30-Day Song Challenge, day 25: a song that makes me laugh (okay, several songs that make me laugh)

This is more like it. Sorta. The technical answer to the question is “everything that Electric Six has ever released.” Some of their songs are more hysterical than others, though.

Like this, which I barely know how to describe, other than to say this is why you need to keep nutbags like Dick Valentine away from history books.

This isn’t the funniest video, but the first time I heard the song I laughed so hard I spit my liver out through my nose. I mean, come on – “I gave you my heart, I gave you my soul / now I’m I just another number at the Center for Disease Control.” That’s funny.

“I Buy the Drugs” is such a damned perfect artistic realization that it’s hard to know how you could improve on it, right down to the piano player’s momentary lapse of concentration at the 2:30 mark. I mean, this is why guys join fraternities.

You have to love it when the comic geniuses go after your idols. I’m pretty sure Freddie would have laughed at this as hard as I do.

I’m not honestly sure what the hell is going on here.

So hell, pick one and sign my name to it.

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  1. Oh man, too many to list, never mind find videos for. Most of They Might Be Giants. Same with Tom Lehrer. Much of Weird Al (he may be a prick IRL, but many of his songs are still damn funny). Some of Cake.

    And a massive amount of what Doctor Demento has been playing every Sunday night since the 1970s.