Archive | April, 2007

what’s so triffic about creating people as people and then gettin’ upset ‘cos they act like people

28 Apr

[This post originally appeared in Dullicious, where I blogged as Barbie-dull for several years.]

“It doesn’t matter!” snapped the Metatron. “The whole point of the creation of the Earth and Good and Evil–”
“I don’t see what’s so triffic about creating people as people and then gettin’ upset ‘cos they act like people,” said Adam severele. “Anyway, if you stopped tellin’ people it’s all sorted out after they’re dead, they might try sorting it all out while they’re alive. If I was in charge, I’d try makin’ people live a lot longer, like ole Methuselah. It’d be a lot more interestin’ and they might start thinkin’ about the sort of things they’re doing to all the enviroment and ecology, because they’ll still be around in a hundred years’ time.”

“Good Omens”
By Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Harry Belafonte & Muppet Show, The Banana Boat Song

22 Apr

[This post originally appeared in Dullicious, where I blogged as Barbie-dull for several years.]

I knew this song as “Day-Oh”, by the French band Pow Wow who were mostly doing acapella songs. I learnt years later that it was a cover. I was searching for MP3s of the song and found a few: a version by Shaggy, one by Danny Elfman (the one used in the movie Beetlejuice), and one by Harry Belafonte & the Muppet Show. YouTube are great, I can now see what I had imagined after hearing the sound track numerous times:

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