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March 31, 2004

THOUGHT FOR TODAY

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing

-- Carl Douglas

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What? I see nothing funny here. This is my favorite song.

Rip it up - move down
Rip it up - move it down to the ground
Rip it up - cool down
Rip it up - and get the feeling not the word

Oh everybody have fun tonight
Everybody have fun tonight
...

Oops.

Rip it up - move down
Rip it up - move it down to the ground
Rip it up - cool down
Rip it up - and get the feeling not the word

Oh everybody have fun tonight
Everybody have fun tonight
Everybody Wang Chung tonight

How come some of the typos are corrected and others not? I Don't corrct mind.

What's going on? Are Dave and judi running out of truly amusing things to link to? Have we truly been reduced to Amazon links?

Sigh. We all knew it would come one day.

Notice that people who bought this item also bought "The best of disco"....hmmm... Does this say something about you, Doug? Is there something we should know?

I thought you had to have a pretty good repetoire to have a "Best of" or "Greatest Hits" album ..

I guess not.

I hate that song. I hate it even more now that it's stuck in my head.

Notice if you look up the lyrics on the song that no two sites report the same? "Those kids were fast..." "Those kicks were fast..." "Those jerks were fast..."

I remember it as having a much more politically incorrect lyric.

Oh well, if you can't rewrite bad lyrics, how can you spread democracy to mars?

Mmmm... dig those oldies ;-)

Is it wrong that I always think Carl Weathers did that song?

Why does Dave hate us so?

Here is my A#1 hated stuck-in-the-head song: "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins.

"GONNA TAKE A RIDE INTO THE...DANGER ZONE.
GONNA TAKE A RIDE IN...TO THE DANGER ZONE.
GONNA TAKE A RIDE INTO...THE DANGER ZONE.
GONNA TAKE A RIDE INTO THE DANGER ZOOONE."

Repeat until eyes bleed.

I always fancied...

Ohhh Oh, I'm an alien,
I'm a legal alien,
I'm an Englishman in New York

Wohohohoooooooooo.....Hah!

Thanks a lot!

Is this the thread for politically incorrect lyrics, or just those that get stuck in your head?

If it's the second one...

"Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
HANG THE DJ!"

After successfully avoiding the 70s by not being born,Bangi_gurl unsuspectingly stumbles upon Dave Barry's website.
i cant get that song out of my mind.arrgh.

Does the audio download edition include the songs themselves?

>I hate that song. I hate it even more now that >it's stuck in my head.
>Posted by: jsharp on March 31, 2004 09:53 AM

Jsharp,

That was Dave's whole ohjective (to get it stuck in your head). It's all part of his sinister plan to drive us crazy.

Elizabeth

My hope is that it includes Dave singing each of the songs in questions. You have to give us our money's worth.

Daveaoke

Great rhyme, Dave. Sort of like:

Port...au Prince,
I want to catch a glimpse.

Or:

Hello there female
My, but you sure look swell.

They just don't write 'em like that anymore.

That was Dave's whole ohjective (to get it stuck in your head). It's all part of his sinister plan to drive us crazy.

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

Too late! ;)

Ok, just so long as no one starts doing Werewolves of London jokes (before me).

Um, Elizabeth? We *are* crazy; that's why we're here.

Personally, I think it's a psych experiment; does anyone know what Dave and Judi do the rest of the week? I mean, hell, it can't take more than, what, a hour to write the column...

Hey, if Oingo Boingo is one of Weird Al's favorites, then, jambalayit, it's one of mine too. And while we're on the subject of good music genres, disco is second best behind classic rock, and that ain't bad.

Also, if anyone is interested, I am now auctioning my frog, due to the high response to my other auctions and the fact that it is a frog. Salvador is about an inch long and lives in a 5"x5" plastic tank, complete with maintenance snail and five year supply of food (this is all true). Bidding will start at $675,000, but if you all collectively feel that this is too much I can probably adjust it to the $82,000 range. However, if you people don't recognize the real value of this rare breed ("Froggus Nonreturnius From PetSmartius") then that is entirely your own fault. Good luck to everyone!

Thanks, Mike! I just ordered a copy of that book and hope you get your commission.

I beg to differ, Baylink. Even professionals such as myself and Dave and maybe other people across America know that it takes more than an hour to write a perfect column. I don't know how long it takes Dave, exactly, but I can tell you the entire process (accounting for research, rewrites) takes me about five hours. Although, you're right, there are definitely more than five hours in a week.

Just yesterday the Orange County (California) Register had an article that mentioned that song. It talked about the fact that 1974 was the darkest year on record for popular music. In addition to "Kung Fu Fighting", 1974 brought us "Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks, "You're Having My Baby" by Paul Anka, and numerous other musical abortions.

"Musical Abortions"?!?

Well if that's the case, call me Pro-Choice. I love those songs.

Elizabeth

Gretchen & Elizabeth: You know of course that Musical Abortions (besides accurately describing much of 1974's music) would be a great name for a punk group.

Another thought:

He always runs
When others walk
He acts
While other men just talk
He looks at the world and wants it all
And he strikes!
Like Thunderball!
- Tom Jones

I actually have rather fond memories of Kung Fu Fighting. It came out when I was about 8 years old. Fortunately, my mind has blocked out that "Seasons in the Sun" also came out that year. At least Kung Fu Fighting doesn't make you want to slit your wrists.
For really bad music that gets stuck in your head, you have to listen to "todays new music" as the station I frequent calls itself. Has anyone heard "You may think that your sh-- don't stank, but rose really smell like pooh-oo-oo!!!"

Mamu See Mamu Saw
Mamu Como Co Saw
Mamu See Mamu Como Co Saw

I tortured some poor kids I babysat by teaching them to sing this song while making air-kicks on the trampoline.
No generation will escape Kung Fu Fighting.

Can't do this thing
I love you , I love you, I love you
I'll never leave
Just keep on loving me
I'm in love with you


Who says they don't write great lyrics anymore?

It's a wicked world that we live in
It's cruel
And unforgiving
It's a wicked world that we live in
It's cruel
And unforgiving
Woo woo
Woo woo
Woo woo
Woo woo
- Transplants

You can mention a song's lyrics, get it stuck in all of our heads, have us comment on it and try to sell frogs.

It's a gift you have Dave, an amazing gift.

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LOVED "Dingus Doober" and "When Cocks Crow." Thank you.

LOVED "Dingus Doober" and "When Cocks Crow." Thank you.

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