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3/6/09

Friday Face-Offs!!!



9:23 AM, 3/6/09

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re back!

Friday Face-Offs!!!

Welcome to the TWELVEFTH(sp) INSTALLMENT of an internet legend!

This week’s FRIDAY FACE-OFF is: “Take Me Home Tonight” by Eddie Money. Watch the original version here:

Oh geez,” I can already hear the haters say, “Another song I don’t like! Boo-hoo!” To which I can only reply, “Be my little baby.”

Friday Face-Offs: “Take Me Home Tonight” - 6th Place



11:28 AM, 3/6/09

Gets the artist name and song title wrong! Love it! (Unless he’s saying “Eddie Money’s;” I thought he was saying “Eddie Monies.”)

A classic snap at 1:01.

Also, look at the right-hand side of the screen; how did he manage to get the WTC Memorial inserted in there? Is this a WTC Memorial Memorial? (a la Stewart Lee’s routine about the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain Memorial Fountain, classic comedy bit.)

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Friday Face-Offs: “Take Me Home Tonight” - 5th Place



12:05 PM, 3/6/09

YES. Why hasn’t Apple put this song in one of their iPod commercials? I guarantee that in a blindfold test, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between this song and the gruesome infantile plunking on the Juno soundtrack.

Also, this video has one of the all-time great endings. The unresolved chord, the sigh, the nod of resignation … it’s like Beckett. Would someone please write their master’s thesis on this guy so I know how to feel about him?

Friday Face-Offs!

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Friday Face-Offs: “Take Me Home Tonight” - 4th Place



2:15 PM, 3/6/09

This is the video where I realized Eddie Money was almost like an American blue-collar version of Robert Palmer. He could wear shiny suits and the “touch of class” saxophone pin, but he couldn’t quite pull off the “I’m so debonair, I’m surrounded by babe androids“-thing that Palmer perfected (to his eternal discredit).

If Eddie Money and Robert Palmer were both eating lunch at a fancy restaurant, Eddie Money would order a steak and Robert Palmer would order some kind of special tiny bird with eleven different cream sauces on it. Then Eddie Money would walk over to Robert Palmer’s table and be like, “Hey Mr. Palmer, I’m Eddie Money, I’m a big fan, I love what you’re doing.” And Robert Palmer would be like, “Thank you Mr. Mooney, you’re too kind.” And then Eddie Money would stand there, like, “Doesn’t this poof know who I am?” and then his manager would tug at his sleeve and be like, “Let’s get back to that steak, Eddie,” and they’d walk away and Robert Palmer would turn to his consort and be like, “Who was that American fellow? And did you see his suit? It was shiny, but it was off the rack. Pooh-pooh, isn’t this caviar-roasted quail gizzard delightful?”

And Eddie Money would just sit there, back at his table, staring at his steak, sweating.

In other words, EDDIE MONEY CRUSHES ROBERT PALMER!!! USA OVER ENGLAND EVERY TIME!!!

By the way, at 2:36, is the Late Show guitarist burnin’ up very hard? LOL, just two questions though, number one, is his guitar yellow enough, and number two, is Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable missing a sweater very much?

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Friday Face-Offs: “Take Me Home Tonight” - 3rd Place



3:46 PM, 3/6/09

This is the video where I realized Eddie Money has been singing this song for a long time.

LOL, I can relate though, this reminds me of my last couple years as a political cartoonist.

In the comments to this video, some people are saying, “Waah waah, he’s just stumbling around muttering into the microphone and scratching his head, he’s not even singing,” to which someone dropped a classic youtube response:

“Eddie came to Raleigh, put on a show for like 200 hardcore Money fans, and completely kicked ass. So fuck anyone who thinks he sucks.”

THE END.

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Friday Face-Offs: “Take Me Home Tonight” - 2nd Place



4:04 PM, 3/6/09

Guys, I couldn’t find a 2nd-place “Take Me Home Tonight” video, but I did find a 2nd-place “Take Me Home Country Roads” video.

Am I cheating at Friday Face-Offs?!?

WINNING VIDEO IS NEXT!!!

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Friday Face-Offs: “Take Me Home Tonight” — WINNER!!!



4:56 PM, 3/6/09

WHAT IS CULTURE?

Have a good weekend.