Friday, February 8, 2008

For your amusement: Guess the smartypants song lyrics

You know you want a button that says "We <3 Our Dead Gay Headmaster." And you know you want it in the Hogwarts house colors of your choice. And now, you can win one just by being smart!

Sophie Brookover and I were chatting about the buttons that the NJLA YA section will give out at the NJLA conference this year. These buttons always have some sort of filked song lyric, like "Don't you wish your section was hot like ours?" Then we started thinking, "What if we altered some song lyrics with SAT words and didn't care if they rhymed?" This is an example of some of what we came up with:

A woman exists who believes that objects that reflect light must be constructed from a yellow elemental metal. Translate this to rock lyrics, and it's There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold, which is the opening line of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."

I am aware that this is nothing more than a form of music, but I enjoy its presence. In rock lyrics: I know it's only rock and roll, but I like it from "It's Only Rock and Roll" by the Rolling Stones.

Got it?

Now go over to our smartypants lyrics post at Pop Goes the Library and guess as many of our lyrics as you can. The person who guesses the most lyrics in the next two days wins a button! This could also serve as a fun trivia game at your library.

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