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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:43 PM

Earworms.

You know what they are. Songs that you probably liked at one time, until you sense them playing as background music or something and they invade your brain and replay ad infinitum.

My latest is "She-e-e-e-e-e-e-e's le-e-e-e-e-e-aving home, Bye Bye". Beatles.

Having said this, maybe this worm will jump from my skull into that of another DUer. Sorry - I know we're all friends, but this is driving me nuts.

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spiderpig Nov 2012 OP
zazen Nov 2012 #1
spiderpig Nov 2012 #2
bkkyosemite Nov 2012 #3
spiderpig Nov 2012 #4
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #5
spiderpig Nov 2012 #6
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #7
spiderpig Nov 2012 #8
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #11
spiderpig Nov 2012 #12
frogmarch Nov 2012 #9
spiderpig Nov 2012 #10
Art_from_Ark Nov 2012 #13
spiderpig Nov 2012 #15
aikoaiko Nov 2012 #14
CanonCityGecacher Nov 2012 #16
spiderpig Nov 2012 #17
CanonCityGecacher Nov 2012 #18
spiderpig Nov 2012 #19
antiquie Nov 2012 #21
spiderpig Nov 2012 #22
antiquie Nov 2012 #20
spiderpig Nov 2012 #23
antiquie Nov 2012 #24
CanonCityGecacher Nov 2012 #25
2theleft Nov 2012 #26
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #27

Response to spiderpig (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:46 PM

1. "She's having my ba-buh. What a wonderful way

of showing how much she loves me....."

Was that Paul Anka?

Just thought I'd toss that in there to help you switch tapes.

Frankly, if you're gonna have an earworm, you could do a lot worse than the Beatles.

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Response to zazen (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:51 PM

2. Thank you, Torture Master zazen.

That baby song. Is this a case of where the cure is worse than the disease?

Yeah, the Beatles were/are great, classic, iconic and all the other comps you can throw at them. I saw them perform live in 1964 in Cleveland when the crowd was so hysterical the police shut down the show and had to manhandle John Lennon off the stage. Epic.



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Response to spiderpig (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:54 PM

3. Sing the song out loud then start singing another song usually works ;-)

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Response to bkkyosemite (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:58 PM

4. I'll follow your advice, but my cats will hate you.

Signed,

Ms. Can't-Carry-a-Tune-in-a-Bucket-to-Save-Her-Life

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Response to spiderpig (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:11 PM

5. Go with the theme song from "Gilligan's Island" - that wipes out everything else.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:25 PM

6. We have reached the End of Days.

(Goes off to hum to self)

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Response to spiderpig (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:00 PM

7. You can stretch far enough to give yourself a hum job?

 


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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:11 PM

8. Naughty Naughty!!!

I'd smack your hands with a ruler, but you'd probably enjoy it.

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Response to spiderpig (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:33 PM

11. Ooooh. Do it again.

 



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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:58 PM

12. I love deranged nun movies.

Black Narcissus. Best of all time, with Kathleen Byron going all psycho and putting on LIPSTICK! (She was later James Ryan's aged wife in Saving Private Ryan. One of the best waah, eye-irrigating scenes in film history. "You are, James...you ARE")

Jessica Lange's in the running though, in American Horror Story. An insane asylum, crazy nuns, perverted priests, sadistic doctors - what's not to love?

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Response to spiderpig (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:11 PM

9. No kidding, this parrot

singing "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor" has been my earworm for the past few days. I don't know what to do about it, so I'll just enjoy it. Anyway, I think it's an appropriate earworm for today. (haha, sorry repukes...not.)

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:24 PM

10. I would so like to adopt that parrot, but don't they have insanely long life spans?

I once dated a guy who had gotten a divorce over a parrot. Serious as a heart attack here.

Between parrots and turtles, we humans are wimps.

(BTW - did you see the thread headed "28 More Years!" with a pic of Bo the White House Dog? Someone posted a response "2 More Years!" signed A Turtle.)

I love DU.

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Response to spiderpig (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:02 PM

13. Just about anything by Stevie Wonder becomes an instant earworm

Especially "My Cherie Amour"

Just about anything by the Beach Boys
Especially "God Only Knows" and "Barbara Ann"

Just about anything by Neil Sadaka
Especially "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen"

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:49 PM

15. Is there a correlation between high-pitched male voices and earworms?

Oh, wait - see Kelis post below.

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Response to spiderpig (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:17 PM

14. Kelis's Milkshake -- Even just typing it has set off the earworm.



Written and produced by The Neptunes -- Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.



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Response to spiderpig (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:37 PM

16. The bloodwood and the desert oak

Beds Are Burning By Midnight Oil. Yesterday that song would not leave my head!

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Response to CanonCityGecacher (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:46 PM

17. I asked my sister about deals on pillowcases

so I could pull one over my head and chant "la-la-la-la-la".

Isn't it weird how you're relaxing in a contemplative mood, and then It Starts. Gah! Make it stop!

I don't recall ever having Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmuzik bug me. But certain parts of pop songs just blast into your brain and stay there.

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Response to spiderpig (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:21 AM

18. It is strange

How earworms seem to pop in out of nowhere.
But I have a theory that there is visual stimulation that triggers it. Something you may be looking at, or you see a person or something passing by, it triggers a memory which triggers a song. Just a theory, but it makes sense

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Response to CanonCityGecacher (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:21 AM

19. My ophthalmologist was telling me about ocular migraines.

I'd heard about them in passing - but they're really weird.

I'm under "constant care" for visual deterioration and now feel qualified to teach Ophthalmology 101 at any major university. And it gives me an excuse for constant typos.

They're supposed to be genetic, related to migraine headaches, and last up to 30 minutes.

OK - so I'm bumbling at the iMac and suddenly see this very clear, black, Rorschach-test-looking-thing that looks exactly like (I am not making this up) New Jersey. Right in the middle of my good (well, better) eye. I didn't feel any pain, but kept blinking. It didn't go away until about 30 minutes later.

On the bright side, I only have 49 states to go. (Hope Alaska doesn't pop up while I'm driving.



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Response to spiderpig (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:29 PM

21. Puerto Rico voted for statehood,

not to make *light* of your problem (as an ocular migraine sufferer myself).

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Response to antiquie (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:57 PM

22. Should I start worrying about Guam? (At least it's small)

Anecdote from my elementary school days, back at the Dawn of Time.

There was discussion of Puerto Rico statehood in my classroom, and a worried kid asked the teacher "But how will they change the stars on the flag?"

Another classmate immediately piped up "Three rows of seventeen!".

Never forgot it. Second kid must be a nuclear scientist now.

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Response to spiderpig (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:27 PM

20. K-K-K-Katy

Every time I see Couric, this happens;
I can barely tolerate her, let alone this earworm:

K-K-K-Katy, beautiful Katy,
You're the only g-g-g-girl that I adore;
When the m-m-m-moon shines,
Over the cowshed,
I'll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door.
K-K-K-Katy, beautiful Katy,
You're the only g-g-g-girl that I adore;
When the m-m-m-moon shines,
Over the cowshed,
I'll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:08 PM

23. Now you've done it.

(At least Sheeeeeeeee's Leeeeeeeaving Hoooooomme Bye Bye" is receding from the lather/rinse/repeat cycle.)

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Response to spiderpig (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:40 PM

24. You are welcome.

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Response to spiderpig (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:03 PM

25. When Clinton Was Running For President

The song Don't stop thinking about tomorrow would start to play in my head when ever I saw him in a campain ad or something lol

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Response to spiderpig (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:44 PM

26. ANY of these songs you guys listed

are better than my poor co-worker who gets children's songs stuck in his head. Which then tortures us because he will whistle while he works (he may be one of the Seven Dwarfs, not sure).

Last week it was Frere Jacques. DO YOU KNOW HOW ANNOYING IT IS TO HAVE THAT SONG STUCK IN YOUR HEAD FOR THREE ENTIRE DAYS???

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Response to spiderpig (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:33 PM

27. That god damn song by Taylor Swift about her breaking up with Connor Kennedy.

So fucking stupid, but it's stuck in my head!

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