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Snooki Killed the Video Star

August 28, 2011 by parry

Not that I give a shit about Maroon 5 anymore, but I applaud Adam Levine’s recent tweet in regards to The VMAs.

adamlevine: the VMA’s. one day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I’m drawing a line in the sand. fuck you VMA’s.

The man is right. I can’t remember the last time I turned on MTV and saw more than 15 seconds of a music video, and even then, it’s been sliced to 50% of the screen, sharing equal billing with the rolling credits from 16 and Pregnant. Which is some bullshit. I may not remember “Video Killed the Radio Star,” but I DEFINITELY remember watching several videos that were major forces in causing my hormones to surface, ie: LL Cool J’s  ”Doin’ It Well,” The Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979,” and Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby.” Don’t hate on Mariah. She’s on fi-yah. Okay so maybe not since she married Nick Cannon (SERIOUSLY. WTF?), but youknowwhatimsayin.

And I was a total fiend for Making The Video. I basically fainted when Melissa Joan Hart got to pal around with Britney for “Crazy.” I would even go so far as to keep a blank VHS tape in the TV at all times, JUST in case a cool video (or 7) came on that I wanted to fawn over, ad-nasuem. At one point in my life, said videotapings were solely reserved for Britney and *NSYNC choreography instructionals, but my obsession with them went FAR beyond that … And it’s not something I’m ready to come clean about just yet. These things take time.

Anyways, here’s some of my favorite snarky tweets* (thus far) in regards to the farce that is the VMAs (p.s. Check your local listings for FUSE, because they are the real deal when it comes to marathon music video sessions. I got nuthin’ but love for ya, Fuse. Nothin’ but love) :

*Please note I will take Curb Your Enthusiasm and/or Netflix reruns of Arrested Development over this nonsense ANY day, thus the selected tweets (from the brave, relevant, paid souls watching) have been chosen, not for context, but for pure, general hilarity. And yes, making that a point IS necessary. Jerks. Consider this an early #followfriday, of sorts.

ditzkoff: Wasn’t there a Greek myth about a woman who could sing to the widest possible audience, but only behind Taco Bell promos? #jessiej #VMAs
1000TimesYes : Punch a woman; ascend into heaven #VMA #lessons
RichJuz: Big night for Hot Topic.
PatrikSandberg: ”Never lose faith in rock n roll”, camera pan to LMFAO
pourmecoffee: Weird to see music on MTV. #vmas
RichJuz: I really hope Kreayshawn wins Best New Artist. Tomorrow’s mortification today!
ditzkoff: Justin Bieber just learned the meaning of ‘gender identity.’ #ladygaga #VMAs
refinery29: We wouldn’t hook up with “Joe Calderone”
jennylsq: MTV thinks Foster the People are ‘carrying the flag for rock.’ I say the rock flag flies at half mast on this night every year.
Billboarddotcom : At vmas, bieber tells selena ‘my snake’s name is johnson.’ Oh my.
1000TimesYes: my snake’s name is johnson my snake’s name is johnson my snake’s name is johnson my snake’s name is johnson my snake’s name is johnson m
1000TimesYes: Not that i’m anti-autotune, i’m just anti-boring
RichJuz: Mars doing Winehouse is like watching water trying to be butter.




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