Four years ago, Framed debuted here in Y! Music, and things haven't been the same since. Younger readers may find it hard to believe that--before then--there were actually no professionally written, bitingly wry, whimsically topical, wildly funny photo captions to music videos available anywhere, at any price.
Yes, the internet was a bleak, Gummoless wasteland.
Now, four years later, everything has changed. Readers now eagerly follow the exploits of Cleavage Girl, Hose-O, and Glurpo. The people of Poland are free. And a major motion picture based on Wall Girl, America's super heroine sweetheart, is coming to a theater near you in 2012.
It's all because of Framed, the blog that exists for reasons that cannot be articulated. Or even dreamt up. This week, we salute all of our readers over the years by reprising the very first Framed, only with new and improved captions. It's Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Around Comes Around," a ponderously didactic, boringly long video that (at least) also features Scarlett Johansson. We'd describe the plot, but what's the point?
Our great thanks to everyone who's read and posted over the years. We could have done it without you, but they probably wouldn't have paid us. We promise to be back next week and every week, and to never, ever sell out our core principles.
Once we identify them, we mean.
1 - "What's the difference between being in Y! Music and getting really drunk? Well, one of them is sort of fun."
2 - "What say we meet here again in four more years and say something completely different?"
3- "What's that, Gummo? Well, of course this is getting ridiculous already."
4 - "Who'd've guessed that the fabled Stairway to Heaven was now owned by Flipper?"
5 - "'Nsync? No, seriously!"
6 - "How ya doin', Berlin? Big shout out to the Luftwaffe!"
7 - "Look! A somewhat drunken blogger, cashing a check!"
8 - And, just then, all the readers got really old and needed glasses!
9 - "But science has shown that a gravity-defying drink is theoretically impossible!"
10 - "Scream all you want! Even Pig Noise Man can't save you now!"
11 - "Watch me! This is how Inhalo does it!"
12 - "What about you, reader? Will you be back here next week and every week thereafter? Or will you risk falling into disfavor with all the boy band alumni?"