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Song Parodies -> "33.6 Modem"

Original Song Title:

"98.6"

Original Performer:

Keith

Parody Song Title:

"33.6 Modem"

Parody Written by:

neminem

The Lyrics

I'd never heard of this song until two days ago, when I read a parody of it, and it seemed so eminently parodiable that I had to download it. I have to say, I got kind of stuck after the chorus, and so the rest of it isn't particularly brilliant, but I decided to post it anyway. If it wasn't immediately obvious, this is about how annoying it is to not have DSL. I do, but one of my friends doesn't, and he's always complaining.
Good morning net, it really sucks to have to dial in
I know Pac-Bell just wants to screw me
My friends have DSL, there ain't no silver lining
My net connection is so crummy

Dang, 33.6, my modem is a piece of crap. This
Sucks, 33.6, connection is so slow it gets me
riled up,
God, I hate this dial-up.

Hey, everybody in Quake 3: I doubt you're smilin',
Because I make the game so laggy.
Can't really surf the information superhighway,
Can't even get where that link takes me!

Dang, 33.6, my modem is a piece of crap. This
Sucks, 33.6, connection is so slow it gets me
riled up,
God, I hate this dial-up.

Can't really surf the information superhighway.
Can't even get where that link takes me!

Dang, 33.6, my modem is a piece of crap. This
Sucks, 33.6, connection is so slow it gets me
riled up,
God, I hate this dial-up.

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Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 7

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Rick D - January 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Any song that slams Pac Bell gets fives from me, Nem. As you may have heard, we disapprove of in-crowd parodies. However since we CAN play, I would certainly consider this for another MUSICAL tribute. So stop griping that no one likes you. Quantity isn't everything. And you have to be a bit obsessed to wind up at my end of the list, which has it's own downside.
Steven Cavanagh - January 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice one, Nem. Rings well in my head, especially so recently after my "modem connection" one.
Mari D - January 06, 2004 - Report this comment
N -- you and I belong to a very exclusive club -- no one else on this site has parodied this song. The original lyrics are so dumb! I enjoyed this one (especially working in the "highway" lyric) and, like Rick, love Pac Bell bashing!
Peregrin - March 05, 2004 - Report this comment
I recently changed from 56.6 to DSL, neminem. This parody has a lot of meaning for me!
Deleter - March 29, 2004 - Report this comment
If I know the original, I would vote for it! That's sad that you can't skip a part of the voting...
neminem - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Grumble! I've been one'd.
Adagio - March 02, 2005 - Report this comment
(123) DKTOS, but I kind of know the feeling since I still have 56k. Good read.
Guy - March 02, 2005 - Report this comment
(123) This is the very model of a modem Data General. I like this. As you probably know i write a lot of geek parodies. It's nice to read a well written geek parody like this. Well done. 555 BPS. Actually the old standard for BPS was 556 but since this is about slow modems I knocked off 1 BPS.
Kristof Robertson - March 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(123) DKTOS, nem...but I hear ya talkin'!!
Agrimorfee - March 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(123) Clever.
Johnny D - March 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(123) What Guy said ("...modem Data General" ....GRROOAANNN). Dialup sucks. DSL is good. But...get DSL and...you...will...want....MORE !!! ;-)
neminem - March 11, 2005 - Report this comment
And more is indeed what I have, while at Mudd :D. T1 is quite nice.
John Jenkins - March 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Clever concept, but I would have liked it better if the chorus was more creative and varied.
Phil Alexander - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
At 33.6kB, I wasn't at all baud with this one... ;-)
Stuart McArthur - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
(123) poor 33.6s - they take a caning here
martha - March 21, 2005 - Report this comment
a fine addition to the massive collection of tecchie parodies on this site ...

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