Friday, September 01, 2006

MTV Get Off the Air!

The MTV Video Music Awards have gone post-modern. Starting off with a long-winded gag about how bad previous "galas" have been, host Jack Black managed to lower the bar and usher in the worst.episode.ever. And they say irony is dead.

The fact that "My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas took home an award for something other than "Best 'Meditations on the Decline of Western Civilization' Causing Single" tells you all you really need to know.

Of course, how good could program be that started out with a live performance of "SexyBack", Justin Timberlake's answer to those HeadOn commercials. Here's a sampling of the lyrics:
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead, be gone with it
Yes, 16 times. Kind of makes me want to apply a shotgun directly to the forehead.

Another favorite bizarre moment was when Lou Reed joined the Raconteurs for an embarrassingly bad rendition of "White Light/White Heat" that undoubtedly prompted MTV's target demographic to wonder aloud why someone from the Munsters was performing with that White Stripes dude.

Considering the post-modern approach, I think the programming gurus at MTV may have actually hatched a brilliant little scheme to promote their other worthless programming. 10 minutes in to the MTV Video Music Awards and you'll practically be begging for a "Room Raiders" marathon.

Turns out that Jello Biafra was right all along.
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