 things that are either fraudulent ads for streaming services, or actual ads for places where I can buy the CD. I have to use something other than searching to find reviews, and I don't know what that thing is. Metafilter, maybe.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:13 PM
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14-18.---For me it was INXS, Prince, and Wham! songs. I had all of the verses to "Raspberry Beret" and "One of My Kind" memorized by the time I was like 8.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:18 PM
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We all knew that "Darlin' Nikki" was a naughty song, though. It's a little hard to miss that one.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:22 PM
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I really missed the boat on "Papa Don't Preach" for a long time. I thought the baby she wanted to keep was her boyfriend.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:26 PM
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Liscense to Drive! But it wasn't his fault! The dad from Fresh Prince put the cup of coffee on the dashboard and told him not to spill a drop and he didn't!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:28 PM
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Don't forget She Bop.

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Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:32 PM
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Surely You Can't Be Serious

This may be the first time that a candidate's predilection for goats becomes an issue in a campaign.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:44 PM
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27 gets it exactly right.


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:51 PM
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I didn't realize what She Bop was about till college when a friend told me, and even then I had to listen to the lyrics. 'Huh, she's right'


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 7:53 PM
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Oh man. I hadn't realized that Mickey Kaus had been associated with goat-blowing because of his rumor-mongering after the Edwards/Rielle Hunter story.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 8:02 PM
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#33. And you see, the Edwards/Rielle rumors were true, so what does that say about Mickey and his osculatory passion for goats?


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 8:10 PM
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Huh, googling around for the Kaus/goat blowing connection, I've discovered something else I didn't know, but apparently everyone else did: That internet tradition of saying "Is it irresponsible to speculate? It is irresponsible not to" comes from a real article by the real Peggy Noonan where she really said those words in all seriousness, after speculating that Clinton was blackmailed by the Cubans into launching the raid to return Elian Gonzales to his dad.

Wow, what a fucked up thing to say.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 8:18 PM
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At least there's no more masturbating to the Senate candidacy of Harold Ford.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 8:28 PM
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35: That is a seriously, seriously stupid article.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 8:36 PM
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I'll sort of miss having Harold Ford to kick around.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 8:47 PM
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At least there's no more masturbating to the Senate candidacy of Harold Ford.

You have caught me at a bad time.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 8:52 PM
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You have caught me at a bad time.

I would not have pegged you for an investment banker.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings. | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 9:02 PM
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19: Worst movie I have ever seen in a theater.

Actually, if you could ignore the fact that Corey Haim's drunk date (who I've just learned was Heather Graham!) was locked in the trunk of the car for most of the movie, it had moments of teen buddy romp fun. Wait...


Posted by: Jimmy Pongo | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 10:43 PM
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Oh, the "Bad Romance" one is pretty adorable.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 1-10 10:48 PM
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I'm still surprised by people who like a song but don't know the lyrics. This despite going on 30 years of knowing that it's pretty common - somehow it just doesn't register that there are people who listen to music in a whole different way than I do.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 7:29 AM
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Last night I saw Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer from Human Giant host a show at Upright Citizens Brigade in which they showed Avery doing this very number. Sadly they didn't get up to too much beyond "Is she retarded?" "No, I checked to make sure, she's not." But the show overall was good.

They also played chat roulette with the whole audience on the screen, which went through about a dozen bored dudes who disconnected as soon as we could be established not to be a hot chick, one penis being stroked, and a dude wearing a helmet who recognized Tig from the Sarah Silverman show.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:14 AM
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