Whitney Houston, Framed

John Kordosh
Framed (NEW)

Whitney Houston's death has been one of the year's biggest, and saddest, music stories. The talented singer's many struggles with drugs over the years have been well-publicized, so we won't repeat them here.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Houston was the most-awarded female act in history, having sold over 170 million records in her lifetime. She had eight Top 10 albums and 11 #1 hit singles, and was a powerful influence on many modern singers. Said Jon Caramanica in the New York Times: "She was, alongside Michael Jackson and Madonna, one of the crucial figures to hybridize pop in the 1980s."

We've been wanting to do a Whitney Framed for some weeks, but it just didn't feel right. That's because Framed is generally funny — or, it was until we wrote this introduction. But in looking through her videos, we realized that "One Moment In Time," which was recorded for the 1988 Summer Olympics, didn't feature Whitney in the video at all. Instead, it features images from the '84 and '88 Olympics to a Whitney soundtrack.

It seemed appropriate that she be remembered purely for her voice, so we're going with it. Enjoy the song, the video, and our captions… remember, we welcome your informed comments, sort of!

1 — (L to R, clockwise): A bunch of birds whose names we don't know, Jim the Bird, another bunch of birds whose names we don't know.

2 — To be blunt, they were embarrassed by their nation, Bullcrapistan.

3 — "Snap out of it, man! Someday, Axl will accept his induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame! He must!"

4 — Best season of Idol ever? You bet!

5 — "Why, from here, creationism is a very attractive theory!"

6 — "Why, from here, all the captions are extraordinarily funny!"

7 — "Damn! It does shrink!"

8 — "Hooray! They found our clothes!"

9 — "What color was that contact lens again?"

10 — "But coaches don't bounce!" "I say they do!"

11 — "Athletes whose nations will soon be relegated to the dustbin of history? Right over here!"

12 — "Odd. When I won, I felt manly."