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Apr. 10th, 2007

Earlier Jack and I were dancing along together to the Daler Mehndi video (tunak tunak tun) and I was like, "Somewhere, if it hasn't happened already, four dudes are doing this, but they are also putting together four different colored costumes and planning this as a Con sketch." And if you haven't, dudes, go for it, because that would slay me. And uh, no really, Jack and I don't stand around and dance along with videos in our spare time... I swear.

I am sure every generation feels this way, but I love being a child of the late 70s/early 80s. Blissfully ignorant of Reaganomics and happy to have as many Smurf-themed items in my pencil box as I could manage. Just now Bruce Hornsby's "Mandonlin Rain" take me back to putting my BMX bike in the back of my dad's nissan pickup truck (the first car our family bought new) and having him take me & a friend (squeezed into the fold down seat behind the driver, as there was no KING CAB then) to Seashore State Park, which by the way they changed the name of the year I left and I had no idea until just now. We'd bike a few miles, then off the park to the McDonald's and have happy meals and call dad up and have him pick us up. 80s nostalgia is alive and well here. In case there was any doubt about my deep commitment to being a tomboy then, I remember well the Christmas my parents got me a pink girls' bike, and I made them take it back and get me the red and black boys' bike. And I rode that thing until I was WAY too big for it. Perhaps my first feminist thought was: why does the girls' bike have the angled bar? What's the double standard there?

Back to nefarious iTunes playlist noodling.

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andthesparrows
Apr. 11th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
I love that Tunak video. We used to watch it at work a lot!

I miss being afraid of the Russians.
snidegrrl
Apr. 11th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
I miss not understanding that Arthur was a terrible movie.
snidegrrl
Apr. 11th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
OH! And I actually kind of miss the anticipation that built when you had to wait 3984573945 years for something to come out on video.
fooltheworld
Apr. 11th, 2007 02:53 am (UTC)
why does the girls' bike have the angled bar?

You mean you don't wear a skirt when you ride? :p
angela_la_la
Apr. 11th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
Hey man, I sometimes wear a skirt when I ride. That angled bar has a lot of utility, it turns out. Bike commuters don't always feel like wearing pants or shorts.

That said, I ride a men's bike because a) I'm too tall for a woman's and b) the straight bar makes it easier to carry up and down stairs. But still! I do get now why they make the skirty frames. :)
binkitybonk
Apr. 11th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
1. i love tunak tunak tun! i used to play it at work and dance around the sales floor. good times.
2. how's this for pandering to our 80's nostalgia?

Dust off the Trapper Keeper, unearth the jellies, and pump that Madonna cassingle because we're bringin' the greediest, tackiest, most outrageous decade back for another go. Jamie Kennedy stars as a totally awesome breakdancer who like hits his head during a killer move in 1986 and goes into like a serious coma and wakes up in 2006. Hilarity ensues!
motorharp
Apr. 12th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
Like, OMG! I srsly hope this is not a limited release film.

snidegrrl, do you want to, like, go see it when you're, like, here, in like, 3 weeks?

(Like, I hope this movie doesn't, like, make me start saying "like" again, like 1986.)
snidegrrl
Apr. 12th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a plan. :D
motorharp
Apr. 12th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
Squee! =D
editgrrl
Apr. 11th, 2007 11:40 am (UTC)
Seashore State Park changed its name?!? Wait, maybe I did know that but had forgotten I knew it, esp. since I've always known it as Seashore State Park.
eeedge
Apr. 11th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC)
"Mandolin Rain" always puts me back in my Computer Science class in high school. I don't know why that song causes such vivid memories for me.
bitchiekittie
Apr. 11th, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
I love the idea that you two dance together to videos. LOVE it.
noralita
Apr. 11th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
honest to all feminist goodness, I now know two women who had two completely involuntary, mortifying & extremely painful piercings from bike-bar incidents in their youth. And now I will go learn about Dahler Mehndi as it intrigues me & makes me think about something else.
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