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Song Parodies -> "Smells Like Methylated Spirit"

Original Song Title:

"Smells Like Teen Spirit"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Nirvana

Parody Song Title:

"Smells Like Methylated Spirit"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Heat up your flask until it's hot
It's either ether, or it's not
And if it boils when slightly warm
It might be meths or chloroform

Don't know, don't know, don't know, I know x3
Don't know, don't know, don't know

(chorus)

With a fume hood, it's less dangerous
Here's a sample, in containers
I smell solvents and reagents
Here's a sample, it'll stain us
Ethanoic
Means acetic
Aromatic
Make me feel sick
Yeugh!

I thought that what I had was meths
I got it wrong, but then I guessed
Does this stuff smell like pears to you?
Amyl acetate does too

Don't know, don't know, don't know, I know x3
Don't know, don't know, don't know

(chorus)

(Solo)

And I forget I should not taste
And now I guess I don't feel well
It smells so bad, it's bad to smell
This stuff, mercaptoethanol

Don't know, don't know, don't know, I know x3
Don't know, don't know, don't know

(chorus)
With a fume hood, it's less dangerous
Here's a sample, in containers
I smell solvents and reagents
Here's a sample, it'll stain us
Ethanoic
Means acetic
Aromatic
Make me feel sick
A mercaptan
A mercaptan
A mercaptan
Just as an aside: mercaptans (as mentioned towards the end) are the smelliest substances in the world, but also rather poisonous

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 19

Voting Breakdown

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 2   1
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 3   0
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 4   3
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Rice Cube - March 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Holy toluene, Batman! :D
Billy Florio - March 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Phil, you should have been a science teacher....in fact you should have bbeen my science teacher....I might have actully learned something in high school chemestry then...
Phil Alexander - March 25, 2003 - Report this comment
My father was a chemistry teacher (before becoming a technical author); his father was a physics teacher. I know enough to know that I'd be a lousy teacher, unless of course I could choose the syllabus and present it in verse ;-)
Billy Florio - March 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Phil, I think that if I had a chemestry teacher that taught in verses, I might have enjoyed that class...instead I had a chemestry teacher that didnt know how to spell english (im so serrious)..the school hired her to have more minorities, and so 85% of the class failed because she couldnt speak english...we sat there as she wrote on the board "1 + 1 =0"...do you really think Im kidding? I cant make this up!
PAvTheMan - March 26, 2003 - Report this comment
Who didn't give this 5's? Outstanding! Where's the option for 6's?

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