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Watch a Naked Man Sing About the Toronto Maple Leafs

A parody of "Somebody That I Used To Know" addresses the team's many failures.

The Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t what they used to be, and that’s not a great thing for local sports watchers. But the upshot of 45 years of hockey impotence is that fans have found ways of channelling their frustration. Occasionally it erupts in the form of a solid parody music video on YouTube.

Embedded above is a Leafs ballad set to the tune of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” It’s performed by Andrew Damelin, a finalist on The Score’s Drafted—which is sort of like Canada’s Next Top Model, except manly. The prize is a sportscaster contract with The Score.

So yes, this is a publicity stunt for Damelin, who is trying to amass online votes in order to advance to the next round of the contest. (He’s doing well so far.) Good on him for finding the one job interview where his willingness to get naked and cover himself with blue-and-white body paint is an asset.

The video should be safe for most workplaces.

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