Saturday, January 17, 2009

You Can't do that on the Radio

This was actually typed up on Friday but I didn't get to it until today.

I had an 80’s kid moment this morning (I seem to be having those a lot these days what with the Sesame St. reference and all. I think it might be a sign of age)

Someone was keying the mic on their radio which means that I was getting an odd stereo version of a lift rising and falling. Since we rely on our radios for communication, I hit my button during a break.

“Oh…Battery Tech!”

And suddenly I was sent back in time to hours spent in front of the television watching “You Can’t Do That on Television”. To the part where they would pop in and out of lockers telling each other jokes and such, which, I know now, was a rip off of “Laugh In”, but if you’re a kid who grew up in the 80’s, you are way too young to remember “Laugh In” (which, was also one of the inspirations behind the genius that is Sesame St. But I digress)

“You Can’t Do That on Television”. Where kids were smarter than the adults. Where you got green slime dumped on your head for saying “I don’t know”. Where the actors said funny things like “Oot” and “Aboot”. It wasn’t until many years later that I understood that they were Canadian. It’s no wonder I have a deep appreciation for all things Canada. I even own a copy of “Canadian Bacon” (It’s HAM. Sorry, was channeling T. Apparently, some clever marketing executive tricked all us silly Americans by telling us that in Canada, they call ham something different when it’s on pizza. A pig, by any other name, is just as tasty) It wasn’t until a couple of years after that when I discovered the wonder that is Alanis Morisette. Who I still have not managed to remember on the show, but apparently, she was there. She just wasn’t singing, she was hiding in a locker waiting for Ryan Reynolds to come along with his dashing good looks and incredible abdominals. And, er, if you have ever read his blog, he’s pretty funny too.

In other news, if you are going to drink pink lemonade out of your coffee cup, rinse it out before you put more coffee in. This has been a public service announcement.

And one more for your viewing pleasure before I head to bed, I found this on youtube too. It's fantastic for it's 80's dance video madness. I am especially fond of the part where Alanis makes the dancer smell her finger and really? It's kind of worth seeing it through to the end for the titty dance.


RebTurtle said...

Wow, I never realized that Alanis "existed" before 'Jagged Little Pill.'

Ginamonster said...

I'm sure she wishes she didn't...