When the fish hits your eye

Stephan Pastis draws Pearls Before Swine, a syndicated cartoon running in over 150 newspapers. Heather recently came across this one that really illustrates (har har har) what songspeak is. This terrible pun (that sounds like a typical something out of the Matt catalog of jokes) is a reference to the song, That’s Amore, written in…

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The wading is the hardest part

Back in our college-ish days, a group of us would go camping each year near Lake George in the Adirondack Region in Upstate New York. Sometime during the trip, Jamie, myself, and some other friends decided we should go whitewater rafting. The rafting trip was pretty tame by whitewater standards, but it still was a…

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New Kids On The Block perform on The Today Show

OMG! It’s like, totally really happening! So many people have been waiting for years and years for the NKOTB reunion. The reunion was on April 4, 2008, but the performance happened on the Today show on May 16, 2008. And though we don’t really see what the big deal is, many of our friends, wives,…

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Do Daryl Hall and John Oates play poker?

(1:56:51 PM) Jamie Bousquet: because there’s so many people and they’re such a diverse group, poker nights at the VFW are ripe with songspeak and “that’s what she said” (1:57:12 PM) Matt Larsen: you should introduce them to the concept of songspeak then (2:01:18 PM) Jamie Bousquet: I don’t think this crowd is gonna go…

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Strangers in my pants

I have to attend/work NACA shows from time to time. The Mid-Atlantic Regional NACA Regional Conference happens to be in Lancaster, PA most years. My wife Jo and daughter Quinn come along with me. Getting ready to leave for the big road trip from Massachusetts to Lancaster, PA we stopped by Cumberland Farms so Jo…

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It’s gonna take a montage

In anything where you need to go from just a beginner to a pro, you need a montage. This tidbit of wisdom comes from possibly the greatest action / puppet flick I’ve seen, Team America: World Police. The two dorks who created South Park, Matt Parker and Trey Stone, annoyed about what they considered to…

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Every single holiday, a dick in a box

Since I posted about Lazy Sunday, there’s been some debate between Jamie and I about whether or not Saturday Night Live has had an SNL Digital Short better than Lazy Sunday. I have to say, I think that Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg’s Dick In A Box might actually trump Lazy Sunday as the funniest…

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That’s what she said

To be fair, this is TVspeak and not really songspeak, but songspeak is large enough to encompass all of pop culture. One of our favorite pop culture catch phrases is “that’s what she said”. It’s pretty low class humor, but it’s awesome. I believe it originated on Wayne’s World, but it has become exceedingly prominent…

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You’re my lady of the morning

Kristen and I recently borrowed the Freaks and Geeks dvds from Jamie and Jo. It is just plain oss. This Judd Apatow produced show starred people like Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Busy Phillips, Linda Cardinelli, and of course Martin Starr as Bill. NBC really screwed the pooch on this one in the 1999-2000…

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Lazy Sunday

Ever since Andy Samberg and the fine fellows at Lonely Island made Lazy Sunday, SNL has embraced the idea ‘Digital Short’ fully. Thank god, because there have been some real gems since. There have been a bunch of parodies and many many homages (with a particularly good one being Lazy Scranton), but the original is…

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I’m Bob Saget bitch, you betta axe someone

In the short lived, but hilarious comedy/realty tv show, Jamie Kennedy’s Blowin Up, Jamie Kennedy tries to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a rapper. He and his sidekick, Stu Stone film a great music video for their song, Rollin’ With Saget. There are just so many songspeak-worthy lines in this song about the illest…

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Motor Inn

When Matt and I worked together at Silver Screen, we would often carpool (especially when we were living in the same apartment building). Every day on the way home, we would pass the Motor Inn in Greenfield. One day, one of us (I can’t remember who started it) started singing “Motor Inn” to the tune…

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It’s the final countdown

The Final Countdown is classic songspeak thanks to 80s hair-metal band, Europe. Between Grand Theft Auto video games, Arrested Development, and stores with great names, it’s hard to know where to begin… 1. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the game takes place in the 80s, and there‚Äôs a mall you can enter and wreak…

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