Saturday, April 02, 2011

Tomorrow Is Saturday (and Sunday Comes Afterwards)

And now that we've had our fun (fun fun fun), time to see what a few other weirdos have done with "Friday". Let's run this crap into the ground!

Exhibit A: In an excellent out-of-left-field piece of recycling, here's Rebecca Black as reinterpreted by a bad lipreader.

Exhibit B: Yesterday (which was April Fool's Day, oddly enough), Funny Or Die released a tidal wave of videos starring You-Know-Who for something they called "Black Friday". This one in particular struck me in a good place, for some odd reason.

"Betwixt The Music" gets the runner-up slot for SAMMY HAGAR OUTTA NOWHERE!

Exhibit, C: Charlie Brooker, notable (and notably awesome) British media curmudgeon, is disappointed by the "Friday" backlash...or rather by the poverty of cleverness exhibited by a lot of the Youtube/Twitter haters. "If you are complaining about a banal pop song but can't muster a more inventive way to express yourself than typing 'OMFG BITCH YOU SUCK', then you really ought to consider folding your laptop shut and sitting quietly in the corner until that fallow lifespan of yours eventually reaches its conclusion."

Extra credit assignment: Look up Brooker's BBC TV series Screenwipe and the follow-up dedicated to current events reporting, Newswipe, both of which prove his bona-fides as a spleen-venter who can come up with much more than "OMFG BITCH YOU SUCK." Although they're a few years old at this point, the things that are awful about the media really haven't gotten that much better since 2009.

Exhibit...Wait, What Comes After C?: File this one under "So it's come to this.": A Tumblr site dedicated to Bob Dylan's "Friday."

And finally, Exhibit The Thing That Comes After The Thing That Comes After C: Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and The Roots make that special kind of TV magic on NBC's Late Night.

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