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For at least a couple weeks now, when walking home from work, I have been subject to the profoundly horrifying experience of hearing The Bangles' "Eternal Flame" in my head, over and over. Whether there is some unknown somatic trigger on my walk that I am unaware of or simply a troubling disorder of organic nature, this cannot continue. Why? Why this suffocating, mephitic song? Strong measures are called for. Tomorrow I will begin loudly singing The Fixx. If that doesn't work, I'll have to call in the big guns, like say Richard Marx, or, God forbid, Rush. I'll do what it takes.

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So long as the tune in your head stays positive, and it isn't a collaberative effort between Elton John and Tim Rice.

Comment number: 005072   Posted by: Fissell on September 14, 2004 12:50 AM from IP: 65.71.214.32

As a matter of fact, there's a little known Rush song about that very thing. It was before Neil Peart, who can use big words and rhyme, joined the band.

I think it went something like "Discarded-wig-transvestite dryer vent/You're so hot/You get hair in my beer/But I still like you a lot"

Comment number: 005073   Posted by: Tigger on September 14, 2004 02:03 AM from IP: 69.22.41.215

"Lewd hairdance" is the best phrase I have ever heard, and I will now try to somehow maneuver it into every conversation I have.

Comment number: 005074   Posted by: Cordelia on September 14, 2004 07:46 AM from IP: 24.147.35.105

I love dryer vent smell. It can make even the shittiest songs take on a comforting lilt.

Comment number: 005075   Posted by: lisa on September 14, 2004 08:30 AM from IP: 159.33.2.41

Something about dryer sheets turn me on. Whenever my wife wants some action, she cleans the bedding. And tosses in an extra dryer sheet.

Comment number: 005076   Posted by: JerudC on September 14, 2004 08:53 AM from IP: 198.74.20.77

Oh, jesus. Now that accursed runny cheese anthem has spilled into my subconscious. I need something peppy and infectious to blast it out immediately.

Comment number: 005077   Posted by: lisa on September 14, 2004 09:56 AM from IP: 159.33.2.41

hmm...bangles = bad. may i suggest some herb alpert as the ultimate music-to-walk-by?

Comment number: 005078   Posted by: iLLa on September 14, 2004 10:27 AM from IP: 67.121.234.104

Or is this burning in eternal Flameeeeeee.e.e.e.eeee
Don't let the sun go down on me now.
I walk the weaping Willow because you're mine Mihihihineeeee...
(Willie Nelson Style)

You are a fantastic audience,

Thank you very much & hard...

Wohowowohoweieeeeeee...

Comment number: 005079   Posted by: Pure Pollution on September 14, 2004 10:58 AM from IP: 145.53.188.126

P.s. my ass is rock solid hard...

Wanna Touch?

Reach out & Touch...
Somebody's ass.
Make this world a better one.
For you and me.

Reach out & Touch...
Somebody's Personal Space.
Make this world a better one.
For you and me.

Okay enough singing. I have to go now.
U was een fantastisch publiek!

Comment number: 005080   Posted by: Pure Pollution on September 14, 2004 11:04 AM from IP: 145.53.188.126

I can't believe somebody quoted Nick Kershaw, I loooove Nick Kershaw.

Comment number: 005081   Posted by: Lauren on September 14, 2004 01:47 PM from IP: 209.226.118.79

I don't know how big your poor dusty rubber plants are, but if you can lift 'em, toss 'em in the shower. Weekly watering + dusting all in one! (Wrap a plastic bag around the pot-top if you don't want to overwater)

You may resume singing along now.

Comment number: 005082   Posted by: MaddestMonk on September 14, 2004 02:20 PM from IP: 142.103.143.115

You may have the Bangles, but I, *I*, have had the Bee Gees' "How Deep is your Love" in my head for the past several days, and it was REINFORCED on me today while in a local drug store.

I am cursed.

Comment number: 005083   Posted by: caoil on September 14, 2004 05:53 PM from IP: 154.5.25.109

You're lucky.
For me it's "Ainn't Nobody Humpin' Arouuuuuund" by Bobby Brown.
I have no idea why.

Comment number: 005084   Posted by: dayment on September 17, 2004 10:54 AM from IP: 64.105.86.146

Jeebus, Skot, I nearly woke up the entire household with my laughter.
I guess I'm the last remaining person who has an irrational fondness for "Eternal Flame." However, as this entry has gotten the song stuck in my head, I expect that said fondness will weaken rapidly.

Comment number: 005085   Posted by: CG on September 25, 2004 12:17 AM from IP: 68.161.110.142

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