Wednesday, August 29, 2012


I never heard of Carly Rae Jepsen until last week and if she showed up naked at my
door, I wouldn't recognize her. Excuse my lack of pop culture knowledge but I just
don't get a chance to watch MTV much anymore. Is it even on these days?

Jepsen's song, "Call Me Maybe" seems to be on the minds of a lot of people,
especially athletes. From the U.S. Olympic swimming team to the Miami Dolphins
cheerleaders, "Call Me Maybe" is definitely the song everybody seems to want to sing
and do it in a video. The U.S. Olympic team, featuring Missy Franklin, has garnered
more than seven million hits on YouTube. The Harvard baseball team, riding in their

minivans, has recorded more than 15 million hits with their comical and creative
rendition of "Call Me Maybe." 15 million views is pretty darn impressive. The SMU
women's rowing team scored huge points for creativity in their parody of the Harvard
baseball team. Instead of punching the roof of the van with their fists, the girls did it
with their feet. That takes some serious talent.

I'm not sure how many people will even admit to liking or listening to that song, people
acted the same way about "Staying Alive" by the Bee Gees, but shockingly, they all
seemed to know the lyrics to the hit song from Saturday Night Fever. If you're old
enough to remember John Travolta as Tony Manero, then you know what I'm talking

I had to YouTube Carly Rae Jepsen to see what she looked like and what her own,
"Call Me Maybe" video was all about. It was kind of weird seeing her go all goo-goo
eyes on the neighbor with the Floyd Merriweather shredded-like body. The music
videos by the athletes are much better. I searched YouTube for all the "Call Me Maybe"
videos and I saw a couple that had me LOL. The newest one features a spin off with a
few talented characters inserting their own lyrics debating why Adrian Peterson should
be taken high in the fantasy draft despite the fact the Minnesota Vikings All-Pro running
back is coming off ACL surgery. Classic.

Very creative. Very, very creative. That guy runs better than AP picks 'em and puts
em down after his off-season surgery. Somebody will make a star out of the lead
blonde, I'm sure. One of my favorite "Call Me Maybe" videos showed up on my
radar a few days ago. It features inmates in minivans copying the Harvard baseball team.
It looks pretty real, but the guards in the fake uniforms gives it away that it was all
a set up. Love the tattoos, the piercings, and the facial expressions in this version of
"Call Me Maybe".

Classic, classic stuff. We'll probably never hear from Carly Rae Jepsen again. Most
of these singers today are one-hit wonders. But if she never produces another hit, this
one will be remembered for a long time, especially among athletes...and inmates.

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