Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Exposed on Video

I realized something the other day. All my favorite songs for Friday Video sing about underwear.

There's the classic: You know you're not in high finance, considering secondhand underpants. Check yourself, how'd it get so bad? What happened to those other underpants you had?

Or there's
this one: Laundry day. See you there. Underthings, tumbling.

This week my favorite line in my Friday Video is the backup singers': Overwear! Underwear! Anytime! Anywhere!

This song is from the musical Aida, and I love it. If I were the kind of woman who videotaped herself singing and posted it on the internet, this is totally the song I would do.

So I went searching, and there are apparently plenty of women who are this kind of woman. This woman really makes me feel embarassed (but not nearly as much as many), but I can't find any other good recording of the song, so just close your eyes and sing along.

If I ever post videos of myself on the internet with myself as my own four backup singers, please ask me to go on a walk and lead me in a new direction.

Question of the Day: If you were the kind of person who videotaped themselves and posted it on the internet, what would your video be of? (Please make sure to comment. It's how I make sure whom not to make fun of on my blog.)

And no, Jon the Hart, posting videos of other people their freshman year of college does not count.


Mike said...

Oo, tough call. I don't know. I've done this sort of thing before, but that was before home digital editing and youtube. If I could I'd do all sorts of things, Dr. Horrible, FotC, maybe this song, Sit Down You're Rockin the Boat.

sarahbri said...

I don't know what I'd do. But I did like the "take me for a walk" comment. Very subtle. But made me laugh. By the way, Amber, can we talk for five minutes?

Jon The Hart said...

I have the means to do pretty much whatever I want, and yet somehow I suppress the urge to post videos of myself on the internet. This amazing act of self-control notwithstanding, I would probably post videos of myself talking down to the common man, since I am an avowed elitist misanthrope.

For example, during the political seasons like the one we're currently weathering I would go on about how everyone who likes candidate A is completely ignorant. Then I'd tease the people who like candidate B with minor praise before unleashing a barrage of vitriolic statements, reducing them to tears.

Though, since it's on the internet, people would largely just choose to ignore my videos, unless I employed my sardonic wit in a delicate fashion, hiding my true contemptuousness. Yes... That is it.