Monday, April 02, 2007

Thank you, Stan Carew

Most weekends, I am pried from my slumber by the friendly voice of Stan Carew on Weekend Mornings.

Yesterday morning, Stan played a favourite song of mine, and now it's stuck in my head:

Poisoning Pigeons in the Park

The lyrics alone are worth the click - if only for the fact that Tom Lehrer rhymes quickenin' with Strychnine. But some kind soul has gone and added a nice flash animation video to help you visualize dead pigeons.

Bonus for the Geek - there is mention of offing a few squirrels as well.


La dee dahhhhh... why don't you come with me and we'll poison pigeons in the park....?

7 comments:

  1. I heard this on Weekend Mornings as well and last night Dad showed me the Flash animation. Of course, Mr. Nature Nut gets quite a kick out of the tune and the animation.

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  2. I love that song... I can't believe I missed it. Did hear the other crazy songs he played though... I've had 'Fish Heads' stuck in my head ever since.

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  3. Oh my...that's the first time I've ever heard that and my apartment rang with slightly guilty laughter.
    I suppose it could count as conservation actually, since it could be said that there is an over-abundance of pigeon. Really it's not much different than the feed towers that have birth control mixed in food for the pigeons of Quebec. Just...darker.

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  4. Can it be?! Bad Flash animation, slightly offensive lyrics AND dead squirrels?! *swoon*

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  5. Poor little critters. I can't watch!

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  6. Waaaah! I love Tom Lehrer. They would never play that on American radio, though... sigh.

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  7. Oh, yuh-huh they played it on American Radio. It was on Dr Demento!

    Another thing I loved from Tom Lehrer was his adverb song on Electric Company. Here, I found it on You Tube for you.

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