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Song Parodies -> "Effusive Gutter-Mind"

Original Song Title:

"Elusive Butterfly"

Original Performer:

Bob Lind

Parody Song Title:

"Effusive Gutter-Mind"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Everything I am today, I owe to Tommy Turtle. Heaven help me...
Video: Excellent stereo re-issue of original 45-rpm here.

You might log on some mornin’,
Be astounded by the lyrics cast by Tom’s poetic pen
Though it should come as no surprise--
Wool snatches, streaking nymphs, or home runs scored in shadows

Out where the moon is risin'
Sometimes sees a floating spaceship, hears the al'iens as they sing
And with a few Tecate beers
No fright: fear toes stepped; punning new and lewd libretto

Some bridges burned, but still in barn: ewe
Sheep, lonely, he is screwing; one thing that we’re sure of:
A cross between "disturbed" and "wondrous"
Sad case, this bright, reclusive gutter-mind I love

Ideas and words, eccentric
Or it could be he has termites in the windmills of his mind
Is his environment to blame?
As he runs, lurching after something to relieve in

His humor: keen and cunning
Then such strong, expanding poohin's flow in streams from his behind
It's like Lim-burger, cutting there
That slides right past you; wallow: nose held; scarcely breathin'

But I have learned, they cannot harm you
They're just TT's amusing notions: immature stuff
Though Chuck may scream, and tear asunder,
Unfazed, the quite-obtrusive gutter-mind we love.

[interlude: passes gas as booze: ooze; screws ewes]

His saucy themes: duets, we plunder
His racy, bright, effusive gutter-mind I love.

Yes, Virginia, there *is* a Fiddlegirl! Special thanks to the ever-clever "Riddlegirl" for instigating an entertaining bit of mystery. :D

© 2009 Fiddegirl. All rights reserved.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 10

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Mark Scotti - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Out from under the 'shell" I see, so here's fives for thee!!!
Timmy1000 - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Another song for the coming out party. So, who is Riddlegirl?
2Eagle - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
There's so much poo out there to fuel your imagination - especially at Christmas.
Andria - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job, parodying one of my favorite songs to the biggest controversy at AIR since the Dr Music fiasco. And in case anyone was wondering, I'm not Riddlegirl. I only post parodies under my own name, but I do occasionally put a humorous name in comments, often with my name at the end. 5s.
AFW - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Floats like butterfly..stings like a TT
blackjack21 - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment

Fiddlegirl: The New Beginning? ;-)

Lol @ AFW.
Fiddlegirl - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Mark Scotti: Thanks! Good to see you again! :)

T1K: Has us all fooled, doesn't he/she? :)

2Eagle: Are you poo-pooing Christmas? ;) TT is definitely the Grand Poo-Bah of this holiday season... or probably any other one, for that matter!

Andria: It *is* a puzzlement, as the King of Siam would say :)

Riddlegirl: As Emily Dickinson might inquire, "I'm Nobody-- Who Are You?" A darn clever such-and-such, that's who! :) It's not so much that I *mind* being TT, it's just that he always seems to be on the lam(b). ;)

AFW: Oh no! Et tu, AFW? ;)

BJ21: I may have more incarnations than Madonna when this is all over with... ;)
You Poor TThing.... - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
"Everything I am today, I owe to Tommy Turtle."
Oh, dear. Is there some sort of relief fund set up?

"Heaven help me..."
If the first statement is true, I don't think even Heaven can help you. It hasn't done much to help me (TT). :)

"Video: Excellent stereo re-issue of original 45-rpm here."
Proof positive that this wasn't a TT work. FG asked TT to do the HTML markup code to link to the video, which I did. But notice it's in the song body, not in the top comments, as it would be in a TT work (look at all of them). ... and FG might not have thought of using the line-break markup to separate her opening plaint from the video link. Second nature to TT.

LOL @ the "Yes, Viriginia" outtro, although I DK how many of the younger generation (I mean *even younger than you* -- you know, twelve...) know the story or even the expression.

Typically-excellent work from a talented and inspired writer (yes, there *can* be two on one site. Quite a few, actually). Enjoyed the mocking of my less-intellectual side - but I've found the 100%-geeks to be boooring ;-). 555

"Special thanks to the ever-clever "Riddlegirl" for instigating an entertaining bit of mystery. :D "
Speaking of that, has anyone seen Guy DiRito lately? He posted songs quite regularly from July through mid-October, then stopped suddenly almost six weeks ago, with last post 10/23... while in the middle of (so he said) reading parts of "My Fair Lady", then (supposedly) seeking the movie, which he'd never seen, so he could appreciate the rest. Never posted any songs since.

Guy was a huge supporter of our Kennedy/Kopechne series, but the last comment from him on any of our joint efforts (I just expanded and searched our entire Comments page) was November 1, 2009.

While going through those comments, saw this on our first-ever joint effort: "The Great Overspender":

Guy - August 26, 2009
Oh wow it's the Tortoise and the Her. You two do great together. Nice jabs on this one. I could just see those emails going back and forth - yes it is - no its not, etc. You two nailed it. Team writing, reminds me of "Merry & Pippin". Find job girls. 5's at ya.

"Girls"? ... TT wouldn't normally break confidentiality, but on September 27, 2009, Guy asked me in an email if I was a female (hey, that rhymes! Parody idea!) masquerading as a male. (No idea where he got that idea). Since he posted the above remark publicly first, indicating the same suspicion, I don't think it's a breach of confidence to reveal that.

Circumstantial evidence, but it's mounting....
Christie Marie M - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
The cat's out of the bag! TT and FG are not the same person after all! Great parody pertaining to you and TT as well! Nice to see you writing again. 5's!
TJC - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Write on fair maiden, yet never let thy generous praise of the Turtle's cun' track mind devolve into full-on shell'f adulation--for that is the one sure road to MILF flagellation!
Tommy Turtle @ CMM & TJC - December 03, 2009 - Report this comment
CMM: Nope!

TJC: "Da*ned with faint praise" -- gee, thanks, I love you too, Bro... and FG can adulate me all she likes, IMHO.... oh well, doesn't matter, so long as she is (a) recognized as real, and (b) given *her* due adulation. (Nothing quite so much fun as committing adulatery, eh? )

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