Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I Seethe

Thanks to watching reruns of Scrubs, I've been exposed to the song "A Little Respect" by Erasure from their album The Innocents. This is possibly the most cloying, treacly thing I've ever heard. It would make Winnie the Pooh vomit homey and Liberace refuse to perform it on the grounds that it's too gay. Then I thought maybe there's some clever, ironic subtexts so I Googled the lyrics and discovered it's even more nauseating than I thought (sample line I am unfortunately not making up - "Soul, I hear you calling"). This cannot stand.

I'm an idealist and I want to live in a better world. I want to live in a world where I can ride my pogo stick home from work and immediately climb onto my trampoline and have bouncy pie fights with hot Asian women. I want to visit a store where the wine is made of beer and the shirts in my size have vertical stripes. I want an official dictionary with words like "floingy". I want to be able to ride unicorns through the heathers until they drop dead of exhaustion, then grill them as steaks with a soy/orange marinade. I want heaven to be reachable with a stepladder and made of pie.

To that end, as a measured and reasonable response to the music industry for dumping that bag of shart song on us, I encourage everyone to drop by their collective houses and fling their goldfish beneath their stoves, put gravel in their lip balm, set fire to their potted plants, and then set fire to the fire. They should be required by law to shave with chainsaws and bathe in rubbing alcohol. May their sandwiches be made of bologna and their pillows full of cacti. I wish them slugs in their head. May they never say "piffle" again.

Example of a woman who would be good in bouncy pie fights:

Cool - almost lunchtime.


Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I went through an Erasure phase during my misanthropic 20s. It was ugly.


Charlene said...

The word cloying is such a damp sticky word. SMILE

Grant said...

Coal Miner's Granddaughter - Erasure? Why couldn't you just do drugs and cut yourself like everyone else?

Charlene - at least it's not as bad as sharty.

Captain Dumbass said...

Gah! I remember that horrid song. I knew I shouldn't have followed the link.

Avitable said...

I love that song.

April said...

I blame the horrible music of the past decade on Disney. It's all their fault. Bastards.

Grant said...

Captain Dumbass - it is aural poison.

Avitable - you are gay. And the devil.

April - Mouse must die!