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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:21 PM
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Poll question: When you get caught between the Moon and New York City
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 02:26 PM by undisclosedlocation

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:23 PM
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1. Good thing you're all "undisclosedlocation"
nice earworm, now it is battling with the insidious "Jesus is a friend of mine" from symarip for earworm supremacy in my wee little brain! :grr:
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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:26 PM
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2. Pssst... I don't know if you realize this or not
But Jesus is like a Mounty.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:31 PM
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10. I'll show you mounty...
smartass :spank:
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:28 PM
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4. Maybe you can beat both with "Jesus Don't Want Me for a Sunbeam"
Either that or try "Police on My Back"; I've defeated hundreds of insidious earworms with the Clash version. :hi:
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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:27 PM
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3. Ever noticed that in all the revivals we've seen since 1980
Not one of them have anything to do with Christopher Cross?
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:30 PM
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5. Kinda hard to do a Broadway retrospective musical with three songs
According to Wiki, he's still out there touring, though. His Christmas album is even out!
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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:32 PM
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6. I remember my mom went through her 'Soft Rock' phase
I wanted to jump out of a moving car when she was driving in 80s.

Thank Jesus (who is a friend of mine) for The Clash and Boingo.
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:00 PM
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8. What inspired this little crudfest was all the Barry Manilowism of the past few days
which somehow stuck "Ready to Take a Chance Again" in my head. I thought that this might be the theme to "Arthur 2: On the Rocks" (it might well be; I don't feel like looking it up), which in turn made me think how precipitous was Chris Cross' career decline that by the time they could slap together a sequel script he was no longer hot enough to ask to do the theme song. And thus his song got stuck in my mind and I'm so nice I thought I'd share it with the whole classroom. :)

In the 80s I was totally bourgeois, but not so much so as to have very high regard for Cross or Manilow. I'm only a little ashamed that I still have all my ELO records.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:55 PM
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16. Sorry to ruin your sad scenario
but "Ready to Take a Chance Again" was not the theme of "Arthur 2: On the Rocks." It was the theme from a Chevy Chase/Goldie Hawn movie, "Foul Play," released in 1978, before even Christopher Cross had heard of Christopher Cross.

Now, it's true that Christopher Cross got the snub when it came time to do the Arthur 2 theme song, but it didn't exactly make the difference between being a has-been and lasting fame for him...the theme of "Arthur 2" was "Love Is My Decision" by Chris DeBurgh. Not exactly a smash hit.
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:21 AM
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17. Thanks for the correction
Anyway, Dudley Moore was in it, so my weird Jeopardy memory still scores a partial hit. :P
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:51 PM
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7. I hate that song with the intensity of a googolplex of supernovae.
Thanks for the earworm, asshole.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:07 PM
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9. Earworm! Dammit!
x(

However, it did give me a good memory, of a friend in high school who became an ex-friend (long story, too stupid to relate). She was all proud of herself because her father was some bigwig at a corporation that sponsored concerts, so she got to go backstage and meet Christopher Cross. Woo fuckin' hoo. I laughed at how she bragged about that in school.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:01 PM
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11. This sucks so hard.
x(
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:06 PM
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12. No option for explosive decompression?
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nomorenomore08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:14 PM
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13. "That's a-mooor-e!"
Oh, wait... :yoiks:
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:16 PM
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14. You didn't know that NYC has "express" subway trains, did ya?
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:07 PM
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15. Didn't the MTA win the X Prize? n/t
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:45 AM
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18. I'd much rather head back to the Moon. Much more pleasant.
Cleaner, less traffic, less expensive. No people with perpetual chips on their shoulders. No annoying, over the top accents. No urine smell. No New York Yankees fans.

Yep, the Moon is the place to be.
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