AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Steve Almond

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Introducing the Toto ‘Africa’ Meme

Watch out in the new year for our meme of covers of Toto’s “Africa.” We’ve been wanting to start this for a while. It’s bad music. The best deconstruction of the song’s musical quality is by humorist Steve Almond. But you can’t stop tapping your feet or humming to it. We’re amazed by the wide

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

The Comedy Hour

Later today (starting around noon) Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert–both mainstream liberal comedians, media critics and Barack Obama partisans–aided by tens of thousands of their viewers (supporters?) will try to both outdo and lampoon the antics of...

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Bad Music

80’s rock band Toto’s  “Africa“–a staple of Apartheid radio–is a bad piece of music which you can’t help humming to when it comes on. And more recently it’s been revived as R&B/dancehall or as “acapella jazz choir.” ...