Friday, May 25, 2012

Playing With the Boys Music Video Breakdown



Most people know Kenny Loggins 1986 song "Playing With the Boys" from in the famous "Top Gun" volleyball scene, but it also has an official music video that affirms that homoerotic undertones and volleyball should always be associated with the song.

Loggins must have been on some bizarre personal mission to make it the official anthem of volleyball because clearly that was the only thing holding volleyball back from becoming America's fifth major sport.

Or he's part of some volleyball secret society that controls the world.  Who makes sure people like volleyball?  We do! We do!

Within the first 10 seconds of this video, I'm already confused.  I'm sure people did some crazy things in the 80s, but I doubt a group of people breaking into a high school gym to play volleyball was one of them.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bacardi 50s Party Commercial



This Bacardi commercial set at a 50s party drives me insane.  It's played during every commercial break of the NBA playoffs .

I couldn't figure out why it bothers me so much until I realized it's because it doesn't make sense.  The commercial is historically inaccurate.

It's funny how history is reimagined in commercials.  This party is supposed to be set in 1957 yet it features people dancing to 30s type swing music.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Jon Hamm Answers Questions From Teenage Girls


When teenage girls are down and troubled and need a helping hand, modern renaissance man Jon Hamm will give them advice.   He answered five questions from teenage girls as part of Rookie magazine's web series "Ask A Grown Man."

He humorously answers pressing questions such as "Is it gross to fart in front of your significant other?"  Hamm advises that everybody farts so it's not a big deal.

If there's a whole generation of shameless farters, we know where it started.

We also learn that Hamm's not a fan of someone claiming to be "16ish" as he believes you're either 16 or you're not. 

He signs off by telling them to go watch "The Hunger Games" since they're probably too young to watch "Mad Men."

Hamm proves there's at least one 41-year-old stranger with a webcam and scruffy beard that parents would let their teenage daughters communicate with online.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Perfect Strangers Video Game



Prepare to spend way too much time playing the "Perfect Strangers" video game based on the 80s/90s TV show.  Video game designer Jason Oda,  the same guy who made the Emo game, created it.

Playable at NothingsGonnaStopMeNow.com,  it's basically a dramatic interpretation of the show's catchy theme song "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" as Balki departs from Mypos and must catch as many stars as he can to achieve his/your dream.

It's kind of crazy, but you'd be surprised how addicting and inspirational the game actually is.

For that brief moment, you believe that if Balki can achieve his dream then you can.

Until you realize that Balki would never make it to America today because he'd be detained at customs due to his quirky behavior.

That would definitely stop him now and for several months during which he would become bitter and anti-American.

The website for the game was down yesterday, but now it's back up.  That day was a dark time because I lacked the ability to be "standing tall on my the wings of my dreams."