With special guest star KayDee*!
(This one is kind of cheating since my husband only introduced the topic, but I figured it was funny enough to share.)
A transcript of a conversation I had with my Bon Jovi loving husband and his friend about the song Livin’ On A Prayer.
Boy: If the union was on strike, maybe Tommy should have just gotten another job, Maybe he could have washed dishes at the diner Gina worked at. Just saying.
Me: As Gina dreamed of running away and was crying in the night, I don’t know how hot working at the diner was. Besides, it didn’t make a difference to them if they made it or not. They had each other and that’s a lot for love . . .
KayDee: I think the first problem was the landlord wasn’t accepting prayers as payment, as that seems to be what they were living on. Also, it appears to be an issue that Gina had a wicked case of aphephobia because they would make it if she just took Tommy’s hand already, damn it!
Me: Actually, if you think about it, the whole Bon Jovi economy was kind of messed up since Tommy seemed to think that hocking his guitar would help solve all of his financial problems. I mean what about buskering or teaching guitar?
I’ll give you $1 million for your snappy looking axe my good manual labouring man!
KayDee: Firs of all, thank you for almost making me shoot tea out my nose with the term “Bon Jovi Economy”. Secondly, what you don’t understand is that when you have an axe like that you need to make it *talk*… no amount of street performance or teaching bratty 8 year olds is going to get you the kind of dough you need to pay for the quantity of conditioner you need to keep your highlighted mane luxurious. Maybe Gina should have considered a job in a salon.
Me: Oh, I didn’t think about that. That would have been tough, especially with the inflated prices due to the Hairspray Shortage of 1985.
The 1980s were a hard time for rockers. So much hair, not enough quality hair products!
KayDee: *laughs* Thank God we’re past that.
(For those of you on Facebook, KayDee is actually a comedian and can be followed here.)