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robiewankenobie said…
true story:

onect upon a times, i went to an r.e.m. concert and michael stipe broke out "word up" as the encore. amazingly hilarious and awesome.
barbra said…
That was teh awesome!

Even a keytar!

And now we must go do a search for R.E.M. "Word Up." 'Cause that? ...I'm speechless.
Eleanor said…
There was not one dancer at the SDC last night wearing a red codpiece. Shame.
Poppy Buxom said…
Now this guy puts the "odd" in codpiece.
Badger said…
I have this song on my MP3 player. Oh hell yes, I do.
Anonymous said…
it's on my iPod.

I forgot levar burton was in the video.

ah...the 80's.

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Sarah O. said…
Mr. Lemony & I got married in 1986 and played this song at the reception. Our friends wentnuts and our parents' friends left. That's when the party really started.
paola said…
Ahhhh, the 80s...summer dancing down the beach with this kind of music...thanks Middle for bringing back those lovely happy memories...
eurolush said…
Although my fondness for this particular song goes waaaaay back, I don't think I've ever seen the video.

I am now transfixed, nay, mesmerised with the red leather jock strap worn OVER the pants.

It is pure genious.
Geggie said…
I, too, was 13 and loved this song. 8th grade was perfect for the "new" MTV and we loved it.

Now, I'll have this in my head all day.
Tuli said…
I, too, was 13 in '86. Oh the memories this song brings back.

That codpiece? Stunning. (What the hell was he thinking?)
Olga said…
I had no idea that Will Smith did retro-videos,huh. That guy is gutsey.
Anne said…
I liked everything about the video BUT the codpiece (good thing it had a name..i would have called it a "cup").