YMMV / Jonathan Coulton

  • Crosses the Line Twice: Pretty much the entirety of "I Feel Fantastic." The song is a cheerful, upbeat song about a guy with a severe addiction to painkillers and other prescription drugs. Including "steak-tastes-better" pills.
    • From "First of May" (especially effective after the first verse):
      So we went to the park together
      We were walking in the midday sun
      We met all kinds of people, and we
      We fucked everyone
      We fucked the lady who sells ice cream
      We fucked a man with a tan Shar-Pei
      Everyone that needed fuckin', well they
      They got fucked today
  • Ear Worm: His songs are very melodic.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    "I come from a rock and roll town
    And I know a kid named Mike Brown
    If he ever comes to my town (if he ever comes to this crazy town)
    I'm a gonna knock him down (I'ma gonna knock him down, I'ma gonna knock him down)"
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Ikea teamed up with one company to furnish prefab homes, and another to build a block of cheap apartments. If you don't have a home, you can actually buy one from Ikea.
  • Ho Yay: He has described his songs from Portal in a romantic sense, with "Want You Gone" in particular being GLaDOS' "Break-Up Song" towards Chell.
  • The Wiki Rule: http://www.jonathancoulton.com/wiki/Main_Page


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