Thursday, June 10, 2010

An Early, Possibly Thought Provoking, Clue to the New Direction

From sometime in the 70s, please enjoy the incomparable and very Danish Victor Borge and his classic Phonetic Punctutation routine.

I actually think this system makes a lot of sense, if truth be told.

In any case, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first reader who gleans the relevance of the clip to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.


Sal Nunziato said...

I'm regretting this as I type--Onomatopoetic songs?

Bang Bang
Honkin'Down The Highway

(I'm an idiot)

steve simels said...

That's a great idea, and I will steal it.

But no.

Edward said...

Songs that spell out words?

Dave said...

Coolest or worst use of sound effects?

Songs with punctuation in the title?

geor3ge said...


steve simels said...

No and no.

FD13NYC said...

Songs by Danish bands? Naaah, Let's see, songs of a literary or vocabulary nature?

steve simels said...

Okay, time for a hint.

It's about grammar.

Anonymous said...

I was going to guess deceased piano players with accents, but given your hint, I'm switching to the grammatical impossibility in the bridge to No Reply. - AP

Anonymous said...

songs with bad grammar?

Edward said...

Songs with bad grammer in the title-- Ain't Misbehavin'?

steve simels said...

Anonymous and Edward:

The first ever joint PowerPop No-Prize is awarded to both of you.

Coming to you as we speak via planaria caravan.

And kudos!!!