Let's see. What's been happening lately? Well, the planet Jupiter was impacted by an asteroid or comet that left a mark as large as the Pacific Ocean on its upper atmosphere. Scientists have traced the origins of malaria and deduced that--at some point--it was a disease of chimpanzees, not humans. Interesting. And seven out of 10 U.S. children have low levels of vitamin D, raising their risk of bone and heart disease. Don't forget the Pepsi, mom.
Wait a minute! This isn't the blog we write for Google Science! This is that blog we write for Y! Music! How embarrassing!
Well, as were getting ready to say, welcome to Framed, everyone! Did you know the Florida quartet Shinedown has left a mark on the Earth's music scene every bit as impressive as what that comet did to Jupiter? It's true! They're the first band ever--ever, we tell you--to have every one of their first 10 singles get into the Top 5. Like a comet or an asteroid, nothing can stop them.
We're thrilled, of course, to have their video for "Second Chance" in Framed this week. The 2008 single, which was also on their LP, The Sound Of Madness, hit #1--hey, we're not a trivia blog, outside of last week!--and is still scoring on various video charts. Because it's so good.
We hope you enjoy this very rousing video. We don't want to give it away, but it's all about a girl pursuing her dream of becoming a ballerina despite the fact that her parents are ignorant, non-supportive haters. You're certain to agree that, with this song and this video, Shinedown have made an artistic statement so remarkable that even the people of Jupiter are watching in rapt appreciation.
Those that lived through the impact, we mean.
1 -- "Sleep, human female," said Gummo, The Sentient Bubble. "I shall not allow the grotesqueries of this unfortunate video event to harm you."
2 -- "Oh, c'mon, Maryanne. It's a three hour tour. What in the world could go wrong?"
3 -- "Well, we certainly hope our nutritive value outweighs the agony of our death throes."
4 -- "But I will enter Kandor, Kal-El! This, I vow!"
5 -- "You see, Timmy, you grow old and then you die. Now, how about some popcorn?"
6 -- "But I reject Kierkegaard and proto-existentialism! As do most of the readers!"
7 -- "Trust me. The best way to get even with your parents is by having multiple sessions of unprotected sex."
8 -- "Where's the birth certificate??!!"
9 -- Oh, throw the bleeping fish already.
10 -- "Hmm. Building an efficient national health care plan out of Legos really wasn't all that hard."
11 -- The computer's intelligence had increased exponentially and now, disturbingly, it began to "write" random notes to "people."
12 -- "You may awaken, human female. Gummo was pleased to spare you. By the way...have you ever heard of Pumpkinhead?"