Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I'll go One-On-One Against the World, Left Handed

So, kids. I've been on the tired side lately. Mostly it's my own fault, because, while I am busy this time of year in general, I still spend too much time either obsessing over stupid shit on the internets, (I'm looking at you YouTube) or just plain dicking around. I thought I might try this new thing called, getting at least four or five hours of sleep in a night to see if it improved my dispostion and my ability to hold a thought for more than two seconds. It seems my attention span went on hiatus, and my severe abandonment issues are causing me to stress out that he will never come back. Sure, he was a little short, but I still miss him all the same. I might have to start tacking up "wanted" posters around the neighborhood to see if anyone has seen him.

Originally, I was going to make this a photo post, but then I couldn't get any photos to upload here. I have no idea what's to blame, whether it's my photo program, or Blogger or the storms on the East Coast, but I'm too tired to figure it out tonight. I might do that thing where I turn the computer off and hope that things magically start working correctly again tomorrow.

So, instead I'm putting up a link to a video. The college kids in my office played it about 87 times in a row, while our bosses were doing performance reviews in another area. It's called "The Landlord", with Will Ferrell. You may have already seen it, but if not, check it out here.

I've also been pondering something else, and I thought I'd see what you all had to say. What happened to the novelty song? You know how in the seventies, there were about a million novelty songs? There was "Dead Skunk" and "Basketball Jones" and "The Funky Worm" and pretty much anything by Ray Stevens. Who is the Ray Stevens of the new millenium? Don't say Paris Hilton either, because she is actually trying to be serious, and she doesn't count.

In case you were wondering, this isn't the kind of thing that's been keeping me up at night, so you don't all need to come running to my house with the commitment papers and a stun gun at the same time. It's just something I thought about for two seconds, before it was gone again.


Dexter said...

Adam Sandler used to do some songs before he started getting 20 million dollars to make the same film over and over again...hmmm cant think of any...

Sarah said...

Yeah, like that red-hooded sweatshirt song.

Hmm, I can't think of anyone...

...besides weird Al. What happened to that guy?

michelle said...

Dude what's with the missing him bit? Is it on no longer? Or shouldn't I ask?

Churlita said...


Okay. I forgot about Adam Sandler. But still, that was a while ago.


I don't count Weird Al, because he makes fun of other people's songs. He just had White and nerdy out last Fall, so he's still around.


I was talking about my attention span on the post. Mr Dateman is still around, although by the middle of the week, I start to miss him a little too

Brando said...

I think the Buggles sang about it on their hot, "Irony Killed the Novelty Song."

Of all the things you mentioned concerning you, I believe you should be most concerned for thinking deeply on the cultural impact of Ray Stevens. Even Ray Stevens is not ponderingthe cultural impact of Ray Stevens. ;-)

fringes said...

What a wonderfully unfocused post. I liked all 3,000 subjects.

dmarks said...

sarah: Yeah, Weird Al is bigger than ever. His most recent album last year was his biggest seller yet.

bice said...

I find I function best (at least online) in a sleep deprived state. Sleep is for losers and you and I are NOT losers, are we?

Rachel said...

Isn't most country music a novelty song?

Churlita said...


Don't worry, you can't think too deeply in two seconds. Mostly, I remembered some old Ray Stevens commercial that used to be on late at night. I laughed and moved on.


Thank you. I also liked how I gave myself about every disorder known to humankind. If I hadn't been so tired, I would have invented myself some good food allergies too.


Sarah is just lucky she doesn't have teenagers, so she doesn't have to know that.


No sir, we are definitely not!


I don't listen to a lot of current country music, but I'd be willing to bet that you're right.

Remiman said...

The "Landlord" Knocked my socks off. I laughed 'til I cried. I made everyone in the office watch it!

michelle said...

Der. I guess I'm a little slow. Forgive me. After all I was reading it with an impatient two year old on my lap who kept playing with the computer keys and making me lose my place. I just saw "missing him" and thought that's what you were talking about.

LA said...

I was going to email you that video on Monday, but didn't. Something to do with diapers, illness and lack of sleep. Idunno.

Margaret said...

now, how long is your attention span supposed to be?

Dagromm said...

I miss the novelty song too. Supposedly Dr. Demento still broadcasts, but nobody airs him in North Texas. It's the one thing I hate about where I live...that I can think of....this minute.....till I think of something else.

Churlita said...


There's nothing quite as funny as a toddler holding a beer bottle and screaming, " I want my money, bitch!" is there?


I'm impressed that you could read at all with a 2 year old in your lap.


I still feel bad because your week has sucked so hard. Are things getting better yet?


You are so asking the wrong girl that question.


I remember listening to Dr. Demento all night once when my sister, my brother and I were driving to Arizona. I miss that show.