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Sunday, November 25, 2007

We need to talk.

Reader-submitted complaint: No, seriously. This David Hasselhoff thing needs to be addressed. It seems like you LUV him.

Okay, guys. You are making me very sad.

I'm going to try to explain this again, but bear in mind that humour impairment afflicts many people. There's no shame in admitting that you have it.

I really do love David Hasselhoff.

I can see that you're already looking for the "Post A Comment" button, but please wait a moment. It is possible to love something for its tackiness without thinking that it is true art. I would have thought that anyone who watches Eurovision would understand this, but apparently not. It's OK. We can still be friends.

Please watch this Hasselhoff-free video:

You LOVE this, don't you? Admit it! YOU DO! Everything about it is PERFECT, from the costuming to the choreography to the special effects to the bouncy, happy way the guy sings lyrics like "As the filth from Rome who rape our country and who terrorized our people for so long". You're already thinking about posting it on your own blog.

Now, I am pretty sure that you do not love this clip because you think it is a cinematic masterpiece. You love it because it's so all-around campy that you can't feel otherwise.

Now, I want you to watch this Hasselhoff-free video:

Someone in my family actually bought this CD about ten years ago, and it also featured a track by Leonard Nimoy. I don't recall what he was singing, but I remember that we laughed until our sides hurt.

Bill Shatner's a lot like David Hasselhoff in that he's a colossal joke. Both of them are now in on the joke, but there was a time when they weren't, and videos from that time are just plain hilarious. Shatner now stars in a TV show: his entire role is to make fun of his public persona.

The point that I'm trying to make is that you can like something for being really awful. And so I leave you with this:


akeeyu said...

Hey, *I* understand. I, too, adore his poofyhaired ridiculousness and his stirring rendition of Ooga Chaka. Thankfully, there is enough Hoff to go around, so we needn't fight over him.

Karen said...

Methinks you doth protest too much....

Glen said...

I agree with Karen, and nice try, trying to bait me with Eurovision, but that's completely different.

Megan said...

So what are the singing Klingons, then? Art?

Karen said...

There are singing Klingons? Seriously? I thought those pointy ears made them tone, wait, that's Vulcans. Dammit.

Megan said...

Yeah, I'm trying to remember where I saw that. Granted...something.

Glen said...

Hey, I never passed the Klingon's off as art. What I did say was how for so long I thought European culture was superior until I saw Eurovision and realized there's just as much trash in Europe. That's completely different then your Hoff-fetish.