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[Jun. 20th, 2009|11:13 am]
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Annoying Self Critic(ASC): John, you're a grown man. You can even, when occasion calls for it, act maturely.

Me: Yes, that's quite correct. You, being a pest-spirit, are undoubtedly not saying that for reason that's likely to be for my greater benefit.

ASC: And yet, you're listening, for the I-don't-know-how-many-th time to that stupid Saturday Morning Cartoon's Greatest Hits album.

Me: Yes, and yet my enjoyment is imperfect because I'm hearing something else. Why is that? What could possibly be causing that loss of total enjoyment?

ASC: Don't you have any self respect? You're over 40 years old, man!

Me: Your math skills, while imprecise, are nevertheless leading you to correct data

ASC: Think, man! Do you not have any dignity?

Me: Did you hear that?

ASC: Hear what?

Me: The beginning of the Gigantor theme song. You know what that means, right?

ASC: (slightly horrified look)

Me: That's right. And if you pester me so I can't dance to the Ramones doing the Spider-Man theme song, I'm going to cause grievous harm to your pathetic self.

ASC: WHAT DID I JUST SAY ABOUT DIGNITY?

Me: Beats me; weren't you paying attention either?

ASC: (looks fumingly frustrated, and about to storm off)

Me: Worst thing is, you're going off to complain to your friends... they going to sympathize? They're pests and servants of despair.

ASC: (looks crushed, then turns angry) You're getting *entirely* too good at *MY* job!

Me: Means you kinda overplayed your hand, doesn't it? Chill for a bit; if you have anything useful to say, let me know. Now, if you'll excuse me, "Gigantor" is about to end....
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[User Picture]From: essaying
2009-06-20 09:16 pm (UTC)
also recommended is the Moxy Fruvous version of the Spider-Man song.

I'm a bit too old for most of those compilations -- I remember the Gigantor song, for example, only from hearing my kids watching it. But I could probably still sing Top Cat from memory. Also Underdog (even before Ted's a capella group sang it on Scrubs).
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[User Picture]From: kightp
2009-06-23 02:39 pm (UTC)
Not having kids, I kind of missed a whole generation of TV theme songs - my personal experience peters out somewhere around "Heeeere I come to save the day/That means that Mighty Mouse/Is on his way!!!"

However, having dated a number of people who are (*mumblemumble*) years younger than me, I've acquired some late-in-life ... appreciation ... for the Transformers, Schoolhouse Rock and, gods help me, the theme to Greatest American Hero.

(OK, maybe not appreciation. But earworm-ability, for sure)...

I am giggling like mad at the mental picture of johnpalmer dancing around his apartment in his underwear, though. (Oops, was that TMI?)
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2009-06-23 02:43 pm (UTC)
In point of fact, I was fully dressed.

I was, however, dancing to the Ramones doing the theme song to the (60s?) Spider-Man cartoon, and you really can't make that dignified.
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[User Picture]From: kightp
2009-06-23 03:17 pm (UTC)
Darlin', of all the sterling qualities for which I adore you, "dignified" is pretty low on the list. (-:
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[User Picture]From: ljgeoff
2009-06-21 05:14 am (UTC)
:)
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[User Picture]From: laura_alive
2009-09-26 06:06 am (UTC)
lovely post! I laughed and laughed - you always make me laugh!
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