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::cue hold music::

That long post I promised will have to wait as I put you on hold in order to deal with life, which has once again gotten in the way of me pursuing my hobbies, such as railing against Democrats and connecting movie themes to disaffected voters. ...hold music begins.... MacArthur Park is melting in the dark, all the sweet, green icing flowing down. Someone left the cake out in the rain, I don't think that I can take it, cause it took so long to bake it, and I'll never have that recipe again


Hold music is OK. Just one question: Is this the Richard Harris version or the Donna Summer version? (The inside of my head would like to know which version to keep playing now until I go stark raving mad.)

Always stick with the original. Richard Harris's version is much more morose, fitting for this dreary, rainy day.

It's sunny here (Of course we had the dreary day yesterday; only 5 inches of rain)

Oh. How about my favorite, "Muskrat Love"? That goes REAL good with railing against democrats. Sort of fits, you know?


Anybody who says the words "favorite" and "Muskrat Love" in the same sentence without also including the words "instrument of torture" needs to have his head examined, Dan.

michele, if you're going to plant earworms like that, I'll just have to break into a chorus of "It's a small world, after all".

Now that's evil.

Oh fine. Thanks Ray. I'll just go get the Q-tips and the Clorox now. That's what it will take.


It was IMPLIED! Honest. Surely that's clear!!
There is no antidote for those ear-worms; they just have to run their course. Here's another squealer:

(nuh nuh Nuht nah. Nut. Nut)
Ahhh, sugar-sugar..."

Sorry. That was too much. I meant that for the DNC fund-raisers.


evil, low, mean-spirited, beeyotch!!!

Engaging emergency mind wiping audio files: HEY HO...LET'S GO! HEY HO...LET'S GO!

You're not gonna post about Nigerian yellow cake, are you?

ARGH...not fair not fair.... I hated that Richard Harris warble and now.its.looping.in.my.braaaain.

Revenge..they name is ...

It's a Small World after all, It's a Small World after All!

[evil cackle]

William Shatner and his version of:

"Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds"

No. Oh God. No.


Actually, Dave, Clorox won't do it. Drano will help, though.

Argh. Earworms.......

How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Maria?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!

Michele...I apologize. You're too kind compared to some of these...these...(unintelligible mumbling of strings of obscenities)

Okay, y'all asked for it...

Ooooohooohoooohhhh, Ahhhhh ahhh, ohhh ohhh
You are a magnet and I

(Interesting side note, when you spell check "ahhh" in Word, it suggests "hash." Wow, who really likes corned beef that much?

Dangit! You tease us with hints of Napoleon Dynamite and then make us wait? Gosh!

I feel like a friggin' idiot for coming back so soon!

That's it, I'm going Rex Kwan Do on your ass!

Oh, shit, the cake!!!!

Yup, toss around your MacArthur Parks and Archies and Muskrats all you like, none of them will stick in my head. My infallible antidote to stupid songs on infinite loop is Jethro Tull:

"Sitting on a park bench, eyeing little girls with bad intent..."

Almost anything by Billy Idol will get loops out of my head. White Wedding, anyone? The problem, of course, is that I then get a Billy Idol loop going...

I have no idea why his songs do that. I was never a huge fan or anything.

William Shatner and his version of Tambourine man.

Though the payoff will make you laugh more than groan.

This is the sort of thing only a truly evil person would do...

============================ goodbye michele my little one you gave me love and helped me find the sun and every time that i was down you would always come around and get my feet back on the ground goodbye michele itīs hard to die when all the birds are singing in the sky now that the spring is in the air with the flowers everywhere i wish that we could both be there we had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun but the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time we had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun but the wine and the song like the seasons have all gone ======================

Okay, I'm banned...

Well, that didn't format correctly...but I'm still pretty sure I'm banned.

Dan and h0mi

Hey, I'll see you your Shatner, and raise you by my two Nimoy albums "Mr Spock's music from Outer Space" and "Leonard Nimoy: The Way I Feel"


you people are cruel.

Seasons in the Sun by the Terry Jacks...
First song I heard in Junior High...
Brings back the memories.

Sloan, please do not remind us of that song. Even the Shatner and Nimoy albums that Darleen mentioned do not have astonishingly annoying feature of "Seasons in the Sun:" one of the most irritating melodies ever written. Although the music for the verses is bad, the music for the choruses is vile on a truly frightening scale. The melody meanders aimlessly, so that I have trouble telling whether Jacques Brel (the orginal songwriter) is trying to write in a major key, a minor key, a (?)phrygian mode (?) or what. The effect is both creepy and boring at the same time.

Average Joe

I will yield to your learned musical analysis of "Season's in the Sun."

Let me add a couple of irrating songs, not only for insidious melodies, but they were popular hits due to the weird juxtaposition of cheery singing and rather morbid lyrics:

Bobby Goldsborough's "Honey"

Michael Murphy's "Wildfire"

All this is making me "Dizzy"

Thanks for the suggestions. I am not familar with those songs, but that genre is always ..um ...interesting in its own way. Also, just in case you are not familar with it, here is a link to The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins as sung by Leonard Nimoy. This video represents the best example of its genre that I know of; I don't know what that genre is, only that this video is really a good example of it. I would be delinquent in not pointing out this remarkable work of ... something or other to you. I have a feeling that you and several other readers of ASV will appreciate it. Enjoy.

You've got your sense of humor (MacArthur Park hold music!), Boobies and Lenore...

Thing must be going better.

"God is in his heaven and all's right with the world."

At my level of culture that's an Evangelion reference not a Robert Browning reference.

"He's so unhip when you say Dylan, he thinks you're talking 'bout Dylan Thomas, (whoever he was). THE MAN AIN'T GOT NO CULCHA."

Oh and a political/cultural note since we've been talking about hawkish topics like the war on terrorism.

What famous figure was mentioned in the title of the song I just quoted?

"I lost my harmonica Albert."

Well one bad one is:

Fish heads fish head roly poly fish heads

fish heads fish heads eat them up yum

The cure to bad songs in your head is to think of something that you like, and know in enough detail to get it into your headto replace the bad music

Actually the worst I know is a 30+ year old bad advertising jingle for a local (small town) body shop. They are a good body shop, but god I hate that ad. Last I listened to local radio (6 or 8 years ago, its been a while since I had a radio, I can't get non-local radio) they were still using it.