The Other McCain

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I Blame Dan Collins …

Posted on | July 30, 2011 | 28 Comments

… for suggesting that I link this shockingly obscene NSFW video. And by “shockingly obscene NSFW,” of course, I mean “Precious and Few,” the sappy 1972 love ballad by Climax.

Everybody knows the classic “Rick Roll,” whereby you trick somebody into clicking on video of Rick Astley singing “Never Gonna Give You Up.” In the comments on an earlier post, Dan Collins one-upped the Rick Roll with what we might call the Climax. And just to maximize the effectiveness of this technique, I’ve created a special URL:

Send that link to an unsuspecting co-worker — improvise your own irresistible subject-line teaser — and then listen for the telltale piano-and-strings intro from the neighboring cubicle that proclaims to everyone in the office: YOU’VE BEEN ‘CLIMAXED’!

UPDATE: A commenter offers an alternate URL:

“The Climax” is going viral, y’all.


28 Responses to “I Blame Dan Collins …”

  1. Norman Invasion
    July 30th, 2011 @ 7:11 pm
  2. Ladd Ehlinger Jr.
    July 30th, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    My eyes. My ears.

  3. Joe
    July 30th, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    The horror of that shirt with billowing belly and chest hair is one I am not sure I will ever recover from.  Not safe for work?  How about not safe for those with eyesight!  Damn you Stacy!  Damn you and Collins for that. 

  4. Anonymous
    July 30th, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    Now, if I can just find an Amazon Associates link for Brain Bleach …

  5. Anonymous
    July 30th, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    Maybe you deserve an Obama budget…

  6. ThePaganTemple
    July 30th, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

    I didn’t know this until now, but here’s the same singer as one of The OutSiders singing Time Won’t Let me

  7. Dianna Deeley
    July 30th, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

    I cannot click. I can’t.

  8. Adjoran
    July 30th, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    Thanks for the reminder that America can survive even such horrors as that.

  9. Dan Collins
    July 30th, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

    Hit the tip jar before we Climax again!

  10. Bob Belvedere
    July 30th, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    Call me Oedipus.

  11. Bob Belvedere
    July 30th, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

    Joe’s right: Damn You All To Hell!!!

  12. smitty
    July 30th, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    What’s particularly shocking about this acoustic atrocity is that the lead vocalist,, was none other than Stacy McCain, operating under a pseudonym.
    Shocking, I know. But when have you ever known Stacy not to be trying to turn this sort of shame into a triumph?

  13. smitty
    July 30th, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

    Good onya, Dianna.

  14. Bob Belvedere
    July 30th, 2011 @ 7:49 pm
  15. Eewwww! « The Camp Of The Saints
    July 30th, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    […] Collins and Stacy McCain are trying to start a new version of the Rick […]

  16. Anonymous
    July 30th, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    Sonny Geraci: The Robert Plant of Schmaltz!

  17. Rickrolled dammit! « That Mr. G Guy's Blog
    July 30th, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    […] now know, thanks to Dan Collins, why Robert Stacy McCain is a journalist instead of a rock ‘n roll singer. Dan unearthed this shocking video of McCain […]

  18. Mike
    July 30th, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

     I used to like this song. It will never be the same now that my eyes have been assaulted with the video.

  19. Anonymous
    July 30th, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    That’s what we’re here for, man.

  20. Bob Belvedere
    July 30th, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    Linked to at: Eewwww!

    [PS: There are four w’s in Eewwww]

  21. Bob Belvedere
    July 30th, 2011 @ 8:39 pm
  22. Anonymous
    July 30th, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    Not enough in the Creation…

  23. spot_the_dog
    July 31st, 2011 @ 12:33 am

    “I blame Dan Collins…”

    My axis of blame goes something like this:

    If I can’t blame it on Bush, I blame it on Murdoch.
    If I can’t blame it on Murdoch, I blame it on Stacy McCain.
    If I can’t blame it on Stacy McCain, I blame it on Dan Collins.

    In that spirit, I’m off to paste into a few of my favourite blogs.

  24. Paul Ryan’s Disgusting Porkbarrelling
    July 30th, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

    […] you clicked that, you’ve been cLiMaXxEdToR! Tags: budget, cLiMaX, Kerry, moon, Obama, Rubio, Ryan, Wisconsin, […]

  25. Anonymous
    July 31st, 2011 @ 1:57 am

    Finally! A believable explanation for the spectacular Mrs Other McCain….

  26. Joe
    July 31st, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    Watch this, if you dare. 

    I warned you. 

  27. Andrea Harris
    July 31st, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

    I used to love that song when I was a kid. Confession: I still like it. Which is odd, because I otherwise hated all that soft, soggy, ballad-y tripe with the ooh-aah choruses (chori?).