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I don’t know if you know, but the first video EVER played on MTV is Video Killed the Radio Star.

Yesterday, me and Erfen were eating when we heard it being played on the radio. And instantly, I went “Toodooloodooloodooloodooloo!”

And he responded by raising his eyebrow with this “WTH” look.

“Isn’t that part of the song?”

I just somehow felt that I’ve heard this weird “”Toodooloodooloodooloodooloo!” in the song. It’s after the bit “they took the credit for your 2nd symphony..”

So anyway, when we got back it was still bothering us. (Plus we had to check who was right 😛 )

“Let’s Youtube it!”

“Ok!”

I searched for “video killed the radio star”.

As usual, there were tons of search results. There was the expected Presidents of the United States of America version. We clicked on that.

We hit play. I waited for that”Toodooloodooloodooloodooloo!” part. I waited, and waited, and waited.

Erfen had this gloating “Haha you are so wrong” look on his face.

But I refused to admit defeat. In the search results we saw another version by “The Buggles”. I was like “Who are the Buggles?”

This, ladies and gentlemen, is The Buggles.

The magic comes at 0:41 to 0.45, which is the point when I turned to Erfen and gave him my best “I told you I was right” smile.

[Edit: The video can’t be embedded, so you’ll have to click the Watch it on Youtube link. Sorriez!]

Hee!

You know I love you beebee! xoxo! 😛

But we started reading up on this original version of the song. It was the first ever video to be played on MTV.

From Wikipedia:

On August 1, 1981, at 12:01 a.m., MTV: Music Television launched with the words “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll,” spoken by John Lack. Those words were immediately followed by the original MTV theme song, a crunching guitar riff written by Jonathan Eliasand John Petersen, playing over a montage of the Apollo 11 moon landing. MTV producers Alan Goodman and Fred Seibert used this public domain footage as a conceit, associating MTV with the most famous moment in world television history.

Appropriately, the first music video shown on MTV was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles. The second video shown was Pat Benatar’s “You Better Run”. Sporadically, the screen would go black when an employee at MTV inserted a tape into a VCR.

Cool eh? Weirdly enough, it’s August 1st today! I just realised! Happy birthday MTV! You’re…28 now! Hehe.

Okies that’s all from me!

Have a good weekend all!

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01. I am 24!

Erfen got us tickets to Much Ado About Nothing. Although I love the idea of Shakespeare in the Park, I felt that some of the scenes didn’t translate very well into the real world setting, or maybe this play works better within the confines of a intimate theatre setting? The old world colonial style set was very charming though, and Adrian Pang was really really good in this comedic turn as Benedict. His red and white striped swimsuit is well worth the ticket price, I think!

Oh and have you met my friend Jonny? You may have seen him on TV hosting the School Nationals, or on Live N Loaded. Anyways, we’ve always remarked on how Jonny looks like Adrian Pang, so I decided to do this: (for no real reason. I call it Jondrian :P)

jondrian

02. Have been busy trying to work off excess kgs. The gym is my friend!

Tampines gym is really really awesome. I had the chance to go to the Jurong East gym last week, and oh boy, the best way to describe the machines and general feel of the place is OLD. The area for stretching is super duper tiny, and the mats are very thin and crinkly. It’s a stereotypical male-centric kinda gym, where the main focus seems to be the free weights area. The whole I was there, there were only 3 or 4 women compared to 20 or so men? I did not feel at ease there at all. I love you Tampines Gym!

03. I have a new pet. Meet Bob Meowie. Sadly, he won’t be around long….*sad face*

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04. I’ve just entered the Twitter Tees by Threadless contest. Vote for my tweet if you find it worthy! It’s

Lather.Rinse.RT

Quite funny right? Anyway, you can go to the site and vote for other funny tweets too! It’s rather fun to read the witty tweets. Winning tweets get turned into a t-shirt and the winner gets $500! You can join too! 🙂

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TTFN,

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Money money money

The Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme as explained by Sesame Street. I don’t really like the Jimmy Kimmel Show, but I do like this.

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Today I found the site Stuff On My Cat. Like the name suggests, readers submit photos of their cats with stuff on them, but there are also categories for My Cat On Stuff, Gadgets On My Cat, Cat on Cat, etc.

According to Erfen (my boyfriend, who henceworth shall be referred to as E or other pseudonyms as the situation calls for), this website is old news. But what I find amusing isn’t just the photos themselves, or the captions that accompany the photos, but the names of some of the cats:

Fat Alice

Rodents

Corryander Peppercorn

Psycho Kitty

Hemingway

Betty Poop

Ollie McDugleton Stinkerpants

If you have a cat or a dog (or any other animal) with an interesting name, let me know!

Also, if you like dogs, you can also visit the sister site, Stuff On My Mutt .

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Enjoy!


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Found this site from Lee Hopkins’ blog, Better Communication Results
which features the extremely refreshing and brilliant way one company seeks to engage their customers via telling the whole truth and nothing but.

Here’s an excerpt from their website:

Cool job titles make us sound smarter and more clever.

Welcome to the world’s most dynamic eBusiness marketing, design and consulting agency. We provide distinct clients with groundbreaking business strategies and cutting-edge designs to aggressively and creatively compete in a changing economy.

Our consulting ideas will entice and excite you. Our professional design solutions will give you the confidence to succeed. And our web site will make you think we know what we’re doing.

And now our cutting edge consulting and design solutions include New Web 2.0 Technology™. That means we’re not only better than everyone else, but smarter too.

Our name will confuse you, but, you have to admit, the logo design is pretty cool. That’s because it was designed with New Web 2.0 Technology™ and the New Web 2.0 Shiny Table-Top Thing™. And we’re good at turning regular words into “eWords,” such as “eBusiness” or “eSexual harassment.”

Our office is really modern and we’ve got nice computers and stuff. If you ever saw it, you’d say “Wow, cool office. These guys are legit.”

And this:

We have really smart people who are always thinking up totally cool shit. We have a meeting room with a big, round, expensive table. When you hire us for marketing and consulting projects, we spend lots of time sitting around the table having meetings.

Our female staff members are all hot, so, even if there’s nothing to meet about, we’ll sit and flirt with them, and charge you for the time. When one of our new-age marketing gurus or design experts or consultants has an idea, the rest of us look at him or her with serious expressions and write stuff down on paper.

We also have one of those dry-erase boards on the wall, and we take turns making flow-charts and brain-storming and talking about “injecting creativity into market positioning,” and cool stuff like that.

How’s that for honesty! I love the wit! This puts them in a class of their own against companies still doing things the old way (ie. treating customers like chumps by talking at them, as opposed to talking to them).

Edit: After thinking more about the topic, I think that huhcorp gets it right because more than just trying to talk to their customers, they’re nudging their customers in the ribs, sharing a joke based on mutual understanding. Having a sense of humour makes them more human too.

Another company that does not take itself so seriously is Puma (found on Seth Godin’s blog. Thanks Seth!) Also note the sneaky aside on research findings. Love it!

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My brother spotted this uncle in Chinatown and couldn’t resist recording it. I thought it was hilarious. Sadly I think he has better moves than me!

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Peeved by bad punctuation? Check out this site, where readers post rather amusing photos of signs with obvious quotation mark abuse (down with quotation mark abuse!)

Some of my favourites:

“Bananas” Only 19c each!

Sand “witches”

and my personal favourite:

“Cautions” Slipperly

Interestingly, there is also a blog about the curious use of lowercase l in signs which are otherwise entirely written in capital letters (ClAM CHOWDER anyone?)

All this is making me think about all the signs that I’ve passed by without noticing (the shame!) I’ll definitely post about them once I find them (I’ll get you, my pretty!)

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