We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I must confess I always thought the Rascal's Groovin said "You and me and Lesley" - figured Lesley was either a dog, or a reference to a menage a trois, or his little sister. Neo's "Sugar fried honey butt" for "Sugar pie, honey bunch" (Four Tops) gave me a giggle. There is a website devoted to mondegreens: Kiss this guy.com. Also, "A girl with colitis walked by" was a pretty good one, too, Sippican: a good nose for them gastro-intestinal mondegreens.
My favorites from my own ears are "Lead us not into Penn Station, but deliver us from evil," and "Rain, rain, go away. Come again on Mother's Day."
And the Stones' "Hey, hey. You, you - get off of my cow."
One time after I complained about Maggies Farm’s anti-spam rejecting posts with links, some helpful commenter pointed out that he had solved the problem of a link being rejected by the anti-spam machine by adding text after the link.
Link at the end of a post: rejected
Verbiage/text added after a link: not rejected.
Verbiage: it's not just for frustrated drama/medieval lit majors. It's also for combating overly stringent spam-o-meters. [Though a sentence or two should suffice.]
Regarding misunderstood lyrics, I am reminded of the time in South America when I was requested to translate the lyrics of some US rock song. My reply: I have no idea what they are saying in English. Louie, Louie is not the only such song.
That's a great site for misheard lyrics. However...
The first concert I ever went to was Jimi Hendrix in the City Park Stadium in New Orleans (it had to be 1967 or 1968). Of course, they played "Purple Haze", and when they came to the place where it says "Excuse me while I kiss the sky", Jimi turned to Noel Redding and Noel turned to look at Jimi and Jimi did sang:
"Excuse me while I kiss this guy!"
Maybe he was poking fun at the people who misheard the lyrics, but I wonder because it wasn't that long after "Are You Experienced" came out so I wonder if there were that many people who misheard the lyrics. Maybe he was just tweaking the crowd. Who knows, but at least that one time, he DID sing it that way.
I'm the author of a book on Jimi, and I can confirm there's nothing wrong with your memory, Mudhog. He did that with Noel many times as arunning gag/ Bet it was a good show too. I'm too young to have seen Jimi live.
From IMDB : Zooey Deschanel personal quotes...[interview in "In Style" magazine, 9/06] The first album I ever got was "Like a Virgin". It was during the Iran Contra conflict-I thought she was saying, "Like a Persian".