October 2010 archive

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October 20, 2010

To y'all's own self be true

I was browsing through Netflix and found a movie with this description:

Igby Walter, a do-gooder sound-mixing engineer, meets and falls in love with untalented violinist Juliet while both are working on a low-budget cowboy film version of "Hamlet."

I thought this sounded hilariously bad, but what made it even better was the user review that said:

With the [...] synopsis of the film I thought it would have been a lot better than this film turned out to be. It was pretty disappointing altogether.

srah | 8:15 PM
Tags: movies

October 3, 2010

Please eat your own porridge, and do not steal it from bears

Having a song in your head is bad enough, but I have a tendency to get songs in my head with completely wrong lyrics that seem to pop out of nowhere. For example, when I get "Yankee Doodle" in my head¹, it's never the first verse, but a mangled version of the second verse that goes:

Father and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Stubing
And there we bought four hundred fifty
Feet of copper tubing

I don't know where this came from in the first place, but it has replaced the actual lyrics in my head, to the point where they looked totally unfamiliar when I read them on Wikipedia just now.

Anyway, the whole reason I wanted to write this post was to get this current instance of mangled lyrics written down and hopefully out of my head, where it has been lodged all weekend:

Come on, kitchen storage
Girls, eat your porridge

You're welcome.

¹ I get "Yankee Doodle" in my head more often than you'd think, thanks to a teacher who used the song as an example for how long you should wash your hands.

srah | 8:10 PM
Tags: lyrics, misheard lyrics, music

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