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Hello, and welcome to Framed, everyone, where--every week--we serve up a new music video and analyze it ruthlessly. Then we "freeze" a dozen pictures from the video and write our own captions to them. The captions are riotously funny and generally the talk of the workplace. We should also mention that they're a great ice-breaker with the ladies!

This week, we're very happy to feature a video from one of pop music's greatest singers, Steve Perry of Journey. Our video--"Oh, Sherrie,"--was Perry's biggest solo hit, and made it to #3 in Billboard's Hot 100 back in 1984. Perry and his band were a big deal back in the day and charted six albums in the Top 10 in their career.

The "Oh, Sherrie" video is, to be honest, pretty ho-hum. After all, we know how good videos can be, having featured such titans as Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Punish Fort and many others right here in Framed. The whole thing revolves around Perry shooting a music video--oh, it's high concept--but leaving with a babe, the presumptive Sherrie, before the shoot is done! The evident goal being for the viewer to regard the singer not as a buffoon, but as a likeable rogue.

Does it work? Only you, the reader, can answer that question! Please enjoy the video and the captions...we live only for your opinion!

Important blog note! It's time, once again, to repost, ponder and reply to some of the niftier comments we've received over the last few weeks. This is a public service we offer at no additional cost to you because Framed knows, just as Thomas Jefferson knew, that it's the give-and-take between blogger and reader that's made America great! U-S-A! U-S-A!!

From the "Britney Spears Framed: "A horse is a horse, of course of course, and no one can talk to a horse, of course, that is, of course unless the horse. . . is Ann Coulter!!--Yahoo! Music User

Framed replies: We say thee, neigh!

From the "Toto Framed:" "Toto has continued to put out quality music for 30 years up through 2006 with "Falling In Between" and performed live up through last year, and is one of the most under-rated LIVE BANDS in the world."--Frog(gy)

Framed replies: And by "world," you mean Uranus, right?

From the "Belinda Carlisle Framed: "Gummo's got the beat!!!"--Karen.

Framed replies: Karen alludes to the District Court's ruling in the seminal Gummo v. Go-Go's decision of 1982.

From the "Collective Soul Framed": "Not your best work, Kordosh."--Yahoo! Music User.

Framed replies: But you, quite seriously, are William Shakespeare.

From the "Michael Jackson Framed": "Kordosh, you have really been slacking lately.--Yahoo! Music User.

Framed replies: See?

"Ummm...using excessive exclamation points does not actually make your writing funny or high quality. It actually makes it more annoying and mediocre."--AlexL.

Framed replies: This was actually posted at Y! Music's "New This Week" blog, but we want to make sure it gets a lot of play. 

"If this is your sense of humor, you must be one dry a$$ Mother."--rai*rai.

Framed replies: Yo mama is so fat she went to the movies and sat next to everyone.

 

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1 -- "Hmm. 'It's not the destination, but the Journey.' I like that."

 

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2 -- "See, mine also protect my upper face in case people spit when they talk."

 

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3 -- Perry has never feared eternal damnation!

 

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4 -- "But science has shown the global warming is, in fact, caused by welfare queens. And also Terri Schiavo's ex-husband."

 

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5 -- The aliens' "Journey Zoo" was off to a good start!

 

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6 -- "The odds that a common garden hose would become self-aware and malevolent? Long, I'd think."

 

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7-- "Good Lord. Hose-o? Framed really is just phoning it in now."

 

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8 -- "You intrigue me. You're a hose, but you can think and use the telephone? And you hate all life? Of course I can get you on TV."

 

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9 -- "Last week it was a bubble, and now His Holiness wants us to pledge our fealty to a hose? Domine, dirige nos!"

 

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10 -- "...and, Jiminy, I get to record in a real studio and everything!!"

 

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11 -- "C'mon. Just pretend I'm manly."

 

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12 -- "On top of that, I recently defeated Pete Townshend in a nose-off!"

 

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