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12/12/08

Friday Face-Offs!!!



10:59 AM, 12/12/08

Were you worried? Did you think I’d forgotten?

NEVER!

Friday Face-Offs.

Welcome to the TENTH INSTALLMENT of an internet legend!

This week’s FRIDAY FACE-OFF is: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” by Beyonce. Watch the original version here:

Guys, I gotta admit: I am not a Beyonce fan. In fact, I would go so far as to say she’s the most overrated singer of my generation.

On the other hand, I love that this song basically sounds like an Atari 2600 with indigestion. Ms. Knowles can definitely pick a hit.

And you know who else can pick a hit?

FRIDAY FACE-OFFS!!!

First contestant comin’ up! “You can’t be mad at me!”

Posted in FFO: WEEK 10

Friday Face-Offs: “Single Ladies” - 8th Place



11:45 AM, 12/12/08

Love this guy’s style. Especially when he tips his cap at 1:25. Only one problem — I wish the brim of his cap was a little longer. I don’t know why, but for some reason short, stubby little brims on baseball caps drive me crazy.

If only the brim of his cap had been longer . . .

Posted in FFO: WEEK 10

More About Cap Brims



11:56 AM, 12/12/08

Uggh, I can’t stop thinking about that guy in the video below. He is rocking his dance so hard, and yet all I can see is that short, stubby cap brim.

WHY DOES IT DRIVE ME UP THE WALL?!?

They should make baseball caps with stubby brims ILLEGAL. What a total fashion bunt.

Posted in FFO: WEEK 10

Friday Face-Offs: “Single Ladies” - 7th Place



12:20 PM, 12/12/08

Remember how I was complaining in the last video about the guy’s cap brim — how short and stubby it was?

THIS IS MORE LIKE IT.

This woman gets it. She just gets it.

FINALLY, SOMEONE WEARING A CAP WITH THE PROPERLY SIZED BRIM.

My favorite moment is 1:55, when she turns her head a little and you finally see just exactly how freakin’ enormous and unstoppable that brim is.

“If you like it then you shoulda put a brim on it.”

LOL, seriously? I love how she just rocks the hat with no apologies, no explanations . . . a true diva. And another thing? In the comments to this video? SMALL CONTROVERSY ABOUT THE SIZE OF HER CAP’S BRIM.

LOL, could she more good-natured? If you went on a road trip with her, driving across the country buying novelty hats and singing Beyonce songs, it would be the greatest vacation of your life. BELIEVE THAT.

Posted in FFO: WEEK 10

Friday Face-Offs: “Single Ladies” - 6th place



1:09 PM, 12/12/08

“All the emo laddies / all the emo laddies”

LOL, you know I got love for the emo kids and their wonderful styles! This guy chose nice chords for the chorus, too.

Also, I am obsessed with this guy because he plays one of my favorite jams — “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo — on a banjo.

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Friday Face-Offs: “Single Ladies” - 5th Place



2:05 PM, 12/12/08

ARRGGGHHH!!! Why do people turn off embedding on their videos?!?

Click this, watch this, feel this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uuxQFEOzcc

MNFTIU reader AA sent this to me last week, at the very moment I was considering “Single Ladies” for Friday Face-Offs. Needless to say, this clinched it.

I have so much love for Secret Trois, you can’t do a “Single Ladies” FFO without them. Because, 1:00? Are you kidding? She just put all other dancers on notice.

Like their description says:

“Sorry Beyonce….Secret Trois got this one!!!!”

You know these three are TROUBLE in the club. LOL, look at the devil horns! No games. They play no games.

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Friday Face Offs: “Single Ladies” - 4th Place



2:40 PM, 12/12/08

Feeling this.

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Friday Face-Offs: “Single Ladies” - 3rd Place



3:30 PM, 12/12/08

Sigh . . . it always makes me sad to see folks not enjoying themselves. . .

I felt the Holy Spirit on this one — 1:50, when the tenors come in, is the total jump-off. Had to place this vid just a little higher than the gospel duet below.

If you’re pressed for time, just start at 7:00 and enjoy . . .

LOL, if only the woman in glasses on the front row had a voice on her . . . wish I could hear her . . . LOL, is she putting mumbly indie-girl singers on notice very hard? LOL, for that matter is she putting Beyonce on notice very hard?

FRIDAY FACE-OFFS!!!

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Friday Face Offs: “Single Ladies” - 2nd Place



4:01 PM, 12/12/08

How much do I wish I was in this band? Shoot, I’d be happy just standing in front of the kit to keep it from sliding around. That could totally be my job.

LOL, girl in background holding down that triangle very hard? Ringin’ that triangle very much? I’m surprised 10,000 ranch hands don’t rush the session, wondering where the soup is. That’s a “clang-clang, soup’s on!” triangle if I ever heard one.

FRIDAY FACE-OFFS!!! IF YOU LIKE IT THEN YOU SHOULDA PUT SOME SOUP ON IT!!!

Winning video is next . . .

Posted in FFO: WEEK 10

Friday Face-Offs: “Single Ladies” — WINNER!!!



4:45 PM, 12/12/08

ALASKA IN THE HOUSE.

YESSSSSSSS!!!!!! Forget Sarah Palin. She’s done. Forget EVERYTHING you thought you knew about Alaska.

Alaska is BRINGIN’ IT, back in the game, HARDER THAN EVER!!! Are you kidding me?

ALASKA, I LOVE YOU!!! THIS IS HOW TO REPRESENT FOR YOUR STATE!!!

THIS IS THE REAL AMERICA!!! ONE LOVE!!! LOL, BRINGIN’ ME A SMALL AMOUNT OF JOY!!! BLOWING MY MIND IN ABOUT ELEVEN DIFFERENT WAYS!!!

Because I’m watching this like, “Alaska? For real? ALASKA???”

From the comments:

The strangest part of it was that I thought he was a girl that was dancing in below 17 weather!! That was very catchy to me… (best use of “catchy” ever — ed.) This vid deserves to be viewed by Miss B. herself! I hope to God that was worth it for this guy, cause had enough balls to freeze them!

For real, of all these videos, this is the one where I was finally like, “This song is a banger. I have to give it up for this song. This is a nine-alarm banger. Because just look at this dude in the snow, doing the Beyonce stomp (0:56), I weep.”

THIS VIDEO MAKES ME HAPPY.

“If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it.”

FRIDAY FACE-OFFS! PUT A RING ON IT, ALREADY!!!

Have a nice weekend.

Posted in FFO: WEEK 10