Category Archives: Found Footage

That’s Not Legal

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Let’s be candid for a moment: you and I both know that I’m not going to go 31 straight days without at least a few total blow-off YouTube posts. I’m a busy man, and I have a lot of New York Business ™ to attend to. Rest assured however, that when those posts do come along, I will be providing you with some really classy, high quality entertainment. Thoughtfully curated, handpicked selections of important video artifacts.

Speaking of which, when was the last time you watched the video for Bobby Brown’s “On Our Own” from Ghostbusters 2?

Yes, Halloween is a time for scary movies and weird, orange candies, to be sure, but it is also the season for New Jack raps about ghosts and the difficulty of handling items that are somehow simultaneously both too hot and too cold to contend with. Speaking of “hot,” here’s my hot take for today: “On Our Own” is a much better song than “Ghostbusters.” Come at me, Ray Parker Jr. superfans. To be clear, Ghostbusters 2 itself is a bland slog through a swamp of late 80s boredom. This song, however, totally rocks.

Also rocking: the accompanying promo video, which features asymmetrical hair, leather caps, pre-Giuliani Times Square, and an incredibly bizarre assortment of “celebrity” cameos, including Christopher Reeve, Jane Curtain, Iman, The Ramones, and future 45th President of the United States Donald Trump. In other words, it’s amazing. Enjoy.

 

TOBOR (*Batteries Not Included)

The Star Wars Holiday Special is something of an important tradition around the Funky Carter offices. I realize, however, that not everyone shares my enthusiasm for endless scenes of Wookie growling, Bea Arthur singing, and Harvey Korman sucking. So this year, I’m sharing with you something much more succinct and entertaining. Please enjoy this compilation of every commercial from the original (and only) broadcast of the Holiday Special.