Pick Wayne's Brain

December 13, 2008

Hazy Brain

Filed under: Parody — Tags: , , — Wayne A. Schneider @ 4:03 PM

Sometimes I worry about the citizens of this country.

Hazy Brain
Original Words and Music “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne, 1980
Additional Lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider, 2008

That’s how my mind goes
Millions of details
Giving me throes
It’s just my brain
I learn how to think
But forget to retain

Mental wounds appearing
Life’s a funny game
I’m going off the meds on a hazy brain
I’m going off the meds on a hazy brain

I’ve listened to pundits
I’ve listened to news

December 7, 2008

Everybody’s Walkin’

As we approach the 1,000 hours-to-go mark in the Still Bush Administration (Dec 9, 2008, 8 PM EST, 5 PM PST – 1,000 hours to go), Bush must be looking around and watching people getting ready to leave. Here’s Harry Nilsson to help me describe it. I hope you enjoy the parody. I know you’ll enjoy the song.

Everybody’s Walkin’
Original Words and Music “Everybody’s Talkin'” by Harry Nilsson, 1969
Additional Lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider, 2008

Everybody’s walkin’ on me
I don’t hear a word ‘bout stayin’
Only the voices in my mind

People start their packing

December 6, 2008

Ask the Grammar Guy

Filed under: Ask the Grammar Guy — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — Wayne A. Schneider @ 3:23 AM

Hello, and welcome to “Ask the Grammar Guy”, a friendly guy who wants to help you with some common spelling and grammatical errors on the many sites he visits.

Some of you know me from my long boring or short stupid posts at ThinkProgress (thanks for stopping by). Others may have come across me at TheZoo (thanks for stopping by there, too.) I see a lot of people posting comments (there and in the other big blogs, not this one) and they’re using the wrong words, especially where apostrophes are concerned. I’m not going to name any names, and if you recognize yourself in here, please don’t take offense. Instead, take it as constructive criticism. I see earnest efforts at erudition erode to entropy, eventually ending erroneously. (I’m sorry, I just couldn’t shake that sentence out of my head, but as the song goes, “That’s What Blogs Are For”.) So, to help you out, here are some tips.

Here’s one I’ve made myself and, to be honest, I’m a little embarrassed by it, (more…)

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