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Song Parodies -> "Burnout!"

Original Song Title:

"Rawhide!"

Original Performer:

Frankie Laine

Parody Song Title:

"Burnout!"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Barely recuperate from the holidays when the income tax forms arrive in the mail, and suddenly -- wham! -- they're due. Anyone else feeling like this?

Thanks to TJC for "point"-ing out! that the exclamation "point"! belongs in TOS title! (and for this cool, ultra-macho video!) Appropriate homage included herein!
Burnout: burnin', burnin'
Parodies, no yearnin'
No more words a' churnin'
"Rowdy" rhymes, not turnin' [1]
Tongue-tied!
Aagh! D'uh!

No clever puns discernin'
No praise am I earnin'
Voters all are spurnin'
They chide!

No jigglin' words together;
Gigglin', parts nether
Can't match the genius of "Bra Pride"
No one wants to listen
Sarcasm, scorn, and dissin'
My humor neurons ("hu-morons") fried

Fix 'em up, sex 'em up,
Slip it in, slip it by --
-- ChuckyG on the sly:
Denied!
Cut it out, put it in
Doesn't fit, not a doubt:
Totally all burnt out
Am I!
Bleah! Eeh!

Keep groovin'? No, not groovin'
Readers disapprovin'
Writin' not behoovin'
Brain died!
I wrote 'em but sh*t-canned 'em:
Not worthy of my fandom
Puttin' out crap, I can't abide
No brain calculatin':
Sly syllables a' matin'
I maybe should commit Par-o-cide

Think 'em up, write 'em up
Knock 'em out, knock her up
Tear 'em up, 'nother cup
Imbibe!
Cannot write, cannot think
So how low can I sink?
On the brink, have a drink
Pie-eyed!

(Burnout, sleepin', sleepin')
(Sandman is a' creepin')
Yawn...
(No more slippin' sheep in)
Baaa!
(Almost feel like weepin')
I cried!
Sniff!
I tried!



[1] Pun on "Rawhide!" co-star Clint Eastwood's character, Rowdy Yates.

"Bra Pride" © TJC. All else © 2009 Tommy Turtle. All rights reserved. E-mail: tomm...@yahoo.com

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John Barry - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Yee-haw!
Mark Scotti - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Funny, funny, funny.... Don't burn out!!!!
TJC - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Great Tax Daze comic relief, Tommy with many funnies including:
"ChuckyG on the sly: Denied!"
"I maybe should commit Par-o-cide", and of course, your, by now trademark
"(No more slippin' sheep in) Baaa! (Almost feel like weepin')"
And I certainly thankee kindly, 'Pilgrin', fer mentionin' my 'Sham Wow' of a take on this here OS!
Tommy Turtle - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
John Barry, thanks.
Mark Scotti: Now that the @#$%^&* taxes are done and sent off, there might be hope... thanks Mark!
TJC: 'S 'alright, Pardner, ya done good there. Thanks for the comments and vote.
alvin - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
hilarious take on the frantic search for new concepts...love it
TT - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
alvin, thanks... you've been missed this week; was afraid something wrong (no song from alvin? uh-oh). hope all is well, my friend, and thanks for stopping by to v/c.
Guy - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
TT - What can I say but Ticked - Taxed - D'oh!. Now that we have all been to the cleaners for what they call "spreading the wealth around", (like the average Joe the Plumber, who represents most of us on the wealth food chain, has any wealth to spread) we can get down to writing some seruiously funny parody. I like that trademark® word of yours "par-o-cide®". And this OS can be fun to parody - it is one of those OSes that just beg to be lampooned. Fine work here TT.
Andy Primus - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Keep writin', writin', writin'...fans all take delight in...tears from puns excitin'...sure cried. PS Should have asked someone this long before now - how do you seperate the lines in the comment box?
Tommy Turtle - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Guy: Agree completely on "spreading the wealth" ... I sure as sh*t don't have any ;-( ... and on the Joy of Vex on TOS. Thanks for "spreading the Fives", Guy!

Andy Primus: Excellent! You should finish that into a full-fledged parody (directed at all, of course, not at moi)...

Although the comment box has a label right below prohibiting code in general, our gracious host has been kind enough to make an exception for line breaks, to keep the comments neater. Type a left angle-bracket ( that's this thing, < ) ... on my US laptop keyboard, it's shift+comma. Then the letters BR, and the last time I tried, it seemed that they only work in upper case (caps), unlike much HTML, which isn't case-sensitive or is written in lower case (e. g., see the instructions for creating a link, in the parody submission box.) Then a right angle-bracket ( > ), which on said keyboard is shift+. (shift + period) YMMV. .. No spaces in between. I need to put spaces in the following example so it doesn't get turned into a blank line instead :)

< BR >

OK, holds breath, hits "send', and if lucky, you have the code -- just take out the spaces inside. Thanks much for v/c, Andy.
Line Breaks, Ch. 2 - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Should have mentioned that doing that once produces a single line feed, like hitting "enter" in a text document (or "return" on a typewriter, if you're old enough to remember that. If you want to leave a blank line in between, e. g., to set off a new paragraph, just do the same code twice, like this (again, no spaces in the real thing):

< BR >< BR >

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