Thursday, August 17, 2006

Oh, was that rhetorical?

Okay, I've been writing a crapload lately. Now I want to hear from you. Yes this is my new ploy to find out who reads my blog. Why? Because I like to know my audience. You all know me pretty well!

Rules of engagement:
  • Pick a song that asks a question.
  • Answer the question.
  • Provide artist, genre, album, any other info you like, but that's not necessary.
Here, I'll start.

"Why do birds suddenly appear . . .?"
Because you're sitting on the beach, and you held a dorito up in the air. (Mine?)

Ready. . . . . . . . GO!


britton said...

"Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?"

Garn, gov'nah! I'm willin' to tell ya, I'm wantin' to tell ya, I'm waitin' to tell ya!

'Cause I'm one of that rare breed: a heterosexual male who likes musical theater. And yes, people who've discovered that have indeed questioned the "heterosexual" part.

doug said...

"Does anybody really know what time it is?"

Ummm.. 'bout 10:30.

"Does anybody really care?"

Well, I have a meeting to go to now, so I guess I do. See ya!

Mike (chupr0kabra) said...

"...Do we know when we fly?"
(System of a Down, "QUESTION!", from Mezmerize)

That depends on several factors, really. Were you wearing your seat belt? Did your head hit the windshield on the way out? Did you forget to wear your helmet? If you answered "yes" to any of the above, chances are pretty good you don't know you're flying. It's probably better that way...

Anonymous said...

"How can they see with sequins in their eyes?"

Well, it's fairly simple. The sequins are actually one way mirrors.

=) Joanna

Summer said...

"What about breakfast at Tiffanys?"
(Deep Blue Something, Breakfast at Tiffanys)
Mmmm....breakfast sounds good right does Tiffanys for that matter...alright, I'm there! Who's shelling out for the key ring though?

Will said...

"What is the reason for having roses when your blood is shed carelessly?"
-- Eden, 10K Maniacs

To remind us to choose carefully.

Chuck said...

Q: "How long? How long must we sing this song?"
Sunday, Bloody Sunday by U2

A(smart alec): Until you run out of words and music. And no "vamp and fade!"

A(referring to the song's subject): I doubt we'll ever progress past killing each other over our differences.

reb said...

"Where does my heart beat now?"

In Boston, really hard on the last hill of my bike ride home.

Katy Scarbrough said...

"What do you do with a BA in English?"
(Avenue Q)

Well, if it were a MA in English, you'd become a fabulous technical writer!

Kerri said...

Who let the dogs out?

Don't know but I'm glad that we get to hear about it less and less each year.

Alex said...

"Wouldn't it be nice if we were older?"

I've never thought so.

David said...

"Now I'm wondering, is it me...or is it me...that can't see silver linings?"

I'm gonna guess me.

"Jessie and my Whetstone"
by Saves The Day

britton said...

And because this one struck me out of the blue on the way home, here's an extra-bonus German round:

"Hast du etwas Zeit fur mich?"

Jawohl! Fur dich, habe ich alle die Zeit im Welt.

...singe ich ein Lied fur dich
von 99 Luftballons...

zev said...

Ooooh! FUN GAME!

What if God smoked cannabis?
HE'D probably still be able to get health insurance.... stupid health insurance companies.

Can you hear the people sing?
(Les Mis)
Wow... 13 so far? That's a lot of singing for one blog.

How can I allow this man to hold dominion over me?
(Les Mis)
You can't. Throw yourself off a cliff. Silly Javert.

How can you measure... measure a year?
I don't know... let's see... lollipops... llamas... lights... limericks... i'm pretty sure it starts with 'L'...

They might be Giants, but what are we gonna do unless they are?
Go to less TMBG concerts I guess...

Tell me, did you sail across the sun? Did you make it to the milky way to see the lights all faded; that heaven is overrated? Tell me, did you fall for a shooting star? One without a permanent scar? And did you miss me while you were looking at yourself out there?
Look, if you want to have a conversation, that's fine. But I'm not going to sit here and be berated while you just throw accusation after accusation at me.

Have you ever seen a cat so clever as Magical Mr. Mistofeles?
Huh... does diabolical count? I've known some pretty diabolical cats... : \

Look at this stuff. Isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete? Wouldn't you think I'm the girl; the girl who's got everything?
(The Little Mermaid)
No! Your stuff sucks! Shouldn't you be at your Father's concert anyway? Silly little mermaid.

k. that's all i got for now

Anonymous said...

"Do you love me?"

Why, yes, I do! :)


Ed said...

"Do you remember when we used to sing? Sha la la la la la la la la lala ti da!"

No, but I remember singing, "Louie Louie!"

Anonymous said...

My favorite combination that should be played at Rice Baseball games during pitcher conferences.

"Should I stay or should I go?"

"If I go there will be trouble
An if I stay it will be double"


laura said...

My friends rock. That means you guys. Katy and Sally win the prize for most flattering (and as we all know, trumpet players are flattery operated) :-P. Mike, you win the prize for making me fall off of my couch laughing, while feeling like a horrible, horrible person. :-P Britton wins for language skills, and Zev, you win the prize for sheer enthusiasm!

Feel free, all of you, to come back any time to play. I've really enjoyed reading these!

Linda L said...

"Why do fools fall in love?"

Because fools are people, too!

Alex said...

Two from Paul Simon, Jenny helped out with these:

"Who'll be my role model, now that my role model is gone?"

Possibly Abby Cadabby?

( for those of you who are very confused by this.)

"How can you live in the Northeast?"

Take I-95 North for a long time, then buy a house.


laura said...

And from Joe, because he's being silly about posting comments to my blog:

"in response to your rhetorical inquisition...'How long must this go on?' (source = Beauty and the Beast the Musical)

"for me, 'until Sept 7 noon' is the answer"

Good luck with those exams, Joe! You can do it!