Yes, We're Going to Blog on K-Flo and Ralph Norman ...
... because we think this is a really nice picture of K-Flo and we've written too much on Norman's campaign not to do a post-mortem.
Don't worry. The Norman blog will be short.
And no, we're not kidding. This is a really nice picture of K-Flo (probably the only favor The State newspaper did Karen during the whole campaign was running this picture). We're even sitting here listening to Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor trying to picture Karen with no hair and she's still hot.
(Useless Music Trivia: It was the 1990 video for O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U" than convinced R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe to try lip-syncing for just the second time in his career in the 1991 "Losing My Religion" video. Stipe had previously lip-synced just once - in the band's 1982 video for "Wolves, Lower" off the Chronic Town EP, but had vowed never to do it again because he felt it made him look foolish. R.E.M.'s breakthrough 1983 "Murmur" album, incidentally, was co-produced by Lancaster, S.C. native Don Dixon and the town of "West Columbia, South Carolina" is specifically referenced in the B-Side Classic "Voice of Harold" off of the 1984 "Dead Letter Office" compilation album. Any commenter who can correctly identify the R.E.M. song title - and album - that first included the alternate-lyrics version of what would later become "Voice of Harold" gets a free hug from Heather S.).
Okay, knowing that some poor secretary in Anderson probably just read all that to John Rainey is priceless.
And knowing that far too many of you are scouring R.E.M.'s Wikipedia page in search of the correct answer is also priceless.
Moving on ... like we said until we interrupted us, we were going to blog on Norman and K-Flo tonight, that is of course until we came upon this story chronicling the breakup of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Whatever His Name Is.
The basic premise of this article is that by examining Reese and Ryan's split, we can divine some relationship wisdom that might come in handy in our own lives.
We're going to link to it again here in case you are attempting to imagine the most ridiculous thing you've ever read in your entire life and need something to remind you of it.