Shine On This

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I'm long overdue to bitch about a tired and overused phrase so here's the latest one to frazz my short and curlies:

These are just some of the latest overuses of the Shine On You Crazy Diamond phrase.

Shine on, You Crazy Sunshine State
Shine On You Crazy Fucktard
Shine on you crazy sun
shine on you crazy bastard
Shine on you crazy surfer
Shine on, you crazy flashlight
Shine on you crazy Triangle
Shine on you crazy craftsman
Shine On You Crazy Blowjob -- wtf?

"Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is a nine-part Pink Floyd composition with lyrics written by Roger Waters in tribute to former band member Syd Barrett but it's been overused so much that it's lost it's glow.

I'm hoping for a quietus on the phrase unless you can use it very cleverly or if you're referring to Pink Floyd. Got it? Good.


Frida Sun Apr 15, 03:10:00 PM EDT  

You're absolutely right; but I still like "Shine On You Crazy Fucktard."

Stu Savory Sun Apr 15, 03:25:00 PM EDT  

Doubtless the person or persons who came up with those alternatives, Susan, were suffering from 'A momentary lapse of reason' ;-)

Susan Sun Apr 15, 03:45:00 PM EDT  

Frida: When they're being funny and creative, it's not so bad.

Stu: I always get bent out of shape by the overuse of words or phrases. Just getting cranky in my old age!

Stu Savory Mon Apr 16, 12:13:00 AM EDT  

Well you just have to hope such overuse gets 'obscured by clouds' ;-)

Julie Mon Apr 16, 01:24:00 AM EDT  

Don't you hate the way people Meddle with stuff! They're really no better than Animals. Send them to The Dark Side Of The Moon where they belong.

Frida Mon Apr 16, 09:45:00 AM EDT  

Yeah, what Julie said. Then build a big-ass Wall around 'em.


Susan Mon Apr 16, 01:19:00 PM EDT  

!!!!! I love it! a-hem...

Wish You Were Here so we could further discuss this matter between Us And Them.


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