Re: Icky sticky rhymes

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No one's gonna listen to this, are they.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 2:37 PM
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It sounds like sort of a still frame of a woman in sunglasses doing like an exhortative kind of rapper kind of pose with another woman behind her, but then with a play button superimposed. Good stuff.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 2:39 PM
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You put it up in the 'everyone's leaving work' dead zone. No one comments much between 5:00 and 7:00 eastern time.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 2:39 PM
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I'm commenting from a moving bus.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 2:41 PM
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I just did! I liked it. I thought "bland-job" was kind of a first-draft rhyme.

I saw Micucci (Oates) do a solo show at the Steve Allen Theater when she was just getting started with Lindhorne. She brought her out for a few numbers, one of which I later saw online (though I forget which one). I remember thinking she was going to go places, although then I looked on imdb and found out that she already had.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 2:43 PM
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Oh, I didn't mean to sound quite as petulant as I did. More "What fun! You guys are going to love this whenever you get to it" except whiny.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 2:43 PM
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3: East Coast Bias!


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 2:43 PM
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5.1 gets it right. I've heard this song ten times or so and always think "If they knew this was going to be their signature song, they would have worked a little harder on it".


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 2:45 PM
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7: The Eastern time zone contains much territory far from the coast.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 2:48 PM
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Huh, I didn't realize it was old.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 2:52 PM
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3, 7: I can attest that the lack of the Großostküste drags everyone else down with it.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 2:53 PM
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Really, just repeat the word "hand-job" or draw it out. Specific rhymes work because they make connections -- most of the celebrity puns take advantage of this, and the ones that don't at least work as dick jokes. "Bland-job" would work if it were one in a series of negative associations, but in the refrain it gets too much importance HOLY SHIT I JUST WROTE A PARAGRAPH ANALYZING A JOKE SONG LYRIC FML


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 2:54 PM
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I really like them, but this song is pretty weak. "This Party Took a Turn for the Douche," "Weed Card," "Gay Boyfriend," "Sex with Ducks," "Me, You, and Steve," and "Pregnant Women are Smug" are all much better.

The first two verses of "Save the Rich" are good. The song would be better if they didn't drop the pose in the last verse.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 2:56 PM
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12: I just did the same, and I never felt better.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 2:57 PM
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2: Actually, I may like my Firefox visual better where I got the smang video instead of the real one.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 3:02 PM
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See?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 4:00 PM
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Is the one lyric averring that, because the singer was in marching band, she didn't learn how to give handjobs? American Pie aside, that is greatly at variance with everything I've ever heard about band geeks.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 6:54 PM
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Maybe trombone players have a problem.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 7:12 PM
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For bobmcmanus fans (and who isn't). There's a pretty epic throw down over at LGM.


Posted by: Asteele | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 7:24 PM
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who isn't


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 7:30 PM
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18 to 19.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 7:38 PM
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19: regarding?


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 7:39 PM
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"And so the Bride is condemned always to tease, while the Bachelors' fate is endless masturbation." - Robert Hughes, to whom your masturbation must be endful.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 8:08 PM
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Too bad. Weird Science was great.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 8:10 PM
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Hughes' art criticism always left me cold, in marked contrast with that of the late John Updike. I liked his bitter comments on the suffocating misery of the Italian tourist experience, though.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 8:37 PM
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22: You get one guess as to the two countries involved - and you have a good chance of getting it right.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 8:46 PM
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26. From the nested comments at the top of the thread, I didn't need to read further—so, I didn't. I did, however, search for "atomic", and "Fukushima". No hits.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 8:53 PM
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No one's gonna listen to this, are they.

I just watched it. Hott. But a real problem, one which I'm glad they're addressing, even if in a comedic manner!


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 11:07 PM
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I'm not sure this song actually addresses the problem, such as it is, to any meaningful degree. It is funny, though.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 11:12 PM
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But the main barrier in the way of addressing the problem is precisely the shame involved in bringing it up, in speaking about it openly. I'm sure now many more people will find themselves able to initiate a doubtless uncomfortable, but ultimately valuable, conversation with their loved one.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 11:18 PM
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Point taken.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 11:23 PM
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I think I'll just have to take your word for it that shame is the main barrier, though.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 11:33 PM
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Yeah, "embarrassment" is probably more accurate than "shame," here. I'm just sort of obsessed with shame, so whenever I'm thinking of negative emotions, that's the one I reach for.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 11:47 PM
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Not that any one cares, but it's the gore vidal thread. The thing that annoys me is the people arguing both Japanese war crimes were uniquely awful, and the genocide of the natives from North America was totally commonplace. Uh, yea know any other continents that happened to. (Australia is really an island.)


Posted by: Asteele | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 11:55 PM
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As to the op for all that is Wittgenstein, go to the gay x/v/i\d/e\o sight and use the search function.


Posted by: Asteele | Link to this comment | 08- 6-12 11:59 PM
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33: That's awful. You must be a terrible person.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 08- 7-12 5:07 AM
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