I went for a little walk this evening while listening to . Well, it was a long episode, and by the time Minx had finished reading “Payback’s a Bitch” by , I’d already walked nearly two miles. I turned around and headed home, and then heard Minx read my letter on the air, which definitely gave me a second wind. (EDIT: It’s episode #51, about 37 minutes (in a row) from the beginning.)
Now I’m showered and squeaky clean (hmm, where’s that can of WD-40?) and looking forward to a fun night of… well, of housecleaning, no doubt, but I’ll try to enjoy it anyway.
And now for some lyrics from a song that made my drive home a little more enjoyable.
‘Insanity’ by Boingo (formerly Oingo Boingo)I'm so sorry, please forgive me Who do I pray to straighten out this problem? Straighten out this problem, straighten out my mind Straighten out this crooked tongue... My mind has wandered from the straight and narrow My mind has wandered from the flock you see My mind has wandered, the man just said so My mind has wandered, I heard it on TV, And the flock has wandered away from me... (Children's Chorus) All around the world now Like a big bright cherry cloud Traveling from home to home TV sets and telephones Here it comes just like a storm Bathe in it and be reborn Time to let the world know Welcome, madness, say hello... Like a wave we cannot see Washing over you and me Hiding here and hiding there Madness hiding everywhere Such a curiosity Here it comes to set us free Plenty left for you and me Say hello insanity I am the virus. Are you the cure? I am morally, I'm morally impure I am a disease and I am unclean I am not part of God's well-oiled machine Christian nation, assimilate me Take me in your arms and set me free I am part of a degenerate elite Dragging our society into the street Into the abyss and to the sewer don't you see The man just told me, he told me on TV Do you think you're better than me Do you want to kill me or befriend me And the alcoholic bastard waved his finger at me His voice was filled with evangelical glee Sipping down his gin and tonics While preaching about the evils of narcotics And the evils of sex, and the wages of sin While he mentally fondles his next of kin My mind has wandered from the flock you see And the flock has wandered away from me And he waved his hypnotizing finger at me [Chorus] Let's imitate reality (insanity!) Let's strive for mediocrity (insanity!) Let's make believe we're all the same (insanity!) Let's sanitize our little brains (insanity!) I'd love to take you home with me and tuck you into bed I'd love to see what makes you tick inside your pretty head I'd love to hear you laugh tonight, I'd love to hear you weep I'd love to listen to you while you're screaming in your sleep Christian sons, Christian daughters Lead me along like a lamb to the slaughter Purify my brain and hose down my soul White perfection, perfection is my goal Do you think you're better than me Do you want to kill me or befriend me Christian nation, make us all right Put us through the filter and make us pure and white My mind has wandered from the flock you see And the flock has wandered away from me Let's talk of family values while we sit and watch the slaughter Hypothetical abortions on imaginary daughters The white folks think they're at the top, ask any proud white male A million years of evolution, we get Danny Quayle. [Chorus] I'd love to take you home with me I'd love to tuck you in I wish I could protect you from the wages of our sin I'd love to hear you scream tonight, I'd love to hear you cry Protect you from the madness that is raining from the sky [Chorus] I'd love to take you home with me and tuck you into bed I'd love to see what makes you tick inside your pretty head I wish that I could keep you in a precious Chinese box On Sundays I would pray for you so it would never stop I'd love to hear you laugh tonight, I'd love to hear you weep I'd love to listen to you while you're screaming in your sleep I'd love to soothe you with my voice and take your hand in mine I'd love to take you past the stars and out of reach of time I'd love to see inside your mind, to tear it all apart To cut you open with a knife and find your sacred heart I'd love to take your satin dolls and tear them all to shreds I'd love to mess your pretty hair I'd love to see you dead...
It’s a good song. If you can’t find it anywhere, and don’t mind a really big e-mail attachment, let me know.