Sunday, December 10, 2006

sometimes the world inside my monitor is such a beautiful and wondrous place that it makes me almost weep


(this! there is nothing in the world I would rather share with you right now more than this!)

Okay, I can't believe no one has called my attention to it before, but linked above is the hands down winner of the coveted JFW award for best music video of 2006. It would win even if not for the fact that the bald singer looks suspiciously like one of my Madison colleagues sporting fake sideburns. I am sitting here in my office on a Saturday night 'cause I've got many things to do, and yet I am mesmerized by this video, especially the thirty or so seconds of choreography starting at 2:20, which I believe must have been divinely inspired.

Speaking of treadmills: I have been going out running here in the cold with my hearty Iowa sweatshirt, ski mask, and kicky Nano exercise mix to keep me warm. Last year's experience leads me to strongly suspect that this is not a feasible all-winter solution, but that the only way I'm going to keep exercising is to pony up the $150 initiation fee plus monthly fee to join the gym near Porter Square. Either that, or get over my fear of working out in proximity to Harvard undergrads.

7 comments:

A+ said...

Yeah, uh, I posted this video on my blog about 2 months ago. And I could have sworn you commented on it.

jeremy said...

No way. This came upon me tonight like a revelation. Granted, a revelation I was apparently the last person on the planet to have.

Anonymous said...

Thank you; I keep on seeing a snippet of this on the commercial for "Now That's What I Call Music" vol. 23, and I really wanted to see the whole thing.

Anonymous said...

Check out their other videos. Also, watch remakes on both google vid and Ytube.

Sister A said...

This is way cool!! Thanks for sharing!

Winston said...

You're not alone JF. I had not seen this one. Now everyone on the planet has seen it. Fantastically creative!

Anonymous said...

JECG: I can't believe I didn't send this to you when I first saw it. And you'll never believe this, but I first saw this video on...MTV, of all places! Turns out, they still play music videos at 6 in the morning. The first thing I thought when I saw this was, "Wow, what an awesome way for a bunch of nerdy guys who can't dance to look like they are dancing!"

You should also check out YouTube for the spoof someone made using Lego men, it is quite possibly as great as the original.