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The X Factor (06 Nov 2005 at 02:06)
As expected, this strange B movie about X-ray vision with soundtrack performed live by this crazy band was bizarre and wonderful in that special arthouse way. It was also good to hang out with old and new friends. The purpose of this communique, however, is that I was instructed to post this even weirder video of Carl Lewis singing about his muscles or love or something to my blog because some people didn't believe me as respects its existence. Believe it, kids!
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mjn (pool-141-157-241-230.ny325.east.verizon.net) – 11.07.05 13:47:06
Hey, I saw the same thing last year here in Brooklyn! It was pretty cool, although I guess I'd much rather have seen just a regular Pere Ubu show. (Especially since Tony Maimone was back playing bass--was he still there for this one?)
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Max (mheath.stu.wesleyan.edu) – 11.08.05 15:24:20
Didn't I show this to you like almost a year ago on ugif!?
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 11.08.05 19:29:06
Yup, I totally got that from you, but it came up in conversation at this thingy!
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Max (mheath.stu.wesleyan.edu) – 11.09.05 00:45:57
Wow, hard to imagine this coming up in conversation, but that must have been a pretty awesome conversation.
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Chuck (63.170.55.63) – 11.09.05 09:52:52
It seems like the lyrics are referring to Hands Across America. But he might as well just be singing about his muscles... I'm mezmerized by his Sexy Carl Lewis Dance. (Shake shoulders, raise shoulders, eyes open wide, repeat.)
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Tom 7 (h-67-100-132-107.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 11.09.05 10:02:31
Max: Sure was; I believe it came up because of its gerontophilia.

Chuck: Interesting, I hadn't thought of it as an HAA reference (I just barely even remember that!), but it was made around the right time.
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Max (mheath.stu.wesleyan.edu) – 11.09.05 16:20:06
I know it's hard to believe, but I never bothered to watch this in its entirety until just now. That bubble-blowing granny sure is some grade A 80's comedy. And the long jump replayed ad nauseum... This song is going to be in my head all week.
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 11.09.05 17:22:40
Oh man, you didn't get to the granny part? Well, looks like it was I who has shewn YOU the joy of not breaking it up.
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Max (dssstudentsxp.deans.wesleyan.edu) – 11.10.05 11:31:59
Break it up, break it up, break it UP!
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Erika June Christina Laing Taylor (perfetti2.lrdc.pitt.edu) – 11.16.05 12:20:18
ohhhh lordy - that was a doozy! I think they must have shot this video right after Olivia Newton-John's 'let's get physical' - it was, like, all the same ladies! (except, she didn't make out with any old bags blowing bubbles - or channel Prince while singing into the camera - or win any olympic medals -dayam!- ) The backdrop of the song also sounded vaguely Monkey-Island-esque, like that part in the swamp with the voodoo woman. All in all, I rate this equivalent to (or worse than) Eddie Murphey's 'Party All the Time', but still very enjoyable.

What is weirdest to me is that he still proudly displays this on his website!
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 11.16.05 15:08:44
I don't think that the video is linked from the main site, but he is hostin' it, that's for sure.

Yeah, ONJ is nuthin' compared to Carl Lewis. Check out them guns!
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