Dec
07
2014
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‘A Christmas Carol.’

A Christmas Carol, Tom Lehrer

I think of this one as a cynicism bleed: I listen to it, get it out of my system, and go on to enjoy the holiday.  Or something like that.

Jun
02
2014
4

‘The Irish Ballad.’

The Irish BalladTom Lehrer

…What?  This isn’t that awful.  OK, maybe it is – but it’s light-hearted.  Sort of.

Dec
09
2013
2

“A Christmas Carol.”

It’s that time of year again!

A Christmas Carol, Tom Lehrer

…No, actually I quite like the holiday.

 

Sep
23
2013
2

“Pollution.”

Pollution, Tom Lehrer

Not to be heretical or anything, but there was a reason why Nixon set up the EPA. Lot more birdsong now then there was when I was a kid.

Apr
15
2013
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“Silent E.”

Silent E, Tom Lehrer

Two reasons for this one.  First, I keep wanting to sing a dirty version of this song.  Second, it has no wider meaning past grammar.

Mar
20
2013
2

“Poisoning Pigeons In The Park.”

Up until about five minutes ago, I had forgotten the tradition.  Sorry, Ella Fitzgerald.

Poisoning Pigeons In The Park, Tom Lehrer

Mar
10
2013
3

Sorry, folks: I’m just phoning it in today.

Daylight Savings Time itself isn’t so bad; it’s dealing with the kids who are cranky about it that wearies.

So… here.  I remember this.  On a visceral level.

Lyrics to “N Apostrophe T” by Tom Lehrer.

Mar
10
2013
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Ashley Judd’s [copy-edited] non-denial denial about running.

Sorry to do said editing, but the woman’s grasp of Standard English generally makes my teeth ache.  Anyway, the aforementioned non-denial denial about whether Ms. Judd is running for Senate in Kentucky:

“I am not sure who is saying this stuff, but it is not [me]! [A]s a fan of your journalism[, I would prefer] that you stay [both] accurate and credible. [My… office? call service?  Butler? Needs context, here] told everyone who called us yesterday [that] these stories are fabrications.”

…Yeah, HuffPo (H/T: Hot Air Headlines) isn’t buying that, either.  Excuse me: “ain’t.” Sounds more ethnic that way*; God forbid that we should try to torpedo Ashley Judd’s attempt to sound like what she fondly thinks the average Kentuckian sounds like… (more…)

Dec
07
2012
5

“A Christmas Carol.”

A Christmas Carol, Tom Lehrer

 

Says something about my upbringing that this is an old family favorite.

Dec
17
2011
1

“A Christmas Carol.”

A Christmas Carol, Tom Lehrer

An old family favorite.

…Actually we had very traditional Christmases, growing up.  Why do you ask?

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