mr. lestat, please call your office
remember "Possum Kingdom", by the Toadies? You say no, but I bet if you were listening to alternative rock by the mid to late 90's, you'd recognize it in an instant. I don't think geocities lets me host music, so I can't play the song for you, but here's the chorus:
I'm not gonna lie
I want you for mine
My blushing bride
My lover, be my lover, yeah..
The "I'm not gonna lie" gets kindof screechy later on in the song. Ring any bells?

Anyway, the girlfriend heard this song on the radio the other day, and realized something interesting. On the surface, it seems to come across as a typical "Let's go out back and play hide the salami" song; but if you listen closely, it seems like he's actually singing about vamparism. It's innuendo-y and very Ann Rice, but lines like "With dark hair/And soft skin...forever/Forever" and "I'll show you my dark secret" and of course "Do you wanna die?" over and over, it's pretty obvious what he's getting at.

Huh. I must've heard this song a billion times, thinking he's just singing about sex, and it turns out he's a vampire. It's like finding the easter egg in a video game: right there all the time, but still a neat surprise.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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