After having bee trapped in my home for the last sixty hours (57.5 of which were probably spent on the couch) due to a snow storm, I finally ventured out last night. Grant it, my car got stuck in the driveway, but I still managed to head out to one of my old dives.
While there, my friend, Jay, and I watched football highlights and waxed poetic about the old days in the joint. We talked about whether the Lions would fail us and actually win a game. And we laughed at the amateurs playing in a televised poker tournament (one woman named Ellen had no poker face, but she was kicking aces!)
On the ride back to the neighborhood, a conversation came up about Under Armour. Don’t know how, but it proabably had to do with insulated clothing in the cold. He brought up how they have cold weather lines and hot weather lines. I wondered if I should invest in the hot weather line when I play soccer, yada yada. The part that made me laugh was when Jay described the technology they use.
“Wicket,” I thought he said first.
“Like the Ewok?” I asked.
“Wicked,” he repeated.
“Like the porn company?” I wondered.
We didn’t get to me mishearing Wiccan, and I think we decided on Wicket (I can’t find anything about this on their site or Wiki page), but it reminded me of one of my all time favorite comedy scenes in a movie. It’s from “Roxanne.”
It’s subtle – sure. But I love misheard-based humor. Here’s the lyrics for a song I wrote when I had a band named Monkey Spank Monkey Do that eventually became oddcookie. (This sight was thatclose to having the original band name, but I was afraid of what type of people might visit). We never did much as a band anyway. Sorry I’m not attaching the music. Whatever you make up in your head will probably be better anyway.
That day that you told me
You didn’t want to see me
Anymore I just didn’t know
I wanted to ask you why
You didn’t even start to cry
Up and out you gave this reply:
You never simianuff, you never simianuff, you never simianuff
After that I had went on home
My mind so far it had been blown
Away by your rationale
I wanted to ask what you
Meant by saying “simianuff”
But I didn’t want to piss you off
So in turn I became primate
And bought myself a monkey suit
Bananas and “Tree Climbing Monthly”
I hope I’m simian enough, I hope I’m simian enough, I hope I’m simian enough
I started hanging around you
Quite often literally
Being my new simian self
You acted like I was
Insane, was what you called me
I only did what I was told
So you said, “I’ll see you around”
Mumbled something under your breath
I haven’t ever seen you since
You never see me enough, you never see me enough, you never see me enough
You’re never seein’ me enough, you never simian enough, you never simianuff…
(P.S. I must also have a fascination with monkeys.)