Sunday, December 19, 2010

Brain Worm - Sunday 160


The Worm was everywhere.
He loved this time of year.
In stores.
In the car.
Even on television.
He left his merry tune.
“Have a Holly Jolly Christmas”, he said.
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1. The Sunday 160 only uses 160 characters (including spaces).2. Keep on schedule - post Sunday.
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There are certain songs that are just plain evil we love to hear at this time of year. Hear just a word or two and the song gets stuck in your mind for what seems like, well, forever.The blessed Burl Ives' "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" does that to me....it creeps sickeningly into my head sticks....and since this is a time of year to be generous, I thought I should share. So I give this gift to each and every one of you. Enjoy and have a great week before Christmas.

33 comments:

joanny said...

This is in the holly jolly spirit of it all... nice photo!

My post 160, I confuse I changed it -- it was a perfect 160, and from an excerpt of a longer poem... then I changed it after I posted... it must be the season --

Joanny

Alice Audrey said...

No! No, not in my ear. Please. Argh! The tune worm got me.

Mine is here

5thsister said...

I don't mind Burl Ives...he's a classic and as long as it's only this time of year I will tolerate it. Now, the songs I find stupid, insipid, and irritating are "Last Christmas" and Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time". They make me scream and run from the room. Oh and those dogs barking Jingle Bells...please. stop. now!

My 160 is up. Click here

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gautami tripathy said...

The Worm knows best!

plastering

evalinn said...

Funny! :-)

moondustwriter said...

Yes there are certain tunes that grate
I loved Burl Ives but that song is crusty and musty

just for you I wrote one about Santa and his personal troubles this time of year Santa's Troubles

Thanks for the laughs MM
I know there are plenty more

Moonie

P.S. Happy Holidays aka Merry Christmas to all of you - wishing you each the best

Brian Miller said...

oh man...yeah they bounce around my head...and now this one...smiles. my 160 will be up in a bit...

Matty said...

I love Burl Ives. He had a great voice. I could listen to him all day.

Brian Miller said...

yo, i am up now...be around in a bit...

Neva Flores said...

nothing like those earworms to drive us crazy! :)))

Tina said...

Merry Christmas, MM! The Christmas songs that bug me the most is when they take a perfectly wonderful carol and syncopate the crap out of...removes all the joy.

Dianne said...

I'll trade your worm for mine, "It's the MosT WONDERFUL time of the year"
mi e is p he e....
HERE
Di

Autumnforest said...

Oh, those dratted ear worms! I just had to jettison "Silent Night" with a little Ozzy. It worked well, but now my mind is stuck on a crazy train.

budh.aaah said...

Worms? A poet can turn even an ewww into aah.

My 160 here -
http://weevencrythesameway.blogspot.com/2010/12/you-do-not-sing-love-for-me-anymore-but.html

kkrige said...

My kids got that movie in their advent calendar. A great movie, but hate when a song gets stuck. I am playing along here today.

G-Man said...

Burl Ives Kicked Ass...

I Played....

Tabor said...

Oh just thanks!! NO really, thanks!

Tina said...

Joining you for the first time. My 160 is here.

Strummed Words said...

My not always jolly Sunday 160: http://strummedwords.blogspot.com/2010/12/gifting.html

gospelwriter said...

Burl Ives, yes. Still, enough is enough, wouldn't you say? Makes for a jolly 160 though.

My 160 is here.

kavisionz said...

Aww... jolly good!! Some songs do indeed get glued.. heheh
A lovely Christmas to you too!!! :)
My 160's up!! Phheeww..thinking and thinking.. :)

bodhirose said...

Yes those worms can sometimes drive you crazy even if it is a sweet song!

Here is my link:
http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2010/12/19/sitas-sleeping/

Deborah said...

The Brain Worm is so true, Burl Ives singing The Ugly Bug Ball does me...I'm singing it weeks later!! Excellent 160 MM as always :o)

the walking man said...

This is why I wear headphones and listen to my own music when I write comments.

Adsila said...

Oh no, the dreaded brain worm is trying to get to me!!!

Have a holly jolly Christmas...

Sandra said...

Well it beats having "It's Raining Men" stuck in your head :)
And my The Worm, do you mean the bedbugs...because those can also be found everywhere...I'm just sayin'...

rosaria said...

I'll be home for Christmas is mine! Merry Christmas and a Safe New Year!

Mama Zen said...

I see your Holly Jolly Christmas and raise you I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas!

Katherine said...

Thanks for spreading the festive worm ... a cup a cheer to you Monkey Man!

Unknown Mami said...

Right now the worms that have been bothering are all singing children's songs. They are so friggin' annoying.

Happy Holidays, my talented friend.

Marla said...

My favorite is Don't Be A Jerk, It's Christmas.