If we don’t, nobody will

Tangentially: One day in 1983 I was at Sound Warehouse picking up a copy of the Rhythm of Youth LP by Men Without Hats, whence cometh the Safety Dance, and the clerk duly handed me a plastic fedora.

I objected: “These are Men Without Hats. Shouldn’t you be taking a hat away from me?”

The clerk gave me a “Go away, boy, you bother me” look, and so I did, hat in hand.


  1. fillyjonk »

    9 July 2019 · 7:02 pm

    The 80s were a weird time. But at least weird in an amusing way. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but: I miss them.

    I remember this song from the one and only school dance I went to. IIRC, we mostly “popcorned” to it, which I don’t think defeats the purpose of the song, as we weren’t slamming into each other or anything.

  2. McGehee »

    9 July 2019 · 7:15 pm

    I’ll commit to this version.

  3. CGHill »

    9 July 2019 · 10:12 pm

    The midget seems to be getting the worst of it.

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