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There's just no polite way to say "Buy me things", is there?
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entry for 2004-02-23 (19:08)
In which our plucky young hero was actually the old man behind the curtain.
"An aging UK rock group gave themselves a facelift by getting a group of teenagers to stand in for them on the video of their latest song, helping them score their first chart hit for some 15 years. Convinced the music industry is prejudiced against wrinkly rockers, The Alarm gave themselves the pseudonym The Poppyfields and persuaded a group of fresh-faced youths to mime their part." - Yahoo News, February 20.
One week after this story was written, the top 20 pop albums in the United States included records by fresh-faced adolescents the Beatles, teen sensation Bob Seger, twentysomething heartthrob Frank Sinatra, a barely-postpubescent but preternaturally-talented Bob Marley, recent high school graduate Rod Stewart, former boy band member Johnny Cash, newly-discovered youth sensation Barry White, and a band whose name is synonymous with "teenage rebellion": Pink Floyd. When, when, when will the record companies end their oppressive prejudice against the elderly and recently deceased?
(I've cleverly left an error of logic in this post. The first person who finds it can get a warm, fuzzy feeling inside, but I hold myself blameless. Besides, it was all Clinton's fault in the first place.)(Browse: previous or next. Notes: post or read.)
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