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A very naughty NSFH to you. [20051225|10:30]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Good morning.

It's that day, that Non-Sectarian Festival Holiday. The day when we give presents to those we care about. And I have one for you, people of the internets.

It's a punk rock version of the Muppet's famous Mahna Mahna song (MP3, 2.3 MB).

And, just in case this pushes your nostalgia buttons, the original (MP3, 2.2 MB).

Please to enjoy.

Love,
L
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-12-25 11:00 (UTC)
Hah! I'm frequently amazed what can be done entirely without words. Then I remember that I never really pay attention to lyrics anyway, unless they're over-balanced (e.g. hip-hop) or egregiously horrible.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-12-26 15:45 (UTC)
I do the same thing. The rhythms of music are usually more important to me than words. I find lyrics distracting, so unless I have time to sit down and listen to music when I'm not doing anything else, which isn't often, I don't pay attention to them.

Happy Boxing Day to you!
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2005-12-25 13:19 (UTC)
What a wonderful gift! Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-12-26 15:41 (UTC)
You're welcome; I'm glad you liked it. It was originally shared with me by imyril and her boyfriend. Apparently it was popular on an Australian radio show some moons ago?
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2005-12-27 00:06 (UTC)
Yeah, I saw it was from the JJJ Hot 100 album - which is a listener votes thing. Triple J is the govt 'youth' radio, it's ok, but I generally choose to listen to no radio at all.
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[User Picture]From: comfortslut
2005-12-25 17:23 (UTC)
Wow, that's really really wonderful. I used to sing that with my dad when I was little, except he would sing 'phenomenon!'

We had a lovely Christmas this morning and I was missing him today. Thank you so much. Hope you're having a wonderful time in London and huge hugs to you.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-12-26 15:33 (UTC)
We're having a great time. We're making a roast and drinking wine and packing for our trip home. Well, home for Marco, but it feels about as good for me too. I'm glad to hear you and your family are enjoying yourselves. Happy Boxing Day!
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[User Picture]From: becala
2005-12-25 17:52 (UTC)
That song is how I learned what the name of the blood-pressure-taker is. We sang "spygmomonometer" to the tune of that song. That was the same biology teacher that drew a foot on the board and taught us the five stages of my tosies.

I have a precious wonderful surprise for you but I shan't bother mailing it till after new year's as it would probably get lost in the mail before t hen.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-12-26 15:26 (UTC)
I had to try singing it myself. Did you do it like this: "Mahna Mahna, sphygmomonometer, Mahna Mahna"? Because now I'm sticking in all the five-syllable scientific terms I can think of. "Mahna Mahna, photoelectron," works fairly well, for instance.

Ooh, a gift, thank you! Yes, we're going to be away until the second week of January so even if it didn't get lost it would possibly be returned, so waiting to mail it is better.
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[User Picture]From: becala
2005-12-26 18:27 (UTC)
I believe (and of course this was the seventh grade) that it went like:

Sphygmomonometer
(do-DOO-do-do-do)
Sphygmonomometer
(do-DOO-do-do)

etc, etc..

(and hey, I typed it right twice in a row! I think!)

But now I'm coming up with five-syllable terms to stick in there, as well. I also spend a lot of the day putting whatever I'm doing or thinking about to the tune of "I want candy."

Possibly I need a job.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2005-12-25 18:38 (UTC)

Thank you!

That rocks! I was wondering about the brussel sprouts and prosciutto soda that someone gave me and whether I'd be willing to drink the whole thing.

The answer is clear enough: "punk muppets!"

Stay happy!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-12-26 15:22 (UTC)

You're welcome.

With the aid of that song, I think you can do anything.

Soon I'll be in San Juan, and that's very happy indeed.

Happy Boxing Day!
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From: enzeru
2005-12-25 22:38 (UTC)
:muppet moshes: Yay!

Thanks again for the chocolate. I have thus shared sweet sweet gay with my friends. ;)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-12-26 15:21 (UTC)
Happy Boxing Day!

Mmm, chocolate. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2005-12-27 18:36 (UTC)
Thank you! We have both an audio & video copy of the original, but I've been hearing of the punk version for a while--will listen to it later when I have two moments of my own. Heh.

Happy Travel Day!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-01-12 10:26 (UTC)
You're welcome! I hope you got a chance to dl it - if not let me know and I'll upload again. :-)
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2006-01-16 01:14 (UTC)
Yes, downloaded and enjoyed! The original is still the favourite, but really, the newer had enough sass to give it points. :) Thank you for sharing!
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