Monday, September 04, 2006

What I Learned this Weekend

One thing I love about 3-day weekends is that I can write a "What I Learned This Weekend" post and the weekend isn't even over yet! I know I've gone off on this before, but why o why do we not have 3-day weekends EVERY weekend??

  1. The Blueberry Fest in Plymouth, Indiana is the largest annual summer festival in Indiana, attracting around 400K people over the long weekend.
  2. 400K Hoosiers can't be wrong can they? O yes they can.
  3. Forget the Dunkin' Donuts. The Funnel Cake is what all the hip kids will be eating this fall.
  4. I miss Paige, former hostess of "Trading Spaces." She needs to come back 'cuz that show ain't the same without her.
  5. This whole "jogging as quick/easy way to get back in shape" is not what it used, or is cracked up, to be.
  6. It may take a few beers to realize this, but Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield" mini-rock opera video is perhaps one of the greatest pieces of 80's cinematic art ever created. Seriously, they should put it in a time capsule, so that when either aliens or explorers from our post-apocalyptic society find it 500 years from now, that video will show them everything they need to know about life (not to mention music, fashion, hairstyles, attitude, the complexities of father/daughter, gender, and geo-political relations, and the plight of the urban private dancer*) in America in the late 20th Century. It's that good, people.
* OK, maybe not so much "geo-political" part, but the rest of it is so totally true!

10 comments:

NAME: Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I LOVE that video. All the strippers start dancing at the club owner or pimp, and he's all like, "I got SERVED!" That video was the first to have dialogue. I learned that on Pop Up Video.

Sizzler Sister said...

Not only that, but "Love is a Battlefield" also displays the best fight-dancing of any video since "Beat It" and IMHO has not been matched to this day.

Rich said...

Shiiit, babe, Bobby and I were playing old Pat on Saturday evening ourselves as Benn & Sarah were setting up a dinner party! Its 80's finger-clicking-goodness!
Cause we are young...heartache to heartache we stand, mmmkay??

classyandfancy said...

Loves me some Pat Benatar. I think she needs to cryogenically frozen w/ the time capsule so the world can continue to be graced with her other gems such as "Heartbreaker" and "We Belong".

classyandfancy said...

And another thing, WELCOME BACK BIG WHEEL DEVIL BOY!!! You were missed like the desert misses the rain.

darci said...

i think 400K hoosier's together can be assumed to be wrong.

Did you know Indiana has not voted Democratic in a Presidential election since 1964.

Matt said...

I'd forgotten what a great video this was, and just dug up the full version on YouTube.

Going to have that going round in my head all day now! Ah, they don't make 'em like they used to.

Wingman said...

That was MY FAVOURITE video as a kid...I would have worn those hooker clothes to school if my mom had let me.

I also loved "Voices Carry" by 'Til Tuesday. You don't need a few beers to love that!

Wingman said...

Will you email me please at my work address (katier)? I have some questions and don't know which email address to use for you or if I even have a current one! Kinda sadcakes actually.

Dop said...

mmmmmmm.....

funnel cake.....