[Editor's note: In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Better put on your shoes, because your socks are about to be blown off.]
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By Shea Serrano
On Monday night, I watched the movie about TLC, the most important all-girl rap group of all time. It came on VH1. I was excited.
TLC was all over radios when I was growing up. They helped, in part, to shape my existence. Surely the most player thing I ever did was sing "Red Light Special" to a girl while sitting at my family's kitchen table on the house phone hoping no one else in the family would hear me. That's a little thing called being in love.
Three things about that:
1. "Red Light Special" came out in 1995. That means I was 14. That means that while I was singing this, I weighed about 80 pounds. Can you imagine an 80-pound dude singing to some girl about giving her the red light special all through the night? Gross, gross, gross. How'd that girl let me get away with that shit? (Oh that's right. Because she was SUPER not hot, is how. Eighth grade wasn't so great for me.)More »