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    Default Don videos on YouTube and other video sites

    Look what I found today!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfvGvBgU-GM"]The infamous "Johnny Can't Read" video[/ame]

    The kids are all playing PacMan instead of listening to Mr. Henley. If I had a teacher like that, the last thing I would be looking at is my screen, even if it did have David Copperfield on it. Warning: Dark humor in this video.

    BTW, does anyone else think Johnny looks like a young Billy Joel?

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    I have never seen that video before.

    How 80s can you get? Don's videos definitely improved over the years. A few years later his hauntingly beautiful video of Boys of Summer would be honored at the MTV Video awards.

    I guess everyone has one really bad video in their past. (For example, the video with Glenn with shocking white-blonde hair comes immediately to mind.)

    I always wondered why he picked that black-&-white kitchen for the cover of of his I Can't Stand Still album, and now I know why--he used it in this video.

    And I agree, Johnny looks exactly like a young Billy Joel.

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    I actually kind of like the video in a cheesy, retro way. Considering the time period, it's nothing for him to be ashamed of.

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    Cheesy is the word, all right.

    Actually, that video isn't really so bad. IMO, the worst Don video is Everything is Different Now, with all the zombie-like people in it. That video defies description.

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    That was fun! I like the video. It is very 80's

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    The JCR video is cheesy but so are some of Glenn's. My choice for Don's worst video is Not Enough Love In The World. It makes no sense to me at all. This could be a new topic.

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    OMG - another homework assignment. I honestly can't remember the Everything is Different Now or the Not Enough Love in the World videoes, so I'll have to go back and watch them again. I did remember JCR though, even before I watched this. I think it's a good video in that it effectively portrays the message of the song, and it's, obviously, memorable since I didn't forget it.

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    P.S. In my humble opinion, the EIDN video is FAR worse than the NELITW video. FAR worse.

    The NELITW video actually makes sense to me... but perhaps this is best as another topic since this could get long-winded, lol. Of course I get the message of the EIDN video, but the video is downright appalling!

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    I agree. NELITW is a good video and it makes sense to me, too.

    I like the song and the sentiment Don expresses in EIDN, but the video makes you want to go, "What was he thinking?"

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