Political Animal


January 09, 2013 8:35 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

For absolutely no reason other than loving this song when it first came out (I associate it with taking breaks in studying for the bar exam), here’s Sparks performing “Tips For Teens” on French television in 1980. “Don’t eat that burger, has it got mayonnaise? Give it to me!”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • Captnkurt on January 09, 2013 2:35 PM:

    Dammit Kilgore, you've awakened my Sparks earworm, which is now busily humming "Talent Is An Asset" in my frontal cortex.

  • notarat on January 10, 2013 3:04 PM: