Talking Hats

Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter visited The Daily Show yesterday.

STEVEN JOHNSON: We grew up around the same time I think, in the ’70s. We watched some horrible programs. People remember Mary Tyler Moore and All In The Family
JON STEWART: Lidsville. Remember Lidsville?
JOHNSON: Starsky & Hutch and Fantasy Island.
STEWART: Remember Lidsville?
JOHNSON: I don’t even know what you’re talking about.
STEWART: Really? Charles Nelson Reilly? With the puppets? The hats that talked?

C’mon Johnson, do your research.

Even the DVD cover frightens and confuses me.

Men Without Hats – “The Safety Dance (Extended Mix)”

Apologies — obviously I have run out of things to blog about. That’s why for the first time ever there will totally be SURPRISE GUEST BLOGGER Friday while Stereogum is at Bonnaroo (which, incidentally, is decorated like Sid & Marty Krofft’s attic). Stay tuned…