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delightfully ridiculous

more flashbacks. this should win some sort of award for catchiest song with most ridiculous video.

there's just so much to say about the video i don't know where to begin. rock it, toto.

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 02:37PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments8 Comments

Reader Comments (8)

man.. I remember when that first came out on MTV. Were you born yet?
Dec 12, 2006 at 07:03PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
are we talking about mtv or the video? either way, i was born two years before the advent of music television. :)
Dec 12, 2006 at 07:17PM | Registered Commentermdog
video notables.

- from youtube comments: "Who's got the biggest eyeglasses"
- giant book of africa as stage
- "sure as kilimanjaro rises like olympus above the serengeti", wtf
- did i mention the glasses?
- pianist totally ROCKIN the wristbands

also, i'm totally playing my bass like that from now on.
Dec 12, 2006 at 07:28PM | Registered Commentermdog
what a way to end this day! thanks, maria.

enunciation of "kilimanjaro"
is that a smooth mullet?

never figured out the role of the "secretary". did his fantasies about her start this whole thing?

glasses dropped in mud... book on fire... all artistic elements. wow, this must have been pretty high budge.t

the last scene with the burning africa book spliced with the guy contemplating on the big book stage...
Dec 12, 2006 at 11:48PM | Unregistered Commenterrachel
this is truly, as you put it, delightfully ridiculous. i love this song and have even thought about getting a toto's greatest hits, if it exists.

the glasses do crack me up, as well as the fact that they seem to be trying to tell a story, but i can't follow it.

and what's with the band members appearing behind the bookcases toward the end?
Dec 13, 2006 at 12:30PM | Unregistered Commenteramo
i know! i'm beginning to feel this video is sort of like the equations at mit in "good will hunting"... a logic test of some sort. i keep trying to figure it out, but i can't make heads or tails of it, and end up with more questions than answers. and i've lost count of how many times i've watched it.

- is she a librarian? secretary? customs agent? dream?
- clearly none of the video is shot in africa, but my they try to get us to feel like we're "there", don't they?
- drummer and keyboard: are they enjoying themselves? or do they need medical attention? also: gender identity?
- where did the native come from?

so many questions.
Dec 13, 2006 at 12:55PM | Registered Commentermdog
I wish I was sitting there with you when you saw this for the first time.
Dec 13, 2006 at 10:07PM | Unregistered Commenterrachel
Dude, I used to LOVE Toto. Except for that one song about Rosanna Arquette, which I just found annoying.
Dec 14, 2006 at 08:25AM | Unregistered CommenterTB

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