chalabi in a dress, my thoughts I confess
Long post on Iraq, Afghanistan, Fallujah and 9/11 coming up. Meanwhile, I just want to share this. For the past two weeks or so, I've ended up with Come On, Eileen running through my head on a constant loop. This is not A Good Thing. In fact, it's a Very Bad Thing. But why? Why would this song override every single song I hear during the day? Why, out of all the music I listen to, would a song I never listen to inch its way into my brain at the oddest moments? I realized after a while that it wasn't just the song itself that was stuck in my head, but one particular, annoying verse: Come on Eileen too-loo-ra-yay Come on Eileen too-loo-ra-yay Tooha toora-too-loora [your spelling may vary] Upon further listening to the voices in my head (the voices that do a damn good impersonation of Dexy's Midnight Runners), I realized that's not what they were singing at all. Instead, it was this: Come on Eileen, Fallujah-ay Come on Eileen Fallujah-ay Fallujah, lujah The mind does work in mysterious ways, is all I'm saying. Perhaps I need a vacation. Or a psychologist.