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25 Responses to “fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa”

  1. Elayne Riggs Says:

    Say something once, why say it again?

    By the way, didn’t know if you were aware, David Byrne has a pretty interesting blog. Lots of travel stuff, bicycle activism, performance art news, etc.

  2. Ray Cornwall Says:

    I keep singing them sad sad songs, ya all
    Sad songs is all I know
    I keep singing them sad sad songs, ya all Sad songs is all I know

    It has a sweet melody tonight
    Anybody can sing it any old time
    What in your heart puts you in a groove
    And when you sing this song
    It’ll make you’re whole body move

    (What, it wasn’t Otis Redding’s “Sad Song”?)

  3. Matt M. Says:

    I keep wanting to reply with “Oh, Super-man.”

  4. Dana Says:

    I am a dull and simple lad
    Can not tell water from champagne
    And I have never met the queen
    And I wish I could have all that he has got
    I wish I could be like David Watts

  5. RAB Says:

    Huh…before I read these other comments, I was sure this was the part where I was supposed to wish I could be like David Watts.

  6. Alex Krislov Says:

    Fa la la, la la, la la la, tum de diddle dum, te tum tum tum

    Name dat tune.

  7. Bobby Poon Says:

    I was just thinking about this song last night. I saw some doc on MTV about NYC in 1977, and they kept playing it whenever they’d cut to a Son of Sam update. I actually thought to myself that there was nothing that expresses the 70s quite as well as Howard the Duck… even Colans art makes me think of the 70s. I actually think a Howard the Duck movie could actually work if it was set in the 70s (and a damn faithful adaptation, naturally).

    It’s odd, I get the same feel about the early 90s from Foolkiller… something about it really captures the feel of those ego-fueled days after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Gulf War… makes me remember when Bush Sr. was at 93%, and the company was going bankrupt paying for Bush’s S&L buddies.

  8. Forrest Says:

    Lame response: “You are Atrios, and I claim my five pounds!”

    Lamer response: “F.A.? Sweet F.A.?” “Have we met?” “Only conceptually! But I’m a big fan!” (stolen from Garry Trudeau)

    :runs away:

  9. Richard Beland Says:

    ck ck ck ck ck ck ck ck ck

  10. Micah Says:

    tyce a moe come boo die aye
    tyce a moe come boo

  11. ROG Says:

    Oh, the T. Heads? I thought it was some Otis Redding Stax/Volt thing: http://www.last.fm/music/Otis+Redding/_/Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa+(Sad+Song)

  12. petetheretailer Says:

    Either “Better run run run run run run run away…” or “A long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long way to run.”

    Both involve running.

  13. Brian Spence Says:

    What a devious post. I almost feel compelled to post something here.


  14. Forrest Says:

    “You have one more word. Shall I add another ‘fa’?”

    “No, that wouldn’t make sense.”

  15. jb Says:

    I am a dull and simple lad
    Can not tell water from champagne

  16. Jim Bosomworth Says:


  17. Beth Says:

    “Fa loves Pa” — name the movie. (It took place in the 70s)

  18. Steve Gerber Says:

    It was Otis Redding — and others who’ve felt it from time to time.

    (Beth: I know the answer to your question, but I had to cheat. Let’s see if anyone else comes up with it.)

  19. Forrest Says:


  20. Steve Gerber Says:

    Forrest gets the Beth Slick “I Am Not a Tuna” Award.

  21. Forrest Says:

    [taps microphone]

    Gerard de Nerval once said “They know the secrets of the sea and do not bark.” He was talking about lobsters, but let us not hold that against him. Dolphins know the depth of the ocean; the height of the sky, hard to say. Dolphins actually humanspeak through their blowholes: their mouths are unconnected to their lungs, and are shown moving in movies only for the sake of not explaining. The phrase “Flipper, faster than lightning” was coined by Mrs Flipper. Thank you and good night.

  22. Joe Brusky Says:

    Marzee Dhotes Ahnd Dhohzee Dhotes

    Ahnd Liddlelamzee Divee

    Ahkiddle Eativee Two

  23. Forrest Says:

    Mairzy Ghotis?

  24. beau Says:

    It is a fa fa fa fa fa fa fa better thing I do than ever I have done…

    Now to read the thread and find out what’s up. 🙂

  25. ROG Says:

    My post today was (mildly) inspired by this.