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Red Ant

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DKTOS? Song available here. A family trip goes bad; hilarity does not ensue.

Boise: - means - "state is boring!"

"Shut the hell up, children!"

Driv-in' long, and far
The exit's up ahead
On fumes - the car
We roll into a park
So here - we are-
-my eyes don't like the scenery
It's drab - just rocks, and my mind wonders:

HELLO! (hello ... hello!) [echoes trigger avalanche]
Is this the place called Yellowstone? (don't think so!)
It doesn't seem to be where tourists go
(oh) Man that - travel package - was no deal...

The clim-ate's bit-ter cold
Still critters come alive
We're not - alone
Elk rutting, makin' noise
That's the - main show!
A ninety percent chance
(at least!) of snow!

This is no retreat
Vacation is a wreck
Then some bunny speaks
Says "Shoulda made that left
Turn at Albuquerque"
GPS is certain!
Wo-oh-oh-oh-no! ...

Hello, hello! ("OnStar!)
You're in the state called Idaho" (where is that?)
I was trying to get to Yellowstone
Can you - give directions - outta here?....

{Canadian OnStar Rep}:
"One moment...
No suh
Sorry, buddy, you're hosed!"

None of this - was promised in the tour
None of this - was in that free brochure
All of this - is a mistake, for sure
We'll have to suck it up - and like being bored

"We know we blow!" (state motto!)
Stuck in this place called Idaho (who da ho?!)
Guess we'll watch the potatoes grow
(that's) The truth: there is nothing - to do here...
There's sights to see?... ahhhhh!......
The flood museum? creeks? yawn!.....
I'm for real!.....

Dang, dang, dang, dang, dang.
I need a plan!
"Will flash ass for gas or cash"
copyright 2006+ Jack "Red Ant" Fletcher

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Pacing: 4.7
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Total Votes: 23

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Agrimorfee - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Lotsa LOLz here! Why? "I-da-ho"!
Adagio - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Pretty bad and boring tour. "Will flash ass for gas or cash" was really cute! 5's
Jack Wilson - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
That ruled! 555!
Matthias - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
I seriously LOLed at "Who Da Ho"....... People in my computer lab were looking me funny, darn you and your amazingly humerous parody Jack!!!!!
Kristof Robertson - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Well, I can now tear up my unfinished Idaho/Vertigo parody.....I wasn't ever going to finish it anyway....this is potato-rrific! 555
alvin rhodes - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
HEY...idaho is PRETTY.......PRETTY BORING.....not your parody though...5s
Spoof-Man - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Great stuff!!
Yoidy - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Yeah, but they invented the potato! 555
John Barry - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
This should be the state song. 15 bars.
AFW - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Quite the production number, here...555
Sean Lee - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
555, I'm impressed ; not only a good job keepin it with the origional, but alot of your own jokes were quite funny ; like to hear it recorded, that'd be sweet
Stuart McArthur - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
loved "Idaho" for "Vertigo", and loved the way you managed to get Bugs's most famous line in there too, Jack - 555
Tam - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Red Ant! You never cease to amaze me. Including Canada was absolutely perfect and the whole "Shoulda made that left Turn at Albuquerque".... my cheeks hurt from laughing! 5's all around my friend! Glad the implications of retirement from your last parody have not yet come true!
Dee Range - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Great stuff, Jack, start to finish...last line flashed me straight back to my hitch-hiking days in the 60's and 70's. And you are obviously not a grizzly bear-humping white supremacist...they love Idaho. I actually lived in Mountain Home, at the Air Force base in 1972 and 1973, and have skied Sun Valley lots of times. Saw Clint Eastwood there skiing once. It made my day.
Red Ant - December 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Agrimorfee, Pat, Jack, Matthias, Kristof, Alvin, Spoof-Man, Yoidy, John, AFW, Sean Lee, Stu, Tam, Dee, and one (the only) Idahoan resident.

Pat: Much better than the "yeah, yeah..." ending I almost submitted, yes?

Matthias: Reading parodies in class? You rule.

Kristof: Great minds think alike, or so I've heard. Groan at the pun!

Yoidy: Perhaps, but it took the French to make them into fries. ;)

Sean Lee: Though I've had extreme technical difficulties with recordings thus far, I hope that I can do this one in the future, so stay tuned.

Stu and Tam: Thanks, the BB line was one of those lines that subbed too well to leave out.

Dee: LOL on the "It made my day."/Clint Eastwood reference.
Phil Alexander - December 06, 2006 - Report this comment
I guess this now makes up everything that I know about Idaho...
btw, re the Clint comments, I used to tell a joke about Clint Eastwood going to see the Sex Pistols... you can probably guess the punchline ;-) - December 08, 2006 - Report this comment
When we were brainstorming titles for Robert Lund's last CD, one of my faves was "How to Dismantle a Tuna Casserole." I figured I'd write "Idaho" to "Vertigo" about our neighbors to the north. I only got as far as "a place called Idaho" and "you give me something I can peel" (i.e., potatoes), so it was no big loss. THIS, however, is lovely, Red. I dig the lost-family-on-a-road-trip storyline, especially the way it allows you to use the echoing "Hello," the "OnStar" for "hola," and "Is this the place called Yellowstone?" Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.
Peter Andersson - January 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Just thinking ahead theoretically here but what if you should win SOTM with this song, how will you celebrate, by going to Disneyland? :-)
Agrimorfee - January 10, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) lookie what i said already....
Chris Bodily TM - January 15, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This parody makes me glad you didn't retire. It has just about everything you'd want in a parody: OS choice, title sub, clever lyrics, perfect pacing, universal topic, Bugs Bunny jokes, OnStar jokes, wow... what is this parody missing? I award you five potatoes for your hard work and genius humor.
Max Power - January 17, 2007 - Report this comment
Below Average Dave - January 18, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM-You can never just pick an easy song can you, well it seems to be paying off in the means of bein one of the most creative parodists on the site.
Cat - January 26, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) least it sounds better than North Dakota! All I know about Idaho is that it unleashed Napoleon Dynamite on us. (You decide what slant that last sentence takes.) Great job.
bobpiecheese - January 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Great OS, possibly even greater parody! Remind me to never go to Idaho!
Michael McVey - January 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, I used to live in the corn belt..... But if you've been to Idaho, there are nice mountains there.----MM
Stuart McArthur - January 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) just read this against the OS again Jack, and this is excellent - I love a parody that lampoons a well-known target and there are some classic not-too-harsh digs in this one - like the state motto and the potatoes - and I also liked how you managed to get the Albuquerque/certain couplet to work, and the cool Yellowstone sub
Kristof Robertson - January 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I'm still enamoured of this, Jack, and I'd be hard pressed not to find a place for it in my top 5. :-)
Tim Mayfield - January 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Welcome to the state of boredom. Very good translations.
Johnny D - January 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Whoah ... I mean, IdaWhoah ... 555
Jack Wilson - January 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Awesome once again
Glen S - January 31, 2007 - Report this comment
Great use of the original, Red. I remember disliking my couple of hours driving from Montana to Utah. Drivers seemed to magically become more like assholes the further I went in. Anyhow: I really enjoyed "A ninety percent chance/(at least!) of snow!" and the whole "You're in the state called Idaho (where is that?)" stanza was inspired.
wannabemustangjockey - February 01, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Been there done that. Idaho was boring but at least they have nice high speed limits to help you get away from there that much faster. The last line was classic.
Red Ant - May 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Belated thanks to Phil, Spaff, Peter, Aggy, Chris, Max, Dave, Cat, Pieman, MM, Stu, Kristof, Tim, Johnny D, Jack, Glen and Jay. I would have replied sooner but I was stuck in Idaho, heh heh.

Phil: Me too, actually.

Spaff, I'd love to see "How to Dismantle a Tuna Casserole". Considering I can't stand the stuff, my vote would be by sledgehammer or high explosives.

Peter: Moot point now, but if I had gone I sure as hell would have avoided that "It's A Small World" ride.

Chris: Thanks for the generous praise. I'm not sure what it's missing... maybe a recording is in order...

Dave: I didn't think this OS was particularly hard, though the short lines were a bit tricky to pace. Thanks!

Cat: I saw Napoleon Dynamite: why is Idaho still a state? (Take that for what it's worth!)

Pieman: Never go to Idaho. You're welcome. =)

MM: There's nice mountains here in Va, and, like, other stuff too, heh heh.

Stu: Idaho is well-known? In Austrailia? I didn't think potatoes could make a 12k mile trip and still be any good! Thanks, mate.

Glen: I've never driven that far west, but I say that South Carolina is the most boring state on the East Coast to drive through - 3 hours driving, 3 exits, super boring. The only thing that was exciting was driving 95 mph past state troopers apparently asleep on the side of the road.

Jay: I thought it was Montana that, for a while, had the "no speed limit" rule....

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