Talk about a song that goes too fast! Eesh this one takes it out of me. I’m always glad Sarah sings the melody with me just so there’s somebody to bite out all the syllables if I get mixed up.
We did drop half a verse for this performance from the original. The Orlando night club shooting had just happened, and so a joke about mass shootings was very, very out of place.
I’ll be honest — we originally intended to use the same song and rewrite the lyrics for each year because it would be fun…and then 2016 ended in a really rough place and it wasn’t fun anymore. I don’t know if we’ll ever do another one, though maybe if we have a better year with more things to laugh about, we’d consider it. It’s always going to be sitting there if we want it.
My favorite jokes that I crammed in at the end are the “Horse named SpellCheckFail” and “the dress was blue slash gold.” That last line always makes people stop and think before they laugh. It’s hilarious. Everybody’s nodding along, having a good time, and then I drop that and they all THINK before reacting. I’m not sure why? Maybe because the argument about that stupid dress that was blue AND gold but not blue AND gold is still going on inside their heads? It was a bit of a brain-bender for us all so…
*Please note that this entry has been backdated. Basically, the summer got completely away from me AND I lost access to posting on the site from the reliable computer I’d been using — and posting via smartphone is not as elegant as it sounds. So, to make up for it, I’ve retroactively put this entry here. Hopefully this won’t become an annual trend!