Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Official EFC songs

I have a few recap posts in me that I'd like to get up here at some point. Also, I know Jay composed 4-5 blog posts that we can get up here. In the meantime though, let's talk some music. While we were out and about visiting all 88 Ohio counties, a poll was taken to determine the official trip song(s). Here are the Top 3:

#3 - Coward of the County, by Kenny Rogers. This was mostly sung to / about our friend Trampus, who wimped out on this journey. He was subsequently declared to be the "Coward of the counties". One other friend, Jeff, would have also been declared C of the C, due to his "have to work" mentality, but he got himself off the hook by providing a place to stay on Wednesday night as well as the purchase of acceptable amounts of snack rams, including cheese.

#2 - Washington, Washington by some unknown Internet guy. At the aforementioned Jeff's house on the aforementioned Wednesday night, Jim showed us this video. Note that this video has much more swearing than I would prefer. Nevertheless, QUITE funny. Anything that includes the line "He'll save the children, but not the British children", accompanied by a sketch of George Washington throwing a flaming British schoolhouse off of a cliff you know just HAS to be good! It was a tragedy that we were only in Washington County for 45 seconds or so. Of course, on the flip side, you never want to trespass in the home of someone who is 12 stories high and made of radiation...

Somewhere around 6 a.m., as we were approaching Hamilton County, and after reciting the Washington song for about the 300th time, we came up with a Hamilton, Hamilton parody. Here are the lyrics:

Hamilton, Hamilton...Killed by a bullet from Aaron Burr's gun.
Hamilton, Hamilton...He ain't on the twenty but he is on the ten.

Of course, after coming up with those 2 examples of lyrical genius, we were just about out of things that we knew about Alexander Hamilton. We tried to come up with something about his being a Whig, but could not come up with any rhyme better than "HIS POLITICS WERE BIG!", which is of course just stupid. As it turns out, it was just as well, since he wasn't a Whig anyways, but rather the founder of the Federalist Party.

#1 - I can't go for that (No can do) - Hall and Oates. With the amount of times on this trip where it was mentioned how George Washington once held his opponent's wife's hand in a jar of acid, it seems odd that it could be beaten out for the #1 song, but I can't go for that was voted #1 by a unanimous vote.

Some time early in the trip (or maybe even on the drive out to the starting spot), I mentioned that I had seen on VH1 where they counted down the Top 100 songs of the 80s, and I can't go for that made it in at #6. We all agreed that this was much too high, and it kind of just snowballed from there.

Example usage:
Jim: "Man there's an ODOT truck painting lines on the road up ahead"
Dan: "I can't go for that"
Jay: "No can do"

Just imagine similar scenes, repeated 5-600 times over a 24 hour period. Of course, there was also the flip side

Jay: "We just missed a train crossing!"
Jim: "I can go for that"
Dan: "Yes can do"

All in all, good times! I hope you have enjoyed this musical recap.


Carolyn said...

How about a better rhyme folks:

Hamilton, Hamilton...Killed by a bullet from Aaron Burr's gun.
Hamilton, Hamilton...He's on the ten, but not on the one.

Carolyn said...

I'd also like to state for the record that Washington, Washington is NOT funny, due to its immense swearing and foulness. I do not recommend watching the video link. I really don't understand why people think swearing and crass jokes are funny. They're not. The end.

Call of the Game said...

I must wholeheartedly disagree. I'll go with "funny."

Carolyn said...

I'll go with crude