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The Moody Blues

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Another round of Artistry, another artist I've never heard of before, another parody. Title specifically chosen so that I can have a GOOD parody for the next ABC4 round.
Why do I never hear a riddle
When I'm feeling insecure?
I need someone skilled at jestin'
Who can cheer me up for sure

It's when I've failed another maths test
There is nothing more I need
Than a good old-fashioned moron
Who'll slip over just for me

How come I never hear an answer
When I say 'Why this no fair?'
'Cause I really would like to know
As well as fix up my grammar

I do not care how you do it
When you cheer up poor ol' me
I only care that you mean it
And not do it lazily

You forgot what the punchline is?
Don't stand there like a fool
You should tell a joke about it
Then laugh and continue

I'm looking for something to make me laugh
I'm looking for a side-splitting kind of laugh
If you could tell jokes and tickle me pink
Then I'll stop feeling blue
Maybe buy lunch for you

Between the boredom of Ms. Monten
And the brashness of Miss Dee
There should be one who keeps jestin'
But there's not, alas, poor me

But in the time they call recess
There comes along a fool
He shares his jokes and his ruckus
And you know that he is you

I'm looking for someone to make me laugh
I'm looking for a belly-ache kind of laugh
And if you could see what that means to me
To cheer me up in school
The place that bores you too
To learn what we don't care
To climb those stupid stairs

It's not the way you do it
When cheerin' all, not just me
It's more the way you can avoid it
When Sir asks 'What's so funny?'

Why do I never get a good wheeze
When I'm feelin' rather down?
I need someone good at jestin'
Who can turn frowns upside down

It's when I've blown another gasket
There is nothing more I need
Than a guy who'll waste his own time
To act stupid just for me

Why do I never get an answer
When I'm asking for a joke?
Coming up next - somethng by a singer I bet YOU'VE never heard of!

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 10

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adagio - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
(Artistry Round 17) Really good!! And how do you like the group? Good pacing. 5's
Matthias - December 25, 2007 - Report this comment
I just finished reading Stuart's tribute to Jerry Springer, and now it's a tribute to another Jerry! Jerry Seinfeld!!!
Red Ant - December 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(Artistry, ABC4-J) The video is a bit short, but I remember TOS. This was really good, T-COP, and with excellent pacing and rhyming, though the name drops were lost on me. If this was recorded, pronouncing "grammar" as "gram-air" would be a funny pun. Solid work.

Oh, a joke:

Two men walk into a bar. The third man ducks. [boom tish!]
Agrimorfee - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry, ABC4--multitasking!) Good job on taking a challenging, long tune you never heard before! (so THAT's the name of it, heard it a million times before...). Written as if Justin Hayward was trying to figure out why MB's music has very little sense of humor.
Guy - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC4-J) Done this been here but they didn't give me a T-shirt. They didn't know what ADHD was when I was a kid so I always started the school year out in the back of the room and within a few days my desk was moved directly in front of the teacher. Now I write parodies and drive people nuts at work with antics all day long. But they like me and my wife is used to it. Well done - took me back a few years. =-;)
Matthias - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Not the most hilarious parody that you have ever done, but it was still a pretty solid write.
stuart mcarthur - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
(art) as long as you're not drinking milo, bobpie, your teacher needn't know you're laughing (milo out the nose is a ead giveaway) and hey, lunch in exchange for a joke is a pretty good offer - where's my gag-book - 555
Below Average Dave ( - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC) Pretty funny TCOP, but you are making an old Matthias mistake buddy. . .one that he's since corrected and his contest results have showed. . .sacrificing grammar, best example in the parody "When I say 'Why this no fair?'" would have worked better as "When I ask "Why's life unfair?" That is grammatically much better, and still fits your parody, still good write my Aussie friend.
Invisible Boy - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Funny treatment of a difficult OS. BAD...I think the bad grammar was part of the joke. I'll try and cheer you up with some 5s.
Below Average Dave ( - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Then I got lost I guess:)
Agrimorfee - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Seriously, though, questionable grammar in a parody (except for satirical/ironic purposes) turns me off, too.
Rex - January 10, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Solid, but with a title like "Jestin'" I expected more jestin'.
Below Average Dave ( - January 11, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Well you saw my comment TCOP, and I thought it was paced very well, and even though I now understand what you were going for, I still got a little lost--but well you saw Agri's comment, but good write none-the-less and Thin Lizzy will be interesting wont it")

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