Lion of the Blogosphere

Safety Dance

Great one-hit-wonder 80s music! Strange music video.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 28, 2019 at 10:16 PM

Posted in Music videos

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  1. Funnily enough I watched this video clip for the first time a few days ago.

    It’s one of two things that have recently reminded me of the old movie Willow; the other being the diminutive mousy haired climate activists Greta Thunberg.

    Antipodean Coward

    September 28, 2019 at 10:26 PM

    • I watched the following video the other day and thought ‘this is the hammiest acting I’ve seen since Charlton Heston.’ Really execrable performance. I can’t imagine anyone seeing it and failing recognizing it for the absurd set-up it is. Our elites must be getting desperate to distract from corrupt Joe Biden.

      Go back and watch Oliver Twist and realize adults have used children to do their dirty work for years.

      Curle

      September 29, 2019 at 12:28 AM

      • Kids back in the old days had style. Imagine an 8 year old wearing a stovepipe hat.

        gothamette

        September 29, 2019 at 7:09 PM

      • Fagan’s anti-semitic.

        bobbybobbob

        September 30, 2019 at 12:01 AM

    • There is something about Thunberg’s facial features that make me think she should have a role in Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings TV show. She would make a good hobbit or some similar type of creature.

      Mike Street Station

      September 29, 2019 at 8:44 AM

      • “If current trends hold, within a decade the entire population may become autistic”

        https://nouvelles.umontreal.ca/en/article/2019/08/21/is-it-autism-the-line-is-being-increasingly-blurred/

        She’s autistic and the populations of industrialized nations are increasingly autistic. A non-autistic population wouldn’t take this kid seriously.

        The link above harps on diagnostic criteria, but I think people are literally more autistic than they were 20 years ago. It’s very obvious to me. Even people in their 50s are more autistic now than when I was a kid. This is why I don’t believe in DNA-HBD. Over my lifetime I’ve watched cultural and environmental forces turn huge numbers of people autistic.

        bobbybobbob

        September 30, 2019 at 12:52 AM

  2. Few things on the internet give me more joy than making Leon feel old. And there’s no better way to do that then to show someone he remembers from the 80s looking older than dirt. Here’s what that guy looks like now.

    https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/kelownadailycourier.ca/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/24/8247520e-9eb1-11e8-b945-23425f88f5bc/5b71096ca1f16.image.jpg?resize=1700%2C1133

    destructure

    September 28, 2019 at 11:14 PM

  3. The blonde dancing girl later became the editor of the UK edition of Cosmo.

    njguy73

    September 28, 2019 at 11:18 PM

  4. Oh, and I don’t understand how anyone today can watch this video and not make a joke about “the Lannisters in happier times.”

    njguy73

    September 28, 2019 at 11:19 PM

  5. Stop trying to distract us from Ukrainian affairs! We are American! We listen to The Car, you knoe, the musik group! Wid Rick Utcasik! He jus die? We unnerstand, you know, we has dying too. Pleas. We know. But de udder guy, you know heem, da one who go “In Cars, beep boop, beep boop, bee bee bee boop”? How he be? In my country the mishon peeple you send do not know of him. But my son kno off heem cause raydeeo. We here of raydio al time. Pleas!

    Booboo

    September 28, 2019 at 11:20 PM

  6. Weird video. But, I always loved the song.

    firewater65

    September 28, 2019 at 11:23 PM

  7. This was a big hit when it came out.

    When this came out people who were considered outré were talking about One World Order which was the word for globalism before it was called globalism. These people were mocked for being conspiracy theorists, paranoids and weirdos. Notice how nobody has ever apologized for mocking these people when they were 100% correct? Or that nobody feels the need to apologize to Pat Buchanan for predicting Homo marriage and a flood of illegals back in the ‘90s. All anyone remembers is that Pat was considered weird. The judgments of the MSM outlive the truth of those judgments.

    Meanwhile, people from the late ‘90s probably still think Matthew Shepard was a victim of homophobic bigots rather than a drug dealer killed by ‘rough trade.’ And we are still hearing about Emmett Till.

    We were and are constantly being lulled into complacency.

    Curle

    September 29, 2019 at 12:13 AM

    • There aren’t many pundits whom I admire. But Buchanan is one of them.

      destructure

      September 29, 2019 at 12:54 AM

    • Everyone is at risk for AIDS.

      You know me

      September 29, 2019 at 1:04 AM

      • I’m married and don’t use drugs. Why would I be at risk?

        destructure

        September 29, 2019 at 7:44 PM

    • I recall only New World Order. And then there were one-worlders.

      Mrs Stitch

      September 29, 2019 at 12:59 PM

      • You are correct, I misnamed it. New World Order is listed as a conspiracy theory by Wikipedia. Tells you a lot about Wikipedia. I wonder whether Wikipedia considers the Alger Hiss as communist story to be a conspiracy theory?

        Curle

        September 29, 2019 at 5:57 PM

      • “The Red Scare came to shape one of the core ideas of the political right in the United States, which is that liberals and progressives, with their welfare-state policies and international cooperation programs such as foreign aid and open borders, supposedly contribute to a gradual process of global collectivism that will inevitably lead to nations being replaced with a communistic/collectivist one-world government.[15]”

        From a Wikipedia page declaring the New World Order a conspiracy.

        It’s almost as if the ‘conspiratorialists’ from the ’80s and ’90s anticipated the Deep State. Or coordinated meme wars where Leftists in academia and the press reinforce each other’s increasingly bizarre ideas.

        Curle

        September 29, 2019 at 6:11 PM

  8. Their Pop Goes the World album was pretty good too.

    Half Canadian

    September 29, 2019 at 12:47 AM

  9. The dwarf actor looked familiar. Turns out he was in Time Bandits as well.

    Jokah Macpherson

    September 29, 2019 at 8:54 AM

  10. I have a filthy cougar crush on Gardner Minshew II.

    He’s like the second coming of Burt Reynolds, but he’s an actual football player, not an actor playing a football player.

    He scored 42 on the Wonderlic.

    42.

    That’s better than his teammate who earned a degree in aerospace engineering, who scored 33.

    Brawn, beauty AND brains.

    Some folks have it all!

    gothamette

    September 29, 2019 at 11:54 AM

  11. To be fair, Men without hats was a two-hit wonder. “Pop goes the world” was a big hit, at least up in Canada. It was also a great song.

    Juan DeShawn Arafat

    September 29, 2019 at 2:48 PM

    • Holy crap did that manage to lower my opinion of Canadians. That was a hit?

      bobbybobbob

      September 30, 2019 at 12:21 AM

  12. I first heard this song while watching the movie Bio-Dome (1996) with Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin.

    The movie sucked, but the song rocked.

    Stan Adams

    September 29, 2019 at 2:53 PM

    • So you’re the one! This is a priceless opportunity to have an oral history interview with those people we can never nail down–those who watch unwatchable movies that no one would have ever thought would have been made or released by a major Hollywood studio.

      To start, when and where were you born?

      Social Scientist Type Person

      September 29, 2019 at 7:49 PM

      • I saw it on VHS stoned out of my mind as a teen around 2000. I thought it was shit and would never have paid for it. I’ve also never paid for drugs in my life.

        Stoner comedy advanced leaps and bounds over the aughts. Grandma’s Boy and “leaving sarah marshall”, for examples, are actually quite chuckle worthy.

        bobbybobbob

        September 30, 2019 at 12:31 AM

      • I was born in the Miami area in the mid-‘80s.

        About ten years ago, I had the full U-verse package with all of the premium movie channels. During this period, I watched many execrable films.

        The absolute worst movie I have ever seen is a strange little spoof comedy called The Silence of the Hams (1994):

        Stan Adams

        September 30, 2019 at 5:38 AM

  13. OT/ Conrad Black takes up JS’s case for the prosecution against the US:

    “Beneath the façade of Norman Rockwell and Walt Disney and most of Hollywood’s production before it was taken over by the limousine left, the United States is a jungle, and that is its strength and its weakness. It assures an immensely competitive Darwinian society in constant fermentation with high levels of achievement in practically every field, but it also causes inordinately large numbers of people to be ground to powder. ”

    https://nationalpost.com/opinion/conrad-black-why-donald-trump-will-win-big-in-2020?fbclid=IwAR0pyVXBKslGPczJyrOTkGPY7npKmpRXokZwSnojUTUYhyEpRkQCEZ2s1qM

    Curle

    September 29, 2019 at 6:33 PM

  14. I enjoyed this song when it came out but for some reason one-hit wonder songs depress me.

    Remember Move This? Another one-hit wonder.

    gothamette

    September 29, 2019 at 7:13 PM

  15. Another OT/

    Nora Ephron ‘wasn’t believed’ when she fingered Mark Felt as Deep Throat. No Shit Sherlock, nobody in the press, all corporate Leftists and power concentrators, wanted to believe her. It took the WaPo. from the unearned status of muckrakers to the status of Deep State shills.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/09/27/deep-throats-identity-was-mystery-decades-because-no-one-believed-this-woman/

    Curle

    September 29, 2019 at 7:52 PM

  16. OT:

    OH NOOS…

    The federal whistleblower is “under protection.” Fears for his life.

    What drama Democrats generate.

    map

    September 29, 2019 at 8:20 PM

  17. “If your friends don’t dance, then they’re no friends of mine.” I believe the League of Nations was established to outlaw such blustery talk.

    Shot a Man in Chelsea, Just to Watch Him Dance (at the Halloween Parade)

    September 29, 2019 at 9:06 PM

  18. Wait, wtf. There’s V-I/V-II rocket bombs images spliced in towards the end, subliminal message style.

    Apparently a fake ukranian canadian can’t have a hyper-fake english countryside video for his dance track without involving wwII.

    bobbybobbob

    September 30, 2019 at 12:11 AM

  19. I think it’s ashame that you can never find it on MTVs I WANT MY 80s. I stayed #3 on the pop chart for a number of weeks, and on u-tube it’s not on the the top 30 list for 1983 or in the top 100 dance songs. You can’t find HALL AND OATS (PRIVATE EYES) on MTV either.

    Billy Hillman

    September 30, 2019 at 8:47 AM


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