Friday, October 10, 2008

youtube broadcast yourself moment of the day

In honor of election season, let's have a vote. (leave Barrack Obama alone)

Which video rendition of the National Anthem do you enjoy more? I'm not asking which one is better, more significant, more artistic, or funnier. The answer to each of those questions is clear. (Whitney, push, Whitney, Carl)

Let's set the scene for #1. January 1991, the first Gulf War had just started. Patriotism was at a near all-time high. Whitney Houston delivered the performance of her lifetime (note: sadly, the "high" notes she hit were a direct result of cocaine ingestion). Anyway, on to the video. (note: you have to cut and paste the url, please)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h9NN5FhJ7I

Here is #2, the all time great US sprinter, Carl Lewis. Carl was an incredible track star, winning an incredible 9 gold medals. Carl's dominance ended while he was wearing spandex and short shorts (that is not an indictment of his "personal life" [not there is anything wrong with that]). And on to the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uDc5tQxmJY

So folks, which rendition do you enjoy more. This is entirely subjective, and there is no wrong answer (something like a Torts 2 exam). I myself prefer Whitney's version, but, hey, that's just me.

3 comments:

Vik said...

note: you'll need to cut and paste the videos. this is my first blog, so cut me some slack, please.

J said...

Whitney "Cracky" Brown Houston wins this matchup. HOWEVER, Carl lays the wood to the diva with this little number.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jamJ4-C_TME

Vik said...

and how rumors got started about "crazy legs" carl will always defy me...