It’s Valentine’s Day and we realize that no one wants to talk about Dick Cheney shooting 78-year-old man in the face today, so we’ll save that for tomorrow.
No today we’ll focus on one of the greatest love videos ever made… “Hello” by Lionel Ritchie. The words I use will not give this video the justice it deserves, so watch it here. Or you can read what Simmons' wrote about it a few years ago:
"Hello" (Lionel Ritchie) -- This was the one where Lionel falls for the blind girl who made the bust that looked nothing like him. Remember that one? She told him, "This is what I see when I see you," then she showed him a sculpture of Barry Sanders, who wasn't even famous yet. This video is RIOTOUSLY funny now. It slays me. Absolutely kills me. I wish they had made a deleted scene where Lionel says, "Hey, just so you know, that looks nothing like me -- I have swollen lips and horrible gheri-curls!", just for the blind girl's reaction.
And finally, here are some Valentine’s to you my readers. Enjoy them. Love them. Laugh at them. Send them to people you love. Love, love, love…
That’s all for today… I hate Valentine’s Day because it’s just a made up day for Hallmark and a few restaurants to take money from us all. But more power to them for getting us to literally buy into the whole thing. Be well.