Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fat Bottomed Girl Eats Crow

Dullbert busted me on my Thursday Thirteen. I guess that is why I put into parenthesis (probably)-never say never, huh?

He left a comment that said, "#2 and #13 I guess the "G-ram" tatoo is not happening. However about #11.... "Somewhat larger than average bottoms You Make The Rockin World Go Round" just doesn't sound right ?"

For my number eleven I stated under the title, "Thirteen things I will probably Never do", "11. Use the word F-A-T to anyone or about anyone. It is a bad word in our house." He busted me. He is right. He has taken notes....I LOVE Queen. LOVE. I love them and I love their music. And my favorite Queen song is, (hold your breath.....) "Fat Bottom Girls", to which I sing it at the top of my lungs. I say it. Actually, I sing it, I don't say it. Does that count? I still confirm that I don't actually say the word. But I just love that song. So, I wanted to say it here, in any case I have fixed myself a big plate of crow.....

Incidentally, a funny story regarding that song, (Hey! For the Love, here's one for your post!) My brother in law (the artist) is one who will argue about anything and everything. He is one of those that is always right. Always. At least in his own mind. Nothing anyone can say can convince him that is isn't.
We were on vacation a few years ago. As always, I broke out into that song when he suddenly interrupted me to say, "You are singing it wrong, dimwit! It's flat bottom girl.

"Flat?", I laughed, as did Big Daddy who chimed in, "Who's the dimwit? It's Fat, dimwit, Fat Bottomed Girls?"
"No it isn't. It's Flat. As in the girl has a flat a$$ from riding on her bike...FLAT"

And so it was that the great 30 minute long argument ensued. Then my brother in law, "the artist" wanted to "phone a friend", I was elected to phone his pick person, Leslie D. (on speaker phone) and put the question in such a way without putting emphasis on either word (it was that technical a procedure).

"Leslie, What is the Queen song called where in the end it states, "get on your bikes and ride?"
Leslie immediately said, "Oh-yeah, that's Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen".

Artist snapped, "No it isn't! What is with you people! Ya'll don't know the song"
Still he didn't believe me-or even we-so we had her confirm via Internet. To this day he refuses to accept defeat. And if it is brought up or the song comes on in our presence he will deny and sing it as "Flat Bottomed Girls". Now get on your bike and ride.

"Oh you gonna take me home tonight (please)
Oh down beside your red firelight
Oh you gonna let it all hang out
Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin world go round
Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin world go round
Get on your bikes and ride
Oooh yeah
them fat bottomed girls
Fat bottomed girls
Yeah yeah yeah
Fat bottomed girls"
Forgive me, as I sang it.


For the Love... said...

OMG too funny! You should have been there when the kids called me out for singing "I ain't no Harlem fat girl!"

I was into it down...yowling it at the top of my voice...

Leigh said...

For the Love, I love that song! AHAHA!

Lindsey said...

HYSTERICAL little story. Glad y'all had some friendly competition:) and glad you won. HA!

Dullbert said...

hey no need to eat crow I just remember you saying your kids like to sing it and mine do too, sometimes at inappropriate times. we have forbidden words as well and not just the George Carlin words.

Snark Meister said...

Ah, love that song! My roommate Maren and I used to crank up my Queen cd and that was one of our favorites to sing as loudly as we could. Sometimes the entire floor would get in on it.