Last night I expected a little too much of myself.
I incorrectly assessed that after a rousing St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Mike’s fam, I would be able to return home and quickly get to work on my latest sex post.
But, alas, I set the bar too high and instead welcomed this distraction from my bff Cindy,which of course turned into a late night chat.
WARNING: This video may be hazardous to your health.
I’m certain inspiration for Rebecca Black’s “Friday” was drawn directy from How I Met Your Mother’s Robin Sparkles “Let’s Go to the Mall“.
I honestly could NOT stop laughing at this video. Mike and I immediately called Cindy and serenaded her in gratitude for opening our eyes to the real days of the week and their proper order.
This video is so ridiculously baaaaaaaaaad that I thought it was a joke, until Mike looked it up on Wikipedia.
We related the important facts to Cindy, amidst my uncontrollable bouts of laughter.
But, that’s when Cindy totally Jesus Juked me and said, “Keri, you know there’s a pop parable in this right?”
All credit for this one is owed to Cindy, the secondary writer who never writes on this blog, but is almost always present at brainstorming sessions.
Famous for Being Famous
Rebecca Black’s single “Friday” was released on itunes on Monday (how’s that for irony!?), which was the day before Tuesday in case you didn’t know.
The video went viral on YouTube, soaring from 3,000 views to over 16 million in just a week’s time.
Here are some of the things being said about Rebecca Black around the Internet and on her Wikipedia page:
- Matthew Perpetua from Rolling Stone magazine reviews her vocals as having a peculiar tonality that inadvertently highlights the absurdity of boilerplate pop lyrics, further stating that her sound is not entirely agreeable to listen to, and sounds like a distinct singer with an alluring sort of anti-charisma.
- Others have said that Rebecca Black is bizarre, inept, hilariously dreadful and a YouTube laughing stock
I feel sorry for this poor 13 year old girl who was apparently ill advised.
To endure such criticism on the Internet has got to be much worse than any other kind of middle school shame.
Cindy pointed out that the worst part is that Black is gaining notoriety for precisely the things for which she does not want to be known: anti-charisma, a terrible singing voice, and absolutely no talent.
For someone seeking to break into the music business, this episode could be the kiss of death for Black. Some have even tweeted her as the Black Plague.
What are you known for?
Are you known for the right things?
Or, is your presentation of the Gospel the complete antithesis of what a follower of Christ should look like?
Some adjectives that are often used to describe Christians and Christianity:
If only the word Christian could be inseparable from these terms:
hands and feet of jesus
13 “You are the salt of the earth.
But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.
Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Are you retaining your saltiness or have you turned into a YouTube laughing stock?
What three words would you most like others to speak about your faith?
When given the option do you prefer Kickin’ in the front seat or Sittin’ in the back seat?
For cleansing of your auditory pallette and a little Friday morning dance party, I offer one of my boys’ favorite songs by Israel Houghton, called “Say So“….all about showing the world His Likeness.