The Corner

Afternoon Delight

Have you noticed how this classic from the Starland Vocal Band is making a comeback? If you’re unaware, the song’s a classic ode to what Bill Clinton might call pre-nocturnal intern-mentoring. It’s in Anchorman, of course. And Starsky & Hutch and, I believe one or two other outlets. I think the first place it reappared was in Goodwill Hunting. I don’t know what this means, but I suspect the Zionists are involved.

Update: My friend Doug informs me the song was inspired by lunch at Clyde’s here in Washington.

Update II: Several readers note that it made an earlier big screen debut in the awful PCU in 1994. It was also recently on Arrested Development as part of an inappropriate intra-family karaoke scene.

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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