Friday, December 08, 2006

somewhere out there, kool & the gang of four are wearing berets and plotting

From CNN.com:
Fiji's military commander, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, announced Tuesday he had taken control of the country from the elected government in the South Pacific nation's fourth coup in two decades.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for democracy, but I can see where a former member of the Commodores ("Brick House", "Three Times a Lady") and Bainimarama ("(I'm Your) Venus", "Cruel Summer") might get a little frustrated by the fall from the spotlight and engage in desperate stunts to regain attention. You can't just expect them to be happy with playing state fairs and bars of dwindling size and trying to work connections to get a gig on The Surreal Life. Besides, what's more retro than a coup? A few more and maybe Behind the Music will move from VH1 to CNN.

5 comments:

rps said...

It makes me happy to live in a world where there is someone with the imagination that would (and did!) produce this post...

jeremy said...

RPS: Thanks. I'm just happy to live in a world with military coups, as they provide great comedic material.

Anonymous said...

I once got screamed at for failing to stand up and salute a commodore. I'm glad it wasn't Lionel Richie. That madman wouldn't have stopped at screaming. Oh, and Bananarama is only the best girl pop group of all time. I had their greatest hits on tape and I had the seven inch of "Love In The First Degree." It's sad to see them fall this low.

Joe Dees said...

Bananarama, the best girlpop group of all time? Did the Go-Go's fall down your memory hole?...;~)

Oh,well; for the time being, democracy in Fiji is gone-gone...

mrsizer said...

This is just so wrong - that must be why I'm still chuckling.