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

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.