Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Flock of Seagulls:Get Down!

These five simple words still result in grown women falling over with giggle fits.

I'm listening to a compilation CD I have of 80s songs and "I ran" just came on. I started snickering silently as I traveled back down memory lane.

Seems like it was probably 1982 or 83. Best friends and junior high cheerleaders we were ... me, TB and LR. We were at the pool swimming and doing silly 12- and 13-year-old girl things. At this moment we were dunking our heads and creating different hair styles. We had a Beatles thing going and I think a mohawk may have been attempted.

Then, we heard "I ran" and LR and I at the same time yelled: FLOCK OF SEAGULLS: GET DOWN! What we meant was put your head under the water ... but TB didn't know bands like we did and she thought we meant "get down" like dancing. So, LR and I are going underwater and TB is dancing in the pool. We both come up and make the little bangs thing going down over one eye like Michael Score and look at her like she's weird. She returns the look because she had never seen the guy or the video and had no clue what we were doing.

This is the look we were going for.

Still, today, all I have to do is call one of them and say Flock of Seagulls and the other will reply Get down.

Just called the former TB, now TS.

ME: Flock of Seagulls.
TS: Get down.
BOTH: Giggling loudly
TS: I have still never seen that video.


  • At 12:35 AM, June 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't know if anyone else will be amused, but i am laughing...
    I am also reminded of the scene in "The Wedding Singer" when Adam Sandler is the airport and the guy behind the counter with the flock of seagulls doo asks "Do you like flock of seagulls?" I love that scene more than most people b/c of that day long ago at Mr. Delaney's pool....LR

  • At 11:44 AM, June 24, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Yeah, it was one of those "you had to be there moments" to truly appreciate it.

    But, yeah, if I ever encounter ANYTHING Flock of Seagulls, I think about it ... and the Wedding Singer was certainly one of those moments.

  • At 12:16 AM, June 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is the first time I have really seen a picture of that guy. I had an image in mind after watching a friend episode where Chandler has that doo. It is too funny. Oh the things I missed by not having cable or satalite. I didn't get cable until PS and I got married(1989). So deprived!!


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