Monday, January 26, 2015

Put Your Hands in the air for Punxsutawney Phyllis' 10th Birthday celebration!

     I missed the Christmas story event (ah, but the vacation was wonderful!) but can not, will not let the tenth anniversary of Punxsutawney Phyllis pass without participating in Susanna Leonard Hill's book birthday poetry extravaganza.

     Now, what to write?
     The ode idea sounded too dark.
     And the video? Well, my phone predates that option.
     So I thought, how can I get ya'll in the party mood without the audio?
    Weird Al Yankovic knows.
     Parody!
     I picked a song I think most of you will know.
     If you've been under a log and don't know Meghan Trainor's tribute to her butt, you can see her sing it with Miranda Lambert at the CMA awards or with Jimmy Fallon.
     Feel free to sing along as you read my poetic contribution to mankind below. "Cause Phyllis' book birthday is THAT important.
    It is an ironic choice of music since the original song is hardly an anthem of female empowerment, mixing a message of self-acceptance with the need for booty-shaking attention. And the original lyrics have a few words not suitable for younger listeners, which doesn't match the demographic for the book celebration. But there you have it. We all need a bit of iron in our diets, n'est ce pas?
     [Note: apologies to Meghan Trainor and Susanna Leonard Hill for this piece of insanity]

ALL ABOUT THAT RODENT

Because you know that,
It's all about the rodent
'Bout the rodent named Phyllis
It's all about her brains
'Bout that furry fem'nist
It's all about her brains
'Been ten years, no kidding!
It's all about the rodent
'Bout her brains
'Bout her brains
Hey, hey, ooh
You know you like that rodent.

HAPPY 10th Book Birthday, Phyllis. :)

If you want to join the fun, you can read more about the celebration on Susanna's blog. I don't recall that there were prizes but it's all about the fun (oops, here I go again!)

23 comments:

  1. Hahahahaha! Oh, Wendy! You've got Phyllis shaking her booty now! I'm going to have this song stuck in my head for eternity! Thank you for joining in Phyllis's Birthday Bonanza! Be sure to get this post linked next Monday when I put the link list up!

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  2. She is one clever gal. I'm pretty sure she can shake and forecast weather. Glad you got a laugh.

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  3. Ha, ha" that's a good one Wendy, and very relevant!

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    1. It's an earworm at my house. Thanks, Romelle!

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  4. Brilliant! We love the original in our house. We'll have to learn this one now.

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    1. If I wrote the whole lyrics, it would be family friendly Catherine. :)

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  5. Wendy. I love this tribute to Phyllis. I'm an All about That Bass fan. So, this is truly heaven. :)

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    1. I'm all about being silly. So it works. Thanks, Stacy.

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  6. Back again, and I still love it :) Happy Groundhog Day, Wendy! :)

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    1. How "Phil" saw his shadow this morning when it is pouring down rain is beyond comprehension. I appreciate Phyllis being honest about the need to retreat to shelter. :)

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  7. Very funny, Wendy. It is al 'bout dat rodent, Wendy.

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  8. I figured out why blogger doesn't like me. It's not me though, it's my 'behavior'! I sure like it when you do the twist!

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    1. Ooh! I didn't know I was censoring. Envelope-pushers like you always welcome. :)

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  9. Aaahahahaha, so funny. I'm all about this poem, 'bout this poem. So good. Glad I stopped by.

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    1. Thanks, Pam! Dancing in my seat again.

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  10. We sing the original more than any other song in this house. I must teach my kids your version, Wendy. Great fun!

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  11. I like your parody, but I also have NO idea what the original song is. (maybe that's for the better? ;) ) Good luck! :D

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