Not really about Sicily

I have spent the last 10 days in Trapani studying Italian in a great little school called La Scuola Virgilio.  Once I am back in Cianciana, I will post some of the more interesting things that I learned.  Today we were talking about prostitutes and penises.  Poor Daniella. We hijacked her lesson plan and got totally off topic.  But more later.

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So, to be clear, this post is completely an indication of what happens when you can’t have a proper English conversation for almost two weeks…

This afternoon I was messing around on Youtube and found the music video to a song I used to listen to and enjoy in the 80s. Not sure how I missed the video. So, for your enjoyment, I present…

The Top 6 Reasons the Music Video for Talking in Your Sleep by the Romantics Will Give You Nightmares




6. The women are wearing high heels and teddies/PJs. Okay, maybe this won’t give you nightmares but personally, I think it is an affront for (some) men to think that it is sexy for women to wear high heels in bed. What are you thinking?!?!? They’ll tear holes in the sheets! They’ll gouge your legs! They’ll get tangled in the blankets!!!

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5. The walls are covered in sheets of plastic. I can’t help but think of Dexter when he is carving up his victims. Is this why they put plastic on the walls? Is this why their clothes all seem to be made of vinyl? Is this going to be a massacre of women? Can they be anymore misogynistic???



4. The rooster head bob. Not sure what I’m talking about? Go to 2:14 in the video and you will see what I mean. Okay, perhaps this doesn’t scare you but, as for me, it is the stuff of nightmares. I was chased by a rooster the summer I was ten when I was pawned off to my parent’s friends to stay on their farm. I was helping to feed the chickens when the damn thing started chasing after me. It looked just like Coz Canler on guitar. The pen was completely enclosed and I couldn’t get out. Stephen King, are you listening? Great story idea here.

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3. All the women look like zombies, except the slow motion Marilyn Monroe. It sort of vaguely reminds me of that scene in the 1978 film, Coma, in which all the people are hanging from the ceiling waiting for their body parts to be harvested.




2. And on a related note, these guys are wandering around whispering to sleeping women that they can hear them talking in their sleep. Really??? Creepy much???

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1. Their perms. Except for the drummer, they all have the same perm I came home with the first time I ever got a perm (1985) and my boyfriend said, “Oh god, what have you done?” The drummer, on the other hand, looks like I do when I wake up in the morning after only sleeping a couple of hours. Either way, it’s enough to give anyone nightmares.




So, for your viewing pleasure, and with sincerest apologies to The Romantics, I present…