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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:51 PM
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HELP!!! Post your sure-fire *earworm* cures here!!
I have had the Dead Kennedys "Chicken Farm" in my head for 2 solid weeks. NOTHING is helping...not listening to the song, not listening to something else. I wake up in the morning with it in my head, and even as I sit here now, it's playing away in my cranium.

Seriously, help before I spray Raid in my ears or something... :cry:
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:52 PM
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1. My cure.
Ooo Eee Ooo Ah Ah
Ting tang
walla walla Bing bang....



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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:57 PM
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2. Actually...
if I'm gonna go that route, I always use "Everything's Coming Up Roses" (Ethel Merman styleeee)...man, that usually cures ANYTHING. :D
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:00 PM
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3. I can sometimes distract myself mentally...
It doesn't always work (I always have earworms at home, and can't do squat to get rid of them -- you know who I blame for that), but sometimes at work I can get rid of them by complaining to my co-workers (make the worm contagious), or, worst-case scenario, doing math.

I am not a math person. But for some reason, doing really tedious math resets my brain. (Tedious = adding up a whole bunch of numbers, converting a number from one base to another, figuring out how much money I have left in my freelancer budget, etc.)

Good luck.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:03 PM
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4. Math, eh?
I dunno, I want to stop hearing the song, I don't want to melt my brain completely... :dunce:

:D

Thanks though, if I get desperate enough I'll certainly try it. :hi:
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:03 PM
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5. Police On My Back by the Clash beats almost anything
Of course then you'll be headbanging to the Clash for the next few days, but still.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:05 PM
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7. I defy ANY of you
to listen to this song (Chicken Farm) and not have it stuck for ages...but I mean, sheesh! I've been doing this to myself for what...15 years now? Do I not learn?!

Clearly, I do not. ;)

Some Clash might be tasty right about now, actually...
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:03 PM
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6. I like to pass my earworms on to KCDem
I guess Whitacre_D_WI and I have something in common...
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:29 PM
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14. Well then, there's only one thing to do with you...
:spank:

Earworms are NOT your friend... x(
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:15 PM
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8. YAY!!!!!!
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:42 PM
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9. Mark Twain wrote one of my favorite short stories on the subject
"Punch, Brothers, Punch" (link below)


http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/559 /

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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:56 PM
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10. HA!!
Very nice! :D

Problem is, how does one avoid them, since you don't know upon first listen that the damn thing is gonna bore itself into your skull for the remainder of your natural life??!!

;)
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:03 PM
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11. I don't think there's any way to avoid them
Unless you tragically become deaf. I guess the second you hear something potentially addictive, just slap your hands over your ears and do the "la la la la la" routine.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:04 PM
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12. Wormwood.
;)

(Hamlet joke) :D
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:27 PM
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13. You be quiet
My knee beckons... :D ;)

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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:36 PM
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15. "The Lady doth protest too much, methinks."
Act III, Scene ii, Line 239

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

:spank: :spank: :spank:
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:38 PM
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17. *mmmrrrreeeeeeeooowww!!*
Don't make me lock my own thread, Fen... :evilgrin:

Btw, go here and impart your wisdom upon us...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

:*
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:43 PM
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18. I couldn't possibly go there
Edited on Tue May-25-04 11:43 PM by Fenris
No more music threads for Fenris.

Although I dig your list. Paul's Boutique is possibly the greatest rap record ever.

:*

Oh, and you put Psychocandy on there...how cool is that? :thumbsup:
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:38 PM
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16. Brass monkey....brass funky monkey..brass funky funky..brass
funky monkey,,,


cured yet?
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Unperson 309 Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 12:16 AM
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19. Repeat After Me...

..."Walk like an Egyptiannnnn!
All the cops in the donut shop
Go 'way-ohh-ay-ohhhh... Way-oohh Waaaayyyy-ohhhhhhh!
Walk like an Egypt-ian!"

I guarantee you, only really really GOOD embalming techniques will stop that one ringing in a corpse's ears after death!
That song is NASSSSTY!

*!*

Well, CRAP... now *I*'m singin' it!

Hmmm-hmmm-hmm-hmmm, Hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm-hmmmmmmmmm!

DAMN!

309
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neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 12:28 AM
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20. Sing with me
Reach up for the sunrise
Put your HANDSin to the BIG sky
You can touch the sunrise
Feel the NEW day enter YOUR life

This is what I get for liking Duran Duran.
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thebaghwan Donating Member (998 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 12:30 AM
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21. Put an earwig in your ear and it will eat it out of your mind!
n/t
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