Short term thread (Please no locky)
On August 10, 2004, Internet geeks the world over will take back MTV(as if they had it once before)! Vote for "Experimental Film" by They Might Be Giants on August 10, and help us geek up America's "coolest" show!
Why are we doing this?
Quite frankly, I don't much like MTV. No, let me rephrase that. I really, really, really don't like MTV. They propogate a culture that is entirely based on marketing and physical beauty (not that much else in this world isn't, but MTV is by far the worst offender) and give no creedence to bands, videos, or culture that doesn't fit their definition of "cool." And, as Internet geeks, we're the only ones who really know what "cool" is, right?
Why "Experimental Film?"
We're very blessed in this instance: Homestarrunner.com has combined a long-time dork cult favorite (They Might Be Giants) with a more recent one (Homestar Runner and Company). I know that a big ol' chunk of the Internet loves Homestar Runner, and I'm sure those who don't have the same passion for TMBG that I do will easily jump ship once they hear the song. For the uninitiated, the video for "Experimental Film" is available here.
This is so freaking sweet! How can I help?
The easiest way to help is to simply vote for the video. Any time on August 10, 2004, visit MTV's website (yes, we all have to make sacrifices). Click on "Shows," then click on "TRL." Finally, click the "Vote" button... and you're one step closer! And if you don't want to follow all of that, just follow this link
Because They Might Be Giants is not a band of über-hotties, you won't find an easy way to vote for their video. For this reason, select the circle at the bottom and enter "Experimental Film" for song and "They Might Be Giants" for artist. At least some of us would probably do well to mention Homestar in the "What'd ya think of the vid?" box below. And remember: things in that box get on TV, so say stupid stuff like "i vote 4 this vid cuz strong sad is sexay!!!!! <3"
The other way to support the cause is to get the word out. Tell your friends, neighbors, loved ones, pets, gaming buddies, and fellow Internet geeks about this plan. Copy-and-paste this post and put it in other forums you frequent. Have those people spread the word. If each of us makes the effort to just tell a few people, the word will get out quickly, and MTV won't be able to ignore us!
That's a lot of text... summarize?Okay, fine:
On August 10, visit TRL's voting page on MTV.com2.
Vote for "Experimental Film" by They Might Be Giants
Watch TRL (yes, I know, I know) for the next few days to see how we did.4.
Prior to steps 1, 2, and 3, GET THE WORD OUT!