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The endless archive of cultural amazement that the Internet has become already yielded this week evidence of Ricky Gervais' past as synth-pop pin-up in the '80s.

Now our friend Ms. Bukkake Karaoke points us to the awesome blog Dangerous Minds, where some enterprising folk dug up the following (add up the coolness points yourselves):

  • A young, hot, already insanely talented Ian McKellen
  • Wearing awesome New Wave fashions
  • At Andy Warhol's Factory in 1987
  • Backed by cult group the Fleshtones
  • Reciting a Shakespeare Sonnet
  • About gay stuff
  • For MTV (during the Golden Age of MTV)

Damn right you wanna see it:

LA Weekly