Friday, June 04, 2010

Summer Fridays!

So here's a wacky tradition that goes back to, we imagine, back when everyone in publishing was incredibly wealthy and had some kind of summer weekend getaway in the Hamptons. In the summers, we work an hour later Monday through Thursday, and then on Fridays everyone leaves at one o'clock. (Not everywhere... just most places.)

Obviously, for all the COOL kids, that makes summer the time of Karaoke Happy Hour. From 2pm to 7pm, at various New York establishments, Karaoke is only $4 per person per hour (I pay to sing, not to drink--I understand other people go to Karaoke for different reasons, but I have VERY clearly defined priorities).

So to celebrate, I link you (again) to this ridiculous video: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (perhaps the best Karaoke song ever), the literal version. If you don't laugh, your next two songs at Karaoke are on me.

Happy Summer Friday!

16 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

That was hysterical! No free karaoke for me!

Anita said...

Man, that song takes me back.
Have a fabulous Friday!

Dawn said...

Awesome!

AvDeeBee said...

Thanks for the laugh. "...that angel guy just felt me up." Hilarious.

Have fun at karaoke.

JEM said...

I'm jealous of your Friday half day! Enjoy the sun and karaoke (probably not together).

I just have to say, my word verification is "testiess." As in, "oooo, someone's testiess today."

Imogen said...

Thank you! That was rather tricky as I'm in the office (no fancy system for escaping early here) but I have been fanning myself and tittering behind my fan like an extra from "The Age of Innocence"...

Jane Steen said...

I'm wiping away the tears of laughter and posting this straight onto Facebook (with credit to you, Moonie). Thanks, I needed that.

Brandi said...

We have "Summer Hours" here in St. Louis too but ours begins as NOON. Love it!

Charles Gramlich said...

Yes, I've seen this. Absolutely hilarious. But pretty close to truth for the lyrics.

Jaleh D said...

The literal lyrics are sheer brilliance. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to describe all those elements and still keep it in rhythm and rhyme. Someone from my writing group had shared this awhile back, and I was just thinking about it yesterday when trying to decide what to pick for my Filk Friday post. Good stuff. Lots of laughs.

Krispy said...

Still funny! My friend sent me that video a long while back, and it cracked me up then too.

I go to karaoke for the singing too (not the drinking). Karaoke solidarity! Jealous of your half-Fridays AND the singing!

Maynely a Mystery said...

What a great way to start the weekend, thank you.

brionywilliamson said...

I'm very jealous of the northern hemisphere right now, it's freezing down here!

Also, that video was awesome, but this one is my favourite

Bernita said...

You win--though I didn't laugh until the angle felt her up.

ggwritespoetry said...

Oh to have a summer house in the Hamptons! But I'll settle for Karaoke...

Tim said...

This was quite hilarious! I'm looking into purchasing some kind of Karaoke Systems through Sing To The World and I can't wait till I enjoy times like these and embarass all my friends!