Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I Got An Award! Plus Tune-In Tuesday 04-27-10

Geez, how is April almost over already?! Anyway, first off, I received my first blog award!
Okay, so it is from my friend Katie, so... yeah, pity date. But even so, I'm accepting and would like to thank everyone that made this possible, so basically... you know everyone that sucks and makes me post rants about them. Plus all the people that are awesome that I blog about. And Calvin Klein for selecting XeXi Kellan Lutz for your ad campaign. I'd be nothing without either of you! Free Tibet!

This award is kind of like a chain letter and the idea is that you then award it to other blogs.

Here are the rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog within your post.

2. Pass the award on to twelve bloggers (which, as PrettyPrincessXO did before me, I am limiting to six because I don't follow that many blogs)

3. Link to the nominees within your post.

4. Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and the link to the person from whom you received this award.

... but I'm not sure if other blogs want it... the idea is just to spread the word and direct your fans (... sweet Guacamole, I have fans?!) to other blogs and boost their numbers. However, I know most of the blogs I go to are way more successful than mine. Also, not to be a dick, but I'm not awarding a couple of people who are actually good friends, because their blogs haven't been updated in a significant amount of time. (You know who you are.) I'm not doing it to be rude or anything, but seeing as how these blogs haven't been updated, there's probably a reason for that and they don't need the added pressure of my fans (STILL stunned by that revelation!) bugging them asking, "Why hasn't your blog been updated?" So see, I'm doing you a favor. Anyway, on with the show:

1. Katie at Date Me, D.C. - She's the one that awarded me my Sunshine Award and if you're a fan of Sex and the City, her blog is a must! We have the same sense of humor, and her blog chronicles her online dating misadventures (emphasis on mis!) in often wince-inducing detail! "It's funny because it's true," becomes, "This would be hilarious... if it weren't true and didn't happen to someone I know!"

2. Plaid Stallions - I think this blog is already plenty popular and they won't bother with this, but this blog is a must to anyone that grew up in the 70s and 80s. And even if you're too young, you can enjoy the HI-LARIOUS catalog photos of the most hideous clothing ever sewn (with polyester thread) and ridiculously misguided attempts to market inappropriate toys to children. Keep in mind, EVERYONE was on drugs in the 70s. EVERYONE!

3. Rob at The Aquaman Shrine - My bible. I read it almost every day. Dedicated to comics' ultimate under dog(fish), Aquaman! If this blog didn't exist, I'd have to invent it and I'd do a far, far crappier job of it. So luckily the responsibility does NOT fall on my frail, bony shoulders.

4. Wallopin' Websnappers! It's... Spider-Man Stuff - This site makes me happy I'm a fan of Aquaman and Wonder Woman, because the avalanche of Spider-Man toys, even if you limit it to the 70s and 80s is still RIDICULOUSLY enormous! I'm not even that big a fan of Spider-Man, but there's some really neat stuff on this site.

I'm gonna leave it at that. I'm not posting the biggies like Perez Hilton, because everyone already knows about that one and Socialite Life, which is also pretty massive. The last few I posted make me think sometimes that maybe my blog is too scattered and maybe I should focus on one topic... sadly, the one theme that I post about that gets the most reaction is MANic Monday and if I switched to only posting shirtless hunks, I'd feel I was veering too far into porn territory. Soft-core, but porn nonetheless. Plus, then what would I do with all the comic/toy/cartoon diatribes I am compelled to write? I mean, no one else is going to write a tribute to Hell-Cat! Believe me!

Anyway, on with the show... CURVEBALL!!! I was already going to post this, but receiving a Sunshine Award makes it even more appropriate...

You know those compilation cds that Target sells? The ones you always pick up and go, "Ooooh, 80s Movies Hits!" before realizing you already have all those songs. Well, some went on clearance for $4 and I picked up four. One was 90s Radio, which had almost all songs I didn't already have. Despite the four girls on the cover striking a Spice Girls-riffing pose, the songs on the cd are actually all that 90s, post-grunge pop rock crap like Sugar Ray and The Gin Blossoms and Fastball etc. The other three were 70s (mostly) collections, 70s Roller Disco, #1 Hits of the 70s and #1 Hits of Soft Rock. It's all that SHIT they show on VH1 like I Love The 70s or One-Hit Wonders... so it's all songs we all kinda know, but surprisingly even though I was familiar with a lot of these, I realized quickly that I'd never listened to them. Y'know, like I'd never actually heard the whole thing and never paid attention to the lyrics or anything. So today's Tune-In Tuesday highlights:
The Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight!"

Didn't see that one coming, didja? OMG, can you believe that FILTH?! SMUT, I declare!!! I can't believe that that is a soft rock classic! You could easily hear that at like the dentist's or on an elevator!

Um also, if the only instruments are two acoustic guitars, what's making those VROOOOM rocket noises? Also, there are CHILDREN present! Also, I like the people "flocking" to see what's going on... so now we all know from where U2 STOLE the idea for their "Where The Streets Have No Name" video!

Here are the lyrics, with bold emphasis on the especially salacious parts:
Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
gonna grab some afternoon delight.
My motto's always been; when it's right, it's right.
Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night.
When everything's a little clearer in the light of day.
And you know the night is always gonna be there any way.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Thinkin' of you's workin' up my appetite
looking forward to a little afternoon delight.
Rubbin' sticks and stones together (!!!) makes the sparks ingite
and the thought of rubbin' you is getting so exciting. (!!!!!!!!!)

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Started out this morning feeling so polite
I always though a fish could not be caught who wouldn't bite
But you've got some bait a waitin' and I think I might try nibbling
a little afternoon delight.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Please be waiting for me baby when I come around.
We could make a lot of lovin' 'for the sun goes down.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.


Aaaaaa-aaaaa-aaaaaaah-haaaaaa-haaaaa-haaaaaa- Afternoon Delight!

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