Category Archives: Mickey Mouse

Life On Mars – Rodin – NASA – Bowie – Streisand? – Nothing Beats the Original

NASA Mars Panorama
NASA Pic – UK Register Coverage

Looks more like “art” on Mars.


David Bowie – Life On Mars?

After all these years I’ve finally come to realize all the make-up was to distract you from his horrible teeth! Still a brilliant song after all these years.

Hunky Dory, David Bowie
Life on Mars? Hunky Dory 1971 (David Bowie)

Life On Mars, Bowie single

It’s a God awful small affair
To the girl with the mousey hair
But her mummy is yelling, “No!”
And her daddy has told her to go
But her friend is no where to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seats with the clearest view
And she’s hooked to the silver screen
But the film is a sadd’ning bore
For she’s lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors
Fighting in the dance hall
Oh man!
Look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man!
Wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

It’s on America’s tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
‘Cause Lennon’s on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns
But the film is a sadd’ning bore
‘Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It’s about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

Sailors
Fighting in the dance hall
Oh man!
Look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man!
Wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

Amazon/ Butterfly, Streisand
By far, the worst remake of Life On Mars – is Barbra Streisand’s version on Butterfly 1974- which is also one of the worst album covers. Uninspired and misdirected, it’s not even butter- it’s margarine! And not even FLIES will eat that! Neither will life on Mars. I won’t buy either of them.

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Pesky Rodent – Am I Crazy for Feeling Horrible?

Pesky Rodent
© Frank H. Jump

It has been a really bad year for mice. Well, good for them but bad for us up in the Poconos. We bought the “humane” traps but since we aren’t there as often as we would like, those traps seem worse since they are trapped in a plastic box without water for days on end until they die of starvation. We found one victim and I was so upset I tried to nurse it back to health but to no avail.

Pesky Rodent
© Frank H. Jump

The snap traps seem more humane since they usually die quickly. Can’t help feeling guilty about killing them. I justify it by their destruction of our food stores and the disease risk they pose since my immune system doesn’t need any further challenges. Don’t mind our bats since they eat mosquitos, but my matzo ball soup mix is verboten Mickey! Heard it was your birthday on November 18. Don’t be mad at me! And don’t tell Topo Gigio either.

Pesky Rodent