Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Schadenfreude

For any of those who have seen or listened to Avenue Q, this is one of the best songs in it. It's kind of like an R-rated Sesame Street. Twisted, however hilarious and shockingly close to home. Among this song are others like "the mixed tape" where Princeton makes a mixed tape for Kate Monster. When he gives her the tape, she sings:
He likes me.
I think he likes me.
Does does he 'like me' like me,
Like I like him?
Will we be friends,
Or something more?
I think he's interested,
But I'm not sure."

Which I know that we've all said those exact words to ourselves or our friends before. Then, she goes on:

"A mix tape.
He made a mix tape.
He was thinking of me,
Which shows he cares!
Sometimes when someone
Has a crush on you
They'll make you a mix tape
To give you a clue.
Let's see...
"You've Got A Friend"
"The Theme From 'Friends'"
"That's What Friends Are For"
Shit! But oh look!
"A Whole New World"
"Kiss The Girl"
"My Cherie Amour"
Oh, Princeton! He does like me!
"I Am The Walrus"
"Fat Bottomed Girls"
"Yellow Submarine"
What does this mean?"

How confusing boys can be!! Another song that they sing on this show is "If You Were Gay". This one needs no description--you get the point. Kate Monster is my favorite character. I can relate with Kate Monster. I also enjoy Rod, who is questioning his sexuality. He reminds me of one of my ex boyfriends. Kate Monster has another quotable line in the song "It sucks to be me"


I'm kinda pretty
And pretty damn smart.
I like romantic things
Like music and art.
And as you know
I have a gigantic heart
So why don't I have
A boyfriend?
It sucks to be me!

I also really enjoy the first song mentioned, "Schadenfreude," which is German for "Laughing at other's pain." I've had this song in my head all day long, which is a bad thing, considering I work at a place where most people are in a lot of pain. And those most people, a majority of the time, really piss me off. Anyway, the moral of this pointless blog entry is simply this: Avenue Q is pretty funny. And I need to quit my job because I'm becoming a biatch.

4 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh that makes me so sad that the oldsters aren't fun anymore :( That could possibly be my favorite job I've had. But alas, I love this entry. Those lyrics speak of my life right now! :) (As well as every other single person's life, I'm sure)

Elise said...

That's one that I would love to see live! I was watching "Ace of Cakes" on the food network and they made a cake for Avenue Q...it was pretty cool, they had all of the characters come into the bakery. If you have cable, I highly recomment "Ace of Cakes".

Toni said...

I apparently need to start listening to avenue q--it sounds kind of like our life! Love you!

jill said...

love it!