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Sunday, May 8, 2011

A New Punchline

Kirk just connected his iPod to the computer and, after commenting that he listens to the musicals on his iPod a lot, challenged me to guess his most played song.  A few musicals ran through my mind, but I couldn't nail it down to a specific song.  I copped out and went with his favorite artist, Garth Brooks.  While we both doubt the validity of the most played song "Prologue" (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), we got a good laugh that the first non-musical or movie-musical song on the list, "The River" (Garth Brooks) didn't appear until #65.

An often quoted joke around here is, "Do you wanna know how I know you're gay?"  I know the punchline, "Because you listen to Coldplay," only from hearing Kirk and my bro-in-law Skye deliver it.

Backstage at Oklahoma! performances, I mentioned jokingly to the guys once that my husband is 40% gay.  They laughed as I explained that what I really meant was that he's comfortable enough with who he is to be comfortable with everyone else the way they are, and that sometimes that results in funny scenarios in which he ends up kissing my male friends, rubbing the inner thigh of his mission companions, or grabbing the behinds of unsuspecting males who were just going for a standard, three-pats-on-the-back, I'm-not-gay hug.

Well, the new joke - for me at least - may just be, "Do you wanna know how I know you're gay?"

"Because the top 10 most played songs on your iPod playlist are:

1. Prologue - Joseph
2. Agony - Into the Woods
3. Into the Fire - Scarlet Pimpernel
4. I'm All Alone - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
5. Another Pyramid - Aida
6. Sherry - Jersey Boys
7. Freedom's Child - The Civil War
8. Little Bird, Little Bird - Man of LaMancha
9. The I Love Song - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
10. There's a Fine, Fine Line - Avenue Q

At least I can take pride in his good taste in musicals!


Logan Gifford said...

I have to say, reading this post made me remember how much I love the song "there's a fine, fine line" and I just downloaded it. It's about to become my number one played song. :)