Linguistics Neatness

I found this while reading theferrett‘s friend’s list, in a post by sunyata__. It is an animated GIF, 988×200, that traces the development of the Latin alphabet from early Phoenician to our current day alphabet.

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Progenitorivox: But it’s worth it, for the drugs I need.

Every time I listen to the new Austin Lounge Lizards video, I love it more. Here’s a transcript:

You’ve got a headache, and I’ve got some strange disease
Don’t worry about it, this pill will set your mind at ease.
Its called Progenatorivox: its made by Squabbmerleco
It’s a life enhancing miracle, but there are somethings you should know:

It may cause:
agitation, palpitations, excessive salivation,
constipation, male lactation, rust-colored urination,
hallucitations, bad vibrations, mild electric shock sensations.
But its worth it, for the drugs I need.

My disease may not be fatal, but I can ease my fears
By taking two twelve-dollar pills each day for fifty years
They’ve spent billions to convince me so now I realize
Progenatorivox beats diet and exercise

I’ve got insurance; at least for now I do
And if I bought generic, it would cut my costs in two
But I want Progenatorivox cause I saw it on TV
Those families look so functional—that paisley pill’s for me

But it may cause:
deprivation, humiliation, debtors prison and deportation
dark depictions, dire predictions, life as seen in Dicken’s fiction
empty pockets, court dockets, may cause eyes to fall from sockets.
But its worth it, for the drugs I need.

But its worth it…(In Canada they get this for a song)
But its worth it, for the drugs I need.

The opinions expressed in this song are not necessarily those of Squabbmerleco or its subsidiaries. Progenatorivox is not available anywhere. Offer void in Wisconsin. Any resemblence to actual drugs, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Any unauthorized use of your own judgement in the application of Progenatorivox is strictly prohibited. Progenatorivox may not be reproduced without the express written consent of Major League Baseball. Progenatorivox may cause drowsiness or restlessness in lab animals. Do not resume sexual activity while operating heavy machinery without consulting your physician. For erections lasting longer than four hours, insert your own joke here. If you experience psychotic episodes, you’re crazy. If death occurs, discontinue use of Progenatorivox immediately. If symptoms persist, consult your physician. All sales final. Batteries not included.

But its worth it, for the drugs I need.


The Drugs I Need

The Austin Lounge Lizards just sent me mail that they’ve been up to something a little different of late— they had a commission to write a song about the pharmaceutical industry for the Consumers’ Union. It is wonderful. The result is a weird cartoon-animated video of the song.

The drugs I need. Yeah!

So what have we been doing this weekend? Well, I’ve been burning CDs from Vinyl; I’ve done about six so far. I’ve also done about seven loads of laundry. We’ve also been spending a lot of time with ellipticcurve, helping her on her house hunt. We’ve driven through potential neighborhoods, shown her the good and the bad, and gotten her in touch with a real good broker friend (who sold us our house, and at whose house our daughter had her baby shower). So, for a weekend without much planned, we’re exhausted!

Hope your weekend was good!