Friday, February 25, 2011

Let's Jog It Out!

Self-consciousness was invested in 1997, shortly before Radiohead released OK Computer. Before that, celebrities routinely made fools of themselves on television, or ridiculous home-exercise videos like "Phil Simms' NFL Workout" (1987). You would have thought that, even in 1987, somebody might have said to him: "you know, Phil, something tells me that making a video where you and a bunch of other butch, muscular guys with moustaches and sideburns sweat profusely while doing aerobics to heavily synthesized dance music probably won't age very well," but, if they did, Simms didn't listen. That's actually for the best, because this video is spectacular.

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