September 23, 2005

Geekify Your World

Ok, here's the last bit source of Ra points for the rest of this month that I'm planning on giving out. Like always, you can get Ra points from song identification, sending me cool links, etc., but this is the last big-point event. Here we go:

In class the other day I was talking with a friend about nerdy things and eventually I ended up trying to think of a way to remake a particular song's lyrics with a geeky subject. Now, it's my firm belief that just about everyone is a geek in some way or another, they just don't know it. The contest will be to take a song and to geekify it in whatever way you like. If you're really into football you might remake "I Saw The Sign" by Ace of Base with football lyrics. If you're into Victorian novels you might remake "Regulators" by Warren-G about Oliver Twist. I don't care what the subject is, I just want you to show us through the lyrics just how geeky you really are with that topic. Also, I'm going to require that all submissions include at *least* a chorus and two verses.

That's not a small amount of work, but at the end of the month I'll be judging all the entries and giving the winner 100 Ra points and 25 points for a runner-up prize. This means that the contest is wide open as long as Drew doesn't get the first prize, but it also means that if you want to win you better not only participate but make your submission good. I'm pretty sure you can delete comments if you submit something and decide you can do better, so keep that in mind. If you're not able to delete your own comments and you don't like your first submission just submit your second submission with a note that you'd like me to disregard your first submission. Again, all submissions must be in by the end of the month, which gives you a week to come up with something good. And remember that while I'm not going to discriminate between different types of geekery, I am looking for extreme examples of geekery, and making the lyrics work within the tune of the song will also be taken into account. One last thing, only submissions to this thread will be counted.

In order to keep this post shorter, I'll post my example submission in the comments.

"Realize I don't want to be a miser / Confide with sly you'll be the wiser."


MosBen said...

This is to the tune of "Paradise City" by Guns N' Roses. It could be better, but I didn't spend much time working on it.

Take me down to the Autobot city
Where the cars are clean
And the robots, gritty
Take me home (Oh, won't you please take me home)

Just a semi livin' in a volcano
I'm a Prime that’s tough to beat, yo
I'm your robot leader
So get me energon cubes
I'll pay you back another time
I saved your ass at Vector Prime


Beatle sucks
Or so they say
But you gotta admit
He’s cooler than Seaspray
Soundwave’s bitchin’
He’s the Cybertron X-treme
We tried to get him on our side
At least our boom box can speak jive


Strapped on a table in the city's chambers
Why I'm here, I can't quite remember
Perceptor says I got shot in the chest
Was killin’ Megatron, but Hot Rod’s in the way
Damnit, now I’m turning grey


So far away x4

Ultra Magnus's been torn to shreds
Now Wheelie’s throwin’ rocks
Hitting Grimlock in the head
Hot Rod and Cup are fighting robot sharks
They’ll never stop Orson Wells
Can you tell?
We better start tolling the bell


Jason said...

Red Hot Chilli Peppers-Give it Away.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...Jason's on to something...I would probably change the lyrics of "Give it away" to reflect TNG. It could be "(Riker) Give(s) it away" and it would run something like this:

What I've got I've gotta give it to a vulcan
What I've got I've gotta give it to J'anii
What I've got I've gotta give it to a Doctor
You make a little love and then you play a little trombone

What I've got you gotta get and put it in you (repeat, repeat, repeat same as RHCP)

This is still in progress. Benner, your assistance, please.

Unknown said...

This is to the tune of "Portions for Foxes" by Rilo Kiley, and it's about the last two episodes of new Doctor Who, season one, and it's so damn good that it contains spoilers. So be warned.

Targets for Daleks

It’s cold on the floor and I don’t know where I am right now
I have a new friend who’s trying to help me to my feet
And he leads he into the studio
And the studio looks familiar
And the Anne-droid kills that boy on the left

It’s Bad Wolf
Doctor, it’s Bad Wolf, oh no
It’s all Bad Wolf, Bad Wolf, Bad Wolf

Wherever we go it’s the same two words
We don’t know what they mean but they follow us everywhere
There was Gwyneth back in Cardiff
And the graffiti on the TARDIS
And now this… game show!

It’s Bad Wolf
Doctor, it’s Bad Wolf, oh no
It’s all Bad Wolf, Bad Wolf, Bad Wolf

And it’s Bad Wolf,
Doctor, it’s Bad Wolf, oh no
It’s all Bad Wolf, Bad Wolf, Bad Wolf

Another matter transport
To a Dalek ship
Oh no, help me

Cause we’re only
Targets for Daleks
Cause we’ll all be
Targets for Daleks

There’s a pretty young thing in front of you
And she’s real pretty and she’s real into you
And she’s standing beside you
And now she’s staying to die for you
But you tricked me into leaving you
But you need me to stay so I must find a way

It’s Bad Wolf
Doctor, I’m Bad Wolf, oh whoa
I’m all Bad Wolf, Bad Wolf, Bad Wolf, oh whoa

I’m the Bad Wolf
Mickey told me to leave off, oh no
But I’m the Bad Wolf, Bad Wolf, Bad Wolf, oh whoa

I’m the Bad Wolf
Tiny Daleks can piss off
I’m the Bad Wolf
They can piss off, they can piss off

Jason said...

At least Drew picked a song that everyone knows and can sing along too.

MosBen said...

This is exactly the type of problem the internet is fantastic at helping with. On the other hand, I could always sing it to you...