Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Song for Saturday

All the videos of this song on Youtube came with commercials, so you'll have to settle for the lyrics. I'll try to hum along...can you hear me?

"Toe to toe
Dancing very close
Barely breathing
Almost comatose
Wall to wall
People hypnotised
And they're stepping lightly
Hang each night in Rapture

Back to back
Spineless movement
And a wild attack

Face to face
Sadly solitude
And it's finger popping
Twenty-four hour shopping in Rapture...

Don't move too slow, 'cause the man from Mars
Is through with cars, he's eatin' bars
Yeah, wall to wall, door to door, hall to hall
He's gonna eat 'em all
Rapture, be pure
Take a tour, through the sewer
Don't strain your brain, paint a train
You'll be singin' in the rain
I said don't stop, do punk rock

Well now you see what you wanna be
Just have your party on TV
'Cause the man from Mars won't eat up bars when the TV's on
And now he's gone back up to space
Where he won't have a hassle with the human race
And you hip-hop, and you don't stop
Just blast off, sure shot
'Cause the man from Mars stopped eatin' cars and eatin' bars
And now he only eats guitars, get up!"

—"Rapture," Blondie, 1981

That's right, the Rapture is set for Saturday, May 21! (Though I'm sure I will be seeing most of you on Sunday, May 22.) Blast off, sure shot!

(The art above is a painting entitled "Prairie Dog Rapture." I found it on a blogpost noting Bart Centre's business enterprise "Earth-Bound Pets USA." For $135, payable now in advance, Mr. Centre — an atheist — will guarantee to care for your pets if you leave them behind in the Rapture, since everyone knows the Rapture is just for people. On his own website Mr. Center notes he's had to increase his rates due to the increased demand this Spring.)


  1. Geesh, just when you get your Billion $ ish, this has to happen. Well, all I can say is 'spend like there is no tomorrow'.

    I kind of like those little guys though, they really do look happy. Next time I get in one of my 'need-a-kitten-pic' fix you can post it again. Look at me... thinking about the future again.... oh, well... I like happy, what can I say.

  2. They are cute, right?

    In all seriousness in a world of several billion people I imagine it actually is, well, "judgment day" (religion or lack thereof may vary) for a couple million people every day, right?

    Anyway I read today some kook is claiming it's scheduled for 6pm, in your local timezone. So I'll let you know if I'm still here in time for you to figure out what to wear. I sure hope that's Daylight Savings Time.

  3. If it really is "judgement day" I'm going to wear my birthday suit so I can be properly judged.

  4. i am going to the bar the night of the rapture. probably the best night ever if the rapture actually happens.