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Song Parodies -> "Is AmIRight The Model Of A Boomer Humor URL?"

Original Song Title:

"The Major-General's Song"

Original Performer:

Gilbert & Sullivan

Parody Song Title:

"Is AmIRight The Model Of A Boomer Humor URL?"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

First stab at this OS, and completes (he thinks) the "compulsory" or "mandatory" OSs, along with "Am Pie", "Ed Fitz", "Fave Things" (naughty version), (sacred version), "Supercal" (v1) (v2) (v3) (v4)... MacArthur Park(?) ....any others? ....... OS formatting followed and trusted Steve Kalafut's great parody.

Is AmIRight the model of a Boomer humor URL?
The Baby Boomers and their kids, who cannot reed or rite or spel
All congregate there to cavort and sport and snort and pull the wool
To conjugate verbs: not their forte; they court a sort more conjugal

Instead of cogent commentary, critical and classical
Or varied, vast vocabulary, wittical, fantastical,
They're smutty and write quite contrary; titical and assical

[pause, then continue speaking]
T&A? Got it!

[continue singing]
Their brains are in their tasticles; heads grassical, alas-ical!

It isn't pleasant to report they write of troubles gas-ical
He's going to make this sweet and short; it's maudlin mess morass-ical
Though he expects a sharp retort, he does not like their sass-ical!

Their standards are chaotical, neurotical, psychotical
They fantasize erotical of dancers, hot, exotical
They're semi-idiotical; robotic'lly narcotical [1]
They parody the private parts; quixotic'ly, the tw*tical

In short, in matters pooh-eral, pee-yew-eral, and sewer-al
It is the very model of a Boomer humor URL!

They populate their parodies with puns and prose impractical
They synthesize their sentences with sorry sins syntactical
They eulogize Scott's enterprise; ungainly geeks galactical
The critics find among the lot not one who's satisfactical

They phil their phuzzy phat heads phull of phony pharmaceutical
They sit and wait in woeful state for brainy beauty's booty call
How condescending could she be? Why ever would such cutie call?

[pause, then continue speaking]
Cutie? Call on them? Got it!

[continue singing]
More likely for some acid-head, a burned-out Moody Blue to call!

They're constantly rejected; so dejected, effect: brutical
Their minds are wrecked; earn no respect; they're practically inscrutical
So, lacking class, of passing gas, they write the grossly glutical

Myopic perps whose prose usurps perspectives held historical
Confuse "affect"/"effect"; reject corrective tutororical
They have no clue; nobody who is morally an oracle
These chumps will jump and hump the rump of any handy whor-ical

In short, in matters skewer-al, wrongdoer-al or brewer-al
It is the very model of a Boomer humor URL!

Incapable of proper rhymes, their pacing is elastical
Substandard scansion many times; their phrasing, periphrastical
Their grammar's grim; such guilty crimes! Repair: revision drastical
Their typing's archetypal slime! Sublime? Not! More like spastical

They pound to ground poor Planck's profound perusal of the particle
Al Ei-in-stein, they treat like swine, although he's super-smartical
Of Stephen Hawking, even talking; trashing, tracheartical

[pause, then continue speaking]
Planck, Einstein, and Hawking? Tough crowd to follow, no? Got it!

[continue singing, at original tempo]
When fysics fails to faze their ails, they focus on the fartical [2]

Bewitched by boobs and pubes, noobies blurb of bras bombastical [3]
Lampooning poon of lamb, they croon a "point of ewe" quite nastical
Perverted plaints perturb'dly paint a picture pederastical

Although their humor seems a trifle trite and alcoholical
And vitriolic, melancholic, slight, and hyperbolical
You'll laugh down to your follicle at each symbolic frolic-al
You'll chuckle from your buccal cheeks to bottom cheeks and bollock-al

You'll not find writers bluer, all, but who're all quite true-r, all --
-- Than AmIRight, the model of a Boomer humor URL!

[A vapid blogger approaches the Turteral soloist, and asks]
Can you do that again, at faster than a Turtle-crawl?

[The Turteral solosit looks at the webmaster, and requests]
Chucky, pesto on-na'-pasta, s'illy boy

[repeat 3rd verse, ("Incapable of proper rhymes...") at a speed even faster than the original fast crawl, and without the pause or spoken part]

[1] A little pun on "semiotic" there, for those who like such things.

[2] Bonus pun: "physic": "A laxative."

[3] Bonus pun: Archaic meaning of "bombast": "Cotton or other material used to stuff garments; padding."

The really hard part was deciding whether the OS title should be "TMGS" or "IATVMOAMMG". AmIRight archives are almost equally divided. The Web is no help, either -- one sees it both ways everywhere. "How's the Afterlife, Mr Scott?" © PMS. "Disputes With Steven Hawking" © TJC. Internal rhyming courtesy of Dr. Seuss. All else © 2007 Tommy Turtle. All rights reserved.

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stuart mcarthur - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
wow, this is you at your derisively dismissive best TT

your wordplay and absurdplay is isturbed-day (but quite comical)

btw, re must-dos, there is still Blinded By The Light - 555
McKludge - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Um, but don't you write parodies about boffing sheep? :-)
Me likey! 555
TJC - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Bravo! Absolutely incredible wordplay, cunningly clever cutting wit, brash 'bombat' with a capital B'ASS'T, huge referential span and fine homage to the original's form. And even though we know PRECISELY how, where, when and why we're lacking... the shining coda of hope you've left usto ponder is that there's 'Major' room for improvement!
ISTA - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
You've really put me in my place now. 5s for
alvin - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
head spinning after that one...wonderfully constructed
TullyGirl - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Funny parody.
AFW - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Great production a broadway fives
Michael Pacholek - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Impressive, but you're also missing "Bohemian Rhapsody."
John Barry - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
You've described me to a T, TT, and I'm nearly as proud of my scatalogical, pharmacological, alcoholical, mock-ontological, strangled syntactical, neologistical, periphrastical, bombastical, egg-on ecclesiastical, unorthodox-orthographical, wretched wrhetorical, ironical, linguistical, pseudointellectual submissions as I am of your latest masterpiece.
Below Average Dave ( - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
John Barry---um--say what? :) I'm confusical from your comment -dizzy:) Excellent job Tommy Turtle, nice sneaking "Chucky, pesto on-na'-pasta, s'illy boy" near the end. . .I'm so happy you've come back, in the beginning you and Red Ant were the ones that made me feel welcome, so you have no idea how much it bummed me out when you left.
MrMacphisto - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm not a Boomer myself, but good job... 5-5-5
TT - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
stuart mcarthur: ankyou-thay. Will put BBTL on the to-do list, although DKTOS (am aware of it).

McKludge: Yes, a large element of self-parody here ("lampooning poon of lamb") -- but wait until tomorrow :-) Me thanky.

TJC: T'was tongue in cheek, not an actual reJ,eCTion... muCh TJanks!

ISTA: See above comment... thanks!

alvin: hope you get your head straight (lol)... thanks.

TullyGirl: thanks.

AFW: thanks... Opening any day now, soon as we find an angel to back it...

Michael Pacholek: Will take under advisement... thanks.

John Barry: You certainly should be... I enjoy them thoroughly. Thanks much, John.

Below Average Dave ( Thanks for catching that line... it's very good to be back, and comments like yours are part of the reason :)

MrMacphisto: thanks.
TT - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
But Stuart, *you* haven't done "Blinded"!
Jack Wilson - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
TT - October 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Jack Wilson, this pea-brained fossil DK if "owned" is an acronym, or other meaning... if you see this, please explain, but thanks for reading and commenting.
stuart mcarthur - October 03, 2007 - Report this comment
exactly TT - it's a thorn in my side - I've started it half a dozen times - it's the only one of the Big7 that I haven't done
Jack Wilson - October 03, 2007 - Report this comment
LOL here ya go TT
TT - October 03, 2007 - Report this comment
stuart mcarthur: Looking forward to yours. Took a look at lyrics - quite a challenge... hate doing OS I DK, but have a concept in mind and will take a stab fairly soon.

Jack Wilson: Thanks... have pity on the fossil; turtles live to be 150 and this one is getting close... That was pretty much what TT thought, but wasn't sure whether you were saying that you (the reader) were "owned" by this parody, or TT was "owned" (defeated), or that TT owned the OS or subject matter (too presumptuous).... As you can see, TT is much better at formal English than at modern slang :) thanks Jack.
Jack Wilson - October 03, 2007 - Report this comment
No I meant you "owned" Sytu's comment, I was jk
TT - October 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh, *now* I get it! - duh - Turtles are very slow, but they get there eventually :)
Phil Alexander - October 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I thought I'd commented on this one already - then I remembered that I was interrupted mid-entry and shut the PC down with a comment half-written. Can't remember exactly what I said, but I'm sure it was wittier than this:
There's some extreme lyrical fireworks here - a bit OTT (as in over the top, not Oh! TT.. though maybe that as well) in places. Not a traditional M-G set of rhymes, and I'd hate to have to sing it. But damned impressive :-)
TT - October 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Phil Alexander, don't you *hate* being interrupted in mid-entry? TT hates "parodus interruptus" :)... Of course, you're spot on on the rhymes and singability... will keep that in mind *if*/when ever do MG again. Thanks for taking the time to come back and comment, Phil :)
PMS - October 05, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG! I just had a chance to check my email. I never got the reference first time I read (and voted 555 on) this song DUH! I'm honored. All work and no play this week made has me a dull girl indeed.
TT - October 05, 2007 - Report this comment
PMS, it made has me dull, too :) ... hence, comedy. Thanks for stopping back by!
Stan Hall - November 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Outstanding parody, Tommy, every line a gem. Of course, tho' Boomer I be, I would never, ever pen parodies treating the trivial and tasteless topics you here enumerate. I would never, for example, "focus on the farticle" (and, for proof of that, see :-)
Tommy Turtle - November 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Stan Hall, thanks much. I did have a look at that farticular farody of thine, and aired some passing thoughts there.

Re: McKludge's comment and TT's response, the laTTer has wriTTen about all of these topics, includes self in target group, and has been hailed (or panned) as AIR's top Lamb-pooner. Many examples of this "point of ewe", but might as well start with the best/worst:

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