Pick Wayne's Brain

February 19, 2010

The Blogging Collection

This is a compilation of all the song parodies I wrote centered on the theme of blogging.

The problem of which I speak in the beginning is directly responsible for the creation of that wonderful blog, TheZoo, and I am grateful to the other Critters for inviting me to join them there.

I’ve noticed that ThinkProgress (affectionately known to us as “TP”) still has a problem with trolls. Trolls are people who jump into a topic and post false, misleading, deceptive or inflammatory remarks with the sole purpose of derailing the conversation so that we waste our time, and the site master’s bandwidth. They often have no rational basis for the things they say. They know that if they jump in and say something like, “Liberals are baby-killers,” they’ll get a reaction. They aren’t interested in discussing anything rationally. They’re just trying to piss us off. Unfortunately, they all too often succeed.

The ironic thing is that while they often accuse us of trying to suppress free speech, if you go to one of the more popular conservative websites (such as Redstate.org) and post something even the tiniest bit critical of Bush or Republicans in general, they ban you. (At least, that’s what some have said.) I guess the truth hurts.

So, my experiences since I returned to the blogosphere inspired me to write another song parody. This is to the tune of The Beatles’ “I’ve Just Seen a Face”. (Original words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.) I wanted to have it finished by yesterday, but I couldn’t quite get it done. Consider it a belated birthday present to Sir (James) Paul McCartney, whose birthday was June 18th. I hope you enjoy it. As usual, thank you Jane for your help and advice.

I’ve Just Seen a Post
Original words and music “I’ve Just seen a face” by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Additional lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider, 2007

I’ve just seen a post I can’t resist
What he did boast and I insist
He check his facts for me,
And I want all the world to see
He lied.
Lie-lie-lie-la-la-lied.

Had he not been so absurd
I might have let him have his word.
But I have never been so mad,
I never saw a post as bad
As this.
Dum-dum-dum-duh-duh-dumb

Trolling, yes he is trolling
And he keeps rolling
Them out again

I just sit and moan
When I see shit like this I’ve known
To be untrue, but still it gets to me,
And everyone can plainly see
He lies
Lie-lie-lie-la-la-lie

Trolling, yes he is trolling
And he keeps rolling
Them out again

Trolling, yes he is trolling
And he keeps rolling
Them out again

I’ve just seen a post I can’t resist
What he did boast and I insist
He check his facts for me,
And I want all the world to see
He lied.
mmm-mmm-mmm-la-la-lie

Trolling, yes he is trolling
And he keeps rolling
Them out again

Trolling, yes he is trolling
And he keeps rolling
Them out again

Oh, Trolling, yes he is trolling
And he keeps rolling
Them out again


This was something I threw together one night when I saw one particular troll show up at ThinkProgress in the morning, leave for a while, then show up again later that night, just to repeat the same crap he tried on us earlier in the day.

You Like Us Too Much
Original words and music “You Like Me Too Much” by George Harrison,
Additional lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider 2008

Though you trolled away this morning
You’ll be back again tonight
Telling us there’ll be no next time
If we just don’t see the light
You’ll never leave us and you know it’s true
‘Cause you like us too much though we hate you

We’ve tried before to ban you
But they did not have the nerve
To lock out your IP address
Which is all that you deserve
You’ll never leave us and you know it’s true
‘Cause you like us too much though we hate you

We really do
It’s not nice when you deceive us
If you leave us, we will follow you
And bring the facts where they belong
‘Cause you should not live without them
So admit that you were wrong
You’ll never leave us and you know it’s true
‘Cause you like us too much though we hate you

‘Cause you like us too much though we hate you
We really do
It’s not nice when you deceive us
If you leave us, we will follow you
And bring the facts where they belong
‘Cause you should not live without them
So admit that you were wrong
You’ll never leave us and you know it’s true
‘Cause you like us too much though we hate you
‘Cause you like us too much though we hate you

What can I say? I’m just a blogger with a liberal stand.

“I’m Just A Blogger (With A Liberal Stand)”

Original Words and Music “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)” by John Charles Lodge
Additional Lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider, 2009

I’m not the president or someone of his worth
Seeing so many problems
And just trying to succeed
As they’re unraveling we hear so many words
Lots of rhetoric spoken
Now it’s plain to see
And if you want the ones opposed
To know about you
And you believe there’s something they should know
Don’t tell me
I’m just a blogger with a liberal stand

A thousand people have been hurt from one word
Only who was the author
We got to agree
A thousand liars have told so many tales
Just to know what the truth is
What a help it would be
So if you want this world of yours
To be more like you
And you can see exactly what to do
Please tell me
I’m just a blogger with a liberal stand

How can we understand
Rallies by the people
For the people who are only
Deluding themselves?
And then we see those frightened people
Who are frightened by the people who are
Scorching the Earth,
Scorching the Earth

I’m not the president or someone of his worth
Seeing so many problems
And just trying to succeed
As they’re unraveling we hear so many words
Lots of rhetoric spoken
Now it’s plain to see
And if you want the ones opposed
To know about you
And you believe there’s something they should know
Don’t tell me
I’m just a blogger with a liberal stand

How can we understand?
Rallies by the people
For the people who are only
Deluding themselves?
And then we see those frightened people
Who are frightened by the people who are
Scorching the Earth,
Scorching the Earth

Knowledge is the antidote curing our world
Helping so many people bridging the seas
I’m just a blogger with a liberal stand
We’re just some bloggers with a liberal stand
I’m just a blogger with a liberal stand . . .

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