Limerick Ode To Miserable Singing

Many people were offended by Seth MacFarlane’s “Saw Your Boobs” at last night’s Oscars. But, at the risk of damaging my feminist cred, I’m not one of them.

Of course, I do understand the negative reaction. However, the song didn’t bother me because I viewed it as parody, rather than misogyny.

But what did bother me at the Oscars was everybody pretending that the Les Misérables cast can sing.

Limerick Ode To Miserable Singing
By Madeleine Begun Kane

There are folks who appear up in arms:
For the “boob song,” they sound the alarms.
But to me, here’s what riled:
Dreadful singing gone wild
In Les Miz — kindly call les gendarmes.

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12 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Miserable Singing”

  1. brian miller says:

    you know i did that just because…lol…i am so out of the loop on this one…i did not watch last night…it just didnt appeal to me…have to go check this out….thank you for being you…

  2. madkane says:

    LOL! Brian, not only do I know why you said it. I fully expected you to say it. :) (By the way, I haven’t posted my “cute” limerick on my blog yet, so nobody knows what we’re talking about.)

  3. Tony says:

    Darn it!! Brian got there first :-) On this side of the Atlantic anyone with any sense slept through the entire Oscars ceremony. I’m not sure how well or not the Les Mis cast did on the night, but in the film it’s only Russell Crowe whose singing really grates…

  4. There are folks who appear up in arms
    for the boob song they sound the alarms
    the rowdy crowd found the humor in the show tune
    while the pointy boobs in Hathaway’s dress bloom
    leaving the faint breasted captured by her charm.

  5. Stan Ski says:

    Not called ‘Les Miserables’ for nothing…

  6. lucychili says:

    hehe i didnt watch it but can imagine it now

  7. WalterMatthau says:

    Offended by nipples? I’m not
    Decorating them’s kinda hot
    Don’t harp on the style
    or cut up the smile
    But, bad singers should be shot

  8. JulesPaige says:

    Too many self serving awards show. OK have the awards if you want ’em but do they need to be televised? At least we have the choice to read a good book.

  9. Sara v says:

    Yep, I’m not an awards watcher–though I always enjoy your wit, Mad! Boobs certainly seem to get people up in arms–remember the “wardrobe malfunction” at the Super Bowl halftime show?

    Thank you for the smiles :-)

  10. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your delightful comments!