Thursday, February 16, 2006

Thanks for nothing, Mr. Roboto.

After listening to my K-Tel comp yesterday, "Mr. Roboto" is now stuck in my head. Well, that was good thinking, wasn't it?

If you translated the lyrics to Mr. Roboto into Japanese, would "Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto" be "Domo arigato Roboto-san," which messes up the "clever" rhyme?

It's really hard to pick the one thing about the song that really annoys me. I mean, there's the song itself. But then there's the constant use of "modren," as in "I am the modren man."

Plus, it's part of a rock opera.

And like I always (since about a minute ago) say, you can't spell rock opera without c, r, a and p.

4 comments:

  1. You also can't spell your last name without c, r, a and p.

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  2. k, r, a and p, actually. :)

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  3. Anonymous1:32 PM

    I found this page by searching for the curious phrase, "I am the modren man." So, you're not the only person bugged by this arbitrary pronunciation of modern.

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