Well, it's Friday and you know what that means. Yes, my Oriental Michelle Bachmann body double Fah Lo Suee and I are -- well, actually, we're not doing anything, so I have no joke. By way of making it up to you, please click on this link and download the "Doink! Doink!" sound effect from Law and Order for use as you see fit. Me, I'm putting it on my iPod Touch as the sound effect for incoming e-mail.
Okay, and with that out of the way, and because things will doubtless be a tad quiet around here for a couple of days, here's a fun little project to help us wile away the hours:
Funniest Post-Elvis Pop/Rock/Soul Song or Single Record!!!!
No arbitrary rules, you're welcome very much, except it has to be an actual song or record that's amusing without being an obvious novelty -- The Singing Dogs "Jingle Bells," for example -- or (I'm talking to you, Weird Al) a parody. Although I'll bend the rules if I damn well feel like it, so the hell with you guys.
No, seriously, I may bend the rules but I love each and every one of you more than food.
And my totally top of my head Top Five is/are:
5. The Who -- Boris the Spider
John Entwistle at his creepy-crawliest. Subject for future research: Smash Your Head Against the Wall.
4. The Beatles -- You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
"Good evening, and welcome to Slaggers!" Heh. Brian Jones drops by to play the sax -- a part that, it is perhaps not unkind to note, lacks the lapidary beauty of his dulcimer work on "Lady Jane."
3. Harry Chapin -- Taxi
Anybody who can listen to the lyrics...
You see, she was gonna be an actress/ And I was gonna learn to fly/ She took off to find the footlights/ And I took off to find the sky/ Oh, I've got something inside me/ To drive a princess blind/ There's a wild man wizard/ He's hiding in me, illuminating my mind.
...not to mention "Harry, keep the change," without laughing should seek immediate medical attention.
2. Circle Jerks -- Golden Shower of Hits
Okay, okay, I know it's a novelty record, but it just cracks me up. Also, it was much beloved of an ex-girlfriend who, alas, has departed this sad vale of tears, and I'm including it in her memory.
And the Numero Uno stop-you-kill-me! ditty of all time clearly has to be...
1. Warren Zevon -- Werewolves of London
There's a live version of this one from somewhere where he changes the lyrics to "I'd like to meet James Taylor." Heh.Alrighty, then -- what would YOUR choices be?