July 20, 2005

Whoever thought this up is no Barry Manilow

Driving home from the grocery store, the radio station went into it's commercial break. Suddenly this Euro-techno-trance music started playing (not entirely misdirected at the demographics for this station), and after a few seconds, a raggedy-ass rap starts in.

Your front window's broke,
The gutters need cleanin',
Closet door stuck,
And your washer ain't machinin'.

Da roof been leakin',
Carpets need cleanin',
Room needs paintin',
And the hot water's broke.

(that's approximated by the way)

Ok, so the idea here is that you should call a handyman, right? Probably some ultra-cool handyhomey.

Not quite. The music fades to background and a veddy English voice starts to tell you about a plumbing company. Yep, just plumbing. I guess the rest of your problems are trivial as long as you got hot water.

And the company name is distinctly Anglophile. I mean, "White Boys with Monkey Wrenches" would be more 'street' than the actual name of the company.


Posted by Ted at July 20, 2005 09:39 AM | TrackBack
Category: Square Pegs

Barry Manilow? No.

But he truly wrote a sonmg to make the whole world cry.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at July 20, 2005 09:24 PM

Somewhat OT trivia:

David Cassidy had a huge international #1 hit with I Write The Songs at about the same time Mannilow had his hit in the US. Strangely enough, I've never ever heard Cassidy's version. Has anyone else ever heard it?

Posted by: Tuning Spork at July 21, 2005 10:16 PM
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