Dwarves. Hunchbacks. Samurai. Tarzan. Cowboys. Napoleon. Transvestites.

It’s been a long running joke with Chet that if I am unaquainted with some particular bit of American culture–movie, TV show, what have you–it is because I was in Germany at the time it happened.

In many cases, of course, this is actually the reason, but it eventually morphed into an all-purpose response.

So, after Chet pointed me to a Stevie Wonder video, I ended up doing a little YouTube archaeology (which spawned another post from Chet) to find something I’d always heard about but never seen because, well, I was in Germany when MTV launched.

It is somehow nothing like what I expected, and yet exactly what it should be. And it includes everything in the title to this post.
I present to you, Van Halen’s video for Pretty Woman. Because in 1982, no one knew that this wasn’t what music videos were supposed to be like:

You never know how long it’ll last…

I mean, I don’t think anyone expected them to be gone for two months. But just for the moment, Fafblog is back.

“I always used to figure God would show up at the end a the world an beam me up to Raptureland in his magical funk-powered mothership,” says me. “But that was before he got eaten by Supergod.”

“Serves him right!” says Giblets. “If God wanted to go to heaven he should’ve accepted Metajesus as his personal lord and savior.”