Carl Lewis – Break It Up

Carl LewisIt’s Terrible Tuesday time again! Since the Olympics are happening at the moment, I figured it was time to pull this out of the internet archives. This marks the second video by an incredible athlete that I’ve posted on this site (see LT’s video here).

I feel it is necessary to mention that Carl Lewis is one of the greatest athletes to ever live. He has ten Olympic medals, nine of which are gold, and his long jump world record that he set in 1984 of 8.79 meters (28.8 ft) still stands. That’s unbelievable! You know where the free throw line is in relation to a basketball hoop right? Well, he jumped nearly twice that distance. Most people couldn’t jump from the line to the bottom half of the circle at the top of the key.

Okay, so we know that Carl Lewis is the man. He jumped farther than any human who has ever lived, and came real close to world record times in sprints. So then, he was obviously feeling pretty hot, and on top of his game, so why not go ahead and make a smash hit single along with a music video? Well, the answer to “why not” resides below. Lucky for us, there is some footage of his track feats included in the video. Enjoy.

LT Electric Slide

Well, I’m off to a slow start for posting in 2010, go figure. Luckily, I just ran across this incredible video of the San Diego Chargers’ future Hall of Fame running back LaDanian Tomlinson in an awful 80’s style music video. It has all the classics of a sports music video: stiff dancing, awkwardly placed lyrics to go to the beat, terrible blue (or green) screening, and plenty of football puns!

I think he says it best with this quote from the song: “Not a very good call.” Enjoy.

Black Gold Hunters

Today’s Terrible Tuesday video is truly terrifying. It’s so bad that I think it almost goes beyond being funny. This video was sent to me by a Canadian woman I had out on the boat (I’m a wakeboard instructor) for a week. She works on oil rigs and I was asking her all kinds of questions about it, since I really knew nothing about that whole line of work. I found it pretty interesting.

So anyway, she recently sent me this video. It’s so, so bad I just had to share it. The lead singer looks like he’s going for a Trent Reznor kind of look, but ends up looking like a partied-out guy who does all his clothes shopping at Wal-Mart. But then his voice is so non-rock-ish, he could be singing on a children’s tv program. And the lyrics seem to be turning the oil business into something almost sexual. You’ll see what I mean, good luck making it through the whole video!

Sarah Brightman – I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper

That’s right, that title can mean only one thing: It’s Terrible Tuesday! Today’s is a real gem. This video comes to us from Sarah Brightman’s past. Now, I think she has a great voice, and really enjoy some of her work from the past 10 years. This, however, must be from the 80s.

Some features are big (and not quite up-to-fashion) hair, sparkly spandex, space-age suspenders on hairy chests, and white people trying to move like robots! The song is very Abba-ish. I think Sarah must have been exploring some options of where to go with her career. I’m glad she abandoned this one, but at the same time, very happy she tried this out. Enjoy!

Mind Blowing Dancing

It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means. Something wonderful is about to happen. This comes to us from Lollapalooza 2009. What we have here is a dancing wizard showing his understudy exactly how it is done. He wins, and we all are better people for watching it. I’ve actually put this in both the Terrible Tuesday and Terrific Tuesday categories. I think you’ll see why. Enjoy!

Terrible Tuesday Shreds

There are a bunch of videos out there with this theme, and I suppose I’ll share more from time to time. The first time my friend, Ben, showed me the Clapton video I about wet my pants from laughing so hard. I’ve found, however, that not everybody finds the humor in the videos. So if you don’t think it’s funny, well then that’s just too bad.

First off we bring to you Eric Clapton, one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Enjoy the new mix of his live performance!

Awesome? Yeah. Now we’ve got one that may actually sound better than the audio that was really being produced by the band. This one features Creed. Oh man, just typing the name of the band made me feel all dirty inside. Enjoy!