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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

These Eighth Graders NAILED IT

posted by on January 30 at 9:40 AM

You may have thought the whole OK GO! treadmill dance thingy was over months ago—BUT YOU WERE WRONG. Because now four teeny-boppers have put together a DEAD-ON re-creation of “Here We Go Again” for their school talent show… and judging from the reaction of that crowd… they will never be unpopular again.

WOW! It’s like the grand finale of REVENGE OF THE NERDS!

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that's incredible. mmm pop culture is tasty.

Posted by kim | January 30, 2007 10:24 AM

Amazing... I was hoping one of them would eat it, but part of me is glad that they didn't.

Posted by Dakota | January 30, 2007 10:45 AM

Judging by the cheering *before* the act even started, these kids were already part of the popular crowd.

Posted by Investigatory Journalist | January 30, 2007 10:51 AM

Not necessarily. I think it was the recognition of what they were about to do.

Posted by No | January 30, 2007 10:53 AM

Dakota: The part of you that STILL LOVES, right?

Posted by Gloria | January 30, 2007 11:08 AM

Turns out these are high school guys, not 8th graders.

The original video took days to work out under the guidance of one member's wife, a professional choreographer. I think their video was edited as well. These kids made it look far easier than it is. It's fucking difficult!

Posted by Orson | January 30, 2007 11:36 AM

Rich kids with 4 treadmills are likely popular.

Posted by DOUG. | January 30, 2007 12:09 PM


They have eight treadmills.

Posted by extremely popular | January 30, 2007 12:18 PM

Oh great. Imitation is officially better than creativity.

And considering Jamiroquai did all this 10 years ago makes these kids two degrees out on the uncreative, plaigarism bandwagon.

Ok, Go To Hell.

Posted by Max Goldman | January 30, 2007 12:44 PM

Those dudes were totally already popular. Don't you know that nerds are the new jocks?

Posted by nomi malone | January 30, 2007 12:54 PM

Doug, way to bring class into this - everything can be reduced to class differences, right?

Posted by Trey | January 30, 2007 1:15 PM

i love this!! i would make out with every last one of them. and the treadmills.

Posted by gforce | January 30, 2007 2:30 PM

when's the flood coming

Posted by gaelic rose | January 30, 2007 3:58 PM

my suspicion is that these are already popular guys dressed up in nerdy clothes.
because yes, apparently geek is "in."

Posted by ef | January 30, 2007 10:50 PM

Ahhh... I can remember when the jocks were cool and ruled the school. I was varsity in three sports back in the 80s. We hosted the best parties and dated the "hottest babes". I can remember what a big deal it was to get a patch to add to the jacket. Everyone knew the significance of each little patch, each badge of honor, as you strutted down the halls or over to the gym for an assembly. What power! Sometimes a wayward non-conformist rebel would deface their letter jacket with a button depicting Van Halen, The Police or Duran Duran. Now THAT was a crazy alternative act of defiance!

Posted by stud muffin | January 31, 2007 12:00 PM
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