Monday, August 29, 2011

Break the wrist and walk away.

Do you remember that line from Napoleon Dynamite? I say it in my head every time I spend large amounts of time with my teenager. Every teenager has crazy good, if quite absurd, argumentative skills. They can walk you up and down, back and forth, till your dizzy in your head, with their theories, reasoning, evidence and debates. "Break the wrist and walk away," I tell myself. Which doesn't really involve any breakage of any wrists, just a quick cut and run. State your point (the wrist) and walk away. If you argue back, you might as well sit and get comfortable because it's going to be a long one. There is nothing like, "Because I said so", that terribly frustrating line we all said we'd never utter after hearing it ourselves years and years ago, but now come to learn it's the oasis in the middle of the stormy shore of adolescent.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Musings

What's with Mick Jagger lately?
Not Mick himself, but other song writers,
writing about Mick Jagger. Weird.

I first noticed this in 2009's MUSH
(aka Mandatory Ubiquitous Summer Hit) Tik Tok by Ke$ha.

And now, the dudes are lining up
'Cause they hear we got swagger
But we kick em to the curb
Unless they look like Mick Jagger

I remember thinking....
"Hey Ke$ha. You DO know what Mick Jagger looks like...right?
No? Here's the object of your desire..."

I know, I know....That's not fair! Post a picture of Mick in his PRIME!

Yeah...still not good.

But struck again!
Imagine the humiliation of copying lyrics from the likes of Ke$ha...
her name has a dollar sign in it.

From The Time by Black Eyed Peas

All-all these girls, they like my swagger
They callin’ me Mick Jagger
I be rollin’ like a Stone
Jet-setter, jet-lagger

Is it possible they used it more stupidly than Ke$ha? Yep.

And NOW...the most baffling of all.
An entire song about Mick Jagger by Adam Levine
(of Maroon 5 and "super-hot guy" fame)

Don't need to try to control you
Look into my eyes and I'll own you
With them moves like jagger
I've got the moves like jagger
I've got the moves like jagger

I'm just sayin'. It's a weird trend.