Homeless People Suck

February 4, 2010 8:28 PM

It's satirical; calm down.

This is a track from a band in which I sang and played electric tambourine [sic]. It used to make people angry when we played it publicly. Those people did not realize that our band was entirely devoted to tongue-in-cheek satire.

posted by swellingitchingbrain (10 comments total)

I laughed. I cried. I didn't hear any sic tambourine, though!?!
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 5:52 AM on February 5, 2010

Probably some idiomatic blind spot between US English and Proper English like wot I speaks knowarrimean, but Homeless People Suck......what precisely? Thumbs? Lollipops?? Pipes??? On this side of the pond, most of the homeless people I see around tend to suck on cans of industrial-strength lager: "Tennent's Super" apparently being the Premier Cru of brain-rotting tinctures. For the avoidance of doubt I am, naturally, taking the piss here.
posted by MajorDundee at 7:54 AM on February 5, 2010

There's something very showing-up-in-an-early-80s-Doctor-Demento-playlist to this.
posted by cortex at 8:03 AM on February 5, 2010

...should have added that if you check out my ID on here you'll see a shot of me ruminatively holding a can of a similarly prized vintage (Carlsberg Special Brew) whilst pondering Foucault's treatise on power, knowledge and discourse. Don't suppose you could lend me a buck fifty for another one...?
posted by MajorDundee at 8:10 AM on February 5, 2010

Why do you need another copy of Foucault?
posted by cortex at 8:13 AM on February 5, 2010

Because I only have the English version. Such a bore. One loses soo much in translation, don't you agree? For a modest sum I can realise the purchase of the Finnish version - widely regarded, I'm advised by my colleagues, as the most nuanced and sensitive text.
posted by MajorDundee at 8:22 AM on February 5, 2010

Makes me think of a cross between Tom Green and this.
posted by chococat at 10:03 AM on February 5, 2010

abc123xyzinfinity - The electric tambourine [sic] doesn't come across nearly as well in audio recordings. The electric part is 4 LEDs that flash whenever I hit the tambourine.

MajorDundee - I prefer Habermas. Read your Flyvbjerg.
posted by swellingitchingbrain at 4:54 PM on February 5, 2010

I had that Flyvbjerg once - very nasty suppurating boils etc - luckily it cleared up through use of mind-bending hard narcotics.
posted by MajorDundee at 12:53 PM on February 6, 2010

Major D. I LOVE that picture of you...it's a recent photo, eh?

Cortex: Dr Demento? Damn right.

And YOU, swellingitchingbrain, SHAME, SHAME SHAME. I hope hope that you send ALL of your earnings from this song to your local homeless shelter, you sick bastard.
posted by snsranch at 2:13 PM on February 7, 2010

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