Thursday, October 30, 2008

I got tagged with the song meme

and since I have a stupid programming class that takes me about 30 hours a week per assignment, a really hard mathematical modeling class, and the Putnam Competition training class, which means an extra hour and a half uncredited class each week with ridiculously hard homework (questions from past tests, and this is a a test that over 50% of the people who take it get a 0/120 on), this is about all I have time to write about right now. So here we go:

Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 37 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Check off the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like the game, post your own.

1. "One-two one-two in the place to be, yes indeed/As we proceed to give you what you need/Always smokin that 'dro weed, we have......(band name)"

2. "How many tears do you cry if love should break your heart in two?"

3. "Some guy tried to rub up against me on a crowded subway car"

4. "I'm gonna make a change, for once in my life."

5. "Take a trip with me in 1913 to Calumet, Michigan in copper country."

6. "I fell in love again, all things go, all things go."

7. "It was a thrilling ride. Ya you turn me on..." (the begging was too

8. "You asked me so where have you been"

9. (this is not the first line since that is the name of the song..this is the next line) "Two days not hungover in a bar up on high kiss the smugness goodbye with two bourbon decays and wine."

10. ".....Cruelty makes its holes, but on the shoreline time will hold its promise." (...-song title)

11. "...feel the pressure. Yo, you better plan ahead, gather your thoughts."

12. " might bring us back together, I feel so good.."

13. "Butterfly searching for a relax, pulling from the jazz stacks cause it's Sunday." (alright, you better know what band this is or don't talk to me ever.)

14. second line: "And the grief it's caused no one will ever know."

OK, I'm skipping one, because it's like ALL the title to the song. You can check it out if you don't believe me: "Drinkin Lum Y Alla" by Leadbelly.

15. "Well sit by my side if you love me."

16. "All the time we spent in bed, counting miles before we said fall in love and fall apart things will end before they start."

17. "I am a tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tough tough guy"

18. "Je me balladais tranquille, sur une ile sans le moindre style." (I'll love you forever if you know this.)

19. "Dressin my voice up on the phone, underneath the envy rotting in my bones."

20. "When an early autumn walks the land and chills the breeze and touches with her hand the summer trees, perhaps you'll understand what memories I own."

21. "...Oh I want to be in that number..." (now you have to figure out WHICH singer since this is the easiest one EVER)

String of Coltrane and Thelonius Monk (i.e. NO lyrics), Glenn Miller singing in German(?) and I couldn't find the lyrics online so I'm skipping it instead of guessing.

22. "Planets be the champ of this amplified sound, swimming in this art of up the boogie down."

23. "Now I'm just a boy, I watch too much TV (no body knows, no body knows)."

24. "Back in the days, my pops said right on."

25. "There's a port on a western bay and it serves a hundred ships a day."

26. "They tell you to do it, grow up and toe the line"


27. 3rd line: "Act like ya know, not now but right now"

28. "Who is it? Who’ll get the sting, who’ll get the stripes?"

29. "Just one more drink and then I should be on my way home."

30. "I'm saying something very curious, I swear to god nobody listens to me."

31. "It isn't by chance I happen to be a boulevardier, dear, the toast of Paree."

32. "Here am I with my desire, I feel it burning just for you."


33. "It was late last night I made my rounds."

34. "See it coming at my head."

35. "I'm so lonely because I live on a ..... in the heart of a city." ....: song title

36. "There are holes in what we knew."

37. "Look in the mirror time to face up"

It took me 47 "songs." (Some of them were my Pimsleur Arabic lessons). It kept playing no lyric jazz as well. I tried to note the music stuff, but I guess I could have just kept it too myself. My player also apparently favoured similar songs today. If I had done this on Tuesday it would have been 90% oldies

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Canadian PM Debate drinking game

This list was compiled from rules from the last PM election cycle and from the "Canadian Indecision" group on my knitting site Ravelry.

Take a drink whenever Duceppe:
Starts talking about things not releated to the question
Takes over Layton’s turn to speak
Speaks french for no apparent reason

drink whenever layton mentions boardroom tables and/or kitchen tables.
drink whenever harper infantilizes/effeminizes dion.
drink whenever one of the party leaders accuse harper of being pro-alberta and/or pro-oil companies.

drink when Stephen Harper sounds smug
drink when May or Layton make a grandiose promise they'll never be able to fulfill.
drink when anyone completely ignores the question and goes off on an unrelated rant

Take 2 drinks if:
Harper calls the Green Shift "a tax on everything"
Harper or Layton accuse May of being a Liberal
Dion says "stimulation"
anyone blames a previous government for something

3 drinks if Harper makes vague (or overt, basically any) reference to a group (or province, *coughNFLDcough*) that he doesn't need to get elected

start drinking whenever anyone mentions the sponsorship scandal and don’t stop until (presumably) harper shuts up.

If anyone agrees with Harper chug the rest of your drink (or a new one and yes you still have to do it if you're crying)
start doing shots when elizabeth may brings out the bong.