Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Appalling. And Hypocritical.

I'm sorry. But this is an unbelievably bad video.

First, for a rock video, you need a MUCH prettier girl on the treadmill. That girl is more attractive than I am, but less attractive than Angus. And I don't think "prettier than Angus" is too high a standard for rock videos.

Second, the lyrics don't explain enough about what the "fight" is about. It's cryptic. If you are willing to fight, the video should be pretty obvious. Presumably "mortgaged youth" is about the deficit.

Finally, "Ambassador Tom" is a drug warrior. The irony of someone's puritanical, nanny-state-loving, bald, pencil-necked uncle yammering about "freedom" while yanking at a guitar is too much for me.

"You think you're so smart, you can run my life, I don't need your help, neither does my wife." Hey, Tommy, how many thousands of people are having their lives run by you and your insane "war on drugs" boys, IN PRISON?

Shut up.

(Nod to Angry Alex)


Nick Kasoff said...

No way, dude ... girl on the treadmill is quite better than average looking. This is a political rock video, for a middle aged Republican guy in a conservative state, not a commercial for a gentlemen's club. I thought the lyrics were a little corny, but overall, this song should be the new theme music for the tea party.

I agree with you 100% about the drug warrior thing, though. Legalize it. All the way.

Anonymous said...

Some guy begs his self-conscious sister to appear in a homespun music vid, and now her appearance is up for ridicule? Low blow.

The drug-warrior hypocrisy is fair game, though.

Steve said...

I am pretty picky when it comes to women. That girl is just fine with me.

David said...

More drugs, less whine