Friday, February 11, 2011

Silly Love Songs

You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.
But I look around me and I see it isn't so. Oh, no
Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs.
And what's wrong with that? - Paul McCartney and Wings "Silly Love Songs"

The most romantic faux holiday, Valentine's Day, is just right around the corner. A day when silly love songs are serenaded to loved ones and played on the radio for all to hear.

A few Friday nights ago my husband serenaded me with a little diddy. Can you guess what it was? No, it wasn't this song, or this (what? he could totally love some Backstreet Boys). Nope, not this one either. It was........this gem. The theme song to the 1980s G.I. Joe cartoon. Jealous?

After a night out with some friends and a lot of beer my husband feels the need to come home and watch The HUB network on direct tv. It airs such classics as: Transformers, Fraggle Rock and Pound Puppies. When the G.I. Joe theme song kicked in so did my husband. He started singing at the top of his lungs while moving his arms back and forth similar to this. When the theme song was over, he turned ever so seductively towards me smiling and raising an eyebrow as if to ask me if I was turned on. Really?!

Let's take a look at the lyrics below to see if I was mistaken to not be turned on:

Yoooooooo Joe!
He'll fight for freedom wherever there is trouble,
me: Well I suppose you can't really judge an entire song by the first two lines. I will give it sometime, it could become really sexy....

G.I. Joe is there!
me: Yeah, still not feeling the heat....who is this Joe? Do they refer to woman as Joe? I am getting off subject, refocus!

G.I. Joe...
A Real American Hero
G.I. Joe is there.
me: Well this song has just turned racist. There are other heroes that are not American take note cartoon land!!

Its G.I. Joe against Cobra and Destro,
Fighting to save the day.
He never gives up, he's always there,
Fighting for freedom over land and air.
me: This is the first time this song has some hotness potential. Joe vs. Cobra and Destro, fighting to save the day, never giving up, fighting for freedom and possibly for love? Romantic scale is tipping on the upside some....

G.I. Joe...
A Real American Hero
G.I. Joe is there.
me: yawn...racist repeat...romantic scale back to non-existing.

G.I. Joe is the codename for America's daring, highly trained, special mission force.
Its purpose: To defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless, terrorist organization determined to rule the world.
me: Oh! I like the spoken word interlude here. Although it would have been hotter if Marvin Gaye voiced it. Can you imagine? He would make Cobra sound like a sex act illegal in 8 states. Hot!

He never gives up, he'll stay till the fights won -
G.I. Joe will dare.
me: Sigh, I just don't think men fighting is all that hot, unless it
involves Mark Wahlberg boxing in "The Fighter."

G.I. Joe...
A Real American Hero
G.I. Joe!
me: After reviewing the theme song, I have come to the conclusion that my reaction on that Friday night was warranted.

Happy Valentines Day!! xoxo

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