Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Random Thoughts for a Wednesday Afternoon

Like Mr. Big Dubya, I've been suffering from some writer's block, or, as he called it, a "blogging funk". So here's the weekly random thoughts post. Enjoy.

  • If I see that Applebee’s commercial during the next round of the NCAA Tournament, I am going to do one of two things. Throw a brick at the television, or fly to Hollywood, find these guys, and hit them over the head with their guitars… anyone who has been watching the tourney knows exactly what commercial I’m talking about.
  • From the ‘give me a friggin’ break’ files. The song “Baa baa black sheep” has been changed to “Baa baa rainbow sheep” in the UK. Apparently there was a rash of Sheep raising hell about being stereotyped that no one told me about…
  • Matthew is ridiculing me on his latest The Blogfathers post. Why? Because my NCAA Tournament picks suck… as if I didn’t already know that.
  • My iPod rocks.
  • Scott did a post on the Best Day of Your Life. I've been trying to think of one and can't. It's not that I don't have any, it's more so having to decide which one is "the best"
  • Here are some of the recent search phrases that have brought people to my little corner of the blogosphere: “‘wednesday hump day’ + scrubs”, “mardi gras Made in china”, “vince coleman tarp”, “twins baby in lunar calendar”, “amani toomer's wife”, “fatherhood”, “ozzie smiths backflip”, “mccartney chaos and creation in the backyard”
  • In honor of those, here is today’s gratuitous (and superfluous) attempt for the ‘craziest phrase used in a blatant attempt to lure people to my site when they type it into Google’ is: ’12 inch meat stick’ Tell your friends…
  • Who would have guessed that this short post would garner me 17 comments. Well… considering the subject matter, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised…
  • Gratuitous Blog Plug of the Day: Upside Up by Laurie. She’s a lurker who just recently de-lurked herself and left me a comment on my ‘Smack Down’ post. Welcome Laurie.
  • Writer’s block sucks moose co**
  • Mental iPod Song of the Day: How’s about an 80’s Flashback in honor of Sarah and Devra’s recent concert trip? Here’s “Africa” by Toto.
I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She’s coming in 12:30 flight
The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation
I stopped an old man along the way
Hoping to find some long forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say, hurry boy, it’s waiting there for you

Chorus
It’s gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what’s right
Sure as Kilaimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti
I seek to cure what’s deep inside, frightened of this thing that I’ve become

Chorus(instrumental break)

Hurry boy, she’s waiting there for you

It’s gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa, I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa, I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa

Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

10 comments:

Becky said...

I call it blogstipation.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

You got a hit for "Amani Toomer's wife"?

Get up off 'em, Kemp.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Oh, and it is nice to see someone else as violently opposed to the Applebees commercials as Gabe.

I think Gabe would hurt not only the actors, but the ad agency and the Applebee's execs that hired those guys.

Applebees is beginning to rival Mentos for the worst ad campaign ever. Oh, and let's not forget Quiznos.

Kemp said...

I'm gonna havta go with your phrase Becky.

I'm sorry Sarah, I didn't mean to take your thunder with Amani Toomer's wife.

Everyone involved with that ad needs to be hurt... badly.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Soon you'll be getting hits for Manute Bol's wife and nude Lauire Berkner.

Kemp said...

Ok... I gotta ask; who the hell is Laurie Berkner?

laurie said...

Hey, thanks for the shoutout. That's really cool. What fun!

And hey, thanks for the Toto. That song freakin ROCKS. Especially the synth drum thing after "frightened by this thing that I've become..."

Also, since she's a fellow Laurie, I'll give her a plug here: www.laurieberkner.com. She's a totally palatable kids music chick with insanely curly hair.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Kemp - Don't you have Noggin? I bet the PB and the J would love "The Berkenator".

Kemp said...

Absolutely no problem Laurie... I appreciate the comments.

And thank you and Sarah for the info about Laurie Berkner. I honestly had never heard of her as we don't have noggin.

Scott said...

I have absolutely no idea what these Applebees commericals are, or maybe I do and I am just having a blonde moment...