Go West – King of Wishful Thinking

Acadia Einstein


A few things.

  • I love this song.  I do not apologize for that.
  • It has the worst 90’s clothes I have ever seen.  It was 1990 so it was sooo right on the edge of 80’s that there is a little bit of rub.  But damn that dude’s pants are pulled up HIGH!  And the other guy is wearing biker shorts on purpose.
  • The song was apparently in Pretty Woman.  I have never seen that movie and I hate Julia Roberts.  I think her mouth looks like a garage filled with refrigerators.
  • If you listen to the words, I will bet you know dat feel.  Not that I do…. *cries*
  • The video is especially good because it really seems like they just showed up at the “things you can put in a movie” store, threw a bunch of money on the counter and asked: “What can I buy for this?”
  • I always feel bad for drummers who sing.  I mean, there are plenty of famous ones, I know, but they can’t woo chicks on the quad like the guitar jerks do.  The most they can do is bring their drumsticks around and hit people’s furniture with them at parties or pretend that they stole them off a table at a Chinese restaurant for giants.  Sorry Dave Grohl!
  • Dudes cannot dance at ALL.

Ahh bullet lists.  Making posts look longer since the beginning of the Internet!


I have run the site since 2005. And I have to say I am pretty damn proud of it. I wrote the book Whalewolf (sold on Smashwords.com) and am not even close to tired so I am just going to keep going. I was born in Portland, Maine and I currently live in New York and Charlotte, North Carolina. I keep hoping that at some point all these weird rebels are gonna say: "SURPRISE!" and act normal. Eight years and counting....


  1. elssar
    January 25, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I don’t kno…

  2. Acadia
    January 25, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    You can put videos in comments?

    • elssar
      January 25, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Apparently I can.

  3. Dan Brill
    Dan BrillReply
    January 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Nothing to be ashamed of. Good solid pop song.

    Second, ban anyone who starts that First! crap. He’ll find out that’s not the goal when his future wife leaves him.

    Mouth like a garage full of refrigerators. You should win your own comment of the week for that one.

    • Acadia
      January 25, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      I can’t afford to ban anyone!

  4. alex
    January 25, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I can’t believe I just sat through that whole thing.

    • Acadia
      January 25, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      That’s quality entertainment right there.

  5. stacyfrazer
    January 25, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I never knew Penn and Teller had a band!!

    • Acadia
      January 25, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      *scribbles in notebook*

  6. angie potter
    angie potterReply
    January 25, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I had hoped that song was a bad trip. Thanks for proving that it wasn’t.

  7. Ami B.
    Ami B.Reply
    January 26, 2013 at 1:01 am

    It thought it was supposed to be everything, BUT the kitchen sink. Hyperbolic fail.

  8. sj
    January 26, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    ZOMG, that was both the best and worst video I’ve ever seen.

    Much like this post.

    • Acadia
      January 26, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      You have been missed!

      • sj
        January 27, 2013 at 3:38 pm

        Awww! I’ve missed you too! Been in the process of moving and haven’t been around ANYWHERE.

  9. Eva Halloween
    January 26, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Wait, that’s the actual official video? I thought it was a sad fan-made tribute that may or may not be starring a lip-synching Michael Lohan and the only girl they knew willing to kind of dress up like Julia Roberts.

    • Eva Halloween
      January 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      Were there falling rocks and ice hockey, or did I dream that part?

  10. alex
    January 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I STILL have this stuck in my head.

  11. Jordan Pond
    Jordan PondReply
    April 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Yes, falling rocks (to go along with the “we were never carved in stone” line), leading directly into an upskirt sequence that probably spawned the audience for 1000 giantess fetish videos. Plus, Fake Roy Orbison, Fake Elvis, and a Fake Pope! (I think King Neptune may have been the real deal.)

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