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Friday, April 20, 2018

Tiffany vs. Debbie Gibson: Not Quite Mozart vs.Salieri

Pop Culture has a long tradition of compelling rivalries that spur interest we didn’t know we had – Jack vs. Sawyer, Coke vs. Pepsi, Betty vs. Veronica, Biggie vs. Tupac, Mc Donald’s vs. Burger King, Jerry vs. Newman, Godzilla vs. King Kong.  Often these competitions serve to better creativity or innovation in each other, sometimes both are destroyed in the process.  This is something else entirely!

The SyFy channel has release the first rough footage of Mega Shark vs. Gatoroid, the movie which also marks the latent onscreen antagonism between Debbie Gibson and Tiffany.  Thirty-something adolescent boys have been waiting twenty years for this and… well … don’t get your hopes up the way I did (my interests include Tiffany and anything with “mega” in the title), it ain’t the Thrilla in Manila (I don’t think they’d allow this in Manila, and my buddy, Rocket, once bought a human face there!)

You can watch the battle rage campily at Mega-Gibson vs. Tiffanyoid

Remember when Vince Neil wanted to fight Axl Rose?  Yeah, this video will make you wish for that.

2 responses to “Tiffany vs. Debbie Gibson: Not Quite Mozart vs.Salieri”

  1. Steve says:

    Awesome Mozart/Salieri reference!

  2. Steve says:

    Awesome Mozart/Salieri reference!

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Gentleman Jim

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