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mshray

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What's My Line?
« on: February 11, 2005, 04:51:54 PM »
here's a new game:

Identify the songs that contain references to the following professions.  The first batch are all academic.

1) oceanographer
2) historians
3) mathematicians
4) sociologists
5) philosophers
"Music is the Earth, People are the Flowers, and I am the Hose."

--Carlos Santana, 2010

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2005, 07:46:45 PM »
> 3) mathematicians

Zimmy, "Tangled Up in Blue"

I'm sure I know at least 3 of the others, but I'm blanking.
“The choir of children sing their song.  They've practiced all year long.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.”

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Re: What's My Line?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2005, 09:27:39 AM »
So, I guess some hints are in order.

1) oceanographer
(think big movie by big director, then think parody)
2) historians
(multiple correct answers, the highest charting one is by someone who shares my given name.  twice.)
4) sociologists
(band led by another guy who shares my given name, this song charted  at #75)
5) philosophers
(Beej & poc & I like this band more than the rest of you guys, this song charted at #76)
"Music is the Earth, People are the Flowers, and I am the Hose."

--Carlos Santana, 2010

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Re: What's My Line?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2005, 10:55:52 AM »
--> Desperate guesses below.

So, I guess some hints are in order.

1) oceanographer
(think big movie by big director, then think parody)

--> "Titanic" comes to mind, but that wasn't parodized, was it?

2) historians
(multiple correct answers, the highest charting one is by someone who shares my given name.  twice.)

--> Twice?  Marky Mark???

4) sociologists
(band led by another guy who shares my given name, this song charted  at #75)

--> Mark Mothersbaugh and Devo?

5) philosophers
(Beej & poc & I like this band more than the rest of you guys, this song charted at #76)=
“The choir of children sing their song.  They've practiced all year long.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.”

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2005, 11:06:56 AM »
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2) historians
(multiple correct answers, the highest charting one is by someone who shares my given name. twice.)

--> Twice? Marky Mark???


yep.  on "Wildside"
"Music is the Earth, People are the Flowers, and I am the Hose."

--Carlos Santana, 2010

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2005, 10:11:50 AM »
1) oceanographer
(think big movie by big director, then think parody)
"Mr. Jaws"
I still think Mike shoulda got this

2) historians
(multiple correct answers, the highest charting one is by someone who shares my given name.  twice.)
Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch, "Wildside".  Among several others

4) sociologists
(band led by another guy who shares my given name, this song charted  at #75)
Dire Straits, "...Sociologists invent terms like Industrial Disease"

5) philosophers
(Beej & poc & I like this band more than the rest of you guys, this song charted at #76)[/quote]
Rush, "Closer To The Heart"  
(and I still say Heart should record a song titled "Closer To The Rush".  In the spirit of Nick Lowe's Bowi album.)
"Music is the Earth, People are the Flowers, and I am the Hose."

--Carlos Santana, 2010