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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Now spinning

Now spinning dxpx5 on steady rotation. Yesterday and day before were disk 2, this morning it's disk 3. The UJB is *sweet*, and I think it will get a few more rounds.


Speaking of rounds, this Sunday I got a free pass to go see Ian Wright at an event promoting his new program "Out of Bounds". Never heard of the guy before, but he's funny, and as far as the travel stuff goes it seemed his heart was in the right place. The show is about "places that most Americans would not dream of going" -- like Syria and Siberia. Amazing how many elderly women were in attendance, going completely crazy about him.


And speaking of gaga, I used a clip from the eponymous performer's latest video in a recent class. It's called "Telephone" and it is loaded with product placements. So is her previous vid, "Bad Romance". Not linking. Astonishingly bad music and crass storylines but boy do they cause earworms or what. The sad thing is that the students (who, funnily, hate her) seem to think I am a fan. I had to use a Clapton Michelob commercial to wash some of the sins away.


Blogger km said...

I'll argue that Gaga's videos are parodies and storylines are deliberately crass and OTT. She clearly knows what she is doing.

4/29/2010 7:17 AM  
Blogger ??! said...

I wouwwww Ian Wright! Been watching him on assorted Travel channels for years now, and he's so brilliantly funny - and straightforward.

And he's on telly with those horrible teeth of his. Bonus points!

4/29/2010 10:12 PM  
Blogger Tabula Rasa said...


hmm. maybe i'll tune in if i can remember.

4/30/2010 3:48 PM  

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