June 29, 2007

Friday pop quiz.

What Velvet Underground song mentions Wisconsin?

49 comments:

Saint Russell said...

I guessed right, but I had to do a web search to confirm the answer, so I won't claim any credit.

Dewb said...
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Dewb said...

Is either the origin or destination of ________ somewhere in Wisconsin?

Edited to not give it away, if anyone just wanted a hint.

Ron said...

"He didn't have enough money to go to Wisconsin in the accepted fashion, true, but why not mail himself? It was absurdly simple."

The Gift!

Ron said...

The Violent Femmes had an album entitled "Viva Wisconsin!"

er, ah, nothing inferred or implied about our always-charming vortextress, of course!

Jeffrey said...

I think Ron is right. It must be from "The Gift."

*

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, "The Gift" is right. Hadn't listened to that in a long time.

Mr.Murder said...

The Dirty Blvd.

JSE said...

I can't name many bands about whom I'd say "as far as I know, they only recorded one really bad song," but the Velvet Underground is one, and "The Gift" is it.

abyssgazer said...

Love the new photo, Ann. It takes ten years off your age, easy. You almost look sort of...attractive. For an older woman, I mean.

steve simels said...

Let's be even more obscure.

What Velvet Underground song mentions sex with vegetables?

steve simels said...

You know, now that I think of it, Lou Reed could have written a great album about sex with carrot sticks and onion rings.

Wait -- that's "Metal Machine Music."

hdhouse said...

I suppose its not a good thing to mention that I've never heard of the velvet underground.

I have heard of Wisconsin though.

Moe Szyslak said...

How old are you again?

Moe Szyslak said...

I mean, the Velvet Underground? Weren't they around in like the 1950s or something? Let's see, you must be, um [subtracting, borrow the one...] oh, like in you 60s, huh?

steve simels said...

I guess Ann's sleeping it off.

Hell, we could post the complete works of Dickens in longhand before she starts a new thread.

Moe Szyslak said...

A Sale of Two Titties.

Moe Szyslak said...

The Wickdick Capers.

steve simels said...

You know, there are only two things in the world that smell like tuna.

steve simels said...

...and one of them is tuna.

Moe Szyslak said...

Hard Times.

Moe Szyslak said...

Great Expectations!

steve simels said...

Did you ever see a jew
Jitsu?

Well, I did.

Moe Szyslak said...

Our Mutual Friend

[[nudge, nudge]]

steve simels said...

I don't know about you, Moe, but I'm cracking myself up.

Moe Szyslak said...

This blog is like...

The Old Curiosity Shop.

steve simels said...

Great Ann Althouse aliases:

The Miss Havisham of Wingnuttia.

The One Woman Non-sequitur Generator.

Debbie Schlussel With Warmth.

Moe Szyslak said...

steve, I'm having a grand time. And Annie's gonna come back and get her panties in an

Olive Twist.

Moe Szyslak said...

She'll need more of

Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions

steve simels said...

Moe, I'm having a ball as well, but we probably should stop.

We're just driving her hits counter up....

steve simels said...

I wonder if it's unconstitutional to be shallow, self-absorbed and and banal.

Moe Szyslak said...

Okay, okay. I'll take off and leave Ann with her

Holiday Romance

Moe Szyslak said...

And

Master Humphrey's Cock.

Moe Szyslak said...

steve simels said...
I wonder if it's unconstitutional to be shallow, self-absorbed and and banal.


It's a Bleak House, to be sure.

rorschach said...


It's a Bleak House, to be sure.


It's mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out.

steve simels said...

I have a vision of Ann around eight this morning -- rousing herself from her pastoral torpor, pushing the chardonnay bottles off the futon, staggering to her computer and going "Whathefuck????? Dickens porn?"

steve simels said...

A bloody fetus
On a marble slab
A toothless blowjob
In a taxicab
Syphylitic sailors
sucking slimy scabs

These foolish things
Remind me of you...

rorschach said...

Screwged, by the ghost of XXXmas past.

steve simels said...

A prophylactic
Bearing lipstick traces
A pubic hairline
Where your smiling face is
Gay boys in bondage
Tied with leather laces

These foolish things
Remind me of you....

steve simels said...

A nude portrait
Of Liberace
A young chap saying
Suck my hachie
A plate of afterbirth
On your hibachi

These foolish things
Remind me of you....


Ooh wah.

steve simels said...

Hey Ann -- screw the veggie porn.

It's fruit you need to worry about!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NkcoCQVJfQ

Moe Szyslak said...

I think that hippy chick with the Banana is Ann! She'd be the right age, right?

steve simels said...

Moe -- ohmigod!

She's busted!!!!

Ann Althouse said...

You think because you're liberals that you can't be sexist and homophobic, but you are. You're also not cute or funny or clever. You think you are somehow. Good luck.

steve simels said...

You think because you're liberals that you can't be sexist and homophobic, but you are. You're also not cute or funny or clever. You think you are somehow. Good luck.

Wow -- that's the kind of riposte that could be mistaken for banter at the Algonquin Roundtable. Not.

Why don't you just go "nyah, nyah, nyah."

rorschach said...

Wow -- that's the kind of riposte that could be mistaken for banter at the Algonquin Roundtable. Not.

Why don't you just go "nyah, nyah, nyah."


Now you're just plagiarizing. It was Virgiana Woolf who originally said "nyah, nyah, nyah," to Djuna Barnes.

Over tea.

steve simels said...

Now you're just plagiarizing. It was Virgiana Woolf who originally said "nyah, nyah, nyah," to Djuna Barnes.

Damn -- I thought it was the brother/sister team of Radclyffe and Monty Hall.

steve simels said...

Jessus, Ann, will you put up a new thread already and put us out of our misery?

Otherwise we can keep this up all day....

Wade said...

Its "The Gift," isn't it?