Print Edition: February 19, 2014
CIVL station manager Aaron Levy wants you to participate in the democratic functions of your Student Union Society! Your student government’s annual election’s voting period opens February 26. Check out ufvsus.ca for more info!
George Michael — “Careless Whisper”
Remember the sexy saxophone man? This is the song he plays in all sorts of public places! Why do I bring it up? It reminds me of the saxophone Bill Clinton used to use to get Americans to Rock the Vote! I’d do it myself, but I’m terrible with a reed!
Eddie Murphy — “Party All the Time”
Murphy did Coming to America with Arsenio Hall, who is an avid democratic process supporter. Keep raising the roof, and keep coming out to party on election night like Arsenio and the other public figures who support the vote!
Ethel Merman — “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”
From the Stuart Saves His Family soundtrack, a film starring Minnesota junior Senator Al Franken — a man who must have traded at least a little bit on his celebrity to earn himself a place in the house formerly governed by one-time WWF superstar Jesse “The Body” Ventura.
Jimi Hendrix — “Foxey Lady”
What on Earth could this song possibly have to do with democracy or elections?! Well, it was featured in the soundtrack to the incredibly relevant high school student election flick Election, starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon! This movie was quite painful in its situational comedy-style hilarity.
R.E.M. — “The Great Beyond”
Stick with me here: R.E.M.’s lead singer Michael Stipe is a regular guest on The Colbert Report, the host of which, one Stephen “don’t know if he has a middle name” Colbert, filled the allegedly philanderous president of France’s significant-other seat at a classy recent state event. Voting!