Don’t Play That Song (You Lied): Contest Winner!

Hello, my little love bugs.

Why “love bugs,” do you suppose, and not “love insects”? I even think “love spiders” sounds positively fetching, although it’s only a short leap from “love spiders” to “love crabs,” and I think we need to draw the gross line somewhere.

I thought I’d take a break from all the feverish hormonal frenzy of Valentine’s Day to announce the winner of my super-original contest. The strict entry requirement involved citing a song that you misunderstood at first, and by “strict” I mean “not very strict at all.” Like, if this contest were your mom, the rules would be your dad, you dig?

Anyway, it turns out that the law of probability shone its whimsical light on List of X, who vaguely mentioned The Beatles and cheesy French singer Joe Dassin. But who am I to argue with a Roman numeral.

X wins a copy of The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. The rest of you get a playlist of all the songs suggested (Grooveshark widget; non-mobile platforms required, methinks), and it may very well be the most random playlist ever posted in the history of the blogiverse on Valentine’s Day at this particular hour. If you want the backstory to the songs, hit the comments over at the contest page.

Now, get back to all your making out and whatnot, you crazy love squids! And don’t forget to practice safe whatnot.

About rossmurray1

I'm Canadian so I pronounce it "Aboot." No, I don't! I don't know any Canadian who says "aboot." Damnable lies! But I do know this Canadian is all about humour (with a U) and satire. Come by. I don't bite, or as we Canadians say, "beet."
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28 Responses to Don’t Play That Song (You Lied): Contest Winner!

  1. I can’t believe I didn’t win! 😦 😦

  2. I’m sick n’ tired of not winning any of these contests. This blows. I get all emotionally vested in your internets shenanigans, only to wind up a loser. It’s like I’m dating again. Who do I gotta bribe? What’s your price, Rosemary.

  3. denmother says:

    Happy Canadian Valentine’s Day, Ross!

  4. calahan says:

    I didn’t even know about the contest. Stupid life.

  5. Didn’t win. Oh well. I just entered to be nice to you anyway…

  6. Elyse says:

    Good for X. We finally learned that X = talent. For what is lesson two!

  7. ksbeth says:

    i believe there is some sort of toxic spray or powder to deal with love crabs. best, beth

  8. List of X says:

    Omigod, this is so unexpected! I wanted to thank the laws of probability and the pure chance for this award! I’d also like to thank my mom – that’s the rule of the contest, isn’t it?

  9. Ned's Blog says:

    Yay! I’m happy for List of X!
    Stop looking at me like that…

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