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Wolf Frankula

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Questions for People Who Don't Have Cats

1: What does a live mouse look like? All I ever see are parts of dead ones.

2: What do cold feet feel like in bed. I have no idea.

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:33 PM (29 replies)

Thank You Very Much for the Heart!

Whoever you were.

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Sat Feb 11, 2017, 03:17 PM (0 replies)

Has Everybody Done their Super Sunday things?

You know, put up your Super Sunday decorations, got your Super Sunday goalposts, bought and wrapped your Super Sunday presents, sent out your Super Sunday cards, taken the kids to see Howard Cosell?

I have.

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Sun Feb 5, 2017, 12:33 PM (3 replies)

Rewriting sad song songs to give them a happy ending.

Here's 'Leader of the Pack' with a happy ending. Well for everybody but her father.

Leader of the Pack, Happy ending version.

Mm--"Is she really going out with him?
"Well, there she is, Let's ask her"
"Betty, is that Jimmy's ring you're wearing?"
"Gee, it must be great riding with him"
"Is he picking you up after school today?"
"By the way, where did you meet him?"

"I met him at the candy store
He turned around and smiled at me
You get the picture
"Yes, we see"
That's when I fell for the leader of the pack

My folks were always putting him down
They said he came from the wrong side of town
They told me he was bad but I knew he was sad
That's why I fell for the leader of the pack

One day my dad said find someone new
I tried to tell my Jimmy we're through
He just smiled as he bought some gas, and then he kicked my father's ass
You don't dick around with the leader of the pack

Do do
He said we're together and that's all
He bounced my dad like a basketball
He told my mom if she called the cops,
He'd put them both in a box,
Yes Yes Yes Yes! Somebody's finally standing up to my parents.

Now we're together every day
We make love in every way
I can't stand to be without his face,
And so I'm moving to his place
I'm so glad I met him, the leader of the pack

Ooh, the leader of the pack he's my love
the leader of the pack he's my love
the leader of the pack he's my love.
Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, George Morton revised by Wolf Frankula.
Posted by Wolf Frankula | Wed Feb 1, 2017, 05:55 PM (8 replies)

Don't Forget Good King Stephen

"Good King Stephen looked outside,
On the Feast of Wenzel.
Slapped his pocket and exclaimed,
'I have lost my pencil!'

While a lackey standing near
A window drew a stencil.
And a rooster crowed quite loud,
Sitting on a fencil hmmm.

Then King Stephen went outdoors,
Into the night so cru-el.
And he saw a poor man there,
Gath'ring winter fu-el.

He said 'That I'm still up north,
I feel like a foo-el.
If I were in Cape Town now,
I'd be by the poo-el hmmm."

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Mon Dec 26, 2016, 09:04 PM (0 replies)

The Partisan

By Leonard Cohen.

My favorite versions are by Joan Baez

And by Leslie Fish with somebody named Garcia Aritzmendi. I heard that at an SCA event, they sang the English parts together, the bit that is usually in French or Greek, was sung by Aritzmendi in Euskara.

A song called IIRC 'N Kommando Gesang by somebody I forget. It's about a small farmer fighting with the Boer Commandos against the British.

I remember these bits.

"The cold queen of England wants gold and bright diamonds,
She's sending her redcoats to plunder and kill.
She'll find that dear bought are the gems of the Transvaal,
Where Boer commandos haunt every hill."

"My wife and three children were caught by the English.
Behind the barbed wire they sickened and died.
But soon we sweep down like a fire from the highveld,
And burn the death camps with the English inside."

"I sleep with a Mauser and rise before cockcrow,
And go on commando my neighbors and me.
We'll live as we can and we'll fight as we're able,
Till England's defeated and the Transvaal is free."

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Sat Dec 17, 2016, 12:47 AM (0 replies)

Christmas Items I Will NOT be Watching This Year

1: Any version of 'A Christmas Carol' that doesn't have Doctor Who.

2: Any version of 'It's a Wonderful Life' without Al Bundy.

3: Any Bing Crosby movie without Bob Hope. Sorry Bing, without Bob there's no hope.

4: Anything with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, including 'Rudolph's Big Career Move.'

5: Anything with Frosty the Snowman, including "Frosty's Frozen Hell.'

6: Any Nativity story that isn't about the guy born in the manger down the street from the one people sing about each year.

7: Any movie where anybody says, "It isn't Christmas without snow."

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Tue Nov 29, 2016, 07:25 PM (4 replies)

Any Other Filk Fans Here?

I am a filk fan. I enjoy singing filk music (though I must say I don't sing very well, until after a few pints.) I like gathering in filk circles and listening to others. Some champion filkers are Tom Smith, Julia Ecklar, Frank Hayes and Leslie Fish. I have even written a few filk songs, though they are NOT famous.

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Sat Oct 8, 2016, 03:03 AM (0 replies)

Are these quotes genuine?

I've been using some for years, but now I suspect they are not. Some are political, some not.

George H. W. Bush on Pat Robertson. "Yes Jesus told him to run for President, but Jesus forgot to tell anybody to vote for him."

Ronald Reagan on making movies. "Never make a movie with an animal. If it's a hit, the animal gets the credit. If it's a flop, you get the blame."

Richard Nixon on Ronald Reagan running for Governor. "The only reason they're running Reagan is they couldn't get the monkey."

Ben Stein on Richard Nixon. "He's guilty as hell."

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Sat Aug 20, 2016, 02:53 PM (0 replies)

Three Nevers

1: Never eat in any restaurant where the words 'ALL LOTTERY GAMES' are in bigger print than the type of food served.

2: Never buy anything advertised on the radio where the fast talk goes on longer than the slow talk.

3: Never trust anybody who repeatedly breaks his/her promises to a kid. They'll cheat you if they can.

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Sat Jun 25, 2016, 10:15 PM (7 replies)
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