Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Adjective Noun: Haitian Divorce

The image above is “a zombie in a coco shell”, ie, a mug made from carved coconut shell. A zombie is, of course, the name of the drink.

Steely Dan: Haitian Divorce


Every so often, my wife and I have a moment that reminds us of why we are married to each other. Often, this involves one of us noting something absurd, and we start riffing on it, and the absurdity grows exponentially. Other times it can involve one of us remembering a snatch of a song lyric, and we puzzle it out together until we remember what song it comes from.

One time, we were in the car listening to Steely Dan’s album The Royal Scam. The song “Haitian Divorce” came on, and we found ourselves singing along to it at the top of our lungs, probably drawing stares from passing motorists, but if so we never noticed. We got all the way to the end of the song, turned to each other, a gave each other that look. No words were needed. The lyrics, of course, are completely inappropriate, but there it is.

So I dedicate this post to my wife, Janice. I love you.

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