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@JosephKahn What is the point of giving a tax break to couples just because they're married? Eradicate that and increase the ta… https://t.co/vpEqH5vdmG 20 hours 56 min ago
@katyperry It ain’t a rose 🌹 but hope the golden ticket was a good consolation prize, 1 day 6 min ago
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@katyperry . I STILL THINK THEY WERE WRONG. HOW BOUT THAT! 1 day 19 min ago
@JosephKahn RT : This awesome clip of Obama sticking it to Trump needs to be retweeted ‘til the end of time! https://t.co/lgL1VgTfWa 16 hours 36 min ago
@jus10p I know right? Now that’s a leader! Plus he made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs. Pretty s… https://t.co/06JSbBJku5 8 hours 44 min ago
@JosephKahn I think one of the things Britney"s fans and I connected with on the videos was the humor. It was fun knowing I was… https://t.co/aLoEhbJBWy 58 min 49 sec ago
@katyperry Honestly, this almost made me quit the show because I thought and had lost their dam… https://t.co/W3utzpZ3pD 1 day 20 min ago
@JosephKahn That's amazing. Thank you internet. https://t.co/JnC3mqtyST 1 hour 8 min ago
@JosephKahn We actually do have a way of getting free college today. Something Sander's favorites Sweden and Norway make mandat… https://t.co/SL6beeH5lO 5 hours 39 min ago
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@katyperry . you are safe, you are seen, and we were so happy to hear you sing. Make your grandma proud! 💛 1 day 1 min ago
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Sisqo "Thong Song" (Joseph Kahn, dir.) [1999]

Sisqo - Thong Song

Maybe because it's summer. Or, because director Joseph Kahn mentioned it on Twitter this week. Or, as my friend suggests, in honor of Sisqo's first new album in 12 years. Maybe it's so we can revisit the hot dog cam.

Here's why: Pop can be shameless. It can be absurd. Even dumb. Consider the song itself — my favorite lyric is, "she's got dumps like a truck" — and think about what kind of video we'd get today for it. Probably something NSFW. Yawn. (Although, it'd be amazing to see Eric Wareheim do something for this song)

NSFW wasn't an option in 1999, so you couldn't take the easy way out. But you also couldn't just ignore the song and make something generic. So, Kahn and crew created something that's impossible not to notice. It's clearly a booty video — proudly a booty video — but that also mocks man's fascination with the backside. It's over the top, but it's also lighthearted, comical and dare I say charming?

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