Girl You Know It’s True
There was a piece about Milli Vanilli on the Yahoo homepage today. Everything old is new again, apparently. What are they shilling? A book? A movie? A mini-series? I wasn’t paying attention.
It reminded me of my old friend Molly. (Not Molly the talking dog. Different Molly). Her sister had gone to the famous Betty Ford Clinic way back when for drug and alcohol rehab. This was after a long stint of making her family crazy, wrecking cars, stealing money and generally behaving badly.
“How’s your sister?” I asked.
“She’s doing a lot better,” said Molly.
“Oh, Betty Ford helped?” I inquired.
“Well, she had kind of a revelation while she was there,” explained Molly. “You see, Milli Vanilli was there too.”
This was just after the whole lip-synching scandal had broken and they had had to return their Grammy.
I’m pretty sure Milli and Vanilli weren’t BOTH there, but no one could ever tell them apart anyway, so we always called both of them Milli Vanilli.
“Yeah, she realized, ‘Hey, maybe I’m a desperate alcoholic and drug addict, but at least I’m not a desperate alcoholic and drug addict who got caught lip synching and had to give my Grammy back.”*
Whatever gets you through the night, people.
*Disclaimer: I am not saying that either Milli nor Vanilli are desperate drug addicts or alcoholics. I’m saying Molly told me that’s what her sister said she thought about them. Please not to sue.