• Sarah Brown

    Well, you know I love this.

  • Dani

    Wow that is the most flatering and creative public humilation I’ve ever witnessed.

  • Michelle_GEE

    I love the “Breakfast Club” spin. Well played, Pat Munson, well played.

  • dawdawsmom

    so…do you get royalties off of this? =o)

  • sarahhawley

    I’m embarrassed for you. And unfortunately, I can relate (not via a video and excellent song, but with the at-the-time-super-self-aware-and-totally-cringe-worthy journal entries)

  • sugarleg

    I demand an Albino Raindrops tee-shirt.

  • Amy J.

    You know I love you Heather…

    But…

    …when I watched that I literally put my face in my hands, started shaking it back and forth and nervously giggling,at which point I said, out loud, to no one, since I’m alone, “OMG, that’s so bad in so many ways.”

    Huge cringe factor sweetie. Sorry. And the exact reason no one besides my husband has ever seen my heartfelt, several pages long, letter to Michael Jackson that I wrote when I was 12! ;)

    That shit always comes back to haunt you. Always, LOL. (especially if you share it with like a million people or so, lol). And now, albino raindrops shall haunt me as well. Thanks alot Heather : ).

    P.S.
    I really hope you like that dude who wrote the song, otherwise I’d kick him in the nuts…or have Jon do it.

  • Amy J.

    Of course, nothing is more cringe inducing than that pee in the bed thing you posted the other day. When I shared it with friends a raging debate started over whether or not that kid singing was a boy or a girl. Not to mention the huge question of whether Mormons are more odd than hillbillies! I’ll check my Facebook, but I still think the debate is going on, even days later.

  • TxSuzyQ

    Watching the Albino Raindrops Video gave me the distinct feeling of being Rickrolled and I’m not sure why.

    DOOCEROLLED!!!

  • KatieKat484

    holy crap. That’s just…amazingly-cringe-worthy. And flattering.
    And I agree, there needs to be a t-shirt.

  • tokenblogger

    Brit Pop overload.

  • santa barbara

    “had to come to god’s own school to learn the devil’s name…”

    awesome. that’s all i can really say.

  • CathyJean

    I love this video and song! As a 1985 HS grad, I pretty much dig anything ’80s. But the idea of portraying the Breakfast Clubbers as adults is brilliant. And that the burner gets together with the misfit makes me go “yay!” (Instead of with the prom queen.) The Psychedelic Furs feel of the song makes me all swoony. (Love The Cure guy, too–perfect!)

  • littlewords

    Wow, I was going to say: “I can’t decide which that song/video was channeling more: The Cure or Psychedelic Furs.”

    Then I read the last comment.
    You beat me to it, 13!
    *Shakes Fist*

  • salvationamy

    Holy cow, that is about infinity kinds of awesome! Wear it with pride!

  • Norabloom

    I’ve seen this video several times now and the song keeps growing on me. They did a fantastic job with both the music and video. Oh, and can I just brag that I am good friends with the cute James Spader look-alike reading Less than Zero? : )

  • nanda panda

    Wow, so brilliantly dead-pan– The Birth of Emo? This guy needs to be on MadTV or SNL. Um, hope the wedgie doesn’t stick, Heather!

  • ritchjc

    Greatest! Song! Ever! I am sorry for your humiliation but thank you for sharing that with the world! I love the Breakfast Club/Strangers with Candy combo!

  • jon

    Pat is a great guitarist and songwriter. Of any musician I’ve known, he has the best ear and can transcribe songs with an accuracy that is uncanny. As in alien superpower uncanny.

  • getgoinggirly2

    oh just the thought of the furs gives me chills but i have to say this song makes me think of earth shoes more than wedgies

  • Jen Cottrell

    Freaky shit, Heather. Do you realize that your “Mortified” post received 666 comments?

    THAT’S FUCKING WEIRD. I think it was Satan’s way of talking smack to you. :)

  • misheru

    The question is, how many people will get the 1980s references? I saw Breakfast Club, Some Kind of Wonderful and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. VERY cringe-worthy, and I say that in a nice way. :)

    The cool thing is this: one woman’s cringe is another man’s Psychedelic Fur-fueled inspiration. Can’t get better than that.

  • Balkan Girl Down Under

    Hahahahahah…OMG. “Albino tears”?!

    …dude.

    Yowza! I’m at work and YouTube is blocked…dammit! Will check out the vid later at home (DUH). Freakin’ awesome that Pat made a song and video out of it, hee!

  • Daffodil Campbell

    Wow….that made me uncomfortable – but at the same time I was totally mesmerized. Like The Cure + John Hughes got together and made something FANTASTIC.

    The experience called to mind a snowy night years ago. I went to see my brother’s a capella group perform at MIT – and he sang Material Girl.

    I didn’t see that one coming.

    I couldn’t watch BUT I COULDN’T STOP WATCHING.

    This video had a similar effect – I was all into it, and then I would hear a lyric and freeze. “Had to come to God’s own school to learn the devil’s name” huh? Wowzers.

  • kandrusz

    This is all kinds of awesome. I cannot be the only person who is inspired by this to wish that their local community theater puts on an altered production of “The Breakfast Club” with all middle-aged actors. I mean, without violating copyrights or whatever. THAT would be amazing. Thanks Dooce. (Wait, could John Hughes have a copyright on fingerless gloves, plaid vests and Pixie Stix?)

  • MissCaron

    Oh my goodness! Love the fact that they channeled Breakfast Club… and the song is quite catchy… but, dude, that’s amazing that someone has done something so creative with something you’ve written. Must feel pretty good! :-)

  • SuburbanPrairie

    Flashbacks. FLASHBACKS!

  • Kristi

    Song and video are both AWESOME!
    LOVE, love, love the Breakfast-Club-adult theme, what a great idea.
    Don’t worry about the cringe factor, Ms. Dooce. We’ve ALL had cringes, and I bet most of them are way worse than “albino raindrops.”

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  • ahrusso

    lmfao!!!

  • jacqueline

    I want a tee-shirt, too.

    @Amy J: Play nice. And it’s “a lot,” not “alot.” http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html

  • gretchie

    One day, we’ll all look back on this, mumble some awkward things and quickly change the subject.

    BTW, love the Adam Ant/Breakfast Club mash-up.

  • Mrs_Wormwood

    Love it! Bravo, that your writing inspired something equally wonderful.

  • Theresa4

    OMG! This is ALL kinds of freakin’ awesome!!!!

  • ttwiix

    Is it just me or does the guy in the vest look like Luke from Gilmore Girls?

  • pinkiepie

    Well it made me smile, truly…so maybe that helps, I really thought it was great how one little (embarrasing) comment can turn into a music video! What creative friends you have, I have one creative friend who knitted my baby a cap once, but so far no music vids. you rock albino snowflake momma!

  • arabellasmum

    Hilarious, and I will have that tune in my head for the next 28 years. Very ’80s, very Adam Ant lead, love that the principals are in advanced ages but playing high school B.S. So funny!