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Song-Off Jr.: Wrecking Balls

When I conceived this post, I had actually planned to broaden the category to “Demolition” so I could include classics like...

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Song-Off Jr.: Fade to Black

What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were...

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Song-Off Jr.: Misfortune

Social Distortion – “Bad Luck” Janet Jackson – “Black Cat” Ying Yang Twins – “Salt...

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VIDEO Song-Off: Cheerleaders

In the 1988 film Tapeheads, aspiring video jockeys Ivan (John Cusack) and Josh (Tim Robbins) put together a ludicrous first effort for...

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Song-Off Jr.: Surfing

“When a movie cuts to a beach shot with waves breaking in the background, it matters not how dramatic the cinematic moment, how...

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Song-Off Jr.: Magical Modes of Transportation

Nighttime and an electrical storm in the Mexican heat flashes, high on acid, the lightning breaking out – there! – there!...

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Song-Off Jr.: Gambling

One of the special treasures of living in Los Angeles or San Diego is knowing that the adult amusement park of Las Vegas is only a brief...

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Song-Off Jr.: Fast Food Burgers

As people eat more meals outside the home, they consume more calories, less fiber, and more fat. Commodity prices have fallen so low that...

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Song-Off Jr.: Samson and Delilah

And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death, that he told her all...

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Song-Off Jr.: Ice Cream Flavors of Limited Availability

“Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.” –Voltaire The Posies – “Flavor of the...

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Song-Off Jr.: Mail-Order Products

Pufferfish – “Decoder Ring” Guster – “X-Ray Eyes” Fred Wilhelm – “Sea Monkeys” Harry...

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Song-Off Jr.: Songs About Someone Named Mary by Bands That Are Named After Medieval Torture Devices

“A fatal stone there was which, cunningly made, could be raised from below the step of the altar in the little Christian temple we...

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Song-Off Jr.: Metaphorical Pie

“When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if...

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Song-Off Jr.: Pie

Basic Pie Crust Recipe: 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup Crisco vegetable shortening, plain or butter-flavored (see Cook’s Note)...

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Song-Off Jr.: Making Things a More Distinct Shade of the Thing that They Already Are

“Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart. And while the late steamer Big Missouri worked and...

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Song-Off Jr.: Being Happy When It Rains

“My sorrow, when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare,...

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Song-Off Jr.: Stalking

Def Leppard – “Two Steps Behind” The Police – “Every Breath You Take” — n n {democracy:38}...

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Song-Off Jr.: Resurrection

…Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.  So they ran both together: and the other...

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Song-Off Jr.: Nontraditional Law Enforcement

… And there was another one, posted right on the front of the checkout desk, that struck a chill as deep as January down Sam’s...

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Song-Off Jr.: Doing It Again

Welcome to our first reader-requested Song-Off Jr.  A while back, forwardgirl proposed a threesome…and although we felt a bit...

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Song-Off Jr.: Madness

“Six hours of sleep is enough for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool. “  – King George III Madness –...

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Song-Off Jr.: Gardening

R.E.M. – “Gardening at Night” Tears For Fears – “Sowing the Seeds of Love” — n {democracy:33}...

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Song-Off Jr.: Laundry

Say Hi (fronted by Eric Ellbogen) is certainly punching above their/his weight here, but they/he just released their/his sixth album...

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Song-Off Jr.: Morrissey’s Rhetorical Questions

If you’re so funny, then why are you on your own tonight?  And if you’re so clever, then why are you on your own...

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Song-Off: Falling in Love With a Girl From a Particular Subculture

Not all of us have become intimately involved with one of the various subcultures that’s associated with the world of music.  But...

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Song-Off Jr.: Incestuous Father-Daughter Relationships and the Second Amendment

Florida Statutes, Section 826.04: “Whoever knowingly marries or has sexual intercourse with a person to whom he is related by lineal...

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Song-Off Jr.: Vantage Points

I’ve been meaning to use this space to introduce our readers to music they might never have heard of, so right here on the heels of...

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Song-Off Jr.: False Accusations

Welcome!  This week, in honor of the audacity of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (who was impeached last week by a somewhat...

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Song-Off Jr. – Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2009!  I know this matchup isn’t entirely appropriate, seeing as we’re not hitting a new century, or even a new...

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Song-Off Jr.: Hustlers

The Pogues – “The Old Main Drag” The Decemberists – “On the Bus Mall” — n {democracy:24} —...