07 February 2006

But What Does Conan O'Brien Think?


Octogenarian, Author, Famous Hitch-Hiker, Ray Bradbury had an op-ed in the LA Times this weekend.

It can be summed up in three words, Monorail! Monorail! Monorail! (OK it's only one word repeated three times)

Can't read that and not think about this Conan O'Brien penned Simpson's episode.

And even though it's not Friday, and it's not funk, here are the lyrics you to the tune that might be rattling between your ears.
Lyle Lanley: Well, sir, there's nothing on earth
Like a genuine,
Bona fide,
Electrified,
Six-car
Monorail!
What'd I say?
Ned Flanders: Monorail!
Lyle Lanley: What's it called?
Patty+Selma: Monorail!
Lyle Lanley: That's right! Monorail!
[crowd chants `Monorail' softly and rhythmically]
Miss Hoover: I hear those things are awfully loud...
Lyle Lanley: It glides as softly as a cloud.
Apu: Is there a chance the track could bend?
Lyle Lanley: Not on your life, my Hindu friend.
Barney: What about us brain-dead slobs?
Lyle Lanley: You'll be given cushy jobs.
Abe: Were you sent here by the devil?
Lyle Lanley: No, good sir, I'm on the level.
Wiggum: The ring came off my pudding can.
Lyle Lanley: Take my pen knife, my good man.
I swear it's Springfield's only choice...
Throw up your hands and raise your voice!
All: Monorail!
Lyle Lanley: What's it called?
All: Monorail!
Lyle Lanley: Once again...
All: Monorail!
Marge: But Main Street's still all cracked and broken...
Bart: Sorry, Mom, the mob has spoken!
All: Monorail!
Monorail!
Monorail!
[big finish]
Monorail!
Homer: Mono... D'oh!

2 comments:

Pastor_Jeff said...

Burns: "Hello. My name is...Snrub. (yes, that'll work). I say we give the money back to the power plant."

Smithers: "I like the way Snrub here thinks!"

benning said...

Bradbury's right. Imagine how the areas west of the foothills would look and sound now, if the monorails had been built in the 50s.

There might be some problems with earthquakes, but I'd rather be above ground during a temblor than below!

Same here in Florida! Put up the monorails! I can think of two or three lines needed in Pinellas county alone, much less across the Tampa Bay into Hillsborough county. They'd be very useful and, I'd bet, popular.