Friday, December 01, 2006

Istanbul Not Constantinople

Can I have a show of hands for everyone who has said "not Constantinople" this week after hearing some report on the pope. It's gotten so bad that I was dreaming about it last night and was actually thinking in my dream that I absolutely HAD to post about it because whatever my dream was about was hyyyysterical (it involved Chocolate cake, a wacky malaprop, and the cable channel 31) and I repeated what I wanted to post again and again and again in several dreams (including when I made new chocolate icing for a new chocolate cake) and when I sat up this morning, I swear I felt the "joke" slip out of my head. I honestly sat in bed and said "Wow. After all that effort, that blog post just fell out of my head."

So there. I think of you all even when I sleep.

Nonetheless, the singing continues.....

Istanbul was Constantinople
Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople
Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night

Every gal in Constantinople
Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople
So if you've a date in Constantinople
She'll be waiting in Istanbul

Even old New York
Was once New Amsterdam
Why they changed it I can't say
People just liked it better that waaaaaaaaaaaaay

5 comments:

monicaz said...

They Might be Giants. Get the ABC's.

Carroll said...

Aieeeeee! Nice ear worm there, Anita. Thanks a LOT! ;(

This is going to be almost as tough to eradicate as "Walk Like an Egyptian" was that time my tape deck got stuck.

Aargh!

Anonymous said...

So is it the original song or the They Might Be Giants remake of it that is stuck in your head?

-Erica

Anita said...

They Might Be Giants.

I just put on the CD and Conor and I danced around the living room.

That is SUCH a fun song!!

Anonymous said...

It's one of my son's favorites. Do you have the No! cd or Here Come the ABCs? Both very good.

-Erica