Just for fun…

I’ve noticed a rhythm to blogging: If I post often, long, and about stuff I’ve been thinking about a lot, I get lots of hits but few comments. If I do something fun or ask a question, I may not get as many hits, but the comments go through the roof. You can look at the title of this post for your appropriate clue as to the response I’m looking for. šŸ™‚

So, first: made some modifications to the sidebar, now that I’ve had my brush with blog celebrities.

Second: Some people (Bob does too, but he took the post down…turkey) can focus quite a bit on their web stats and referrals. I have no idea why. I simply can’t relate. That’s pathetic. (And totally as an aside: I’m assuming my regular reader in New Zealand at Weta workshop is either Joe or Lisa Jackman; could you go ahead and say “hi” in the comments so I can know? I keep hoping beyond hope that maybe Peter Jackson keeps checking my blog because he wants to put me in a new special special edition of the Lord of the Rings. So go ahead and pop my bubble by saying hi. Starla did. Hi, Starla! Anybody else from Rose Drive Friends out there? And as a completely coincidental noticing, not that I’m focused on it like the two Bobs or anything, but could you people talk to your neighbors and co-workers and have them come by and visit my blog? I’ve had ever-increasing hits each month, and you people are going to really have to work hard to keep the streak up this month.)

Third: Bob posted awhile back about this site that keeps track of lyrics that people mis-hear. In High School, I had a friend Matt Ellis, and I think mis-hearing lyrics was his spiritual gift. He’d always make it work in the song, belt it out at the top of his lungs, and rarely get it right. “tons and tons of decisions” instead of “comes the time of decision”, stuff like that.

SO…what’s your best mis-heard lyric? It can be an actual wrong word, or it can be putting a comma in the wrong place, like the following: When I was in church as a kid and they’d sing the doxology, I thought there was a really stupidly obvious line in it. I mean, who would be stupid enough to praise “ye heavenly host” above God? (Get it? Get it?)

I want your mis-heard lyrics! I want my mysterious New Zealander to turn out to be Peter Jackson! I want anyone who’s never made a comment on my blog to say hi! (I know, you can’t always get what you want…)

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9 thoughts on “Just for fun…

  1. I know it’s shouting into the wind to recommend a dead tree resource when a digital alternative exists, but there is a great book of misheard lyrics, Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy by Gavin Edwards.For the kids, the title is a take off from a line in Jimi Hendrix “Purple Haze” – “Excuse me while I kiss the sky” – a line, I should note, which is always followed in my head by the guitar riff.I mention this because in class the other day I referenced Jimi Hendrix and got stared at by a shocking percentage of my students.Oh, and Gregg – if you want more comments on your “thoughtful” posts – respond to them. šŸ™‚

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  2. OK – this didn’t come from my own head, but I was watching TV just last night and heard a song lyric that cracked me up. It was ‘Life According to Jim’ (I know, I know… REALLY high-brow entertainment) and Jim and Andy were dressed like KISS for Halloween. Jim: “I want to rock n’ roll all night”Andy: “And part of every day”Jim responded: “So you think KISS sets aside a part of every day NOT to rock n’ roll????!!!!”Maybe I was tired, but I laughed out loud :)PS – In case you aren’t familiar with KISS, it’s “and PARTY every day” šŸ˜‰

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  3. Hi Gregg… I don’t know if I should feel world famous or like Big Brother is watching! We enjoy your blog… and I want to say HI to Starla, too! Hi, Starla! I’ll go ahead and admit that in High School I used to sing loudly in the car with The Simple Minds song, “Alive & Kicking” only I was singing “A La La Kiki”. Sad, but true.Joe may be under a non-disclosure agreement so I’ll tell you… He’s working 80+ hours a week right now! Ah! But only four more weeks and then we TRAVEL! WooHOO! Hope we see you sometime back in the Sunny SoCal! Thanks for blogging!

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  4. Hey Lis!My favorite: “Carry a laser throught the road that I must travel. Carry a laser through the highway of you liiiiiffffeee.(Um, lisa–I’m pretty sure that if you rack your brain, you can come up with more songs that I’ve screwed up.)

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  5. Liz-I laughed before you explained the punchline. Which means I guess I know my KISS… :)Lisa-Big Brother? Kirk had nothing to do with this! šŸ™‚ I’m trying really hard not to be extremely jealous of you guys. I hope that after the long work weeks you will have a fabulous time travelling.Starla-Ok, THAT is the funniest one I’ve ever heard. I’ve read it three times and I still laugh out loud every time. Poor Mr. Mister…

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  6. I can’t think of the group who sings this…but when I was just a kid, there was a song that went like, “My girl wants to party all the time, party all the time, party allllthetiiiimmee.” But for some reason, I thought, it said, “my girl wants to potty all the time.” I couldn’t figure out why someone would sing a song like that. I thought it was very rebellious to be listening to such a song. Did I mention I was a kid? Someone else once told me they thought “Moondance” by Van Morrison, said, “I just want one Mormon dance with you, my love.” Now, I sing it like that in my head all the time. Maybe ’cause I grew up where I was invited to a lot of Mormon dances. :DThe other day, we were listening to the radio in the car and Abbi said, “I really like this song.” I asked why, and she said, “It’s nice. He’s saying, ‘she’s my best best girlfriend.'” It was really, “she’s my best friend’s girlfriend.” I didn’t want to explain that one, so I just let it go. I could probably think of more if I tried.

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  7. This is my first time to read Gregg’s blog and it’s fun. (Yes, Gregg, I’ll tell all my friends.)Hi Lisa! Hi Starla!I can’t remember who sings this song (Pat Benatar?) but what is supposed to be “I wanna be your nuuumber one” I heard and would sing as “I wanna be your glaaass of wine”. Oh well.

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