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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:59 PM

It's time for the annual posting of Richard Harris' MacArthur Park

You never expect MacArthur Park!

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Reply It's time for the annual posting of Richard Harris' MacArthur Park (Original post)
MrScorpio Feb 2013 OP
kwassa Feb 2013 #1
MrScorpio Feb 2013 #2
kwassa Feb 2013 #3
Whisp Feb 2013 #4
Tabasco_Dave Feb 2013 #5
union_maid Feb 2013 #6
LiberalEsto Feb 2013 #12
Wounded Bear Feb 2013 #7
CanSocDem Feb 2013 #8
malthaussen Feb 2013 #9
AngryOldDem Feb 2013 #10
Art_from_Ark Feb 2013 #11

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:05 AM

1. Someone left my cake out in the rain.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:07 AM

2. Darn it!

I don't think that I can take it

'Cause it took so long to bake it

And I'll never have that recipe again, oh no

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:17 AM

3. All the sweet green icing flowing down.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:36 AM

4. I have to put on my stripe-ped pair of pants to listen to this. Hang on a sec. n/t

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:43 AM

5. I must post my annual parody of MacArthur Park

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:35 AM

6. What is the meaning of this?

I didn't know about the annual posting; I swear, I did not. Yet, just last night, 2/1/13, at approximately 8 PM EST, I began to hum it. This is not something that I do often, or ever. It was while putting candles on my son's birthday cake. Yes, I hummed that line about leaving the cake out in the rain and then, as is obligatory at such times, mused on whether it was the worst line in the annals of bad song writing or if the somewhat operatic vocal interpretation made it seem even worse than it actually is, which might be just merely very bad. Then we proceeded with birthday stuff and thought no more about it. I wake this morning to find that, in fact, Mr. Scorpio has sent out MIND CONTROL BRAINWAVES or something to implant the idea in our heads. That's really quite impressive when you get right down to it.

This was just a test, wasn't it? Next time it's going to be a call to some sort of action isn't it? Come clean Mr. Scorpio!

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Response to union_maid (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:13 PM

12. That is truly frightening

now I'm starting to visualize hundreds of green melting cakes, flying in formation,
getting ready to attack our brains

Zombie cakes!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:15 AM

7. Maybe my first revelation many years ago.....

that some song lyrics are not really profound, just obscure and meaningless.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:56 AM

8. Indeed.


Stairway to Heaven comes to mind.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:14 AM

9. Harris's lisp always cracks me up.

Especially when coupled with the overwrought presentation.

-- Mal

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:32 AM

10. One of the most overwrought and overblown songs in the history of music...

...but I admit it's a guilty pleasure of mine.

Maybe it's because I'm a huge Jimmy Webb fan.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:44 AM

11. A local TV station back in the day used the instrumental part to plug their news program

The ad showed all sorts of news images from the '60s. So that part of the song is firmly ingrained in my mind as a summation of the '60s.

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