For about 30 minutes a week, VH1 shows something besides "I Love the 80s".
(This seems like the best time to interject that I take a back seat to absolutely no one in my love of the 80s. NO ONE. And even I hate "I Love the 80s.")
So occasionally (literally) you can see a music video on cable. Which is how I saw Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie. Which I actually like. I am not here to dis Fergie, who I like especially in the Black Eyed Peas.
But I must point out something I noticed in the costume area. I guess it would fall under the costume department, though it isn't actually an article of clothing.
The romantic lead in the video, the guy that she's leaving so she can 'be with herself and center', is Milo Ventimiglia. You know, Peter from Heroes. (Or Jess from Gilmore Girls, if you prefer.) I LOVE Heroes - we're all rather excited about the new season. Anyway, he's in this video, and he's playing some sort of drug-dealing thug - you can tell by all the leaning on cars and the passing of rolled banknotes.
He's also covered with tattoos, which look quite real and natural. You can see them in the photo below.
He looks nice, right? If you like skinny guys, he looks pretty good. And reasonably tough.
Except take a good look at the tattoo on the inside of his forearm.
What does that tattoo look like?
To me, it's pretty obvious:
What every discerning drug dealer has inked on his arm - a permanent tribute to 1971's awesomest rock opera, Superstar.
It occurs to me that this may be Milo's real tattoo - the others painted on for the role, but this one could be real. Can't you imagine him playing Peter (aha! Foreshadowing!) in a college production? Say, as a sophomore? And then the leads getting drunk together, going out to get tattoos, commemorating their lifelong bond?
This makes me like him. Even if it's not true.