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Aug 26
a parody of "California Girls" by The Beach Boys
David Letterman's #1 Arnold Schwarzenegger campaign promise: "Speak directly to the voters in clear, honest, broken English." - Robert Lund (MP3)
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Sweet Indigo - August 27, 2003 - Report this comment
Wonderful, very singable too :D
Jeff Reuben - August 28, 2003 - Report this comment
Wild Man - August 28, 2003 - Report this comment
Great work Man!
Adam Zen B. - September 01, 2003 - Report this comment
Excellent Parody!! I'm jealous I didn't come up with it. And a great recording. - September 03, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, Sweet & Jeff & Wild & Adam. I'll pass your comments along to Robert Lund. And I just found out that "The Rise Guys" at KHTK in NoCal played this on their show a few days ago. Woo-hoo!
neminem - September 03, 2003 - Report this comment
Interestingly enough, I am currently listening to this song (the original) :-). I first heard this song just a couple of days ago, after hearing a parody of it about my new alma mater, Harvey Mudd College, "Harvey Mudder Girls." Pretty good parody. This parody is much better. Not least because you can sing. Also because you didn't use a crappy midi put together in 10 minutes as background music. Good job! - September 05, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanx, neminem. (Any relation?) And let me get this straight: Are you saying that you first heard "California Girls" a few days ago? That blows my mind. I thought it had become such a part of the culture that at this point everyone's born with an innate knowledge of it. Like, you know, being born knowing how to sweat. - September 06, 2003 - Report this comment
Hey - check it out - this parody made it into an MSNBC entertainment blog:
ChuckyG - September 06, 2003 - Report this comment
wow! too cool.. I wonder if the additional exposure from amIright helped them find it, or if they google'd it... either way it's quite cool for you to get a nod like that from a large website..
neminem - September 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Yes, I first heard it a couple days ago, after hearing that parody (unlabeled) and googling some likely lyrics to figure out what it was a parody of. And assuming that you're asking if "neminem" has any relation to "Eminem," yes. Having been "nobody" for a few years, when I discovered that the accusative singular form of "nobody" in Latin was "neminem," I decided to use that name instead, as it was therefore also a play on Eminem. - September 10, 2003 - Report this comment
neminem: Creative. I like it. Chuky: yeah, it would be cool to know where the MSNBC blogger heard about my song. For what it's worth, I've been receiving more hits to my site from amiright than from MSNBC, if that's any indication of the relative popularity of amiright vs. that blog.
Pincksnowflakes - May 04, 2004 - Report this comment
funny funny! I never thought that any body could be able to do that to "California Girls" but you seemed to pull it off! Great job! - June 16, 2004 - Report this comment
More belated thanx, Pincky!
Joel - July 29, 2005 - Report this comment
"Shaving Cream," written and recorded in 1946 by Benny Bell, and released in 1974 (thanks to Dr. Demento and Cousin Bruce Morrow) has been updated and recorded live by his grandson. The new version is called "Shaving Cream Redo." Dr. Demento is going to play it within the first few days of August. Please call Dr. Demento and ask him to play the entire song as often as possible, as well as anothr Benny remake called "Work Sucks." Also, ask your other favorite broadcasters to contact his grandson at for a copy of the song. Here are two samples verses of "Shaving Cream Redo": With Britney Spears having a baby She'll hold off recording a bit I'm glad that her husband's a charmer 'Cause her singing's as charming as Shaving cream Be nice and clean Shave every day and you'll always look keen You all know the gov'nor named Arnold Insightful, decisive and fit His muscles are bigger than mountains Imagine the size of his Shaving cream Be nic and clean Shave every day and you'll always look keen.

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