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New filk: Banana Slug
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Joel Polowin
2017-07-03 18:46:23 UTC
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Inge and I performed this in our concert set at Contata. It's the
first filk that I've made any real progress on, let alone finished,
in *years*. Because Life.

A month and a half ago, we went to San Francisco to visit some of her
family and see the sights and have a bit of vacation time. Again, for
the first time in years. We went for a walk in Muir Woods, and off to
the side of the trail, I spotted a flash of yellow. It was my first
time seeing a banana slug in the wild, and that pushed me towards
working on the idea, which I'd had a long time ago.

Banana Slug
(Lyrics by Joel Polowin. TTO: "Get A Job" by the Silhouettes.)

Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na (banana slug)
Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na (banana slug)
Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na (banana slug)
Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na
Ick ick ick ick ick ick ick ick
Yeck yeck yeck yeck yeck yeck
Banana slug
Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na

Pacific forest any time
You see a giant blob of slime
It's a slug

Spotted yellow, green or brown
And it's gliding on the ground
Waving eyestalks all around
It's a slug

Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na (banana slug)
Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na (banana slug)
Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na (banana slug)
Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na
Ick ick ick ick ick ick ick ick
Yeck yeck yeck yeck yeck yeck
Banana slug
Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na

And when they get to mating
They do it two by two
Simultaneous hermaphrodites
They apophallate when they're through

So U of C at Santa Cruz
Picked a mascot that could ooze
Oh it doesn't have a spine
And it glistens and it shines
It's a slug
And it's covered in slime

Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na (banana slug)
Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na (banana slug)
Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na (banana slug)
Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na
Ick ick ick ick ick ick ick ick
Yeck yeck yeck yeck yeck yeck
Banana slug

I'll be posting the arrangement soon, after I work out some of
the kinks we discovered during practise and performance. The
harmony lines include a lot of "eww"s and "bleah"s.

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Joel Polowin
2017-07-03 20:15:10 UTC
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Post by Joel Polowin
Inge and I performed this in our concert set at Contata. It's the
first filk that I've made any real progress on, let alone finished,
in *years*. Because Life.
Huh. Looking back at the old newsgroup posts, I see that that isn't
true. Last year's "Coke Brothers (That Ain't Brotherly Love)" had that
distinction. Shows you what kind of shape my brain is in these days.
One new song in a year is still not where I want to be.


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Gary McGath
2017-07-04 00:47:52 UTC
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Banana Slug
(Lyrics by Joel Polowin. TTO: "Get A Job" by the Silhouettes.)
That was fun to hear at Contata.
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Jeff Urs
2017-07-04 09:57:21 UTC
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Banana Slug
(Lyrics by Joel Polowin. TTO: "Get A Job" by the Silhouettes.)
That was fun to hear at Contata.
*And* fun to read in RMF.
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Mark Mandel
2017-07-04 18:43:44 UTC
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<b>apophallate</b>
A slug that apophallates gnaws
Off another slug's member, because
Disengaging from sex
Can be hard and complex
For a creature whose penis size awes.

(uh-PAH-ful-layt) When slugs (who are hermaphroditic) mate, disengagement is difficult because they are so amply endowed and covered in sticky mucus. After much writhing and pulling, the pair may resort to what malacologists call apophallation (or apophally), meaning one slug gnaws off the other's penis.
Gary McGath
2017-07-05 19:24:39 UTC
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(uh-PAH-ful-layt) When slugs (who are hermaphroditic) mate, disengagement is difficult because they are so amply endowed and covered in sticky mucus. After much writhing and pulling, the pair may resort to what malacologists call apophallation (or apophally), meaning one slug gnaws off the other's penis.
To be filed under "facts I wish I could forget."
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Joel Polowin
2017-07-08 02:57:17 UTC
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(uh-PAH-ful-layt) When slugs (who are hermaphroditic) mate, disengagement is
difficult because they are so amply endowed and covered in sticky mucus.
After much writhing and pulling, the pair may resort to what
malacologists
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call apophallation (or apophally), meaning one slug gnaws off the
other's penis.

Or its own. The phallus doesn't grow back, but the dismembered slug can
still copulate as a female.


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Kay Shapero
2017-07-07 06:36:39 UTC
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Inge and I performed this in our concert set at Contata. It's the
first filk that I've made any real progress on, let alone finished,
in *years*. Because Life.
A month and a half ago, we went to San Francisco to visit some of her
family and see the sights and have a bit of vacation time. Again, for
the first time in years. We went for a walk in Muir Woods, and off to
the side of the trail, I spotted a flash of yellow. It was my first
time seeing a banana slug in the wild, and that pushed me towards
working on the idea, which I'd had a long time ago.
Banana Slug
(Lyrics by Joel Polowin. TTO: "Get A Job" by the Silhouettes.)
Ba-na-na-na - ba-na-na-na-na (banana slug)
On the one hand, I actually LIKE banana slugs, otoh, Snicker! Applause.
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