From the sublime…

| December 5, 2008

…to the ridiculous. Orin Kerr, over at the Volokh Conspiracy, is attempting to find (and I quote) “the single cheesiest Lawrence Welk clip on YouTube.” Here’s his current nominee:

Let’s see:  ridiculous outfits — check. Ridiculous dance moves — check. A bland orchestra rendition of a Captain & Tennille song that manages to remove whatever spark and syncopation existed in the original — check. Wisconsin would be proud. (Bonus video: the Captain & Tennille in an interview from 2007. She’s still a fine-looking woman, given that she’s pushing 70.)

UPDATE: the outfits and dance moves kept reminding me of something, and I finally realized what — one of my all-time favorite commercials (and I don’t even drink coffee):

Heh. Now try to get that song out of your head for the rest of the day. ..bruce w..

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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  1. Bruce Henderson says:

    What is terrifying to me is that when I was in high school, there was a couple who intentionally and willingly spent their free time meticulously choreographing and rehearsing things just like that Lawrence Welk video. Complete with cheesy costumes. Then again it was Central Illinois and people got bored and did some strange stuff there.