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March 22, 2009

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As expected, I probably caught a tiny fraction of the lyrics, but the video looked very silly. Presumably the lyrics are too. As for tea itself, I've always preferred coffee (which you don't drink either, I know). Tea, to me, usually feels like glorified water, probably because I've never had a decent cup of the stuff.

Tea, to me, usually feels like glorified water...

That's it exactly - the most glorious water ever made, infused with the universe's own most special flavours and stimulants.

In unrelated news, I've discovered that Rixo is not (yet) blocked by the school, but I will continue to be too busy to comment from work.

Serge,
The lyrics are good. It took me a couple of careful listens, but I think I have most of them. There's a fairly good transcription here. (Hint: googling name-of-song + lyrics generally gets results. There's always someone keen to transcribe lyrics.)

Neil,
Hmm, does this mean I shouldn't post the costume pics, lest they inspire blocking? (They're probably not naughty enough to be a danger.)

Susan... Thanks for the link. I have googled song lyrics before for musicals and for other songs that came to be before you were born, but somehow it never occurred to me that it'd work for very recent songs too. I need a paradigm shift. That being said, if I drank 80 cups of tea, or coffee, in one day, I dare not think what would happen, besides frequent trips to the washroom.

I shouldn't post the costume pics, lest they inspire blocking? (They're probably not naughty enough to be a danger.)

Go ahead. You can always change your blog's name to Rixo - After Hours.

Oh, thank you for posting this! Just played it for Nan, and it had her grinning.

Always happy to be of service. :)

I have googled song lyrics before for musicals and for other songs that came to be before you were born, but somehow it never occurred to me that it'd work for very recent songs too.

1. Why only for songs before Susan was born?
2. In general, the more popular the group/band/show, the more sites you'll find with lyrics, even if it's very recent, but unless a band is very new or has absolutely no fans, there's usually a fanatical follower who will be typing up everything they can get their hands on.

Hmm, does this mean I shouldn't post the costume pics, lest they inspire blocking?

It appears I have more access than the kids, and if anyone looks at this site they would probably block it for them for all the threads that degenerated into smut. Hardly any of which is my fault. Well, okay, quie a bit of it is my fault.

While I'm at it, I note he claims to bathe in Earl Grey. Susan notes I should mention that I don't actually drink tea, although if anything could inspire me to do so, this would be it. I don't bathe in tea, but if anything could inspire me to, it would be this song, or possibly products like this green tea bubble bath (it's an antioxidant, so bathing in on it must be good for you, right?)

Neil... Why only for songs before Susan was born?

Oh, I meant the generic 'you', not the Susan 'you', which is more specific and downright unique.

Neil,
It seems to be a common impulse, this lyrics thing. When I first got on the net back in the dawn of time, also known as 1986, one of the first things I did was start transcribing the lyrics of lots and lots of filk songs. I built up quite an archive, which alas was lost in one of my many changes of account since then.

The costume pics have been posted on the Repo boards, and I'll get around to putting them up here eventually. :)

Susan... The costume pics have been posted on the Repo boards, and I'll get around to putting them up here eventually

Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?

Neil,
I don't bathe in tea, but if anything could inspire me to, it would be this song, or possibly products like this green tea bubble bath

Well, maybe for you. The citrus in it would do me in.

I suppose I would consider smelling like coffee, which I rather like the smell of, even though I don't drink it. But I do not wish to bathe in and thus smell like tea.

There's something about the word "keen" that makes it seem zanily attractive in Elemental, however.

I suppose I would consider smelling like coffee, which I rather like the smell of, even though I don't drink it.

I google, and, inevitably, people have bathed in coffee and it's been reported on the internet.

A quick scan suggests it was mostly in Japan.

A quick scan suggests it was mostly in Japan.

Why does this not surprise me?

Much as I like coffee, I draw the line at soaking in it. Hmm... I wonder if, instead of reading a person's future in a cup's tea leaves, someone ever thought of reading a tub's coffee dregs.

I'm pretty sure I've read that scene in a work of fiction somewhere, reading coffee dregs in a coffee cup. I'll try to remember what it was.

Susan... Come to think of it, it sounds like something from Asprin's Mythadventures.

Finally took a couple minutes to watch this video. I generally find rap to be annoying, but the novelty factor made this amusing... especially considering the overflowing cabinet of tea in my kitchen, and the half a dozen teapots in the same room.

Googling for lyrics can also sometimes even take you to the band's official site. A few groups that I listen to have all of their lyrics available on their website, which I think is very nice. It's especially good when you've decided to buy digital versions of the music and don't get the little booklet with lyrics.

Here is what happens to a certain young lady when she drinks coffee. Here is the coffee maker after she's fixed it, and here is what happens to others when they drink her coffee maker's brew.

The hospitals kept bringing me coffee even when I circled hot tea. Then they'd ask why I didn't have it. Duh.

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