However, when I flipped on the TV, I found my husband had left it on VH1, a ridiculously vapid and addictive channel. It seems like it used to show music videos, as did MTV, which came out just when I turned into a full-fledged teen. But now, instead, it has shows that luckily explain popular culture references to me that I totally miss (now that I am allegedly so friggin' old) despite considering myself pretty frivolous and tuned into popular culture (which is clearly a very flawed belief).
So, VHI was showing something called "WebJunk presents 40 Greatest Internet Superstars."
Of course I had to watch...in case I knew anyone (which, actually, I didn't---not that I expected to, but I had hoped to have heard of some, at least).
I felt drowsy with about the top ten left so quickly hit the little red record button and finished up watching the show later (much later, like now, which is months later). It was mildly amusing and entertaining, required no thought, but added no value to my life---so I thought, thus far.
Then they reached #8: the OK Go video.
Now not only is that cool, but it TOTALLY cleared up an episode of Las Vegas for me. Now I get the whole Sam on the treadmill with some punky looking guys. "You know, Mary, it's not easy walking backward on a treadmill."
Whew. Sure I will sleep better at night now.
P.S. My kids cannot get enough of this video. They love love love it, and the song, and apparently Patience loves the band.