“Hit That” – The Offspring


The song “Hit That” is a decent tune lamenting the collateral damage from teenagers’ casual sex, which often results in babies and other drama. The video, however, is something more. Instead of computer animation imitating reality, the video is literally reality imitating computer animation. A very, very clever concept for a video … especially with the dog as metaphor for an oversexed adolescent on the rampage. And yes, the fact that this video is approximately 10 years old underscores the fact that I’m on the outside of what’s hip and happening because … I’ve been a parent since 2002 and am now just gradually catching up with what I missed out over the last 11 years or so.