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Who knew? There are people out there with way too much time on their hands. I no longer feel guilty for my feeble attempts at blogging. Those of us who remember, remember that there was an explosion of music videos when the media was born. And a lot of them were "artsy." Like Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart." What works about this is that they matched her voice pretty well. It's known as the "literal version" of the video. And it's a hoot and a half. Gracias to buymeaclue for pointing me to this bit of nonsense.

As a writer of speculative fiction, I found this work especially funny. Because, you know, we're often hindered by metaphors being literal. And I could just hear my editrix poking holes in the original video.



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May. 29th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
That's really funny, Oz! Sad thing is is that I always liked this song but would never admit it.

Fonzie's been cloned!

I think James Dean was cloned first to make a TV Fonzie. But then again Marlon Brando in The Wild Ones was probably the original material from the cloning vat. ;-)
May. 29th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, I like the song too! It was overplayed at the time, but I recently heard it again and found I was enjoying the melody.
May. 29th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
Omg too funny!

I wish they would do one to Duran Duran . . .
May. 30th, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
Maybe they have! Go waste time searching youtube for the literal version of a Duran Duran!
May. 29th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
Now that's comedy.
May. 30th, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
Comedy at its finest!
May. 29th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
We laughed! Thanks.
May. 30th, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
You would. It's so 80's.
May. 29th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
OMG. That was so funny. Ahhh, the 80s. I don't know if I'll ever be able to listen to that song again without laughing.
May. 30th, 2009 10:50 am (UTC)
It's a romance thing, you know? Sometimes romance takes itself too seriously...go to RWA with that in mind. But yes, I'm not sure I can listen to the "real" version without inserting a few of these lyrics.
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May. 30th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)
There's a Meat Loaf on the list, but I didn't watch it. I ended up wasting too much time on this. Glad you sprayed Mt. Dew everywhere. My work here is done.
Jun. 1st, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
This made my Monday morning!
Jun. 1st, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
My job is done, I may retire for the day!
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