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Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!


Fun pop culture joke that may amuse only me and one of my closest friends

I was listening to Achtung Baby today, and naturally the song "Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World" came on. This song includes the lyrics "And a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle." My long-time friend Dave and I (the same Dave whose wedding I missed back in October 2005) came up with the true story of how Bono came up with those cutting lyrics:

Bono: Hey, Edge, gimme a word.
Edge: Fish.
Bono: Good, good. Hey, Adam, gimme a word.
Adam: Bicycle.
Bono: Like a fish needs a bicycle. Fookin' brilliant, I am.

Keep in mind that you need to say this to each other with heavy, very bad Irish accents. We used to love saying this to each other.

Of course, we were often easily amused. Don't judge too harshly!

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Blogger john sweet said...

Somewhat related... well, in my mind anyhow... well, it does have to do with Irishmen... well, those of Irish descent...

Anyways, I ever tell you the one about my roommate Bernie and I discovering how REM got their sound? We put a Smith's album on the turntable at the wrong speed and I honestly thought it was REM. So, I postulate that Micheal Stipe got really drunk one night...

3/4/07 8:26 PM  
Blogger Brett said...

I like your explanation better than the real one.

4/4/07 8:23 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

I knew it was an older phrase, which makes Bono ripping it off even goofier. But ours is as good an explanation as the actual one!

That's not a bad reason for REM's sound, John. Even though I like them more than I do the Smiths.

4/4/07 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Leapin said...

Was I Bono and you were the Edge, or was it the other way around?
I certainly wasn't Adam, I'm not that bad of a bass player.

6/4/07 8:57 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

I think you were the Edge, sir. I remember you drawing out the word "Fisssshhhhh" in what I imagined to be a typical Edge-ian way. Of course, that would also make you Adam. Sorry!

6/4/07 9:24 AM  

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