by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
The folks at Press Here Publicity began distributing a new She & Him video for “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” to the usual outlets yesterday. Ironic, considering how Zooey Deschanel’s version in the 2003 mega holiday hit Elf made an entire country fall in love with her for the very first time. Almost a decade later and we’re still haunted by Deschanel and her shitty TV shitcom like a painful, lingering sore. What better way to wipe whatever residue of appreciation from our collective memory than by revisiting the song with She & Him partner Matt Ward to sell downloads of their flaccid holiday album? But I’m tipping the voting scale here. You tell me which version is better.
She & Him, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” from the film Elf
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They’re calling for seven inches tonight and blizzard conditions. Good thing I have my rum. That’s right. Remember that Sailor Jerry event with Digital Leather and King Khan a month ago? Well, out of the kindness of their golden-colored hearts, the fine folks at SJ (and Dana Dynamite PR) sent me a care package via FedEx, which I only picked up yesterday because FedEx insists on signatures because it’s afraid of intoxicating minors. Anyway, inside were two giant bottles of golden-colored SJ rum and a thank you note — one of the best “thank you’s” the staff at Lazy-i has ever received from a vendor (Are you listening Rolling Rock, you cheap fucks?). So as the snow piles up outside, I’ll be making Hot Apple Jerrys and writing my Year In Review column and wondering why I live in Omaha in the wintertime. Cheers…
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