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    I apologize if this was posted back in October, but I thought I would share what I found.

    ESPN has something called "Annotated Dennis Miller" to help people bridge the gap between the references Miller uses and what those references mean.

    After the Oct. MNF game between Wash/Dallas, this is what the contributor (who translates Miller's quips) had to write for one Miller reference (the VH reference is un-italicized and in all caps in the bold-faced paragraph at the bottom), and it seems to fairly depict what a lot of us here seem to think about VH at this point:

    The set-up: Throughout the evening, the MNF broadcast showed clips from previous, more dramatic, Redskins-Cowboys matchups, pretending they were clips from the current game. This led the commentators to joke about the odd changes in uniforms, playing surface, and players between the clips and game on the field.

    The quip: "Wow, I gotta watch closer.? It's a surrealistic pillow."

    The read: In 1967 the San Francisco psychedelic rock group Jefferson Airplane recovered from the loss of seminal members Signe Anderson and Skip Spence by swiping the female singer from rival local band The Great Society. Grace Slick not only brought a swaggering sexuality to the band, she also gave them two works originally written for The Great Society: "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love." Both songs became top ten hits and Slick's first album with the Airplane, "Surrealistic Pillow," kick-started San Francisco's Summer of Love, jamming the psychedelic rock underground into the mainstream. It was Airplane's guitarist-singer Paul Kantner who went on to note that "if you remembered the '60s, you weren't really there."

    Jefferson Airplane never really topped "Surrealistic Pillow," but at least they were considerate enough to neatly mark each stage of their roster changes and subsequent musical decline with new names.
    (COULD VAN HALEN PLEASE REPORT TO THE WHITE COURTESY PHONE?) The band became Jefferson Starship in 1974 (in order to reflect the much more cosmic disco era), and eventually ended up as Starship in 1984 when it occurred to the few remaining original members that there had never been anyone named "Jefferson" in the band in the first place. This very-'80s incarnation of the band (we're sure we recall Grace Slick wearing a neon headband at some point) was responsible for the mega hits "We Built This City on Rock and Roll" and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now." Fortunately, something did stop them -- complete and utter apathy.

    There is also a funny Gene Simmons / Richard Simmons reference.

    Here is the liink:
    Annotated Dennis Miller

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    Leave it to Dennis...That guy is awesome!
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