Saturday, December 15, 2007

Soccer Moms and Ah Ha

One of the guilty pleasures I sink myself to, as an academic and chronicler of the descent of our empire, is as a periodic consumer of kitsch Americana. It is a specialty of ours, as a nation, and one that embodies the commodification and attention-seeking humiliations of our country's commercial degeneration. Thus, no social scientist, regardless of how ritualized in quantitative research methods, should ignore these social and cultural mediums warning us of our impending doom.

As such, I usually do not care for music videos. Their quality, purpose, and for that matter the artistic merit of the music typifies lameness. Worse yet, I do not personally believe that I have seen a really good music video since Ah Ha's Take on Me (and that is over twenty years ago).

In the tradition of numerous preceding white parodies of hip hop, I introduce Broad Comedy's Soccer Mom Ho. A joy for all the appreciative children this coming Christmas season, the suburban moms have a message for us all.

Oh, by the way, for the kids not old enough to remember the good old days (back when MTV was actually filled with music videos, instead of cheesy reality shows), here is the greatest music video of all time.

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