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(Buzzfeed)   "A Boy Named Sue," immortalized by Johnny Cash, was written by... C) Shel Silverstein   ( buzzfeed.com) divider line
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2012-11-26 05:21:28 PM  
13 votes:
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.
2012-11-26 10:53:58 PM  
2 votes:
matter of fact when I first heard that Shel was writing children's books I spit my joint across the room and dropped my beer. Musta coughed for days on that one.
2012-11-26 07:40:44 PM  
2 votes:
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 07:09:57 PM  
2 votes:
Barry Manilow did not write "I write the songs", which drives me nuts.
2012-11-26 07:01:28 PM  
2 votes:
I didn't know this. And now, I may very well forget it.
2012-11-26 09:00:53 PM  
1 vote:

Debeo Summa Credo: Blair's retarded cousin from Facts of Life wrote the theme song to Charles in Charge.


Elliot's retarded brother from Just Shoot Me! invented the tofutti break.
2012-11-26 08:47:20 PM  
1 vote:
Johnny Cash's real name is actually Jerome Herschel Monoscowitz, and he had to "unlearn" his Long Island accent when he moved to Nashville to become a country star.
2012-11-26 08:42:18 PM  
1 vote:

EnglishMajor: I hate Barry Manilow....why was he inflicted on our world?


To inspire this guy's wardrobe:

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2012-11-26 08:40:50 PM  
1 vote:
Many people aren't aware that Arthur Digby Sellers wrote 156 episodes of the TV show Branded.
2012-11-26 08:14:30 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:09:03 PM  
1 vote:
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 07:45:54 PM  
1 vote:
FUNFACT!
 
Bruce Villanch did NOT write Strange Fruit!

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2012-11-26 07:32:02 PM  
1 vote:
FACT: Hitler wrote "Have yourself a merry little christmas."
2012-11-26 07:27:53 PM  
1 vote:

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.


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2012-11-26 07:25:34 PM  
1 vote:

Terraceten: Barry Manilow did not write "I write the songs", which drives me nuts.


Give em a break, he was too busy opening up for the Village People. If you see what I am getting at there, and I think you do . . . nttiawwt
2012-11-26 07:25:20 PM  
1 vote:
Shel is one of my favorite poets - ever. (...and R. Frost)

Oh, and that dude "anon" whoever he is, is a badass poet.
2012-11-26 07:19:36 PM  
1 vote:
Hurrah for Uncle Shel!

I have a copy of The ABZ Book.

I had to check that Paul Schaffer really wrote "It's Raining Men!" He did, sort of. His co-writer was Paul Jabara, a Lebanese-American. That means that "It's Raining Men! is a Lebanese-American-Jewish-Canadian co-production. How many of those can you name off the top of your head without consulting Wikipedia. I can name zero. God bless. Jabara has a cousin who is a classical guitarist.

Says Wiki:

Paul Jabara (January 31, 1948 - September 29, 1992) was an American actor, singer, and songwriter of Lebanese[1] ancestry. He wrote Donna Summer's "Last Dance" from Thank God It's Friday (1978) and Barbra Streisand's song "The Main Event/Fight" from The Main Event (1979). He cowrote the Weather Girls hit, "It's Raining Men" with Paul Shaffer. Jabara's cousin and close friend Jad Azkoul is also a Lebanese-American musician specialising in classical guitar.
2012-11-26 07:05:50 PM  
1 vote:
I didn't know that! Thanks, subby, for the cool link.

Man. Shel Silverstein. That's cool.
2012-11-26 07:02:47 PM  
1 vote:

Counter_Intelligent: Shel also wrote poems for Playboy. Put that at the end of your sidewalk and smoke it.


Dad didn't buy that I was reading it for the poetry.
When I was 15 and he caught me with penthouse and I told him it was for school, and I was reading the Henry Kissinger interview (from the 70s, not the one in litigation now) he took it, read it, and quizzed me. Good thing I already had.
2012-11-26 07:01:56 PM  
1 vote:

Dafodude: The versions you might hear on the radio of Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by the Light and Santana - Black Magic Woman are covers.


What the hell is a "radio"?
2012-11-26 06:19:23 PM  
1 vote:
The versions you might hear on the radio of Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by the Light and Santana - Black Magic Woman are covers.
2012-11-26 06:02:17 PM  
1 vote:
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:


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2012-11-26 05:56:23 PM  
1 vote:
oldnewsissoexciting.jpg

Seriously. I've known this for ages.

/in before the Pocket Ninja Rule takes effect.
2012-11-26 04:49:09 PM  
1 vote:
Shel also wrote poems for Playboy. Put that at the end of your sidewalk and smoke it.
2012-11-26 04:45:59 PM  
1 vote:
I knew that.  Probably because it was...
 
D) trivial and worthless knowledge to retain.
 
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