Everyone has a special place in their heart for the dudes who rocked the world when they released a music video of them wreaking havoc in Los Angeles with their d*cks out in 1999. For the time, the pixelated nudity in Blink 182's "What's My Age Again?" was huge—and I'm not talking about their junk. The video got some of the most airplay on MTV for the two years following.
What do you think would be the case if today's biggest band put out a video of the sort? Would the media love it or hate it? Of course, if there were a band of equivalence to Blink 182's status in the '90s and '00s, people would probably be just as obsessed.
YouTuber icanteven relived the good ol' days vicariously through Grand Theft Auto V to recreate the band's "What's My Age Again?" music video.
Instead of creating avatars of Tom DeLonge, Travis Barker, and Mark Hoppus, the gamer kept to GTA V's leading men Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton, and Trevor Philips. The GTA V version unfortunately does not include Blink 182's run-in with porn star Janine Lindemulder (1:10), the hot nurse on the cover of Enema Of The State. We also would have loved if they could have at least added some of the boys' ink on their GTA counterparts, but we'll accept that oversight since we get to see them run over by a tank.
The band took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the remake, "You all inspire us more than you know."
Check out both videos, and for a moment, remember what it felt like to be 23 and not give a fuck about becoming an adult. Go ahead, relish in it. And be warned, Blink 182 will likely become the soundtrack of choice for your gaming festivities later this evening. Oh, and when you watch the video below take a second to marvel at how few tattoos Barker has compared to today. Craziness.