Posts Tagged ‘question of the day’

deep thinking poll: rock wisdom (updated)

Beth has a post up with a good question that she thought I’d be interested in. And she’s right. Not just interested in answering it myself, but I really want to put this out there to you guys because I know you’ll have good answers. I figure if we get enough response to this, we’ll do some kind of poll later on and come up with the definitive (ok, subjectively definitive) answer. The question is:

What do you think is the best advice/wisdom given in a rock song?

Now, when I use the word “rock” I use it to encompass all if it; metal, punk, classic, soft, hard, prog, whatever…..but I really want to stick to the “rock” part of this.

I have a few hours of parent/teacher conferences facing me right now, so I will be updating this post with my suggestions later on in the day. It will take me a bit to think on this, anyhow. “To be a rock, but not to roll” just doesn’t have the same wisdom it did for me when I was a teenager.

Meanwhile, add your own answers in the comments. Feel free to post as many lyrics as you want. I’d love to get a large sampling here, so tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your readers!

Update: It’s been a really busy day, I wish I had more time to devote to this. But while waiting to see my kids’ teachers I did come up with two simple yet meaningful lines:

Stupid people do stupid things
Smart people outsmart each other…then themselves


If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding.

Really. When you (over)analyze that, it’s really quite profound.

I’m also fond of the Circle Jerks’ Live Fast Die Young, but I never did take that advice.

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Well, I started to write two posts this morning, one a music meme thing and one about people who hate Halloween because of their own idiocy, but my mind is going pbffzzzt, which is what it does when I am trying to make it think too hard, too early, without enough caffeine or sleep. So instead, you get yet another question of the day. Though, I didn’t just pull this one out of my ass just to get something up here. We were watching some channel last night that was running a Best Saturday Night Live Moments thing. I was half asleep. And then I dreamed about Chevy Chase. He was eating Martin Short’s underwear. Don’t know what to make of that.


Today’s question is simple. What’s your favorite Saturday Night Live skit(s)?

Of course, you can talk for hours about that. You first go over the old stuff, back from the SNL golden days, and then all the skits from when it got funny again, and then that other brief stint when it was really funny and then fast forward up to Dick in a Box, but not much else recent.

This is absolutely one of my favorite skits ever. The comedy is so low key, so sublime. It was total genius.

“Hey, you! I know you! I know you!”

And almost anything with Eddie Murphy – Velvet Jones, Buckwheat Sings, James Brown….Toonces the Cat…Happy Fun Ball….Belushi’s samurai guy….the bees….Frank Sinatra…Julia Child…. I could do this forever. I’ll let you guys take over.

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question of the day:

I was going through some old blogging files I had and came across this, which I thought would make a good Question of the Day:

What tv character would represent your inner demon?

It’s a question that takes some time to think about. First, you have to admit that you have an inner demon, then you have to contemplate what form that inner demon takes on.

My inner demon is a bitter, passive-aggressive, self-loathing, agoraphobic drunk.

Think: the personality of House with the neuroses of Larry David and the self-esteem of Meg Griffin.

What’s yours.

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my name is talky tina

It’s Tuesday, but it’s Monday, which means a groggy morning and the continuation of 300 songs takes place in the afternoon.

In lieu of anything lengthy, I have a Question of the Day, brought to you by Todd and a conversation we had last night.

If you had a pull-string on you, what five words/phrases would you say when someone pulled the string?

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into the groove and a question of the day

At least, getting back into it.

After spending the morning sorting through more pictures and syncing Q-bert (my iPod), I don’t have enough time to get back into the songs. My brain is still in vacation mode, anyhow. I’ll get back on track with that later this afternoon. I updated the list of potential upcoming bands here, and you can add to it if you like by leaving your suggestions in the comments here. Here’s what’s been done so far.

Meanwhile, you can be regaled by vacation photos here. Aww, come on. Someone look at my pictures!

And you can get me back into the whole music thing by answering the Question of the Day:

If you could listen to only one song today, all day, what would it be and why? (this doesn’t necessarily mean your favorite song ever, just what you are into specifically right now).

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question of the day

Help. My family is hounding me.

What do I want for my birthday?

Really. I’m asking YOU, because I can never answer this question without saying “hmmmmmm” for thirty seconds before giving up. Be serious, be creative, be funny. Whatever you suggest, I’m printing it out and giving it to my family.

Difficulty: What I REALLY want is unaffordable, and I already have a plethora of sex toys.

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