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, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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