Thursday, June 01, 2006

Crispy Delicious Has Got To Be In There Somewhere...

Two posts in under 24 hours! Ganesh be praised!

Actually after rereading last night's post, I no longer count that one as official. It was late and I was both tired and irritable. I still am, but fortunately I'm at work so instead of taking it out on you guys with bad writing, I merely sit in front of my computer and surf lazily, passing the detritus of said efforts on to you, my anonymous friends. So yeah, this isn't much of a "real post" either, but like Jimmy who crack corn, I don't care.

(Note: I just used Google to look up the word detritus to see if it was an appropriate word. It wasn't really, but I liked the sound of it so I used it anyway. More importantly however, was the fact that I used Google to obtain a definition - a function which I was surprised many of my friends didn't know about, and which I will now pass on to you. Simply enter define: xxxxxx (where 'xxxxxx' is the word you're looking up) in any Google text box and it will spit back one or many definitions depending on the popularity of the word. That's it. Easy, huh? I love Google. You know this.)

Anyway, what detritus (see... there it is again) have I for you today? Band names. Wait, don't surf away. These are bad band names. Horrific actually... or at least the first list is. Some cat at The Onion A.V. Club has been keeping a list of the worst and the best-worst band names he's seen this year - a continuation of a compilation he started last year. (Those offended by excessive vulgarity need not click, but I don't think any of you are, and besides, it's the Internet for God's sake. Grow up.) Some notables in this list: Set Your Goals, Mariospeedwagon, Swollen Members, 16 Bitch Pile-Up & Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.

The second list is even more fun. Someone had the brilliance to combine both the names of books and popular band names into one with some delightful results. Lookee here: The Things They Might Be Giants Carried, The Who Moved My Cheese, Charlie Daniels and the Chocolate Factory, Nicholas Nickleback, Horton Hears The Who, Fine Young Hannibal, Megadeth of a Salesman, Buena Vista Fight Club. I could go on and on but that would defeat the purpose of posting the link.

So, enjoy the lists my brethren, and if the mood strikes, feel free to pass the love on to someone else. I've wasted enough time here at work that my apathy is slowly starting to be replaced with guilt. Guess I best go and try to actually earn my living. Until later, los guapos.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That second list of bands plus books is pretty good. My first thought, though, was "Oedipus T. Rex" and I'm a little shocked to see that's not there. That's also about the best that I could come up with. The only other one that I could think of that borderline fits, and isn't a pun already used is "The Wind-Up Byrds Chronicle."

1:17 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

Oedipus T. Rex, indeed. Good call with both, actually. It looks like they're stil taking submissions and still neither one of those has been posted. Might be time to show your true genius, Tim.

Speaking of which - hope the dissertation is coming along well.

1:24 PM  

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