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Happy birthday, Ruth Pointer!

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Hoe-lah, PopWatchers! Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters turns 61 today. And since it appears a merry prankster has messed with her Wikipedia page — inserting some less-than-respectful variations on the Pointer songbook — I thought it would be nice to honor the b’day celebrant through the ancient art of haiku.

If you need inspiration, watch the “Neutron Dance” video below. I’m not even touching the “Automatic” clip, which looks like it was shot at a low-rent male strip joint, and features an alarmingly large fanny pack! Ay, ¡Dios mio!

Before Kris Kross jumped
We jump (jumped!) for your love, Ruth
Let’s get excited!

addCredit(“Ruth Pointer: Jesse Grant/WireImage.com”)