Not being a big fan of graphic novels, or things that I think will be boring, I was very skeptical about the amount of enjoyment I would receive from reading Watchmen. However, since I am a member of the all mighty Bushwick Book Club, and Watchmen happened to be the selected book for the month of March, I read the whole stupid thing anyways. My official review of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ critically acclaimed masterpiece: “Ehh… Not Bad”. I’ve read much worse (I’m looking at you Dark Knight Returns). The book did a nice job of tackling the important issue of what life might be like if you were just an ordinary old man, sans superpowers, that used to spend your younger days dressed up in a ridiculous costume fighting crime. Plus there was a ton of nudity, which is always fun.
The first part of my Watchmen inspired song was inspired by the tender moment in which Laurie Juspeczyk and Nite Owl engage in their first romantic encounter. Yowza! Aaaaoooooooga! The second part of the tune touches on Laurie’s relationship with Mr. Big Blue Wiener himself, Dr. Manhattan. And then there’s the exoskeleton (or lack thereof). Hey Alan Moore, here’s a hot tip for you. If you are going to go through all the trouble of ever so subtly mentioning something awesome like the Nite Owl exoskeleton, you had better make sure that it is properly used to fight the bad guy at the end of the book. What a jip!
Performing the song live at the show was pretty fun. That night I ran into a couple fellows who were participating in a drinking game where they took a shot anytime one of the performers made mention of the blue dong. Apparently, my song got them the drunkest. I’m always happy to help. The video of the live performance is posted below. Feel free to watch me stumble through it. The fact that I’m dressed in all blue was just a hilarious coincidence.
I spent a couple hours recording this song over the weekend when I should have been doing other things, so I really hope you take the time to listen to it. If you choose not to, the chances of your fancy being tickled today will decrease dramatically.
You don’t need super powers
if you want to turn me on
just put your costume on
hanging out with Night Owl
He’s just an ordinary man
with only two hands
The Television’s providing the play by play
getting naked on the couch
boobs are popping out
He awkwardly offers an apology
I tell him it’s ok
but we both know that it’s not
The TV audience starts clapping when he’s done
I’ve fallen victim to his premature ejaculation
A big blue wiener is all I see
don’t point that thing at me
I can’t go seven panels without mentioning his name
or dreaming of his face
Experiencing every moment simultaneously
it’s hard to comprehend
the world will soon be going nuclear and you’re nowhere to be found
Manhattan’s not around
He left when he was needed most
now he’s walking on Mars
Feeling sorry for himself
Your omnipresent aura is driving me away
how could you choose to love me when you knew I’d leave you some day
Foreshadowing Has forsaken me
the Exoskeleton is absent from the final scene