Monday, January 15, 2007

Celebrate The King Holiday!

It's Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday today, but the name Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday is too long. I had a teacher in college that taught me nothing (literally, it was one of the most pointless classes ever) except to refer to this holiday as The King Holiday. Deal.

And ever since, I have promoted the name of "The King Holiday." So, today we should honor the King Holiday by remembering how dumb we can be and by looking forward to the better places we can go...

...and there's no better way to do this than by looking at a music video from the early 1990's. Today, I bring to you the King Dream Chorus! It's a conglomoration of "pop stars" at the time including (you may or may not - probably closer to may not - know who most of these people are without title bars) El DeBarge, Fat Boys (you'll know who they are, they are sooooo Raven), Full Force, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow (like '84!), Stacy Lattisaw, Lisa Lisa, Teena Marie, Menudo (with Ricky Martin - the "Livin' La Vida Loca" guy), Stephanie Mills, New Edition, Run-D.M.C., James "J.T." Taylor, Whodini (not to be confused with one of my favorite sexual moves) and a pre-kiss-my-ass Whitney Houston.

Sing, Celebrate. Sing, Sing, Celebrate! There are several highlights in this video: which Fat Boy will have a heart attack first, the really, really gay Menudo (not that there's anything wrong with that) and how Whitney was too big of a star to show up in the studio and got over-the-top effects for every appearance. That said, everytime she shows up, all I can think of is..."Kiss My Ass!"

In all honesty, this is a serious holiday. Enojy it if you're lucky enough to get a day off of life. And let's hope we can continue improving our society.

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