February 9, 2011
Remember that great scene in Wayne’s World when the guys are in the AMC Pacer (not a Pinto) rocking out to Bohemian Rhapsody?
So last night I took a dozen teenagers to the local indoor climbing gym. I had half that dozen in my car.
On the way home, the boys totally and unwittingly re-enacted that scene.
Except. Not to Queen. And not to Nirvana. Or The Who. Not even to Neal Diamond.
No. They shouted every word to Selena Gomez, Naturally.
It’s not quite the same as screaming “I Am Iron Man” like I did as a kid.
I recognize that teenagers are blessed with at least a rudimentary sense of irony. But just knowing the words well enough to sing the whole song? Demerit.
I nearly crashed the car trying to figure out how to film/record them on my Android phone.
Too many screens, I couldn’t do it. You’ll have to just use your imagination.