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June 22, 2005

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Another one that makes me chuckle.

I promise...my last one.

awesome.

Fun stuff, although mostly they're illustrated jokes rather than cartoons.

BTW, I can only think of one rainbow song (Over the Rainbow). Actually, two if you count a certain Barney T. Dinosaur song, which I'd rather not. Are there other famous ones that I'm just not remembering?

OK, never believe an addict...this made me laugh out loud.

Funny how different ones strike different people. This one got me.

different cartoonist, more political. Most of them aren't actually funny, but Dr. Nick Frist seems to inspire him.

I can only think of one rainbow song (Over the Rainbow).

there's also the song the first chicken is quoting (and is the name of the panel): The Rainbow Connection. (Kermit sings it)

i can't think of a third.

there's also the song the first chicken is quoting

Hmm, not sure it makes sense to count that song itself when determining whether its premise is legitimate...

Oh, come on, people!! Dio, baby!! "It's like a rainbow in the daaaaark!" DUH-NUH-NUH...NUH-NUH-NUH!!!!!

Man, my brother loved that freaky little dwarf. I used to come home from school and hear that song coming out of his room at top volume, J frantically soloing along with it on his white flying v (just like Randy Rhoades, natch), no doubt gazing at his Bruce Lee poster and collection of ninja stars...Ahhh, 1982.

ahhh crap. Dio.

maybe also Cream's SWLABR (She Was Like A Bearded Rainbow)- but that really isn't about rainbows, per se.

Well, there's this song by Chris Rea:

Looking For a Rainbow

Of course, that's technically about a rainbow...

It turns out that other people have considered this question, taking into account the entire line from the Kermit song -- "Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what's on the other side". The second clause radically shrinks the list of qualifying songs, of course. Down to one, AFAIK.

Technically, two. One of them is self-referential.

Well I think we've pretty much established that Kermit is prone to an Durbin-AI-esque degree of hyperbole. ;-)

I haven't been interested in a cartoonist, scratch that, illustrator since Gary Larson retired. Do you think chickens care about "what's on the other side"?

"Well I think we've pretty much established that Kermit is prone to an Durbin-AI-esque degree of hyperbole. ;-)"

And here I thought Miss Piggy was the shrill one!

"What's on the other side" + chickens = *groan*

And now, dating myself, "is that another chicken joke??"

And now, dating myself

Yeah, bummer, I had to do that for a long time as well, but finally I found a girlfriend.

"And now, dating myself

Yeah, bummer, I had to do that for a long time as well, but finally I found a girlfriend."

True, but that period gave new meaning to Whitney Houston's line "Learning to love yourself/ It is the greatest love of all"

Me, I'm wondering if it's occurred to Musharraf that he might be able to negotiate for a sort of legitimacy-by-endorsement, using bin Laden as a bargaining chip.

I think you wandered into the wrong thread Slarti...

Why did the poster cross the thread?

"Me, I'm wondering if it's occurred to Musharraf that he might be able to negotiate for a sort of legitimacy-by-endorsement, using bin Laden as a bargaining chip."

I expect he's at least as concerned with being perceived as "legitimate" in Pakistan as by the U.S., problematic as either is for someone who overthrew democracy by force and who hasn't even kept his own promises to hold elections and step down.

Why did the poster cross the thread?

Because he was stapled to the chicken?

Uh, oops.

Was that Dio or was it... Rainbow? How should their ouvre be interpreted in this question?

And if the "and" doesn't impose both conditions but merely aggregates them, then "Break on Through to the Other Side!"

"She's a Rainbow"

And if the "and" doesn't impose both conditions but merely aggregates them,

Based on what I remember from "Conjunction Junction", that would be redefining "and" to "or".

what's your function? Hooking up words and making a fountain (or something like that)...

Based on what I remember from "Conjunction Junction", that would be redefining "and" to "or".

not exactly. it would be using "and" as a way to conjoin to sentences into one:

    ObWi is a fine blog and time waster.

does ObWi waste fine blogs, or just time?

or, is that sentence is a combination of:
ObWi is a fine blog.
ObWi is a [fine] time waster.

oh, and furthermore, i think you're correct

:)

There is no "other side" of the rainbow, cleek.

8P

Ah, I hadn't seen that reading -- basically, preface an "I have two questions for you:" to the beginning of the song.

But I don't think that it would make sense grammatically to assume that the elided possessive phrase in the second question is "[of rainbows]". Even if we assume that the second question has some connection to the first (which is defensible), it's the entire noun phrase of the first question ("songs about rainbows") that would be the expected referent. So what's on the other side of songs about rainbows?

So what's on the other side of songs about rainbows?

Just that one beam of white light? (Lub dub. lub dub. lub dub.)

There is no "other side" of the rainbow, cleek

depends where you draw the line to separate the sides.

But I don't think that it would make sense grammatically to assume ...

we've already concluded that the "so many songs..." is a poetic exaggeration, so maybe we can cut Kermit some slack about his grammar. :)

So what's on the other side of songs about rainbows?

Fire Wire.

"So what's on the other side of songs about rainbows?"

This kind of requires an answer to the question of what medium the songs are in. On vinyl records, there's a B side for each song. If you are dealing with lyrics printed in a book, the other side is what's on the next or prior page. If it's a CD, the other side is a label.

I'm not sure what's on the other side of your memory of the song within your brain, however.

Are we talking about the expression of songs in a fixed medium or songs as a Platonic ideal?

In any case, watch out for the RIAA.

So, anyone want to talk about ol' Duke Cunningham politicizing 9/11? Or about the lunkheads in the House who voted for the latest turd of a flag-burning amendment?

Duke? He's outta here.

Another excellent Dio tune about "the other side" (not to mention his work with Sabbath): "The Last in Line". Striking opening lyric: "We're a ship without a storm/the cold without the warm/light inside the darkness that it needs yeah". I'm also fond of "We're all born upon the cross/you know we're the throw before the toss".

maybe also Cream's SWLABR (She Was Like A Bearded Rainbow)- but that really isn't about rainbows, per se.

I thought the title was "She Was Like A Blue Rainbow", as if the sky were full of blue rainbows that you just cannot see.

I know that your recollection is based on the the line "but the rainbow has a beard", but just go outside and look. There are blue rainbows everywhere, even on a sunny day. Or maybe not.

I know that your recollection is based on the the line "but the rainbow has a beard", but just go outside and look. There are blue rainbows everywhere, even on a sunny day.

hmmm. i see little seven-color rainbow stickers and flags...

oh, and, Mission Accomplished.

The sky was blue and clear like the water in a fancy toilet.

Now, that there is some purty writin. and by such a nice young right-winger as well. With chicken, but not totally funny.

I loved this story:

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United Federation of Planets, and to the galaxy for which it stands, one universe, under everybody, with liberty and justice for all species.
read the rest

there's also the song the first chicken is quoting (and is the name of the panel): The Rainbow Connection. (Kermit sings it)

i can't think of a third.

Joining ral in the self-daters club, I recall "Look to the Rainbow," from "Finian's Rainbow."

Apples In Stereo also have a song called "The Rainbow," but they're a pretty niche band.

I recall "Look to the Rainbow," from "Finian's Rainbow."

Ah, that brings back some memories. I saw that in a drive-in theater when I was about five. Scratch that, I must have been at least seven.

The host of the local children's television show in Philly (Captain Noah) had as his closing song "I Can See a Rainbow". Does that count?

Jes, thanks. That is a great story.

Well, if we're counting children's songs, then there's this from the Accursed Purple One, plus arguably the Reading Rainbow theme song.

Rolling Stones have a song with the lyrics "she's like a rainbow, she comes in colors everywhere". Title is "She's a rainbow"

Rolling Stones have a song with the lyrics "she's like a rainbow, she comes in colors everywhere". Title is "She's a rainbow"

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