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July 17, 2003

Tiny Bacterial Parade

It seems that I will be limited to lists until the ear infection is conquered. I expected the medicine to work almost instantly, that once the bacteria in my auditory canal realized the incredibly sperm like texture and appearance of the antibiotic/steroid provided to me by my friendly neighborhood pharmacist, they would expire from either hilarity or disgust before the medicine within ever reached them.

Events have proved otherwise, so the bacteria remain inside Festung Ohropa*, biding their microbial time.

For the next ten days, well, eight days now, I am to drop three drops, no more, no less, into each ear, three times a day.

Zod: Three shall be the number of the drops, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.

Once the drops are in I have to leave them in each ear for at least ten minutes, preferably twenty. This entails either lying down or walking around with my head at an 90 degree angle to the rest of my body. Short of donning scuba gear and swimming around in a giant vat of pearly white medicine it is physically impossible to treat both ears at once, so this takes up most of an hour three times a day.

The sainted wife decamped with Ngnat and Scotty M. to Nana's house today, not that it had anything with my swollen giant leaking ears and the attitude they engendered in me, or so I was assured. I burned Ngnat a cd for the trip, which is where the list comes in. Not that I expect many will have an interest in the contents thereof, but I wanted to put it someplace where I could recall it later on if need be, and what's the point of a blog if I can't put boring personal information in it now and then?

Besides, the whole process of getting the list hearkens back to my very first post.

Ngnat's travel cd

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tiny Elephant Parade
Dusty Springfield - Mama Said
Seamus Kennedy - Monkey Farts
Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda
Jill Sobule - I Kissed a Girl
Irish Rovers - The Gypsy Rover
Strong Bad - fhqwhgads
Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly Now
Louis Armstrong - Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
Burl Ives - Goober Peas
Rosemary Clooney- Mambo Italiano
Three Stooges - Swinging The Alphabet
The Newbeats - Bread & Butter
Aswad - Sweat
Johnny Cash - Daddy Sings Bass
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
Betty Everett - The Shoop Shoop Song (Its in His Kiss)
Clancy Brothers - Mountain Dew
Dwight Yoakam - Little Ways
Louis Armstrong - Wonderful World
Burl Ives - Froggy Went A-Courtin'
Rosemary Clooney and Hi-Lo's - In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening
The Zombies - Time Of The Season
Lil Armstrong - The Lindy Hop
Toots and the Maytals - Monkey Man

She's just started to memorize songs, so most were chosen for lyrical content, with the exception of Tiny Elephant Parade, which I chose because it.... not rocks, exactly. I am informed that Bon Jovi rocks and as I hate freaking Bon Jovi, I will not use that term.

Listen for yourself. You tell me what it does. To me, it sounds like Earth, Wind and Fire got so high they transported themselves back in time, to 1961 or thereabouts.

And, speaking of rock, I've noticed the dearth of that genre in the list above. REM and U2 made the final list, but they got cut, along with Edward Elgar, when the final list was too big to fit on the cd.

Never been much of a rock guy to start off with unless you count punk, and most of it doesn't strike me as the type of thing a three year old would like anyway.

Feel free to prove me wrong. I can always burn another cd.

*It's an attempt at a cross language pun. I don't know how successful it is. It also requires something of an in-depth knowledge of WWII, which I'm sure all of you have, geniuses that you are.

Posted by Bigwig at July 17, 2003 12:00 AM | TrackBack
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Festung - Hitler loved to declare cities "Fortresses" that would, in theory, hold out indefinitely against the attackers. Usually happened on the East Front, like Festung Minsk. Hardly ever worked, the 'fortress' designation usually came without any supporting hardware to live up to the name. So, Fortress Ear? Guessing at the Ohropa...

Posted by: lerche at July 17, 2003 08:13 AM

Close enough for horseshoes and handgrenades.

Fortress Europe = Festung Europa
Fortress Earope = Festung Ohropa

Posted by: Bigwig at July 17, 2003 10:16 AM

Hey! That used to be a TV theme song. Which show was that on?

Damn you, Bigwig! That's going to drive me crazy until I remember it.

Posted by: Meryl Yourish at July 18, 2003 12:23 AM

And there was me thinking Festung meant festival...


Posted by: Larry Lurex at July 18, 2003 11:45 AM

To make it a transliterally greater and more convoluted pun, you could also write about "grosser Festung Ohropa", although that risks crossing the Third Reich with Martin Luther's "A Mighty Fortress".

Posted by: Rich at July 19, 2003 05:48 PM
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