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Girl You Know It’s True

April 15, 2011

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.

  1. April 15, 2011 22:25

    I still like their albums. I don’t care who was ultimately singing the songs. 🙂

  2. April 16, 2011 14:22

    Please let me know if Molly’s sister says anything bad about El DeBarge. I won’t stand for that.

  3. lizgwiz permalink
    April 19, 2011 14:44

    Well, either Milli or Vanilli died after ingesting way too many pills with alcohol, so I’m guessing that’s the one she met at Betty Ford.

    • April 23, 2011 07:43

      Omygosh, I had no idea. Now I am feeling bad about writing this. Not quite bad enough to take it down yet.

  4. April 19, 2011 22:38

    aren’t they dead?

    • April 23, 2011 07:43

      The one I saw on The View the other day seemed pretty lively.

  5. April 22, 2011 18:36

    I’ve always thought Milli Vanilli could put anyone’s life in perspective.

    • April 23, 2011 07:37

      Girl, you know it’s true. (bwaaaa)

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