Snap, Crackle, Pop, Shout!

I was listening to the radio this morning as I was getting ready and I heard an old Police song that reminded of one of my favorite song lines:

“We have to shout above the din of our rice krispies / we can’t hear anything at all”

Not sure why this line stuck with me, but I find it amusing.  If anyone is still reading this drivel after my semi-hiatus, feel free to chime in with your own favorites in the comments.


  1. Outlaw3 says:

    Well, I am still here.  And I don’t know why, but Hot for Teacher often starts up inside my head unbidden.  Fortunate Son and Paint It Black do also.  I should never have had that iPod implanted….

  2. Kevin White says:

    Here’s one from an album I’m enjoying currently (The Shins’ second album).

    “Since then it’s been a book you read in reverse,
    So you understand less as the pages turn,
    Or a movie so crass and awkwardly cast,
    That even I could be the star”

  3. Outlaw3,

    The other one that infests my mind is Tom Sawyer by Rush.  I once spent two weeks with that damn thing in my head.  As soon as the words “His mind is not for rent…” come to me I have to clamp a lid on it quickly or it’ll be back for good.


    I guess we move in different musical circles, because if I’m not aware of the Shins.  However, I do like the “crass and awkwardly cast” bit of what you posted.

  4. Kevin White says:

    Shins: a dash of country sensibility, a spot of Beach Boysesque vocals, very economical and efficent tunes, a short album with short songs that manage to incorporate a great quantity of clever wordplay and terrific melodies; they were featured in the film Garden State.

  5. Charles Fuller says:

    I insist that Pop’s the sound
    You can’t have snap unless pop’s around
    you can’t stop hopp’en when the cereal’s poppen
    snap! crackel! pop!
    Rice Crispies
    I recall this one from circa 40 years ago. Don’t know what the exact period was they ran it.

  6. Daniel Day says:

    “He died with the radio on”
    Tom Waits, I forget which song/album.