A recent Washington Post Style Invitational contest challenged us to “quote a song title or a line from a song and supply a question that that line might answer.”
I had a lot of fun with that contest, even though I didn’t win anything. Here’s what I submitted:
1) Yes sir, yes sir: Three bags full.
“Did you bring the cash?” — Congressman to Lobbyist
(Baa Baa Black Sheep)
2) Big Bad John.
Who’s the worst Speaker ever?
(Big Bad John)
3) Just Go Away!
“What do you want me to do?” — Obama to Republican leadership
(Just Go Away)
4) The candy man can.
Who can get me coke, quick?
(The Candy Man)
5) Get off of my cloud!
What message do you get when you’ve forgotten to pay your movie streaming bill?
(Get Off Of My Cloud)
6) Spacious skies.
What’s the upside of homelessness?
(America, The Beautiful)
7) Shady Lane.
What’s K Street’s nickname?
(The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane)
8) Doesn’t really matter to me.
How do Republican pols view unemployment?
9) Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.
“What happens if I don’t find a husband?”
(Hush, Little Baby)
10) That’s what it’s all about!
Can’t you think about anything besides money?
(The Hokey Pokey)
11) All the girls I’ve loved before.
Why so many paternity tests?
(To All The girls I’ve Loved Before)
12) No more tears!
What do embarrassed Republicans keep saying to John Boehner?
(No More Tears)
13) Girls just want to have fun.
Why shouldn’t a woman be president?
(Girls Just Want To Have Fun)
14) It’s only make believe.
What do nay-sayers say about global warming?
(It’s Only Make Believe)
15) I’m leaving it up to you.
What do Republicans never say to women?
(I’m Leaving It Up to You)
16) I’m gonna be your number one.
What are your plans for 2016, Senator Paul?
(The Tide Is High)
17) I’m gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha!
“What are you planning?” — Obama to Republican leadership
(One Way Or Another)