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mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-18-2007 18:27 Edit Quote

~*disclaimer*~
i do understand that these lyrics contain incoherent words and sentences in order to push the songs mood. (the song is about some damn confused fella who just cant realize what happened, therefore talking a lot of shit)


here we go. these are the lyrics from one of my favourite songs, called rosetta stoned (from tool). since my native language is german and not english, i was wondering if this song includes any common slang words, adages or insider jokes which a non american just cant really understand.

so what i am asking for is if someone could help me out by telling me if the following terms are really just bafflegab, or if some of them actually make some sort of sense. this just goes beyond my english skills.

yogi DMT - wtf is that?
flaming stealth banana - bullshit, right?
right angle donuts
birkinstocks - couldnt find that in the dictionary
isabella rossellini lips
vanilla chig champa
feetal spooning
somniferous almond eyes - yeah, so does anyone know what that means?
peanuts parents
edit: bob help me - should probably mean god help me. another joke i just dont get?

i dont really expect that any of the above mean something...but please enlighten me so that i can make sure

quote:
ROSETTA STONED

All righty then... picture this if you will...
10 to 2 am, X, yogi DMT, and a box of krispy kreme's in my "need to know" pose just outside of area 51, contemplating the whole chosen people thingy when just then a flaming stealth banana split the sky like one would hope but never really expect to see in a place like this. Cutting right angle donuts on a dime and stopping right at my birkinstocks, and me yelping "holy fuckin' shit!"

then the X file being, looking like some kinda blue green Jackie chan, with Isabella Rossellini lips, and breath that reeked of vanilla chig champa, did a slow mo matrix decent outta the butt end of the banana vessel, and hovered above my bug eyes, my gaping jaw, and my sweaty elron hubbard upper lip and all I could think was, "I hope uncle martin here doesn't notice that I pissed my fuckin pants!!"

so light in his way, like an apparition, that he had me crying out...
"fuck me! It's gotta be the dead head chemistry. (the) blotter got right on top o' me. Got me seeing E mutha fuckin T!


and after calming me down with some orange slices and some fetal spooning, E.T. revealed to me his singular purpose. He said. "you are the chosen one. The one who will deliver the message. A message of hope for those who choose to hear it, and a warning for those who do not." Me! The chosen one. They chose me!!!! And I didn't even graduate from fuckin' high school!!

Then he looked right through me with somniferous almond eyes. Don't even know what that means. Must remember to write it down.
This is so real. Like the time Dave floated away. See, my heart is pounding. cuz this shit never happens to me.
Can't breathe right now.

It was so real. Like I woke up in wonderland. all sorta terrifying. I don't wanna be alone while I tell this story.
And can anyone tell me why y'all sound like peanuts parents?
Will I ever be coming down?
This is so real. Finally it's my lucky day See, my heart is racing cuz this shit never happens to me.
Can't breathe right now.


You believe me don't you? Please believe what I've just said. See, the dead ain't touring and this wasn't all in my head. see they took me by the hand and invited me right in. then they showed me something. I don't even know where to begin.

Strapped down to my bed, feet cold and eyes red.
I'm out of my head am I alive? Am I dead.
Can't remember what they said. God damn. Shit the bed.
Overwhelmed as one would be placed in my position...
Such a heavy burden now to be the one
Born to bear and bring to all the details of our ending.
to write it down for all the world to see.
But I forgot my pen. Shit the bed again. Typical.


Strapped down to my bed, feet cold and eyes red.
I'm out of my head am I alive? Am I dead.
Sun kissed and Sudafed Gyro scopes and infrared
won't help. I'm brain dead. Can't remember what they said.
God damn. Shit the bed.


Can't remember what they said to me.
Can't remember what they said to make me out to be the hero.
Can't remember what they said.
Bob help me.
Can't remember what they said.


We don't know and we won't know.
God damn shit the bed.



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(Edited by mas on 01-18-2007 18:32)

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-18-2007 19:22 Edit Quote

flaming stealth banana must refer to the description of some UFOs

cutting right angle donuts on a dime means the above mentionned flaming stealth banana flies like crazy and turns at 90° in a snap.

birkinstocks are some sort of sandals.

Isabella Rossellini's lips don't seem special.

I'm a bit lost on the vanilla chig champa, althought chig seems to be a fictional alien species from the science fiction television series Space: Above and Beyond.

feetal spooning must be a super-lovely hug, like in the spoon (sexual) position.

somniferous almond eyes is self expanatory. The alien had almond eyes that make you fall asleep.

I don't have a clue about the peanuts parents. The only reference I found is that they're supposed to make a 'womp womp womp' sound. oO

As for Bob, humm, dunno either.


Anyway, hope that helps. And FWIW an English co-worker was also oblivious to most of the terms. Although he was lacking the context.



(Edited by poi on 01-18-2007 19:40)

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-18-2007 19:42 Edit Quote

hey, thank you very much this already helps!

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DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 01-18-2007 20:21 Edit Quote
quote:

poi said:

Isabella Rossellini's lips don't seem special.


Heretic.

Looks like poi has things covered here...if you're still unclear on anything specific, just ask.

To clarify on the 'right angle donuts' - a 'donut' is is when you rev the engine, crank the wheel, and let it fly - making big circles on the ground. So...a 'right angle' version of that...

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-18-2007 20:24 Edit Quote
quote:
if you're still unclear on anything specific, just ask.


mhmm yeah, anyone else got some ideas what peanuts parents could mean ?

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DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 01-18-2007 21:31 Edit Quote

Oh, sorry - I thought poi had answered it.
His reference to the sound of their voice is what is being referred to. Basically, on the Peanuts cartoon, whenver an adult speaks, it is just a trombone or some other horn instrument making vaguely voice-like noises.

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-18-2007 21:45 Edit Quote

ah...okay, that makes sense

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Tyberius Prime
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

IP logged posted posted 01-18-2007 21:50 Edit Quote

Birkenstocks are know in austria, I'm pretty sure .

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-18-2007 22:00 Edit Quote

we call that "schlapfen"

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Blacknight
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: INFRONT OF MY PC
Insane since: Dec 2001

IP logged posted posted 01-18-2007 23:15 Edit Quote

no we call them Birkenstock and its a brand that makes ergonomic correct slipers

(Edited by Blacknight on 01-18-2007 23:22)

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-19-2007 01:48 Edit Quote

Yep when checking for birkinstocks I stumbled upon the Birkenstock brand. They even have a german site. And yep, it's closers to slippers than to sandals

DL-44: By 'not special lips' I meant 'not weird looking lips'.
Thanks for the clarification on the donut and the Peanuts parents things. I didn't know that.

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 01-19-2007 02:34 Edit Quote
quote:

mas said:

elron hubbard upper lip




I think that might be L. Ron Hubbard

quote:

"I hope uncle martin here doesn't notice that I pissed my fuckin pants!!"



Uncle Martin refers to a sitcom called My Favorite Martian.

However...you didn't ask about these but I thought I'd chime in

Later,

C:\

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 01-19-2007 05:55 Edit Quote

"feetal spooning" should probably be "foetal spooning", referring (as poi said) to the spoon position, but also tothe foetal position that infants assume in the womb.


Justice 4 Pat Richard

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-19-2007 18:17 Edit Quote

guys, big big thx for your input! this helped a lot! *hugseveryone*

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GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

IP logged posted posted 01-19-2007 21:55 Edit Quote

dude! mas... birkenstocks!!! dude!!! OMGOLOLZZ!!!ONEONEELEVEN

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-19-2007 22:33 Edit Quote

birkenstocks suck

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SleepingWolf
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2006

IP logged posted posted 01-19-2007 23:03 Edit Quote

X, yogi DMT, blotter.....refers to LSD type trips
i think X is shorthand for ecstasy although i think it is normally called e...but i'm not a crackwhore so i don't know. DMT and ecstasy would be a pretty potent combo.

quote:

poi said:

flaming stealth banana must refer to the description of some UFO



i thought it was a flaming stealth that "banana split"

the first being:


the second is a play on words...instead of split...banana split

mmmm...yummy

but Poi is right, as the alien got out of the "banana vessel"...lots of play on words here...including the krispy kreme and the donut, references to the x-files, scientology, at least 2 references to the grateful dead, uncle martin(Sitcom called my favourite martian as someone pointed out) etc.

the reference to sudafed? this is a decongestant found in North America. do u have this in germany?

one final thought: the repeated "shit the bed" does not mean he shit on the bedsheets out of fear or being anally probed..in this context it more likely means "fucked up"...he had an opportunity to take notes and observe but he was tripping so he lost a once in a life time opportunity and he shit the bed instead.

the shit the bed part, this might be a stretch though, might tie in to the song title - the fact that he had discovered the equivalent of the alien "rosetta stone" but given he was "rosetta stoned" he wasn't able to capitalize on might have been the scientific discovery of the century.


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(Edited by SleepingWolf on 01-19-2007 23:47)

SleepingWolf
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2006

IP logged posted posted 01-19-2007 23:55 Edit Quote

Did not have a clue about the Champa but found this at wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nag_Champa

quote:
The Dark Star Orchestra (Grateful Dead cover band) also burns Nag Champa incense at their concerts. This is to recreate the Grateful Dead Experience.

Nag Champa was also the favorite incense of the late musician Jeff Buckley.

Rapper Common (aka Common Sense), had a song called Nag Champa on his album Like Water For Ch



when i saw grateful dead, i knew it made sense given the references to Jerry's old band in Tool's song.

not sure about the vanilla

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Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-20-2007 03:42 Edit Quote
quote:

SleepingWolf said:

i think X is shorthand for ecstasy although i think it is normally called e...but i'm not a crackwhore so i don't know.



Actually, it's called both--and, surprisingly enough, I'm not a crack whore either. In fact, I've never even used ecstasy, let alone any other recreational drug. I'm not sure why a person would need to be so addicted to crack cocaine that they sell their body for a fix in order to know about slang names for ecstasy.


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DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 01-20-2007 06:20 Edit Quote

Yeah. Nice try




Crackwhore...

twItch^
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Denver, CO, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 01-20-2007 22:35 Edit Quote

Would people please stop knocking the crackwhore lifestyle? It's not all bad.








man. Closed minds.

-svd

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-21-2007 06:11 Edit Quote

Well, they do say don't knock it until you try it... so I guess I won't knock it.

skyetyger
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: midair
Insane since: Jul 2001

IP logged posted posted 01-22-2007 01:13 Edit Quote

To spin or turn donuts Find a length of road leading to a vacant lot...point the vehicle in a forward direction..mash the gas and when the vehicle
is approximately dead center in the lot....twist the wheel hard...until the vehicle is 180 degree rotated...mash the gas...grab some gears and go up the road ..do it again
Small town entertainment on Saturday nights..Friday night is the picture show..
James Bond used a combination of grabbing gears and the hand brake to turn a donut in the width of a two lane road
Turning donuts is as useful as any other small town sport..The best donut turners graduate to NASCAR..
The rest of the words have been explained by other people
Peanut's parents are snoopy's owners
The guy who wrote those lyrics is a Dead Head..
Flaming..comma stealth comma banana ..flaming is descriptive of color...stealth is descriptive of vehicle type...and banana is what the perceived object most resembled

A right hand donut is a 360 spin with an angular drift to the right..(drift can be acute depending on initial momentum and sharpness of turn)

(Edited by skyetyger on 01-22-2007 01:44)

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 01-22-2007 02:45 Edit Quote
quote:

skyetyger said:

Peanut's parents are snoopy's owners



Snoopy's owner was Charlie Brown. DL had it right--it refers to any adults in the television cartoons, who had trombones (I think) for voices. Although the most prominently featured adult was the teacher, rather than any of the kids' parents.

Maruman
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: under your bed
Insane since: Oct 2000

IP logged posted posted 01-22-2007 12:42 Edit Quote

DMT is one messed up drug.

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

IP logged posted posted 02-05-2007 21:31 Edit Quote

all i say is birkenstoxxx rul0rzz!



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