25 August 2008

Palindrome Madness

Busy this week. But not too busy to enjoy the oddities that come from surfing YouTube. In keeping with the rather loose poetry theme of the blog, here's a nifty example of palindromes, set to music. Weird Al with the song "Bob". (A take-off on Bob Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues, down to the vest and haircut.)

Remember your Poetry 101.
Palindrome ( ) n. A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward.




And for those of you who were wondering what it would sound like if you played the song backwards... a YouTube someone has done all the work for you. The song "Bob" in Reverse.




Enjoy! Surfing for Weirdness so You Don't Have To. Unless you want to. Then by all means, go ahead. Knock yourself out. And don't forget to share.

15 comments:

K.C. Ball said...

Oh, that is way too cool!

I have always thought Weird Al was a genius; this just reinforces that opinion.

Thanks, Constance.

K.C.

Anonymous said...

Bob sounds the same forwards or backwards.

Constance said...

K.C. - Weird Al is my hero. :) I have a sneaking suspicion he would have made a hell of a poet.

Thanks for dropping by.

Constance said...

Anon - Thus is the genius of Bob Dylan... as channeled by Weird Al. :P

Anonymous said...

Did you know that"Bob",spelled backwards,is "Bob"???
Scary.

Constance said...

Anon - I think that post is a subliminal cry for more Corgi pictures...

Anonymous said...

Cruel and inhumane treatment will get you nowhere(s).

Constance said...

Yeah, but it's fun! :P

A Nonny Moose said...

Igroc? Iguana resting place? A very happy dog that turns itself inside out when it sees you? Misspelling of part of the phrase "I Grock Spock"? Maybe it's just Satan's dyslexic K-9 (9-K?) helper at the keyboard.... heh heh heh... or was that heh heh heh?

Anonymous said...

Sorry...she's off her meds again!

Constance said...

Nonny - Igroc Corgi works for me!

Constance said...

Anon, you're just sorry you didn't think of Satan's dyslexic 9-K helper first!

Anonymous said...

He doesn't know I have been "cheeking" my meds for years! He of all people should realize that creativity (of sorts) is one of the side benefits of madness!

NONNY said...

Heheeee, I even pretend I am him sometimes....

Constance said...

Careful, Nonny, You don't want to end up BEING Anonymous. Although a taste of his own medicine might do him good....