Sorry… I cheated on this one a bit. I really just wanted to talk about Vanilla Ice, or Rob Van Winkle (had to Wikipedia that, does anyone actually know him by anything other than Vanilla Ice?)
So this guy has been popping up on my tv for years. All because of one song. Now, I won’t lie, I knew every step in the Ice Ice Baby video, I could do it all and rock a mic like a vandal. I tore up some living room dancing back in 1990 to him on MTV, but what I’m curious about is why he keeps doing these celebrity shows. I’m speaking particularly about the recent one I caught on DIY Network where he's flipping houses.
Somehow he has a business where he buys property, renovates it and then sells it. It’s all very high-end, million dollar homes (Maybe on A1A, Beachfront Ave). Now, I didn’t give the entire show a chance, but I did manage to catch the demolition process of a media room where it appeared his drunken and or slightly stupid friends took sledge hammers to every surface. Is this business of his valid, or is this for entertainment/reality show purposes only? I’m so intrigued I may have to give the Vanilla Ice Project another chance. It’s all I can do not to fly down to Florida and beg him for a marketing job. How easy would it be to make the business cards and billboards for his remodeling company? Buy a Vanilla Ice Home: Anything Less than the Best is a Felony.
OK, I’ll stop with the lyrics, but I think I am going to go dance around my kitchen kicking it old school to some Vanilla Ice. Maybe even some Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch or C&C Music Factory.
Word to your Mother.