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A terrific (and short) song by Tim Minchin:
(Thanks to Julie for the link!) [tags]atheist, atheism, skeptic[/tags]
The lyrics are just so simple, aren’t they?
From Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (BBC Radio 4):
My Neighbour’s Ass by Tim Minchin
My ass is getting me down People laugh behind their hands when I take it into town It used to be tough and hard working and strong But now it is graying and it’s long since been long past its prime But it was such a good ass in its time
And just to rub salt in the wound My neighbour has an ass that would make Tatiana swoon It’s so broad that it’s almost impossible to straddle He had to get a custom made saddle
I know that envy’s a sin But his ass is so muscular While mine is so thin I know it’s immoral to covet But just one day with his ass oh god I would love it Oh lord my savior, would you do me a favour I just want an ass like my neighbour
I want my neighbour’s ass ’cause my neighbour has A real nice ass I want my neighbour’s ass ’cause my neighbour has A real nice ass
My ass was once strong as an ox People could easily ride it from dawn until dusk It never once borked at a plow It was hearty and handsome But now I’m afraid a disaster I had to put it out to pasture
I should be happy at the ass that god gave me To look a gift ass in the mouth is a sin I really should look on the bright side It’s such a big job Breaking a brand new ass in
I know that envy is wrong But my ass is so pathetic while his is so strong In the old days my ass brought me kudos and fame Now my ass just brings me shame Oh lord lord my savior Forgive my behavior I can’t but covet the ass of my neighbour
Thanks for posting the song by Tim Minchin! Great lyrics, and great breath control!
I smell ringtone!
I can label that video in one word LAME.
Does anyone know the origin of the expression “If your mind is too open, your brain will fall out”? I’ve been trying to pin it down for years, so far without success.
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I suggest duct tape.
I suspect that the original, or at least an earlier use of that expression is by Terry Pratchett. (He’s certainly made a couple of similar comments: one of his characters comments that the trouble with an open mind is that people keep trying to fill it out, and another that her mind is so flexible that she could pull it out of her ears and tie it in a knot.)
The original quote was by an American, think scientist, in reference to belief in aliens. His name was printed in an article in the Australian Skeptics magazine but can’t find the old issue on line.
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