helen99: A windswept tree against a starlit sky (Default)

Say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogochiwoci really fast ten times!

This is a filk of Jabberwocky, but instead of Lewis Carroll's nonsense words, the person used Welsh place names. The result is more or less unpronounceable unless you're native Welsh or a Welsh language scholar...


May. 15th, 2005 12:13 pm
helen99: A windswept tree against a starlit sky (Default)
This travesty was the result of

1) Rialian upgrading my linux box so it now includes a DVD burner/CD RW/player that actually works without a problem in Linux and

2) Observing some sys admin super geeks at the club last night, pretending to be studly goths.

So ok, maybe they *were* studly goths, but I didn't get close enough to Check. This morning I was trying to describe them and said something like, "They were all dressed like mysterious hardcores, but they were obviously supergeeks". Then my mind did a horrible, horrible jump to Rick James' Superfreak (http://lyrical.nl/song/7261). From there, of course the next step was filking the entirety of Superfreek into The Thing That Should Not Be (dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] rialian):

Supergeek )
helen99: A windswept tree against a starlit sky (Default)
I have this Weird Al filk on my mind today. I wouldn't want to be stingy with it. Clearly, the right thing for me to do is to inflict it on everyone else. Behind the cut in case you really don't want it inflicted on you all that much...

Read more... )
helen99: A windswept tree against a starlit sky (Default)
A few days ago, [livejournal.com profile] rialian wanted to go to Ranger Surplus Plus to try and find his favorite kind of boots - an indestructible police style boot that he easily wears holes through in less than a year... So anyway, there we were in the neighborhood of Rangers, and we found that in the past year it has become Little South America. The energy of it has changed dramatically, and being there feels like being in another country. Who needs to go to Cancun, when you can go to Sunny Wheaton. There is savory smoke pouring out of the many little kitchens, loud salsa music pumped onto the street, crowds of colorfully dressed people thronging everywhere, no parking whatsoever, and a lot of moving cars narrowly missing one another... So anyway, there I was, easily mistaken for a Spanish woman, with this tall blond guy. Of course, all the Spanish people glowered at me in that special way that meant "you are scum for being with that paleface". "I'm a Rockvillian of Greek descent!" I thought really loudly at them, to no avail. They still glowered. On the way back from this episode, I mentioned that "I practically expect to see Chupacabra walking down the street around here". (Chupacabra is a mythical creature from South America briefly described here: http://skepdic.com/chupa.html).

Anyway, [livejournal.com profile] rialian immediately ran with this and started singing "Chupacabra justa walkin down the street, singing doo-wahdiddy diddydum diddyday". So that was how it came to be that the following travesty had to be written:

Chupacabra just a-walkin' down the street
singin doo-wah-diddy diddy-dum diddy-day.
Lookin around for something good to eat
singin doo-wah-diddy diddy-dum diddy-day

Signs all said
"Eat our Chicken"
'Nuff to make
a Choopy sicken...

But theeeen, he arrived at a shop
And he found just the thing that he loves...
Next thing you know
He was sucking upon
A brand new pair of kid gloooooves....!

Chupacabra just a walkin down the street
singin doo-wah-diddy diddy-dum diddy-day.
Lookin around for something good to eat
singin doo-wah-diddy diddy-dum diddy-day...
helen99: A windswept tree against a starlit sky (Default)
It came up in conversation today that spreading, malignant grey matter seems to be emanating from the DC area, and that the radius of this effect seems to be expanding. When I was a kid, I read a book by Madeline L'Engle called A Wrinkle in Time, and mentioned the similarity between the choking conformity that was forced upon the people of one of the dark planets in that story (Camazotz) and the current political climate in this world. The person I was talking to remarked that every time she heard the word "Camazotz" she felt like filking the song from the musical "Camelot".

Not wishing to disappoint this person, I did the filk. It was horrible! Her comment to me after being the victim of this horror was,

"AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Ok, that's it (or IT), I'm never going to watch that musical again... (wow, that was good...and waaay too fast. You're scary...)"

For those who have not read A Wrinkle in Time, "IT" was the Giant Brain that controlled the planet Camazotz and everyone on it. "IT" allowed no deviations from IT's norm. "IT" practiced Total Information Awareness, and allowed no dissent.

But the scariest thing is, the words to Camelot fit the intent of the filk almost perfectly with hardly any modifications. I added a few verses and changed the word "Camelot" to "Camazotz," and modified a few other words, but no other change was made to the existing verses.

That, and it reminds me of my own city.

Read more... )

April 2010



RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags