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Song Parodies -> "Turn Your Mind To Mush"

Original Song Title:

"There's a Kind of Hush"

Original Performer:

Herman's Hermits

Parody Song Title:

"Turn Your Mind To Mush"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Spin-off of yesterday's Would You Kindly Hush?. ... Nice video of original recording here.

Turn your mind to mush:
With TV and such: poor louse!
Nintendo, X-Box
Pry yourself away
Get out of the house!

Stop staring at screen!

Ditch the DVD
And do something else. Brain died?
Don't sit by yourself
Staring: box of wood
Just go on outside!

Play-Station, playing prayerfully
Close it now, or life will be pretty lame
It isn't a game
No more, the sounds that you will hear
From World of Warcraft: ray gun, steer
"I shot you! I'm ever so clever!"

Turn your mind to slush
All over the web: blogs, trite
Waste, space: Facebook world
Or to text the tweets
Of losers, alone!

Tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet
Blam, blam, blam, blam, blam, blam, blam, blam
Rat-tatta-tat-tat, rat-a-tat-tat-tat
And splatter their guts!

The Real World's there, if care to see
Try it now, and you'll agree that it's fun
No Phasers on "stun"
On solid ground, not stratosphere
And when you find a gf, dear
To love you: Real virgin, not virt'ual

Diff'rent kind of rush:
Discover the world; its sights
Don't sit there, toes curled
With remote control
Crawl out of your hole!
(Yeah, stop being a troll)
(Must ... discover your soul)

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 8

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LOL'ing the Kettle Black! - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow! (*not* WOW)! Great take on a golden oldie that's always been one of my faves--and perhaps the most brilliantly ironicult piece of parody in a long, long time here at AIR, home of the computer-bound pasty white intellectual. In your defense, I can only assume the unassuming topical/tropical Turtle has created his last four parodies (in but 2 days) while basking in the tropical/topical sun touch typing one-flippered on an old-school mechanical typewriter with a Pina Colada in the other--or, more likely, has dictated these gems to his lovely assistant Lola who takes care of all that nasty interfacing with the digital world behind closed doors---either way, Bravo, sir!
Patrick - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Eschew these digital dorks. Go write your songs on a spiral notebook with a pen. Share them with no one. Then I would have one less reason to look at a computer. But then, no one but my family and friends would ever see what I wrote. And I really enjoy inflicting (sharing) my (limited) talent with others. Big problem these days, kids can't just run the neighborhood freely as in the olden days. Too much crime, too many molesters and weirdos. My dad told me he and his buddies would be out at 7 a.m. in the summer playing baseball. I don't think today's kids even heard of baseball. I see a few playing soccer, an un-American sport that will eventually lead to soccer hooliganism. As if we didn't have enough troubles.
John Barry - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Digital bread and circuses; digitaling while Rome burns; amusing ourselves to death. . . .
Old Man Ribber - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Well done. Multiple (good) takes on yesterday's submissions, the trademark of JAB. Perhaps the path to parody success is be Old Man Ribber less and "John Barry more." (That was a LONG way for a pun!) ;D
Andria - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Well-done, TT... pacing and rhyming are perfect and the parody is very funny. I finally bit the bullet and got a Facebook page, which will likely never be completely finished, but I don't tweet or play Warcraft. 555 gigabytes of RAM.
AFW - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Like the old song says, "It's All In The Game" But I'm not much of a gamer, myself..not electronic, anyway...good parody, good advice
Tommy Turtle - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
EVERYONE: Shoulda' included this in the outro, but actual scientific studies have shown that passive entertainment puts us in a more-or-less comatose, vegetative state, while engaging the brain actively in problem-solving, which parody-writing is (find a rhyme, find a pun, find a match, a line, a reader....), or crosswords, Sudoku, etc. actually *strengthen* the brain, or at least prevent its deterioration over time.

Elderly who do "brain exercise" are less prone to Alzheimer's than those who don't. Keep crankin' out those parodies, and the more twisted the pun, (AFW ;), the better! ... Back to w**k..... more later.
Not enough brain exercise.... - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Parenthetical comment was obviously meant for OMR's Barry good pun.... what happens when trying to work and comment (or chew gum) at the same time.

btw, welcome back, Andria!
Tommy Turtle - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
LOL'ing the Kettle Black!: Great double-spinoff idea: "My Kettle's Black" -- combines all four of Tuesday's and Wednesday's themes! ... Truth: Other than lines scribbled down at random on the nearest outhouse wall, most composition takes place in the evenings, *outside*, on the balcony, with the moon and stars for company - and, occasionally, shooting stars. (Can think of a couple I'd like to shoot... ;)
          L-O-L-A Lola was fired when I found out she was really a guy, but hey, thanks for v/c! ... and see the interlude comment for why AIR is exempt. :)

Patrick: Ditto re: see first TT reply below. Yes, we couldn't wait to get out of school and play baseball, football, kick the can - later, rub the can -- yeah, have talked to kids today who never see their friends Up Close And Personal, only online. Sad...
          I think the crime paranoia, like the t*rr*r*st paranoia, is overdone, judging by some conversations with mothers. You have much more chance of being killed riding in a car then by a turrist fanatic, and of being molested by someone in your family than by a total stranger. Lots of books on how people misperceive risk. Thanks for v/c.

Barrius Maximus: Well said, Sir! (loved the metaphor. But hey, what's a meta for, anyway?)

Old Man Ribber: Not for moi; LOL'd instantly -- but then, I'm weird. :-D. ... Truth: Best way to be your best is to be 100% OMR, because you are unique (No "eunuch" jokes, please); develop and show us your own unique style, not an imitation of someone else's. -- n00b TT learned much from chosen role model JAB, incl. a few new words, but still, don't you think the two styles are quite different? Be you, and thanks for the OMR-unique v/c. (end of soapbox.)

Andria: Aside from repeating the "welcome back", thanks, but this machine maxes @ 2 GB. OTOH, if you have some more RAM for moi's defective memory... You missed your plug while you were gone: ... and as for memory,
      Thanks for v/c, and don't give away too much on FB. Whatever you write is stored *forever*.

AFW: You probably remember this old Red Skelton bit:
"I was hunting in the woods for big game. I came across a beautiful, naked woman. So I asked her, "Are you game?"

"She said, "Sure!"

"So I shot her."             ouch, but thanks for v/c!
Ann Hammond - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
hehe I
Tommy Turtle - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Ann Hammond, love those hehes! Thanks!
Miss Goodle Days - August 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Spot-on, TT... as per your usual. 555 :)
Tommy Turtle - August 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Miss Goodle Days: I miss 'em, too... but hey, I don't care what any "anchor list" author says, you *can* go home again! Let's. (Theme plays from "Welcome Back, Kotterwitherpantsdown" ... or just "Kotter-pin?)
          Oh, and, uh, thanks for v/c. (Almost forgot that. There was this butterfly...)
Mark Scotti - August 07, 2010 - Report this comment
ABSOLUTELY on the money with this one TT!! I do miss the good old days of playing with toys(see one of my early efforts):
Tommy Turtle - August 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Mark Scotti: I feel sorry for today's kids, really. Saw your song, v/c'd, soooo on the same page! Thanks for v/c!

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