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Friday Vari-e-tay: Biz Markie-Who?

Dribbling teapot? Problem solved.

A study on polygamy in Siberia may uncover some helpful tips on boosting the economy....?

Girls. We're worth it.

How to avoid bad Powerpoint presentations. From the people who brought us Made to Stick, which I haven't read but will endorse anyway.

This song has been in my head off and on for weeks. Please excuse the awful "yo momma" jokes. Otherwise, you can't really ask for a better video. Girls with normal body types. Mozart-esque piano scenes.

My attempts to sing it to others have failed miserably...or sounded exactly like the original?

Just in case you didn't know, that was Biz Markie. Famous for such songs as - oh wait, just famous for that hit from 1989. Although he also does a beatboxing segment on Yo Gabba Gabba!, which is a kids' TV show that takes its name from a Ramones' song.

Huh. Not gonna lie, reading the wiki page is making me want to check it out.


Vanessa said…
Yo Gabba Gabba kinda freaks me out. In the same way that Sponge Bob Squarepants does. Although, I think Sponge Bob's freaky level is a tad higher.
I refuse to watch either show. (although I have seen a clip of YGG at the hospital which featured Tony Hawk.)
Wendy said…
Does this Biz video remind you of Tracey Jordon?
Beth said…
vaness - i hear you. i watched a couple clips...bizarre.

wens, YES! if you watch a clip of him on yo gabba gabba it is even more pronounced. i love that we think alike :D
Vanessa said…
So I was nursing Jude today and the tv was on and Yo Gabba Gabba came on and I was powerless to turn it off so we watched a whole episode. I take it back. It was kinda cool, quirky and the whole message of the episode was that people are different and that's okay. And being different can be cool, too!
So...the Mom in me is finally accepting Yo Gabba Gabba. It's still a bit weird, though.

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