Spitball Army

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About the header tags

Well, not exactly much about the header tags, just a list of them, and where they originated from (if I know).  The copyright police, in the form of an e-mail from a very nice visitor to this blog, alerted me to the fact that the line of text beneath the giant Spitball Army title at the top of each page on this website never lists the author of the words.  Esthetically, that’s just too much text to have crowding up the top of the page, however…this here page is where you can now find that information.  I’ll list them as they change out (which happens frequently), and will try to recall and post some of the better header tags that have been used in the past!

  • Random discharges that sometimes stick.
    – me (this was the very first tag on this blog!)
  • A motivated supersonic king of the scene.
    – Elton John/Bernie Taupin  “I’m Gonna Be a Teenage Idol”
  • The only difference between this blog and a pit bull is the color of lipstick I put on my pig.
    – me (with an obvious reference to that now-infamous Sarah Palin line)
  • I’m just one or two years and a couple of changes behind you.
    – Jackson Browne  “Fountain of Sorrow”
  • A one-way ticket to Palookaville
    – spoken by Marlon Brando, from the dialogue in the film On the Waterfront
  • He had a sharp foxface and a wise manner.
    – John Dos Passos, from The 42nd Parallel
  • You don’t need a license to drive a sandwich.
    – from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  • You’re gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola Company.
    – spoken by Colonal “Bat” Guano in the film Dr. Strangelove
  • What’d ya do, kiss him with a wrench?
    – spoken by Ann Savage as Vera in Detour (1945)
  • Without the damaging effects of chlorine bleach.
    – pronounced by the yelling guy in the OxiClean TV commercial
  • It’s an opportunity, not a competitive scary thing.
    – What Sarah Palin actually said was, “We’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing.”
  • Can’t run, can’t go back, can’t migrate, so where the hell am I?
    – Ry Cooder  “How Can You Keep On Moving?”
  • If you think you can throw sevens all of the time, I can tell you that you’re crazy.
    – Kate Taylor “Tiah’s Cove” (written by her husband, Charlie Witham)
  • The kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk.
    – Barbara Stanwyck, about Gary Cooper (Professor Bertram Potts), in Ball of Fire
  • Not “Coffee and…,” Andy, just “Coffee,” Andy.
    – from Marc Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock
  • Then at 2:00 in the morning, we swept all the trash away and puked on our overcoats, and we said a last “Adieu.”
    – from “The Sons of Knute Christmas Dance and Dinner” by Garrison Keillor
  • I’m running, trying to make a hundred.
    – from “99½ Won’t Do,” specifically the version by Mavis Staples
  • Baptism Rally, Stably Primal, Brat Lays Limp, My Tribal Pals, Palmistry Lab
    – those are all anagrams of Spitball Army, of course!
  • All I want to do is sit around and have my nucleus bombarded by neutrons.
    – from “Old Man Atom,” by The Sons of the Pioneers
  • Fire all of your guns at once and explode into space.
    – from “Born to Be Wild,” by Steppenwolf
  • Still through the cloven skies they come with peaceful wings unfurled.
    – from the Christmas carol, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”
  • Somewhere in America, there’s a street named after my Dad.
    – from the song of the same name, by Was (Not Was)
  • I don’t know when that road turned into the road I’m on.
    – from “Running On Empty,” by Jackson Browne
  • I’m here and I’m ready and I’ve saved you the passenger seat.
    – from “Kathleen,” by Josh Ritter

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  • 1 David Bagby // Feb 1, 2010 at 12:29 AM

    Great site!

    Um, but the Keillor quote from the “Sons of Knute Christmas Dance and Dinner” is “We put on our overcoats…” He sings, in good Minnesotan, “We poot on….”

    Having seen your text now, I have to say I’m torn about which version I prefer.

    [Admin.: I trancribed that line as “We puked on our overcoats.”]

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