When we last looked in at Framed, the guys in the British boy band One Direction were actively discussing the concept of "direction" and debating east versus west. It was riveting, enjoyable stuff, no doubt about it.
We liked it so much, in fact, that this week's Framed also features One Direction!
Seriously, is it any wonder people say that we're the best blog of all time?
We think not!
This week's video, "One Thing," was Direction's third single, and is, surprisingly, an uptempo teen pop song. There are never enough of those. It didn't overwhelm the charts, but, as a well-known rock critic, we have to say that these guys are really pretty good. Their songs are damn catchy. They seem to be having a good time. They're from Great Britain.
In short, they're the Rolling Stones.
We certainly hope you enjoy this week's Framed. If you find any part of it lacking, please feel free to post your comments below. We'll get on it right away!
1 — "As the leader, I can force them to look in more than one direction, and for no obvious reason. That's my power."
2 — "Dude. Can you even control that damn power of yours?"
3 — "Now, let's get a TV show. And Boyce and Hart. I tell ya, we'd be there!"
4 — Gummo, the Sentient Bubble — finally returned from his months-long mission in space — was gravely disappointed that he missed his new fave band!
5 — In 1973, the young DiMartino (far right) had no idea he'd go on to enjoy some sort of marginal success.
6 — "We love you, Mitt! We don't need no stinkin' reproductive rights!"
7 — "Lump sat alone in a boggy marsh! OK, now everybody!"
8 — "Why, this app that forces musical success to make sense is causing this combo to actually fade from existence!"
9 — "Your blog needs super heroes who can super-inhale! It's an awesome, oxygen-robbing weapon that would corral super villains with great ease! Er, what's that?"
10 — "Pummeling my friend about the face only makes me love you more!"
11 — "Heck, guys, let's pummel more fans about the face."
12 — "We must leave you now, Earth, as the peoples of Proxima Centauri are bereft of quality boy bands! We promise to return with even less threatening songs!"