MUTOD: That Ol’ Clapping Game

As much as I want to weigh in on the Zimmerman I don’t have the energy to talk about it.  I really don’t.  Everyone else is talking about it.  Let them.

Or alternatively we could talk about what the hell is wrong with Brazil, or how infuriating it is to know that people are fucking stupid for thinking that this was meant to be racist, but I’m going to leave that to (potentially) talking about on Sunday.  Or maybe not.  We’ll see.

Bieber pissing in a mop bucket?  No.  I’m not wasting my time on that assclown.

Edit:  This is my day, and someone just posted this, and I have to share it.  I really do:

"Bay area news station KTVU is the new Moe’s Tavern, apparently."  (Warming Glow)

“Bay area news station KTVU is the new Moe’s Tavern, apparently.” (Warming Glow)

Now that?  That shit is racist.  But come on, you have to admit that is fucking funny.

I’d also love to talk about how The Last of Us, a video game that had a threesome with Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Resident Evil 4, and then invited I Am Legend to join, was such a great experience, but few people I know have completed it yet, so I digress.

Clearly the well is low if I’m going here, so I’ll give you the “Doublemint gum” of MUTOD’s this Friday —  one that is short-lived, and is not particularly satisfying.

We all remember this stupid song from college elementary school, right?

“Miss Lucy had a steamboat.  The Steamboat had a bell.  Miss Lucy went to heaven and the Steamboat went to…Hell-o Operator, please give me number nine.”

I remember the girls from my grade would play this clapping game with each other.  Guys didn’t do it.  We were all busy being Ninja Turtles or Ghostbusters, or something like that.

Are kids still playing this game these days?

"Clapping game?  Is that an app?"

“Clapping game? Is that an app?”

Has anyone ever actually analyzed the lyrics to this song, and how little sense they make?   I don’t care if they’re not supposed to, this is a MUTOD, damnit.

Why does the steamboat go to hell?  Oh.

So…not the Battle of Blackwater…?

Why was Miss Lucie going behind the refrigerator?  What is she, the town limbo champion?  Why didn’t she clean up the glass before limboing back there?  What the hell is wrong with her?  How can she have a boyfriend or do anything when she’s gone to heaven?  Or do we mean the figurative heaven?

Still, poor boat…

Why does the song sound like it was created by someone with major ADHD?  Oh right, because when I was a kid that was never an excuse for failing in school.

Analysis aside, it boggles my mind at how (when I was a kid) this song was constantly being sung, whereas today I can foresee some sort of overprotective, Veggie Tales-loving parent trying to ban the song completely. “They say hell” or “They say ass” would be the main arguments.

How is it possible that the generation before us could be so fucking uptight?  Are we going to be this way when we get “old”?

Can we not?

Here, play with this instead.  It is Friday after all:

Comment with the first one you read.

Comment with the first one you read.

So yeah, about that whole ADHD thing…

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One Response to MUTOD: That Ol’ Clapping Game

  1. Paul says:

    Communist prick biscuit.

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