Friday, May 8, 2009

"Jabberwocky" on the Block

The New Kids on the Block performed "Hanging Tough" on The Today Show and employed Rejuvenique masks as stage props. It was creepy. At first I was confused, but then it made sense. After all, the Rejuvenique mask is an anti-aging tool and the New Kids aren't exactly young any more. As my sister (who brought this matter to my attention) said, "They must've picked up a Rejuvenique sponsorship!"

At the end of the song, Donnie yells out, "NKOTB! Jabberwocky! New York!"

"Jabberwocky," is, of course, the famous poem by Lewis Carroll "in which he created nonsensical words from word combinations." Now, this might not seem related to the New Kids, but when you think about it, "Whoa oh oh oh oh, hangin' tough. We're rough" makes as much sense as "All mimsy were the borogoves, / And the mome raths outgrabe."

Via Videogum.

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