Thursday, January 27, 2005

It's Educational!

Sometimes you can hear/know/love a song for years before it really sinks in. I'm sure you all know what i'm talking about here - you could write out the lyrics, and tell someone what it is about, but one day it just hits you differently. Well, last night that happened to me with the song "U-Mass" by the Pixies. As the title implies, this is a song about the University of Massachusets. However, when you really inspect the lyrics, it really is the perfect anthem of every Northeast liberal arts university:

"In the sleepy west
Of the woody east
There's a valley full
Full o' Pioneer
And they're not just kids
To say the least
We've got ideas
To us that's dear
Like capitalist
Like communist
Like lots of things
You've heard about
And redneckers
They get us pissed
And stupid stuff
It makes us shout!
Oh dance with me
Oh don't be shy
Oh kiss me cunt
Oh kiss me cock
Oh kiss the world
Oh kiss the sky
Oh kiss my ass
Oh let it rock
Of the April birds
and the May bees
Oh, baby
IT'S EDUCATIONAL!"

It's amazing how those few words can really sum up the typical white college student's experience in a blue state.

Speaking of blue and red states, everyone and their sibling has something to say about SpongeBob being outed before he was ready. Obviously, this is horseshit. Many smart people have already commented on this, but by far the funniest account of it happens right here: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2005/1/27wayne.html

I'm going skiing this weekend - i hope i don't pull a Sonny Bono!

4 Comments:

At 6:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pixies note - I was at Dee's on the South Side last night when the Pixies came on the jukebox, I squealed like a little girl.
Kind of relating to the whole red state thing, are you pissed off reading about how people are mad that "The Passion of the Christ" wasn't nominated for best picture? Of course they believe it is Hollywoods bias towards Christians. I think it might just be The Academy's bias against nominating average films for their highest award. (Of course there are examples going against that as well... Gladiator) What are your thoughts on these peoples complaints?

 
At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pixies note - I was at Dee's on the South Side last night when the Pixies came on the jukebox, I squealed like a little girl.
Kind of relating to the whole red state thing, are you pissed off reading about how people are mad that "The Passion of the Christ" wasn't nominated for best picture? Of course they believe it is Hollywoods bias towards Christians. I think it might just be The Academy's bias against nominating average films for their highest award. (Of course there are examples going against that as well... Gladiator) What are your thoughts on these peoples complaints?
- Ed

 
At 9:11 AM, Blogger Dave said...

Hey B,

It's funny that you talk about the gayness of SpongeBob. Here's a site that I think you will fancy.
More SpongeBob silliness.Make sure you check out the video section of College Humor and look for "the Gayest Ref". It would even make Hitler laugh. (lil' joke there cuz Hitler was a closeted Homosexual)

Anyways, good luck skiing. Have fun. Don't fly into a tree. And talk to you soon...you "Blogmaster".
Dave

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger Erin said...

Clearly you do not recall the VERY similiar forward sent around in highschool involving the sesame street gang. Things are only funny when they're original (or when it's me saying your jokes)

 

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