Thursday, August 23, 2012

Al Gore Was Right

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

Long-sleeved jacket?  

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.


  1. I never thought to blame it on Global Warming. Here I've been blaming moral decay, and it was all about the weather...
    And now I have an ear worm that makes me want to dance while I dust and vacuum.

  2. I can't remember which I did more recently: listened to the Go-Go's or did housework.

  3. She does look dressed for the office!

  4. Talented singers don’t need to dress like tramps (Think Cher or Madonna 25 years ago). Regarding women’s fashions today, it’s not so much global warming as the economy; same price as 25 years ago – less cloth! But seriously, I’ve heard women complain about the lack of reasonably priced (cheap) attire that is modest. These women can’t afford Land’s End or L. L. Bean so they go to consignment stores to find some lightly used modest stuff.

  5. Gotta love the shoulder pads. I thank global warming for doing away with them!

  6. Loved this song when I was younger. Love this post today!

  7. I was just contemplating how sad it is that more young women don't understand the power of proper undergarments for smoothing out lumps.

  8. I refused to push play on that thing. And man did I have a crush on Belinda Carlisle. Also, my wife spends way more than 462 a year on school supplies. So while I greatly appreciate seeing and ad for something that supports teachers, the numbers don't add up, America. Just today we bought 12 packs of highlighters with 12 in each pack. That's like a million dollars right there. And they won't make it throught the year. Belinda Carlisle, I'm married now. You missed out.

  9. I think her striped gloves are fabulous.