This song popped into my head for some unknown reason today, which reminded me of some advice from Stephen Colbert. The best way to get a song out of your head is to sing “By Mennen”. Discuss trivia like this, or more weighty matters, in this open thread.
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Open thread… hmmm. Did you know that, in South Korea, Fan Death is considered a well-known danger to public safety?
Just saw this:
Michele Bachmann mulling Presidential bid in 2012
Please, pretty please, make it so! Seriously, could God possibly love me this much?
Again…. this is the guy who many think will vote in favor of HCR?
The USSC has become a joke. Not even trying to hide their partisanship anymore.
The print here has once more gone amuck and/or skipped the borders. I thought it was only my home pc. It’s the same problem on this work pc.
So what I call the “Michael Jackson effect” is working again. If you look at the iTunes top-selling singles/albums, when someone dies, his/her albums/songs shoot up in the iTunes sales rankings. I call it the Michael Jackson effect because after he died, his records/songs absolutely dominated iTunes for weeks afterward.
When Ronnie James Dio died, “Holy Diver” shot up in the rankings. When Teena Marie died, her music shot up in the rankings. And sure enough, this morning, “City to City” by Gerry Rafferty is at #18 on iTunes.
Ivan Ivanovich Renko
The surest way to get rid of an earworm is to hum “The Girl from Ipanema”. But whatever you do, for God’s sake don’t sing the lyrics, because there’s nothing that can remove that!
@MattF: Would you like to see a clip of a Korean taking a drunken pig to market on the back of his bike!
my goto earworm eradicator is “Waltz #2”, by Elliott Smith. i used it last week to cure a bad case of Erykah Badu’s “Turn Me Away”. being a strong earworm itself, however, requires that i use it only in extreme situations. it’s like morphine: kills the pain, but highly addictive.
The Grand Panjandrum
Wow. Didn’t see that one coming …
Today the House of Reps becomes Republican controlled/
So meet the new Speaker of the House and third in line to the presidency, John Boehner
The Grand Panjandrum
Hey DougJ! Primaries for Palin.
R.I.P., Gerry Rafferty. Baker Street is still fucking awesome…
Just heard a piece on NPR about Florida International University’s College of Medicine’s “adopt-a-family” program. This quote struck me:
Yay! This year’s jalapeno canning recipe worked great!
Just got my pay stub, slightly embiggened due to the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010” (also known as the “Hey, We Got Our Nose Under The Tent, Now We’re Gonna Drain Social Security While Continuing to Create Jobs Overseas Act of 2010”).
I thoroughly actively dislike oligarchs…
But that won’t stop you from spending the money.
Ed in NJ
Awesome, my favorite band on my favorite blog. The Hold Steady is the most underrated band making music today.
Here’s my favorite:
How A Resurrection Really Feels
@burnspbesq: Immediately stuck the difference in my 401k. No T-Bones here.
Is Christie still a darling of the teatards? Because I wonder how they feel about this:
First, how would this even work, considering gift cards can be bought and given to people outside of NJ?
Second, between this and Christie refusing to give back the stimulus grant for a project he canceled, does Christie even understand how government works? I know the state is close to broke and raising taxes is akin to murdering adorable white babies for Republicans, but he doesn’t seem to realize that he can’t just go around abritraliy siezing money from people. There has to be legislation defining it, valid jursdiction, and it’s called “raising taxes.”
Also, fat joke too as well.
@Ed in NJ: I haven’t loved any of their albums since Separation Sunday (though I haven’t hated any either), but they’re a lot of fun live.
I just saw the Hold Steady last week in Milwaukee for New Year’s Eve. They put on quite a show that was easily the best I’ve seen recently. BJers should totally check them out if they play a concert near you.