Today’s exercise in playing nice is courtesy of Townsman chergeuvarra.
We here in the Halls of Rock Town are sometimes taken to task for being overly negative, snarky, hyper-critical, and all too often, just downright rude. As part of our collective efforts to bring a bit of sunshine and light to the world wide web, we occasionally make an extra effort effort to find something good to say about, you know, stuff that is clearly godawful.
It is in that spirit that we embark on yet another effort to bring some positivity to our proceedings. Please spend some quality time with the video above, then—if you can—please find something nice to say about it. You’ll feel a whole lot better, I promise you.
I look forward to your comments. Just remember, if you can’t say anything nice about this video… please don’t say anything at all.
I was laughing so hard, I peed my pants a little. I guess thats a NICE thing.
I forgot about that previous thread – probably I flushed it from my mind. I had to watch this clip in three installments to get through it and it make me want to inflict physical pain upon these people.
They can do impressive cartwheels.
At the risk of stating the obvious: great hair. As far as white guys adopting African American hairstyles go, you usually just see the white guy dreads (NEVER acceptable) or the white guy ‘Fro (almost always cool, albeit in a goofy way). It’s inspiring to see two guys with enough moxie to go for the “Kid”.
It’s nice that a superhero like the Human Torch was able to have children.
I strongly suspect that you don’t get the Eurovision Song Contest in the US, in which case I shall file that away as a topic to expound upon at a later date.
Jedward came to prominence by being so bad that they were good in one of those Britain’s Got Talent or Pop Idol shows, none of which I’ve ever seen even a single second of, but they were all over the place, even the ‘serious’ media picked up on them.
The first time I saw them was representing Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest last year, and even if it would be hard to describe the song as ‘good’, or ‘memorable’, they were so enthusiastic that they were easily the most memorable visually, and having sat through the usual morass of dreary ballads sung either in a Baltic tongue or by a mournful looking young lady with a very strong Baltic accent, they were like a breath of fresh air blowing through the contest.
Ireland won the Eurovision Song Contest several years running in the 1980s, and the winner has to host it the next year, and putting it on year after year almost bankrupted the country – seriously – so ever since they’ve been careful to enter something which is completely barking mad in order to maintain their presence without any danger of winning it again.
Hence Jedward, what you see is what you get, like a couple of deranged gonks doing their thing, and why ever not?
It’s nice that they hired Patti Scalfia as a backing singer. She’d been getting typecast with the E Street Band.
I remember seeing it the year my wife and I lived in Hungary. It’s like the EURO of our your continent’s collective bad music, right?
No need to use up a killer answer here, by the way. I am happy to wait for your full-length piece on this weird contest.
It is not uniformly awful, although enough of it is predictably dreadful in the ‘so bad it’s good’ sense to make it absolutely essential viewing as long as one is willing to suspend all musical taste for one evening of the year. It’s a heck of a lot more entertaining than the Oscars.
Their costumes are a nice way to draw attention to the world problem of the missing honey bees. It’s political activism that you can dance to.
We’ll, it’s a good deal better than the clip from the previous thread.
And I will be nice. Listen without prejudice, er, without eyes. Forget the video; you can do a lot worse with a bubblegum pop song than this.
Late-breaking news heard tonight on the BBC: Engelbert Humperdinck will represent Britain in this year’s Eurovision contest!
And Jedward to represent Ireland again! Bring it on! My money is on “neither of the above”, for reasons which I’m building up to.
It’s nice to know that the hair products industry is still alive and kicking. Also, as al says, the song isn’t that bad for Double Bubble Dork Pop.
I like the way they seem completely aware of how ridiculous the whole performance is. The times when they turn to face each other it seems like they can hardly keep from falling out laughing. It’s just pop music. How is falling in love like being close to the waterline? Who cares? Let’s dance!
Very nice insight to stick with the proven “water (something)” theme.