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Song Parodies -> "Of Residents and Presidents"

Original Song Title:

"The Elements"

Original Performer:

Tom Lehrer

Parody Song Title:

"Of Residents and Presidents"

Parody Written by:

Giorgio Coniglio

The Lyrics

Tom Turtle was a parodist who pounced straight for the jugular;
He satirized a Pres whose speech was smug yet sometimes struggular;
Disdain for George the Son, less blame for James from Plains in evidence,
Tom pegged the mis-spoke ‘NUCULAR’ the catchword of the Presidents.

I toiled for several decades in the Section known as ‘Nuclear’;
Though now fairly famili-ar, I still find it peculi-ar
That highly educated voices, palatal and uvular
Would schedule tests, requests infested with the mis-spoke ‘NUCULAR’.

There’s fibular, follicular, and pustular and jocular
Vestibular and valvular, auricular and ocular
And tabular and tubular and muscular and modular
And regular and singular and circular and nodular.

There’s popular and insular and secular, oracular
Cuticular, vehicular, vesicular, vernacular
And vascular, crepuscular and titular, testicular
Peninsular, peduncular, avuncular, particular.

Triangular, corpuscular, spectacular and annular,
Articular, radicular and angular and granular,
And glandular and saccular and spicular and globular
Molecular, trabecular, lenticular and lobular.

And endless adjectival terms in Med’cine and Biology
With current usage driven by their Latin deriv-ology,
Like oscular, ossicular and ovular, fascicular
Reticular, glomerular, furuncular, funicular.

So, clearly there’s no stimulus for apparatus cochlear,
That simulates the sound unique of proper-spoken ‘Nuclear’.

TT’s parodies of GWB’s diction are found at:

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Pacing: 3.4
How Funny: 3.4
Overall Rating: 3.4

Total Votes: 5

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Patrick - October 15, 2013 - Report this comment
You are a worthy successor to the apparently retired Tommy Turtle. For a while I thought you might be Tommy, a sort of "Tortoise and Hare" comeback. I gather you are Canadian, while Tommy hails from warmer climes. There are no numericals as I write this comment. I try to make newcomers aware that I don't use the rating system, in the event someone should follow my comment with a string of 111's that might be misinterpreted as being my review.
Gee Whiz! - October 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Someone had fun with a rhyming dictionary, but it's still boring anyway. Independent 1s
Tommy Pull-my-finger - October 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Less than Spec-tac-u-lar, a dud.
Giorgio Coniglio - October 17, 2013 - Report this comment
@Patrick. Thanks for the accolade. @"Gee" and "Pull-". Your comments and grading seem a bit harsh. Try singing this ....... Last night I pub-performed my recent quip-opus re 'NUCULAR'; I power-point- and open-miked with friends primarily ukular; My parody-based singalong to titillate served very well - I hope this news your skeptic views and deep concerns will now disspell. If 30 people in a room could sing and play my parody at the first encounter, how could the pacing be that far off??? GioLio

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