If you’ve attended a science fiction convention, you’ve heard of Filk Songs. For those of you who haven’t heard of them, Filk songs are kind of hard to define. Even wikipedia has difficulty! For now, we’ll say that a filk song is lyrics and music that is sung at a science fiction and fantasy convention.
Here’s a quick sample of a Filk Song:
I Hate Little Firelizards by Julia Ecklar
The guys on the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? (the U.S. version), took science fiction and music to a whole different level. I hope you enjoy the zaniness of improv stars: Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady.
Greatest Hits of Science Fiction
For those of you who are wondering what happened to the Going to Mars Word by Word post this month — thank you so very much for your responses last month. You voiced your preference and I am every so grateful for that. Worry not. I’m taking a couple of months break while I finish a re-write. Going to Mars Word by Word will resume during the fall.
Weekends are often devilishly devine. We have wickedly good fun, clean dirt from our homes, watch friendly competitors, and otherwise turn ourselves inside out trying to do more, be more, have more. Then comes Monday. Monday is the antithesis of the weekend. So today, let’s talk about phrases that pair two words that are the antithesis of each other. That’s right. We’re talking oxymorons. Rather, Dave and Randy are singing oxymorons. Have a listen.
The Oxymoron Song
There are countless numbers of oxymorons. How many did you identify in the song? How many in this post?
Surely Dave and Randy didn’t include all the oxymorons out there.