Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Tagaroo

This is an odd but admittedly fun tag by HB. Knowing as he does how much I hate tags, he thought it the perfect Christmas gift for me.

Ah. If thoughtfulness were angel wings, bro you’d be the featheriest [read ‘hairiest’ in bird-speak] critter up there…

Back to da tag.

So the task is:
1. Grab the book closest to you. Don't choose!

2. Open to page 123, go down to the fifth sentence.
3. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog.
4. Name of the book and the author.

Luckily enough, the closest book to me is ‘Candy is Dandy’ by Ogden Nash. My all-time office companion.

So, from IT’S SNUG TO BE SMUG [on page 123]

Quoting line 5 onwards [oddly pertinent lines I daresay!]…

So I don’t really wish I had the wings of an angel, but sometimes I wish I had the sweet voice of a thrush,
And then if I sang an Indian Love Lyric why thousands of beautiful beauties [
handsome hotties in this case] would harken and quiver and blush,
And it would be a treat to hear my rendition of Sweet Alice Ben Bolt.

I haven’t a clue of what Sweet Alice Ben Bolt is. Obviously a charming little ditty by some work-deprived love-lorn dandy for his sixteen-year-old virginal sweetheart way back in 1829. But enough. This caustic tongue will get me nowhere with the thousand handsome hotties.

So. Coming back, I think I’ll replace this song with…

Ummm…

Suggestions? Anyone?

10 comments:

houseband00 said...

How about "I'm Too Sexy?" =)

Too sexy, it hurts! =)

Thanks for playing, H!

H said...

Yo bro! I alllllllllmost said 'Anytime' in the spirit of good cheer and all... but. ha ha ha. BUT...

Too sexy is GOOD. I like that.

now, for the words please. and tune. and while you're at it, lend me a voice too... please?

Lizza said...

One man who appreciates and even revels in that caustic tongue's words is a whole lot better than a thousand handsome hotties. That's just my opinion, of course.

Hmmm...

My Humps?
I'm Every Woman?
Truly, Madly, Deeply?

H said...

Ahhhhhh. gorgeous Lizza. trust you to put it like that.
true true.

And I think I just spoilt it with that uno homme.

oh well.

All yer suggestions are good. shall sing each one...

houseband00 said...

Okie-dokie, here are the lyrics:

I'm Too Sexy
Right Said Fred

I'm too sexy for my love too sexy for my love
Love's going to leave me

I'm too sexy for my shirt too sexy for my shirt
So sexy it hurts
And I'm too sexy for Milan too sexy for Milan
New York and Japan

And I'm too sexy for your party
Too sexy for your party
No way I'm disco dancing

I'm a model you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk
Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
I do my little turn on the catwalk

I'm too sexy for my car too sexy for my car
Too sexy by far
And I'm too sexy for my hat
Too sexy for my hat what do you think about that

I'm a model you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk
Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
I shake my little touche on the catwalk

I'm too sexy for my too sexy for my too sexy for my

'Cos I'm a model you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk
Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
I shake my little touche on the catwalk

I'm too sexy for my cat too sexy for my cat
Poor pussy poor pussy cat
I'm too sexy for my love too sexy for my love
Love's going to leave me

And I'm too sexy for this song


=)

H said...

thanks bro. hmm.

Prometheus said...

Candy is Dandy but Liquor is Quicker. Dat one time Ogdie got it all wrong. Who wants ta go chirp chirp like a thrush?

Prometheus would luurve to go: 'You know that it would be untrue, You know that I would be a liar, If I was to say to you, Girl we couldn't get much higher' like The Liz King.

Funny, when he sings it in his baritone, gals usually get it all wrong and douse him with lighter fluid and get out a Zippo.

H said...

Ahhh, the twinliness my bwoy, just gets more and more pronounced.

Y'know, I was wondering if I should put the whole name of the but since this one's just called 'candy is dandy', I thought I'd let the 'liquor...' bit go. trust you to complete it!

Hey, I would like to sing like a thrush. You've got to ask my mommy how much I need that voice.

Julia Scissor ;-) said...

You are lucky to have found Ogdie.
I got a book about the great Indian bureaucracy. That makes my meme only half as interestin' as any of the others. BOO HOO.

H said...

Julia, that sounds... ummm... marvellous.

ukkk. I think i just choked.

But I'm sure with your sparkling wit you've made it worth the read! shall just pop over and check. :-)