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(Buzzfeed)   "A Boy Named Sue," immortalized by Johnny Cash, was written by... C) Shel Silverstein   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 221
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2012-11-26 07:27:34 PM
Otis Blackwell wrote the Elcis Presly hit. "all shook up"
Blackwell wrote the song at the offices of Shalimar Music in 1956 after Al Stanton, one of Shalimar's owners, shaking a bottle of Pepsi at the time, suggested he write a song based around the phrase "all shook up.

I'm Casey Cason, and we'll be back after these word from our sponsors.
 
2012-11-26 07:27:53 PM

Pocket Ninja: Just as a heads up for everybody, you have the first 20 posts of this thread to state that you already knew this fact and have known it for a very long time and can't believe that any half-sentient human being who doesn't live under a rock *didn't* already know it. If you haven't said it by then, you're the goober who didn't know and even if you say it, we all know you're just lying to cover up your ignorance. LOSER.


In the laid back California town
of sunny San Rafael
Lived a dude named Pocket Ninja
You probably knew him well

He's been Farking for eighteen
of his twenty-one years
and the legend is widely told
how he could derp it faster
than any dude could troll
 
2012-11-26 07:30:33 PM

vudukungfu: I'm Casey Cason, and we'll be back after these word from our sponsors.


And Casey Kasem was a Lebanese guy who was the voice of Shaggy on Scooby Doo
 
2012-11-26 07:30:54 PM

Pocket Ninja: Just as a heads up for everybody, you have the first 20 posts of this thread to state that you already knew this fact and have known it for a very long time and can't believe that any half-sentient human being who doesn't live under a rock *didn't* already know it. If you haven't said it by then, you're the goober who didn't know and even if you say it, we all know you're just lying to cover up your ignorance. LOSER.


Pfft, I knew THAT. Ahh crap 50+ posts.
 
2012-11-26 07:32:02 PM
FACT: Hitler wrote "Have yourself a merry little christmas."
 
2012-11-26 07:36:42 PM
To Shel
 
2012-11-26 07:37:29 PM

Dogpants: Hoyt Axton's mother co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel".


And Hoyt wrote "Joy to the World."
 
2012-11-26 07:37:44 PM
Ok, Pocket Ninja rule has faded so I can say: Who the hell is Shel Silverstein and I care? And where can I get this:

catch[y] doomsday theory ... David Icke's chart-topping hit, "Them Crazy Lizard-People."

Does Joseba Andoni Etxeberria Lizardi know?
www.miathletic.com
 
2012-11-26 07:38:43 PM
Damn you, Shel Silverstein!
 
2012-11-26 07:38:51 PM
I use to work with a GUY named Shirly Rose. No, I do not know what his parents had against him.
 
2012-11-26 07:40:44 PM
EVEN TRENT REZNOR KNEW THAT BUT HE TOTALLY DIDN'T CARE CAUSE TRENT TOTALLY COVERED HURT. i LIKE THE ORIGINAL, REZNOR'S COVER SUCKS.
 
2012-11-26 07:41:19 PM
To give credit where due
 
2012-11-26 07:44:26 PM
I can honestly say that was the ONLY song on that list that I know of.
 
2012-11-26 07:44:51 PM

marius2: EVEN TRENT REZNOR KNEW THAT BUT HE TOTALLY DIDN'T CARE CAUSE TRENT TOTALLY COVERED HURT. i LIKE THE ORIGINAL, REZNOR'S COVER SUCKS.


You know... you could have gotten a few bites if you would have toned it down a little.
 
2012-11-26 07:44:58 PM

Disgruntled Goat: Dogpants: Hoyt Axton's mother co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel".

And Hoyt wrote "Joy to the World."


Joy to the World was written by 3 Dog Night you jackasses.Sheesh.
 
2012-11-26 07:45:21 PM
Yeah, I knew that. Never heard of any of the others, authors or singers.
 
2012-11-26 07:45:54 PM
FUNFACT!
 
Bruce Villanch did NOT write Strange Fruit!
 
 
 
 
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2012-11-26 07:49:39 PM

Shadow Blasko: marius2: EVEN TRENT REZNOR KNEW THAT BUT HE TOTALLY DIDN'T CARE CAUSE TRENT TOTALLY COVERED HURT. i LIKE THE ORIGINAL, REZNOR'S COVER SUCKS.

You know... you could have gotten a few bites if you would have toned it down a little.


I know. I think I was actually terrified of someone actually believing I believed that. I wanted to give them hope.
 
2012-11-26 07:52:09 PM
To deglamorize
 
2012-11-26 07:52:18 PM
Silverstein also wrote "The Unicorn Song" performed by the Irish Rovers

Linky
 
2012-11-26 07:52:26 PM

Scott_Free: Always been as Shel Silverstien fan. Also wrote The Cover of the Rolling Stone, and I'm Checkin' Out. But I think his best was the ABZ book:


 


I knew he'd written cover of the rolling stone, and had always assumed he was a member of Dr Hook...

Mikey wrote Do The Bartman? Wow... I did not know that...
 
2012-11-26 07:52:46 PM

Rip Dashrock: One of The Monkees mom invented White Out.
There, I've added a bit of useless trivia to this thread, bummed since I didn't make PN's top twenty cutoff.
Back to drinking and turkey sandwiches.


And that Monkee, Mike Nesmith, went on to invent MTV. And you thought he was the cool one. Mike Nesmith gave us Snooki.

But like Shel Silverstein and Cash, everyone already knew that.
 
2012-11-26 07:53:16 PM
Glad to see the Alan Arkin reference in there.

How about this: how many US Vice-Presidents have written a number-one (on Billboard) song? How many Nobel Laureates?
 
2012-11-26 07:53:40 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: sub


You're welcome. I wasn't very impressed with the article but I'm a HUGE Shel Silverstein fan. In his own words:

Years From Now

Although I cannot see your face
As you flip these poems awhile,
Somewhere from some far-off place
I hear you laughing-and I smile.
 
2012-11-26 07:54:58 PM

reddfrogg: Silverstein also wrote "The Unicorn Song" performed by the Irish Rovers

Linky


Rick Romero reporting from FARK.
Apparently, acid, or Ell Ess Dee, was highly popular in the late 20th century.
 
2012-11-26 07:55:14 PM
To write
 
2012-11-26 07:55:24 PM
Hoyt also wrote the Pusher, covered by Steppenwolf
and his most famous hit, other than Joy, was the big mac song. CHOMP
 
2012-11-26 07:55:51 PM

Gough: Glad to see the Alan Arkin reference in there.

How about this: how many US Vice-Presidents have written a number-one (on Billboard) song? How many Nobel Laureates?


No point will be awarded for "Bomb Iran"
 
2012-11-26 07:56:08 PM
Boy Named Sue is the only real song on this list. The rest? media clowns
 
2012-11-26 07:56:31 PM

Indubitably: To write


Therefore, to scream.
 
2012-11-26 07:57:18 PM
"Where The Sidewalk Ends": buy it now, you ignorant twats. ;)
 
2012-11-26 07:57:19 PM
Did Shel write, "Don't give a dose to the one you love most?" Dr. Hook's musical PSA.
 
2012-11-26 07:57:54 PM

vudukungfu: Indubitably: To write

Therefore, to scream.


...into the cosmos, you?
 
2012-11-26 07:59:27 PM

Indubitably: vudukungfu: Indubitably: To write

Therefore, to scream.

...into the cosmos, you?


May be tonight, may be tomorrow, but I will be hit, as will you, so take cover, for the cosmos is coming...
 
2012-11-26 08:00:15 PM

Rumplebluntskin: Boy Named Sue is the only real song on this list. The rest? media clowns


Really? You show your ignorance. He is true greatness. Get some culture i your life before you post. zi would assume you are a Justin Bieber fan.
 
2012-11-26 08:00:39 PM

Indubitably: To write


And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green:
The cowsills tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies Don't take you're love to town, fairy favours,
In those freckles live their savours:
I must go seek some dew-drop inn here,
And hang a pearl in every cowsill's ear
 
2012-11-26 08:02:32 PM

vudukungfu: Indubitably: To write

And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green:
The cowsills tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies Don't take you're love to town, fairy favours,
In those freckles live their savours:
I must go seek some dew-drop inn here,
And hang a pearl in every cowsill's ear


I serve Indubitably.
 
2012-11-26 08:05:01 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: FACT: Hitler wrote "Have yourself a merry little christmas."Wonderful Christmas Time".

FTFM
 
2012-11-26 08:06:23 PM
also, I was stoned and I missed it, cover of the rolling stone, and supposedly most of the naughty david alan coe songs

speaking of which, the world's best country'n'western song was written by Steve Goodman and John Prine. Steve also wrote City of New Orleans

David did write Take this job and shove it but that other Ohio redneck, Johnny paycheck, had the hit with it.

Meanwhile, I wrote the lyrics to Machine Gun by the Commodores but that biatch Lionel Ritchie refused to pay up

pay up, lionel. do the right thing, man
 
2012-11-26 08:07:45 PM
Fred Rogers wrote Going Back to Cali.
 
2012-11-26 08:09:03 PM
DID YOU KNOW?

All of Bob Dylan's songs were written by this guy Robert Zimmerman!

Greatest living songwriter my ass! The guy is an outright thief
 
2012-11-26 08:09:30 PM
Dogpants: Hoyt Axton's mother co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel".

>> He also wrote 'Joy to the World'.
 
2012-11-26 08:10:04 PM

Indubitably: I serve Indubitably.


Emerson's the man, baby. Emerson's the man.
 
2012-11-26 08:11:27 PM

vudukungfu: Indubitably: I serve Indubitably.

Emerson's the man, baby. Emerson's the man.


I know; Ralph Waldo Emerson is a god among men in his time...
 
2012-11-26 08:14:04 PM
Amelia Earhart wrote I'm Lost Without You which was covered by Blink 182. Little known fact.
 
2012-11-26 08:14:18 PM
"Lotta Love" by Nicolette Larson was written by Neil Young.
 
2012-11-26 08:14:30 PM

Indubitably: vudukungfu: Indubitably: I serve Indubitably.

Emerson's the man, baby. Emerson's the man.

I know; Ralph Waldo Emerson is a god among men in his time...


...and ours.

P.S. I apologize for my out-of-sync-stink. I write as it flows, as a shaman would, and my words flow like poetry sometimes in this cyberspace we embrace, sometimes not. Words.
 
2012-11-26 08:15:39 PM
Yeah, I kinda wondered if this was meant as news for Shel's fans, or Cash's fans. Either way they already knew.
Here a fun one; Cash, in the 70's would not change or wash his farking clothing for weeks at a time. When using public transport people would demand to be moved far away from him and his hangers-on (who similarly were opposed to basic hygiene. (True? No idea. But was told this from my uncle who worked concerts for Cash AND years later by a gf's mom, who apparently was a drug-addled groupie who was convinced he just pee'd himself to piss other people off - and since that amuses me, I Believe.)
 
2012-11-26 08:16:58 PM
I knew that...

RaceDTruck: Randy Newman wrote "Momma Told Me Not To Come "


I did not know this...he just moved up a notch in my book
 
2012-11-26 08:17:24 PM

Indubitably: I know


new england transcendentalist poets are lost upon the new idiocracy.
I've been reading the great fap-writer guy de maupassant's works just to sleep at night, even.

Gotta have your pulp fiction, too.
 
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