Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Code

Everything is code. For example, what is the meaning of "Bye Bye Miss American Pie"? It was a big bullshit popular song in 1971 or '72 full of portent. It was code for at least three cliches: the end of an era, the end of innocence, and the end is near. How about the Beach Boy's "Wouldn't it be nice"? Now that was more profound.

How about "You Light Up My Life" as performed in sign language during the Academy Awards? How about the theme from "A Summer Place," a triumph of schmaltz and violins that rose to number two on the hit parade in 1958? How about "He's So Fine" later known as "My Sweet Lord"? How about "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"?

These songs have meaning. The most insipid teenage handholder conceals a bonk or a boner, a bonus or a boob, a bra or a bodice, a banana peel or a blood orange, a ball and chain, a blast from the past, a blueberry yoghurt two months past its shelf date, a Bloody Mary, a blowhard mule, maximum braggadacio.

Goodbye, Mr. Chips, farewell Miss America, adieu Mrs. Miniver, aufwiedersehen Ms. Take, adios Mr. Ree, au revoir Madame Eggs, shalom the Missus, a domani Madame Merle, hasta la vista Mr. Kaminsky from Brooklyn and Mr. Scwhartz from Tony Curtis, so long Miss Sadie Lou, see you later, alligator, Ms. Benton on her back in Vermont.

The code is this. For male read female. For island read society. For church read brothel. For jail read camp. For code read ode. For now read then. For accident read intimate. For love read death. For death read tristesse following consummation of sex act with her, the one I love who belongs to comebody else.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help, I need somebody
Help, not just anybody
help, you know I need someone
Help

Actually, you do need the help but that is at the basis of all your thimbles, nimbles and Regina Kimbles. The only code you need to node is this: if your brain and your pussy changed places, your brain would smell better.

Made of black boiled wool and glossy satin twining. Ice-like glass melted by a winter sun. Professional hardwiring and assembly required.

God bless,

Mustafa

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American%5FPie%5F%28song%29

Heres an explanation :)

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don McClean was a gerbil.

Those of us with debilitating tastes prefer the aesthetic lyric:

They sportin' short dresses, wearin' spike-heeled shoes,
They smokin' Lucky Strikes, wearing nylons too.

God, it makes you think, doesn't it?

yum,

Marcy

you can buy me on line: marcypudenga@cono.org

6:07 AM  
Anonymous Richard Hertz said...

Mercy, Marcy!
Who's Done? Who's Dick? Whose Dick Hertz?
I'm like a baby in the nursery
in the mrry month of May
May I yes you may
but only if you can speak Farsi.
Worst, he
is saucy
and she
is thirsty.

11:37 PM  

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