|re: Dressed in the Dark and Some Random Rambling|
||The_Count 08:32 am MST 02/15/07|
|In reply to:||re: Dressed in the Dark and Some Random Rambling - Vin 07:44 am MST 02/15/07|
You are hysterical. I love it. I look forward to Breed 'Em Like Sheep. Sounds hilarious. Now I really will have to try my hand at it.
As for remembering useless bits of information over something more substantial, well, that just comes with age. I can recite all the words to Sloop John B from 1966 but I couldn't tell you what I watched on television last week (except for 24). Or who my local state legislator is. (Actually, I doubt ten people know that anyway.) :>)
On the plus side, you could probably make a fortune on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
> Glad you liked it, Count. Thanks for the kind words. My
> favorite Jim parody that I've written (out of 3 or 4, not
> a huge number) is "Breed'em Like Sheep," which was written
> at the height of the "Dolly the Sheep" cloning
> break-through in Scotland, back in '96 or '97, I guess,
> and is all about cloning Jim so he can be more prolific.
> Its another one that I'll have to try to find or re-create
> at some point.
> Honestly I'm pretty amazed by the brain's capacity to
> remember doggerel verse written years ago, and other such
> trivial minutiae, and yet forget all kinds of useful
> For example, on the train this morning I saw a picture of
> some militants wearing goofy berets in the newspaper,
> which got me thinking about how two of my favorite G.I.
> Joe action figures wore berets, Flint and Lt. Falcon.
> What popped into my head next, you ask? Why, the "real"
> names of those G.I. Joe guys, Dashiel R. Fairborne and
> Vincent R. Falcone, respectively. For good measure, I
> thought of the non-beret wearing G.I. Joe Duke, whose real
> name was Conrad S. Hauser. Now I ask you, shouldn't that
> sort of useless information have been wiped from my brain
> 15 years ago?
> Fuck, I'm not sure I can remember how to do long division
> by hand these days, but THIS I can remember without even
> trying???? Weird.
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