Hassel-laff (in his face)

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This is a YouTube classic, but I’m surprised when I hear someone hasn’t seen it, as has happened recently. So, here you go.

David Hasselhoff, the hero of one of my favorite TV shows as a child, Knight Rider, is a big star overseas. Overseas. In other countries. As in “not here.”

Other places, like in Germany, for example, where I have a large extended family – and no offense to them – they enjoy stuff that is quasi-1980s like it’s brand new. David Hasselhoff fits the mold of 80s cheesy. He seems to have allowed himself to be used in this way, to great success and financial stability, I understand. Congrats. But for this reason and many others is why this video makes me shake my head and smile every time I see it. Watch and you’ll see why.

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for About.com's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, iRhine.com. He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

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