My job requires me to send the bulk of my time deep inside the internet, trapped there like Clu and unable to escape. While I am there researching things I tend to get distracted from time to time. Every so often I will find a website so strange that it is almost unbelievable that it would exist like when I found dragons having sex with cars, or when I found the golden girls porno art show.
Last night I was doing some research when I decided I wanted to hear a song. The song was (I Just Dropped In to See) What Condition My Condition was in. I discovered at that time that the song was performed by The First Edition. I know quite a bit about music, enough that I can hold my own against a community of music geeks in a trivia game (and yes that is a challenge) but I just never really paid much attention to that song, nor that group.
As it turns out the band was later officially called Kenny Rogers and The First Edition. Well being that I have had some adventures with His Bearded Highness, I decided to dig a little deeper into the secret world of Rogers.
As I pushed forward I was eventually led to a website called, www.MenWhoLookLikeKennyRogers.com or as the insiders call it, MWLLKR. I was in disbelief that such a website would have been creative. I mean it isn’t by any means a Kenny Rogers fan site. It is more like a fan site for men who resemble Kenny Rogers, and a place to poke fun at those men.
“I have NEVER found ANYTHING like some of the shit you find on line”. That was what my good friend and fellow Hey Stupid writer, Stratt said when I sent him a link to that website.
At first I thought that maybe this was something that just existed as an inside joke between a couple of friends, but then I realized it was a cultural phenomenon that just hadn’t reached the proportion of say, the love of Chuck Norris. In fact, Kenny himself has seen the site, and apparently his favorite “Kenny” is “Hot Tub Kenny” (he is number 2 in the hall of fame). The site was even featured in the anniversary edition of Trivial Pursuit.
I figured that I HAVE to try this, so here it goes.