Sunday, April 8, 2018

Post-Friday Beast Blogging: The "Earworm Game" Edition

Since Facebook users are now shying away from those once ubiquitous games and quizzes ("What Bugaloo Are You?" or "Answer 10 Questions and We'll Guess Your Favorite War Atrocity!"), I thought we could fill the gap with a fun little recreational activity that won't scrape the contents of your wallet, address book, and whatever compromising bits of personal history you divulged to the Scientologists during that Free Personality Test you took on Hollywood Boulevard because you were hot and tired from walking and that folding chair next to the E-Meter looked so very enticing...

Anyway...

Based on what you know about these two, what song was each cat involuntarily singing in their head when they were surprised by the photographer?

Moondoggie

Shadow

Leave your informed or fanciful guesses in the comments.  We'll get things started...

Scott: You can tell by Moondoggie's stricken expression that at the moment the paparazzi caught up with him, he had "Billy, Don't Be a Hero" stuck in his head.

Mary: Judging by Shadow's expression -- moody, distant, melancholy, yet with a touch of Gallic fatalism -- I'm going to guess "Seasons in the Sun". The super lame Terry Jacks version.

8 comments:

Scott said...

Okay, got a couple of entries on Facebook (it IS a Facebook game, after all) that I thought I'd port over here.

#1, from my friend Marc: Moondoggie: "Wouldn't it be nice" Beach Boys
Shadow "Hairdresser on Fire" The Smiths

#2 comes from Cynthia, who writes: Moondoggie is listening to “Having My Baby” obvi.

Shadow - either “MacArthur Park” (Richard Harris version) or “I’m Sailing Away” by Styx.

Damn. Those are some strong guesses.

Scott said...

Another from our Zombie friend:

"In Your Eyes" and "10:15 Saturday Night"....

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

"I wanna be Sedated" and "Everybody's Got Nice Stuff But Me"

Second try, and preemptively FYBlogger

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I am raising the challenge level. Single band:

Moondoggie: The Lemon Song

Shadow: How Many More Times

Scott said...

Facebook entry from our old friend Actor212:

Moondoggie: “The Beatles were a great band, but ‘Mr Moonlight’? Really?”

Shadow: “No one will ever approach the sublime pleasure of the Goldberg Variations, but truly ‘Margaritaville’ makes a serious run at it.”

Hank said...

Moondoggie's expression suggests to me that the phrase "three hour tour" has been running through his head for at least the last twelve hours. And he can't make it stop!

While Shadow is clearly dealing with an existential crisis brought on by the realization that the universe contains songs like "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I Got Love in My Tummy".

JoanfmTN said...

Shadow: "Gak! Mairzy Doats and Goats Eat Oats! Help, the song keeps running through my head!"

Moondoggie: "Shush! My mind is drifting away ... Can't you hear it: Bing Crosby singing 'Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life'?"

Jimbo said...

For Shadow, I got "All Hail Shadow" by Magna-Fi (2006) because he looks like he rolls that way.
For Moondoggie, I gotta go with Donovan's "Mellow Yellow" (that's right, it's me...).