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Things Wot I Learned Last Night [20100124|12:40]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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  1. Never go round to my friends' house saying to myself, "Ooh, I'm a bit tired. I'm not going to drink much or play this new game they've got."
  2. Because I will then make my way through an entire bottle of fizz and play Band Hero for five straight hours.
  3. I don't actually know all the words to that many songs. What I do know is the chorus, and all the rest of it is "La la la lalala la."
  4. In fact, the only song I can sing nearly note-perfect on the default version of Band Hero is "Bring Me To Life" by Evanescence. This is simultaneously kind of cool, because it's difficult, and deeply embarrassing, because it makes it blatantly obvious that my inner teenage goth is still alive and kicking.
  5. This is not the worst of the embarrassment, however. Because the two other songs to which I knew most of the words were "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison...
  6. ...and "Wannabe", by The Spice Girls.


I think I might have to wear the Cone of Shame for the rest of the day.

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From: pbristow
2010-01-24 15:29 (UTC)
"In fact, the only song I can sing nearly note-perfect on the default version of Band Hero is "Bring Me To Life" by Evanescence."

Good choice! =:o}
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-01-26 10:35 (UTC)
I was convinced it was the only song to which I'd know all the words, so it was my first choice.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-01-26 10:34 (UTC)
Of course not. She does get grumpy when I air her at parties without asking first, though, and is now in an Epic Sulk.
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[User Picture]From: flexagain
2010-01-24 18:09 (UTC)
'"Wannabe", by The Spice Girls' !

LOL, Patrick would not be impressed. :-)

It doesn't really quite sustain your inner goth in the same way as Evanescence.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-01-26 10:33 (UTC)
No, no, it doesn't. Unless it's mashed up with a Nine Inch Nails song. And even then I'm skeptical.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-01-26 10:32 (UTC)
Oh, I know. But I feel I may have to use the Stompy Boot Icon on every post for the next week to compensate.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2010-01-25 07:17 (UTC)
Hahahaha! Oh, sorry. ;)

Psh. Sing it all loud n' proud, girl. *metal fingers*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-01-26 10:31 (UTC)
I did feel that I'd lost a considerable amount of goth cred by the end of the night. Granted, that was mostly with myself, but it was still a bit of a blow.
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2010-01-25 13:45 (UTC)
Wannabe !

Wear that cone of shame for a week !
Tsk !
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-01-26 10:30 (UTC)
Oh, I am. I still don't feel I've atoned properly.
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[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2010-01-25 18:38 (UTC)
If I looked as cute as this dog does in a cone of shame, I'd wear it everyday.

I made up a diabetic's version of Wannabe at summer camp one year and got a standing ovation. It was one of my finest camp counselor moments. Speaking of cones of shame.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-01-26 10:28 (UTC)
That's not shameful, that's creative genius. Can you remember the words?
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[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2010-01-31 19:58 (UTC)
It was 10 years ago, and yes, I can. (Cone of shame again.)

Yo I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really
really really wanna cure for Type I.

If you wanna be my doctor, you gotta get with my friends.
Management lasts forever blood sugar never ends,
If you wanna be my doctor, you have got to give,
Diabetes isn't easy, but that's the way it is.

So here's a story from A to Z, you wanna get with me
you gotta listen carefully,
We got test strips in the place who likes it in your face,
We got insulin in the syringe
A low A1c doesn't come for free,
and as for me, ha you'll see,
Glucose coming down and wind it all around,
Glucose coming down and wind it all around.

If you wanna be my doctor (etc).

Which, if you read it and don't know much about diabetes, I imagine makes as much sense as the original song does.

I remember borrowing a rave-ey looking hat with bunny ears on it from someone, and having that as my Ginger Spice costume. The other counselors wore similarly doofy outfits. There's no easier way to impress a crowd of pre-teens and adolescents than co-opting popular song lyrics. I only regret never having done something with Gin and Juice (Graham Crackers and Juice would probably have worked well.)

We also took the drinking game One Hen, Two Ducks and re-did it as One Nurse, Two Duffs (the duff is the middle person in the canoe.)
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2010-01-26 07:22 (UTC)
Tsk, you're just behind the times. Learn at least one Lady Gaga song and you'll be golden.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-01-26 10:27 (UTC)
I would like to point out that I'm not behind the times, the game is. It didn't have any Lady Gaga songs. I know the words to most of them.

...oh wait. That isn't better, is it.

Anyway, I have a joke for you. Q: How do you make Lady Gaga cry? A: Poker face.
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[User Picture]From: bellelaqueen
2010-01-27 23:04 (UTC)
"La la la lalala la."

Is that Kylie?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-01-28 09:32 (UTC)
Well spotted. I was wondering if anyone was going to get that. ;-D
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[User Picture]From: bellelaqueen
2010-01-28 11:11 (UTC)
I have the Sue White rendition from Green Wing earwormed now.

God I love that show.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-01-29 11:15 (UTC)
Oh, you're right! Earwormed now.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-01-29 11:20 (UTC)
Ah, Pearl Jam would be great to sing in Band Hero! I'm convinced that none of the songs actually have real words. It's all just Eddie Vedder doing a really soulful impression of a sheep.
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