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7th Dec '15 1:55:04 PM bt8257
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* In the CD booklet for ''Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage'' as Stipe is discussing the music video for "Imitation of Life" he points out that holding a monkey or an orangutan in a music video was one of Peter Buck's life wishes.

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* In the CD booklet for ''Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage'' Garbage 19822011'' as Stipe is discussing the music video for "Imitation of Life" he points out that holding a monkey or an orangutan in a music video was one of Peter Buck's life wishes.
17th Nov '15 2:48:09 PM bt8257
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* Chances are you experienced the joy of hearing It's the End of the World As We Know It play on the radio (or in Rock Band due to a recent DLC pack) while your friends [[SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein struggle to sing along with the lyrics that aren't the song title]].

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* Chances are you experienced the joy of hearing It's "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" play on the radio (or in Rock Band due to a recent DLC pack) while your friends [[SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein struggle to sing along with the lyrics that aren't the song title]].
20th Sep '15 11:05:09 PM Green_lantern40
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** Also qualifying is the previous song, "Walter's Theme", recorded in the same take. The song was written as a faux-[[KitschyLocalCommercial Kitschy Local Radio Commercial]] for Walter's BBQ in the band's hometown of Athens.

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** Also qualifying is the previous song, "Walter's Theme", recorded in the same take. The song was written as a faux-[[KitschyLocalCommercial Kitschy Local Radio Commercial]] for the long-since-defunct Walter's BBQ in the band's hometown of Athens.



** Similarly, when Stipe flat-out admits he "can't even rhyme here with 'begin'" in the middle of "Begin the Begin".

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** Similarly, when Stipe flat-out admits he "can't even rhyme here with 'begin'" in the middle of "Begin the Begin".Begin".
* During their earlier days, the band loved abusing the WordOfGod trope, giving intentionally misleading and untrue answers to interview questions just to see if they'd get printed. Peter Buck is the cause of one such story, in which he "explained" that his father had been a Shakespearean actor, but had made his living playing the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ty-D-Bol#Ty-D-Bol_Man Ty-D-Bol Man]], and ended up committing suicide. To his delight, the story got printed.
6th Sep '15 3:57:43 PM Green_lantern40
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* In the CD booklet for ''Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage'' as Stipe is discussing the music video for "Imitation of Life" he points out that holding a monkey or an orangutang in a music video was one of Peter Buck's life wishes.
* Michael Stipe's dancing in the music video for ''Imitation of Life''.
* Peter Buck's liner notes to ''Dead Letter Office'' are very funny, but the high point is his horrified and apologetic description of the circumstances behind the band's drunken, shambolic recording of "King of the Road".
-->'''Peter Buck''': Roger Miller ought to be able to sue for what we did to this song.
* The gleefully awful rhyme that opens "It Happened Today:" "This is not a parable. This is a terrible. This is a terrible... thing. [[LampshadeHanging Yes, I will rhyme that.]]"

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* In the CD booklet for ''Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage'' as Stipe is discussing the music video for "Imitation of Life" he points out that holding a monkey or an orangutang orangutan in a music video was one of Peter Buck's life wishes.
* Michael Stipe's dancing in the music video for ''Imitation "Imitation of Life''.
Life". Possibly in general, as well.
* Peter Buck's liner notes to ''Dead Letter Office'' are very funny, funny (as is just about anything Peter Buck says), but the high point is his horrified and apologetic description of the circumstances behind the band's drunken, shambolic recording of "King of the Road".
-->'''Peter Buck''': If there was any justice in the world, Roger Miller ought to should be able to sue for what we did to this song.
** Also qualifying is the previous song, "Walter's Theme", recorded in the same take. The song was written as a faux-[[KitschyLocalCommercial Kitschy Local Radio Commercial]] for Walter's BBQ in the band's hometown of Athens.
* The gleefully awful rhyme that opens "It Happened Today:" "This is not a parable. This is a terrible. This is a terrible... thing. [[LampshadeHanging Yes, I will rhyme that.]]"]]"
** Similarly, when Stipe flat-out admits he "can't even rhyme here with 'begin'" in the middle of "Begin the Begin".
4th May '15 11:01:32 AM nombretomado
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* Late in "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" Michael Stipe can be heard audibly trying to hold back his laughter during the chorus, due to his perceived mispronunciation of the word "[[Creator/DrSeuss Seuss]]" (he thought he was saying "[[ClassicalMythology Dr. Zeus]]"). Made even funnier by the fact that it makes the already incomprehensible chorus even harder to understand.

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* Late in "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" Michael Stipe can be heard audibly trying to hold back his laughter during the chorus, due to his perceived mispronunciation of the word "[[Creator/DrSeuss Seuss]]" (he thought he was saying "[[ClassicalMythology "[[Myth/ClassicalMythology Dr. Zeus]]"). Made even funnier by the fact that it makes the already incomprehensible chorus even harder to understand.
29th Jan '15 7:01:41 PM Crane
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-->'''Peter Buck''': Roger Miller ought to be able to sue for what we did to this song.

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-->'''Peter Buck''': Roger Miller ought to be able to sue for what we did to this song.song.
* The gleefully awful rhyme that opens "It Happened Today:" "This is not a parable. This is a terrible. This is a terrible... thing. [[LampshadeHanging Yes, I will rhyme that.]]"
12th Jan '15 3:30:00 AM 06tele
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* Late in ''The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite'' Michael Stipe can be heard audibly trying to hold back his laughter during the chorus, due to his perceived mispronunciation of the word "[[Creator/DrSeuss Seuss]]" (he thought he was saying "[[ClassicalMythology Dr. Zeus]]"). Made even funnier by the fact that it makes the already incomprehensible chorus even harder to understand.
* In the CD booklet for ''Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage'' as Stipe is discussing the music video for ''Imitation of Life'' he points out that holding a monkey or an orangutang in a music video was one of Peter Buck's life wishes.
* Michael Stipe's dancing in the music video for ''Imitation of Life''.

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* Late in ''The "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite'' Tonite" Michael Stipe can be heard audibly trying to hold back his laughter during the chorus, due to his perceived mispronunciation of the word "[[Creator/DrSeuss Seuss]]" (he thought he was saying "[[ClassicalMythology Dr. Zeus]]"). Made even funnier by the fact that it makes the already incomprehensible chorus even harder to understand.
* In the CD booklet for ''Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage'' as Stipe is discussing the music video for ''Imitation "Imitation of Life'' Life" he points out that holding a monkey or an orangutang in a music video was one of Peter Buck's life wishes.
* Michael Stipe's dancing in the music video for ''Imitation of Life''.Life''.
* Peter Buck's liner notes to ''Dead Letter Office'' are very funny, but the high point is his horrified and apologetic description of the circumstances behind the band's drunken, shambolic recording of "King of the Road".
-->'''Peter Buck''': Roger Miller ought to be able to sue for what we did to this song.
29th Dec '14 10:31:10 AM nombretomado
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* Late in ''The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite'' Michael Stipe can be heard audibly trying to hold back his laughter during the chorus, due to his perceived mispronunciation of the word "[[DrSeuss Seuss]]" (he thought he was saying "[[ClassicalMythology Dr. Zeus]]"). Made even funnier by the fact that it makes the already incomprehensible chorus even harder to understand.

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* Late in ''The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite'' Michael Stipe can be heard audibly trying to hold back his laughter during the chorus, due to his perceived mispronunciation of the word "[[DrSeuss "[[Creator/DrSeuss Seuss]]" (he thought he was saying "[[ClassicalMythology Dr. Zeus]]"). Made even funnier by the fact that it makes the already incomprehensible chorus even harder to understand.
30th Mar '13 6:46:12 PM DavidDelony
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb6jjEApfmg "Voice of Harold"]], which features Michael Stipe singing the liner notes to a Gospel album over the backing track of "7 Chinese Bros."
* Chances are you experienced the joy of hearing It's the End of the World As We Know It play on the radio (or in Rock Band due to a recent DLC pack) while your friends [[SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein struggle to sing along with the lyrics that aren't the song title]].
* As said in the BeamMeUpScotty entry on the main page, "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" got its title from an incident involving Dan Rather being attacked by someone, who kept shouting (some form of) the phrase as he was beating the veteran newsman. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Huyn9itzIw Now watch Dan Rather performing the song with them in 1995.]] You can't say the man has no sense of humor.
* Late in ''The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite'' Michael Stipe can be heard audibly trying to hold back his laughter during the chorus, due to his perceived mispronunciation of the word "[[DrSeuss Seuss]]" (he thought he was saying "[[ClassicalMythology Dr. Zeus]]"). Made even funnier by the fact that it makes the already incomprehensible chorus even harder to understand.
* In the CD booklet for ''Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage'' as Stipe is discussing the music video for ''Imitation of Life'' he points out that holding a monkey or an orangutang in a music video was one of Peter Buck's life wishes.
* Michael Stipe's dancing in the music video for ''Imitation of Life''.
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