A disclaimer: It is possible that no one will find this nearly as hilarious as I do. Likely, even. Here's how it happened: one night a couple of months ago, T and I found ourselves in complete stitches over a collection of videos that we watched repeatedly, for hours. (It was a slow night.) Then last week when T's sister was over, we found ourselves playing them again, for her. Repeatedly. And they were still as funny. So now, because you all have to sit by while I try to improve my mood, I've decided to share The 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' Trifecta, in the exact order that makes us cry with happiness over here in M&T land.
1. First up, we have William Shatner and Lin Yu Chun. It's worth noting that T has a huge man-crush on Shatner for his panache in general and his collection of impeccably-tailored suits in particular. No one delivers "Turn around, bright eyes!" quite like this man (or falsettoes quite like Chun).
2. Next up is The Dan Band, everyone's favorite family-friendly wedding singer, as seen in "Old School" and "The Hangover." This just kills me. The emotional intensity, the backup-singer sport coats... tremendous.
3. And last but certainly least, the original Bonnie Tyler video. This video is ... well... you just have to watch it for yourself. I dare you not to imagine Mary Kay Letourneau in the starring role. It actually gets more and more uncomfortable (which means AMAZING!) as the video progresses.
If I have improved anyone's Monday with this trifecta, my work here is done.
UPDATE: Something amazing just happened. Reader Man vs. George sent me this video, and it is genius. Genius! Please enjoy.