The Unbearable Banishment: Encore

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I am reposting this per Rob’s request. I took it down because I thought that EVERYBODY was commenting on the Wall Street mess and I didn’t need to add my two cents, but he seemed to enjoy it so here ya go.

Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time, and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out.

Andrew Jackson
7th President of the United States, speaking to a delegation of bankers in 1832

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I heard a few bars of The Knack’s My Sharona at 6:00 o’clock this morning. That was over 10 hours ago. Does anybody know if I can get this guitar lick surgically removed from my brain?

Ooh you make my motor run, my motor run
Gun it comin' off the line Sharona

Oh, dear God in heaven, please PLEASE make it stop! I can’t take it anymore! I’m going to jump out my 9th floor window and splat all over 5th Avenue. Damn you to hell, The Knack! DAMN YOU TO HELL!


OpenID nursemyra said...

now I'm singing crowded house's "history never repeats...."

September 30, 2008 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Sonny Amou said...

Thanks for the earworm. Dunnah-nunnah-dunh-dit-dunh-dit...

Ack. Kill me now.


September 30, 2008 at 6:42 PM  
OpenID daisyfae said...

BEST CURE FOR EARWORM: Sing the lyrics to "Amazing Grace" to the theme song from "Gilligan's Island"...

it works. perfectly...

September 30, 2008 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Earworm? I didn’t know my affliction had a name. Does the AMA recognize this? Will Blue Cross cover treatment?

October 1, 2008 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Sonny Amou said...

Everyone gets earworms. Just take two Haddaways and call your doc the next day.

Like Bobby McFerrin sez, don't worry, be happy.


October 1, 2008 at 12:33 PM  
OpenID anniegirl1138 said...

Earworm? What an awesome term!

I think The Knack would make a great Thursday song lyric. What about you?

October 1, 2008 at 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

"She's your adolescent dream
School boy stuff
sticky sweet romance

And she makes you want to cream
wishing you could
get inside her pants..."

Yay for The Knack!

Oh, and thanks for reposting the Jackson quote. The more things change, the more they stay the same, eh?

October 2, 2008 at 12:55 AM  

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