Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day YouTubery

By Jeffaclitus

There's really nothing about this video that makes it appropriate or remotely relevant to Memorial Day, but it will never be either of those things for any other day, either, so might as well post it today. Besides, maybe it will lift people's spirits as they watch the last few hours of their long weekend slip through their fingers (ah, YouTube... helps ease the pain). And maybe it ties in with Michael's post on Wolfowitz.

Okay, enough specious justifications. I'm posting this video because it's sweet. No, wait, it's suh-weet. Behold, the greatest moment in American music history, the video of Travis Tritt's "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)." He's got a feathered mullet. He appears to be wearing The Puffy Shirt. The video features a CGI quarter in the set-up. And I won't even try to do justice that that belt buckle jamboree he's rocking in the opening scene (or is that his guitar strap? -- look closely!). But perhaps the high point is when he executes a sweet guitar pick toss-and-catch whilst some dude porks his girlfriend outside the men's room.

I kind of think of Travis Tritt as the Waylon Jennings of his generation, just as I think of Toby Keith as the Travis Tritt of his. As you can see from that analogy/genealogy, if you buy it, country music has been all downhill since Roger Miller died (as if you didn't already know that). Except for Dwight Yoakam.

Okay, okay, enough jabbering. Enjoy.


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