Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Happy 25th

How many of you remember what you were doing at midnight exactly 25 years ago today? Well, if you were anything like me, you were in bed, jerking off to a Farrah Fawcett poster pinned to the ceiling.

But there were others out there who witnessed the birth of a new medium: It was called MTV, and its sole purpose was to play things called music videos. And as anyone up on their '80's trivia can tell you, that first video was a song by the Buggles called--appropriately enough--Video Killed the Radio Star.

MTV is still around, of course, and over the last quarter century it has evolved beyond the notion of just playing songs. It has also brought us shows like Beavis and Butt-Head, The Osbournes, Laguna Beach, Pimp My Ride, and Jackass.

Now.... If only someone would invent a cable channel that actually plays music videos.

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