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Poor Leno by Snuppy
Saturday, 2 February 2008, 10:50am
Filed under: funny..., Lampsha Spins

poor lenoTHINKING we should call this post “Poor Lampsha”. Why? Because our dear and delightful friend is under the weather today, suffering from a Horrible, Awful, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Ailment we wouldn’t wish on our worst enemy. In case you hadn’t heard, check out her LATEST POST. Then, for the love of a wonderful person and beloved blogger, offer up a few words of support.

ALL this to say, we figured we’d take over today’s Saturday Spin, in hopes our NBFF might have one less thing to do before schlepping her youngsters to their various music lessons. Or, even better — and as DIESEL so eloquently put it in an e-mail to us after we whined about our own copious schlepping — “schleep in”. Yep, we love that term, and plan to use it, often. Naturally, schlepping and/or schleeping are beside the point. The point, which is becoming more dazed and confused by the minute, is that we’ve been wanting to share the following song/video for a while now, and figure this is as good a time as any to do so.

POOR LENO is a nicely groovy, yet somewhat haunting tune by a “techno-trip-hop” Norwegian duo, who call themselves ROYKSOPP. According to their website, they’ve been around since 1998, but started to gain popularity around 2001*. Our son first heard one of their tunes (Poor Leno, in fact) on one of his video games (Snowboards from Hell, or some such thing). Actually, we couldn’t help but wonder whether the video game didn’t influence some of the imagery featured in this wonderfully animated (tho’ kind of sad) little video. Or vice versa. Whichever visual came first, trust us, once you see this creative clip, you’ll NEVER look at captured critters in quite the same way.

GUESSING “trapped” is how Lampsha is feeling, what with her Horrible Awful No Good Ailment, and all. Feel better soon, dearest Lampsha… as you can surely see — and ALL will surely attest — Saturday Spins aren’t the same without you, Shirley. (seriously, get well SOON)

*Whether you know it or not, you’ve actually heard other songs by this duo, at least you have if you’ve ever seen this Geico commercial. In case you liked that song (Remind Me) — and why wouldn’t you, it’s awesome — you can hear it in its entirety on Royksopp’s “unofficial” MYSPACE PAGE, along with a few of their other “hits”.

~ snuppy, aka DJ Fauxer (like “poser”, only more fake)

Poor Leno never read Humor-blogs.com.

Editor’s Note: we wrote this post last week, when our dear friend was in the pits of hell, seemingly saddled with the aforementioned ailment. As luck (and a new doctor) would have it, LAMPSHA is better than she and/or Dr. Magoo (the name we’ve awarded her original dermatologist) initially believed. That’s the good news. The bad news is that, believing we were going to post today, our favorite DJ did, in fact, schleep in. She promises to check in later, and maybe, just maybe, do a new and significantly improved post for everyone’s perusal. Stay tuned…

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good grief! just when you thought it was safe to visit and/or be treated to another New Band, i show up, and expose you to something better suited to a Rave. oh well, this song is nice — and haunting. and i really DO love the video. trust me, had we used this post LAST week, i would have looked not just nicely empathetic, but, in the words of Diesel… brillaint! πŸ˜‰

Comment by NOT a real DJ ~ snuppy

Poor Leno indeed. You certainly would have and do look brillaint, I mean brilliant (and not only because you popped this post up for me). I say it stands on its own and I’ll be back next week with a super special SaturdaySpin!

Now I’m off to schlep or schleep or schomething! XOX

Thanks NBFF and

Comment by DJ (not really) LAMPSHA

Music is kinda cool, but I love that video. Sweet stuff!

Comment by crummyjoel

Schlampsha: have fun with the sckids. or something like that. and, for goodness sake, get some schleep! πŸ˜‰

SO-not-Crummy, Crummy Joel: like you, i think the song is kinda cool (i have a problem with the “repetitive” nature of music like this), tho’ i do like the haunting groove. that said, like you, i really loved the video! as i mentioned in my first comment, i think this is what ya get when you spend an inordinate amount of time playing video games featuring snow-boarding and/or going to raves. πŸ˜‰

Comment by snuppy

Well, they’re no Partridge Family, but they are pretty cool!

I too was glad to hear that Schlampsha is not as sick as she thought she was. I wouldn’t wish shingles on my worst enema.

Comment by Receder Guy

Gah! That comment was actually from me. Stupid WordPress used my wrong alias.

Comment by Harmonica Man (Jeff)

Now I not only have penis brain, I’ve got penis hat-head. I hope you’re happy.

Comment by tlp

Good news for the Lampshade. Snups, you had big shoes to fill. You ought to hang out a shingle.

Comment by Walela

Jeff: Receder Guy? thinking there’s a good story in that moniker, my friend. πŸ™„

TLP: only if you’re happy… πŸ˜‰

Walela: hang out a “shingle“??? hahahahahahaha. πŸ™‚

Comment by snuppy

Oh thank you thank you! I love Royksop and have been a fan since… about 2001 actually. Have never found a video for them before. Although that video confused me because the helicopter is from Canada. HuH? The letters on the bottom start with C-G. All Charlie Golf and Charlie Foxtrot’s are registered in the Great White North.

Any way, I hope that lampsha is feeling better already. I’ll have to stop by and read what horrible and disgusting thing is troubling her.

Comment by I Dive At Night

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