Monday, March 1, 2010

Probably I Shouldn't Be Allowed to Procreate

We watched The Stand last night. Or at least, 7 hours of The Stand. Anyway, there's a character who appears to be magic and evil. And I'm trying to work out if he's magic and evil because of some weird mutation from the flu or whatever. And the following conversation took place.

He: Did you not see that part about an hour ago where he said "Here's a hint: 'Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name.'"?

Me: Yeah, and I know its from a song, but I don't really get what that's supposed to tell me. Is it the Rolling Stones?

He: Yes...(here, imagine that face the teacher used to make when s/he was trying to get you to come up with a correct answer yourself. Eyebrows lifted, eyes wide, the slow head nod).

Me: Shit. Its Sympathy for the Devil, isn't it? But how should I know that means he's the devil or whatever?


He: Are...are you being serious?

Me: What? I can never understand the Stones. They don't speak English, like, ever. They speak burned out druggie.

He: I want a divorce.

Me: What?

He: Go listen to it. Go listen to it right now.

Yeah. I know every word to Sympathy for the Devil. All of them. And I still never knew that it was actually about the devil.

I'm going to let that speak for itself.


  1. I didn't really think about it being about the devil either.
    On a related note, I am reading Ozzy Osbourne's memoir right now. He once had a satanist jump on stage and try to stab him with a dagger.

    Also he watched a lot of TV with a donkey.

    It's good literature.

  2. I thought it was about a drug dealer. Wait, no, that's Mr. Bojangles. Or...that Candy Man song? Now I'm rethinking that too, because would Sammy Davis Jr sing about drug dealers?

    So confused about this now.

  3. I think you mean Mr. Tambourine Man, because I saw it in that movie with the Coolio song in the 90s. You know, Stand and Deliver but with Michelle Pfeiffer instead of Edward James Olmos? Also because I feel safe in saying that Bob Dylan would sing about drug dealers.

    I don't know what Mr. Bojangles is about. An old dancing man, I think.