Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Stuff other people wrote.

First off, Blogger tells me this is my 910th post, which means I really don't have a life, I suppose. Anyway, to quote The Beatles, this post is "the one after 909."

(It's not my favourite Beatles song — these days it's "You Never Give Me Your Money" off Abbey Road — but ever since I learned the version on Let It Be was recorded at the rooftop concert, I have a new appreciation for it. And, I don't mind that the bass is a little out of tune.)

(...as much.)

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Krusty: "You're the best thing to happen to this business since—"
Lisa: "Mitzi Gaynor?"
Krusty: "I was gonna say cheap Korean animation, but sure."

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I haven't thought too much about Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" lately, until it struck me that there's a really peculiar line in it:

Number forty-seven said to number three,
"You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see.
I sure would be delighted with your company,
Come on and do the jailhouse rock with me."

I'm not entirely sure what incarceration was like back in the late 1950s, but I'm pretty sure the jails were then as they are now: single-gender.

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Torn from the headlines:

SPCA exec's dog dies after being left in hot car
The 16-year-old dog dies of kidney failure after being left for four hours

RICHMOND, Virginia — An executive for an anti-animal cruelty group says her 16-year-old blind and deaf dog died after she accidentally left him in her hot car for four hours.

Robin Starr, the CEO of the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, says she didn't realize "Louie" was in the car until noon. Starr's husband, Ed, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch he put the dog in her car as she got ready for work Aug. 19. She often took the dog to work with her.

Whoops. But, I'm reminded of the Scottish band, Dogs Die in Hot Cars, and their song "I Love You 'Cause I Have To," which is a pretty good tune.

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