Friday, August 20, 2010

TGIF: Thank God It's Friday!

Friday night fever
It's Friday, and I am going out tonight!

The Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up" was a very controversial music video when it was first released. Why? The video features a first-person point of view of someone going clubbing, indulging in large amounts of drugs and alcohol, getting into fist fights with men, abusing women and picking up a lap dancer and having sex with her as well. At the end of the video the camera pans over to... Well, I won't tell anything more, just watch it for yourself, but I can't see anything wrong with this video. The video gets me in the right mood for a night out of bar-hopping between Skylux Lounge, Club Gallileo, Black Diamond (yes Naomi!), Havana, Bacchus, Gypsies, Lido's, F3 Pango, Madhouse, Modern Green, Chillers, Apple Bees and of course Rafikiz.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) criticized the song and its music video. NOW stated that the lyrics are a "...dangerous and offensive message advocating violence against women." NOW also believed that the lyrics are in reference to administering heroin (smack) to another person. Well, I don't think so. The song was also featured in Charlie's Angels, and it's a good song for working out. What's your opinion?

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