Today's Tuesday Tunes are brought to you by Mars Attacks!
Why Mars Attacks!? Because:
A) It's a Tim Burton flick where
B) Martians attack the earth and
C) "Gack! Gack!" is their Martian language then
D) The Yodeling of Slim Whitman saves the day by blasting the Martians to bits.
Turns out yodeling is a stellar weapon.
This Mars Attacks! show reminds me of a story. Would you care for a story? When Spouse and I were first married, we spent a Saturday evening watching this Mars Attacks! show. We laughed and laughed. The next day we were sitting in church. One of the speakers had just returned from a foreign (LDS) mission. This gentleman announced that it was customary to testify of the religion using his newly learned foreign language and proceeded to do so.
I do not remember the language. I do not remember the mission. What I do remember is my beloved Spouse barking "Gack! Gack!" real loud-like after the young man had finished his foreign testimony.
I gave him the stink eye for his inappropriate cacophony. He looked at me, shrugged his shoulders and said, "What?! I said Amen."
I laughed so hard I cried.
(Which is okay because sometimes it's appropriate to cry in church.)
Incidentally, I'm feeling extra anxious today. Not sure why. Quite possibly, some Martians have weaseled their way into my psyche and are messing with my daily operations. And those Martians need killin'!
Today we're gonna kill some Martians. So take a moment with me now to name your Metaphoric Martians and blast 'em with a contemporary yodel.
Indian Love Call - Slim Whitman
The Boy With a Thorn in his Side - The Smiths
Wind It Up - Gwen Stefani
Focus - Hocus Pocus
Happy Yodel - Bill Staines
Toolie Oolie Doolie - The Andrews Sisters
What Metaphoric Martians did you come up with? Hmmm?