Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Random VE Today

Then again, when am I not random here?


I was listening to the radio the other day and that goofy earworm song "Ben" from the Jackson Five came on.  Yep, high pitched Michael belting out this mellow tune that was destined for dental offices everywhere.

But then I remembered that "Ben" was a rat in a cheesy horror flick.  You listen to the song and the words and you'd swear that Michael was talking about a gay relationship with somebody named Ben, not a rat.

Why waste the effort?  This is sort of like me writing a song about my latest bowel movement.

Poo...
You're leaving me boo-hoo...
Oh, Poo...

I mean, good grief, could we have a less inspiring reality to a song?  I know, I'll get a dozen people reminding me of other ridiculous realities to songs as soon as I post this.  Well, that is I would have had I not lost nearly my entire readership by not posting and staying involved in the blogsphere...

But I digress...

I'm gearing up to watch the Tour de France again this July.  You have to be a die hard fanatic these days to watch what with all the doping scandals.  I mean they literally wiped out the official standings during Lance Armstrong's era of races.  Imagine the conversation:

Average person:  Who won the Tour de France back in 2002?

Cyclist Fanatic:  Nobody.  There is no official winner.

Average person:  Did they all not finish?

Cyclist Fanatic:  No, they just all cheated.

Average person:  Oh.  Well who was the fastest cheater?

Cyclist Fanatic:  Well...that year it was Lance Armstrong...but they don't recognize cheaters.

Average person:  Hmmm...guess it'll save on printing costs when they publish the records

5 comments:

ReformingGeek said...

Oh, Pooh. All that cheating. It used to be such a black and white world - from a child's perspective that is.

The Incredible Woody said...

The fact that 'Ben' came on the radio tells me that you are listening to the WRONG radio station.

VE said...

reforminggeek - It was a black and white world...but then the color TV was invented...

incredible woody - Touche! Actually, I was scrolling through radio stations because I hate commercials and it was on one of those golden oldies stations at the time. Some of the songs I grew up on are now played on there. Do you realize Nirvana now qualifies to be a golden oldie band?

Mrsupole said...

My golden oldies station plays things that my kids listened to. I guess I belong to the ancient oldies club. Seriously though things new today will be old someday. I was watching a movie from 1984 and I realized that it was almost 30 years ago that it was made and almost everyone on it was at least in their late 40's or early 50's or older. Then I think about what I was doing back then and quit thinking. Time sure does fly.

Oh and your readers will come back once they know you are back, but then again most of them quit blogging, so you just get new readers.

God bless.

VE said...

mrsupole - And to think every actor that was on Gunsmoke is now dead (well, the main ones that is). Pretty soon that will be true for shows like Gilligan's Island.