Protein Shoes

August 16, 2008 11:02 AM

By request...the last answering machine song I'll post. This one's about a pair of "protein shoes." If you can figure out what that means (even after hearing the phrase in context at the end), I'll give you ten dollars.

This is one of our earlier efforts, but what it lacks in sophistication it makes up for in protein.

posted by Beardman (13 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

That was phrased poorly. I meant to say, "Here is another song, by request. But it is the last one I'll post, I promise!"
posted by Beardman at 11:50 AM on August 16, 2008


I love this. Pro teens shoes?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 3:49 PM on August 16, 2008


Preteen shoes, badly mispronounced. The wah-wah guitar is excellent on this.

I tried doing a search. Maybe this wikipedia entry will help.

I'm so jealous. Wikipedia deleted my page. Apparently, it's not enough to be Omaha's most successful playwright.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:30 PM on August 16, 2008


I'm gonna guess "pro team shoes." Like, shoes for a professional sports team.
posted by decagon at 9:50 PM on August 16, 2008


~Awesome Thank U~

(By the way, I'd like to note that, as you mentioned, although this is objectively the crudest of your three posted songs, it is also the weirdest, and therefore my favorite.)
posted by Damn That Television at 7:10 PM on August 17, 2008


Shoes designed by Kustom Shoes for the pro-teen tennis tournament.

Cool song. The woman sounds like the character "Jan" on The (U.S.) Office.
posted by mecran01 at 12:29 PM on August 19, 2008


I actually know the truth behind this message, and while your guesses have been good, nobody has hit it yet. You've got to think outside the box. As in, maybe this lady didn't pronounce the word that sounds like "protein" properly.
posted by Beardman at 1:52 PM on August 19, 2008


My guess: Protean Shoes - swap out the velcro pads to fit your mood!

Deft use of the rewind sound (backscratching!), and the rhythm of the words. The title phrase has a nice melodic lilt. The message starts out sounding like a strong accusation but clearly is not once heard in full.
posted by AppleSeed at 4:43 AM on August 20, 2008


I'm going with protean, too. It seems to be a kind of golf shoe.
posted by ORthey at 7:56 PM on August 20, 2008


A message for murder?
posted by micayetoca at 9:03 AM on August 27, 2008


Protean is right. The shoes were apparently part of a costume in a play featuring Proteus. Who wore shoes.
posted by Beardman at 4:39 PM on September 17, 2008 [2 favorites]


I loved this and the others you've posted, Beardman. I'm glad I remembered to check this thread again to see if you ever posted the explanation!

Hopefully Marta returned Protean's shoes.
posted by empyrean at 3:41 AM on October 10, 2008


We need to get the shoes back!
posted by Jpfed at 2:03 PM on July 31, 2014


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