Okay, so all week I have had the chorus of "Mad About You" stuck in my head for no reason whatsoever. In a desperate attempt to recall the rest of the song, I searched for it today on YouTube. Because, really, I have nothing better to do.
Belinda Carlisle? Of The Go-Go's? Wasn't she the wild girl of rock-and-roll back in the 80's?
So I watched the video. I mean, it was either that or do some housework - what would you have chosen? Here it is, from a live performance in 1988. Just take a quick look.
Do you see what she is wearing?
Leggings down below her knees?
Boobs tucked safely inside her shirt?
I swear, most women go to the office nowadays wearing less than that. Tell me, did we all used to walk around so well-covered? Has modesty truly fallen by the wayside over the intervening 25 years?
Or maybe modesty isn't the issue here at all. Maybe this is just another indicator of climate change. Yeah, that's it, that's why she isn't prancing around up there half-naked - it was colder back then.
So next time you see some young chick walking down the street in what appears to be nothing but her underwear, don't get all judge-y, okay? Blame global warming instead.
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