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Battle of the Breakfast Bands:
Cyndi Lauper vs. Toni Basil

BATTLE OF THE BREAKFAST BANDS – WHERE THERE ARE NO RULES. ONLY TWO BANDS. AND BREAKFAST.

Time: 8:11 a.m.

Location: My kitchen, Midwest, USA, with my wife and two kids.

Anything out of the ordinary?: We played the songs from YouTube so video was also involved. Overheard in the kitchen: “You see those giant earrings honey? Mommy used to wear earrings like that in high school and this was one of may favorite songs.”

What I ate: One egg over easy, one crumpet, one slice bacon, two cups black coffee.

Facing Off: Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun vs. Toni Basil – Mickey

Band Selection Rationale: My wife pointed out to me that this should be called Battle of the Male Bands.

I’m outnumbered at home 3 to1. Hell, even the cat is female, make that 4 to 1. Point taken. Time for some girl power.

I let my wife choose the music and she went straight for her hair spray, banana clip and stirrup pants.

Winner: Cyndi. Lauper.

Why: For God sake there’s a box of Corn Flakes in the video. She’s stumbling home while her mother is making breakfast!

Besides that, the driving staccato beat of Mickey didn’t work with an a.m. meal. Girls’ tempo is better with coffee and eggs — plain and simple.

Sorry Mickey, you blow my mind . . . but not at breakfast.

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BATTLE OF THE BREAKFAST BANDS – WHERE THERE ARE NO RULES. ONLY TWO BANDS. AND BREAKFAST.

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