Thursday, February 16, 2006

Ode to Aloha Shirts and Short Shorts

Earlier today I was reading Jocelyn's blog and entered into a discussion about TV shows of our youth (okay honestly our youth/childhood). We were reminiscing about Captain Kirk and the fun cheese of Star Trek. So I started thinking about the shows that were important to me. Yes, I did love Captain Kirk (there's something wrong with you if you don't) but there is someone I love more. Someone who inspired my love of tanned men w/ chest hair, someone who made a Navy baseball cap something I had to own (and thanks to David I do), someone who made me want to move to Hawaii and become a PI (and while in Hawaii totally stalk him at his restaurant). That someone is, of course, Thomas Magnum!Magnum, PI was my favourite show. I would rush home from school to watch it (reruns). To this day I get all giggly when I hear the theme song. I loved Tom, loved Higgins, loved the car, loved Rick & TC, loved evrything about that show. Rumours are rampant that it will be coming to the big screen in the near future w/ George Clooney & Matthew McC_____ (you know who I mean) being mentioned as possibilities for Thomas. That could work, I love both those actors and think that esp Matthew could carry off the big mustache. But part of me (a big part) wants to see Tom Selleck in the role. So we won't get the "great" (I use that term loosely) fashion -- I, for one, would be more than happy not to see anymore men in short-shorts. Let's see what the past 20yrs have been like for Magnum. Did he settle down? Has he been a PI this whole time? Does he still love Aloha shirts?! Wouldn't that be cool?!?

After thinking about Thomas for a good 5 minutes, I started thinking about other shows of the era that I LOVED. For example: Tour of Duty, 21 Jump Street & Nasty Boys (to name a few). So here is my tribute to the shows of days-gone-by and a salute to the pre-teen/teen crushes they inspired..........

(set to "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones and theme song of Tour Of Duty)

Save The, Day
by Marsi Marse & the Hunky Bunch
I see a dead whore and I wonder who did that
No evidence, no clues, the case is looking black
But there appears a man who knows more than I know
He's tall and dark and lean and so our story goes
Friends come together to help him save the day
The case is solved and now the bad guy's locked away
Chest hair and sun inspire some wicked fantasies
Short-shorts are wrong but sadly not all agree
Now, quick, to Vegas the drug lords are selling crack
They killed alot of cops and made a stack of cash
What's needed here is a team to save the day
Wear masks of black, have guns and say "there's hell to pay"
How scary could high school really be
With guns and drugs and punks, the end draws near for me
Narcs blend in to stop them and try to save the day
My love is Johnny but he's too busy to play
I see a soldier who is going to 'Nam
He's young and scared and I want to hold him back
With friends he'll drink and swear and look at girlie shows
He thinks "what the hell, my mom will never know"
Mmm mm mmm mmm mm mm mm m
Mmm mm mmm mmmm m mmm mm
Mmmm mm mmm mmm mmm mmm
Mmm mmm mmmm mm mmmm mmmm
Mmmmm mmm mmm mmm mmm
Mmm mmm mm mmmm mmm

Sadly that song creation took longer than expected and I have nothing else (witty or otherwise) to add. Except that I loved Nasty Boys, Tour of Duty, 21 JumpStreet and Magnum, PI. They were the greatest!!!!!!


Blogger Keri said...

Get writing that novel right this minute. You are so funny! I'll be singing the song all day! Glen loved it too!

8:49 PM  

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