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March 06, 2005

In an alternate take they tried Old Maid

I happened to catch The Killers' video for their new single, Mr. Brightside today. It appears to be a Moulin Rouge sort of story; the lead singer (Brandon Flowers, looking very pretty in hot, hot eyeliner) loves a prostitute who's professional obligations create problems in their relationship. Creepy Eric Roberts plays the pimp.

The video includes various scenes including Brandon and his pale, poufy-haired model/prositute. These are interspersed with shots of her leading older, unnattractive men toward apparent liasons. The video's climax occures when Mr. Flowers and Mr. Roberts sit down to decide her fate over a board game. Which board game, you ask?

Certainly not chess, as chess is considered a thinking man's game. None of that sort of depth here.

The battle royale of this story takes place over a checker board. Checkers! I love it.

Posted by Ensie at March 6, 2005 09:10 PM


This video cracks me up so much I bought the album. I really like the lyrics (the video has closed captioning btw) and the look is so neat. That poor little white-haired-girl is so sparkly. And the checkers! That's killer*! Esp how upset he gets over losing to the guy in the silk robe.

*pun noted after comment nearly ready for posting ;)

Posted by: Eden at March 10, 2005 07:25 PM

As much as I mock the video, I love it in a weird way. The waify white-haired model girl, the transvestite hookers dancing, the checkers game, how can you not love it?

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