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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Politics of Dancing

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 5:11 PM

As we inch ever closer to Super Tuesday and more Presidential hopefuls begin dropping out of the race — or, in Ron Paul's case, inexplicably hang on — we can look forward to the candidates getting down to the nitty-gritty and discussing the most pressing issues of the day. Like the war on terrorism, the economy, stem cell research and why Hillary Clinton's campaign would use a song whose video features a sexual assault on a nun and a frontal lobotomy in which the discarded gray matter ends up as a dog treat. Ain't Democracy grand?

The video was posted on BoingBoing a couple of days ago by an alert blogger from The Netherlands, which happens to be the home of the tune's authors, Golden Earring. According to Jason Linkins from The Huffington Post, the video was actually banned by MTV in 1984 because it featured nudity. The incident with the nun may have played a part as well. Just a guess.

So to borrow/outright steal a phrase, here it is, your moment of Zen:

Thanks to Seven Days food critic Suzanne Podheizer for sending this one my way.

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Dan Bolles

Dan Bolles

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Dan Bolles is Seven Days' assistant arts editor and also edits What's Good, the annual city guide to Burlington. He has received numerous state, regional and national awards for his coverage of the arts, music, sports and culture. He loves dogs, dark beer and the Boston Red Sox... more

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