Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Look out... here comes the teenage son

Ever have one of those times where do you don't know if you should be mad at your kid or give him a high five for ingenuity?

Well I did, just last week.

I was at a customer site and my work cell phone started ringing. But - instead of the normal professional ringtone I usually have it set to, I hear this instead:


On one hand I was like, "what the hell?" and on the other hand I couldn't stop giggling about it for the rest of the day.

Here's a sign I created that pretty much sums up my feelings about it.



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29 comments:

Jeff said...

For those of you who couldn't play it or hear it properly, here are the words to that ringtone, which of course is the one and only Homer Simpson singing Spider Pig:

Spider Pig, Spider Pig.
Does whatever a spider pig does.
Can he swing, from a web?
No he can't, he's a pig.
Look out. He is the Spider Pig.

Heather said...

It is quite a catchy tune isn't it?

Sure, NOW you tell me.

the amoeba said...

Time to engage the PEN (Parental Espionage Network).

Watch this dude closely.

If you catch him practicing the tuba, ground the sucker.

;)

Whit said...

Too funny.

VE said...

That's too funny. Boy, today's kids are very quick to reprogram rings tones on their parent's phones. That's why I always put my phone in a mouse trap whenever it isn't being used...

Carla said...

HEY, that was Harry Plopper! LOVE it!

Manic Mom said...

I'm totally bopping my head up and down to it. That was such a cute movie despite me thinking it would suck.

You are all over the blog comment world these days. I see you everywhere. Stop by Manic Mom's for cryin' out loud! : )

April said...

Manic Mom, I feel your pain. I've also seen Jeff everywhere but my blog, too! Really, no hard feelings, Jeff. I'll still read your blog and comment because I enjoy it very much.

Kathy said...

I vote to give your kid a high five! I love that little ditty. I'll be singing it my head the rest of the night. Who says Homer's not professional? He has a job. He might annihilate Springfield one day, but still....

Michelle said...

Tee hee. I love it. It's so nice to see what I have to look forward to. In my case, of course, it will be Little Miss who does these kinds of things...

Good to know you have a smart kid though, right?

Groovy Mom said...

LOLOLOL! I'm totally gonna do that to my husband. Give your kid a high five for me!

Sandy said...

I so remember that episode! And I recall having that tune stick in my head for days.

Mamma said...

That is awesome. Sounds like he has his dad's sense of humor.

Mooselet said...

Yeah, sounds like something you would've done if there were mobile phones when you were a teen. Or maybe I'm projecting.

Her Majesty loves that part of the movie - I've had to play your clip 4 times now.

Maureen said...

Heh, Heh... good one. And I am NOT mentioning this post to my teenage daughter....

;)

PS Love me my home-boy Homer ... a former Winnipegger you know!

Elizabeth said...

I vote high-five! That was hilarious!!

Ed (zoesdad) said...

In some twisted way--I can't wait until my kids are old enough to start giving me the business.

That's cool!

G said...

Hahahaha! That is excellent!

High five teenage son!

Jeff said...

heather - You gotta love it!

the amoeba - Funny.

whit - That depends upon which side of the prank you're on.

ve - You should see the screen savers that have shown up over time. And that's from my innocent little daughter!

carla - I'll send it to you if you want it.

manic mom - I was doing some blog hoppin' last weekend. You must have a lot of friends who do that too huh?

april - Ooh, good one. I appreciate a good quality jab ;-)

kathy - I was more surprised than anything. What the?... why do I hear Homer coming from my hip?

michelle - Oh, he's smart all right.

groovy mom - I like the idea of playing it forward. Let me know how that works out for your husband.

sandy - Here's to even more days!

mamma - Unfortunately for me that's true. I'm pretty sure I would bug the crap out of me if I were me.

mooselet - It's good that people are enjoying this. My work here is done.

maureen - And for $20 I won't say anything to her either.

elizabeth - Hey wait a minute, this isn't a democracy.

ed - Yeah, it's cute the first 500 times they do it.

g - Thanks. I'll let him know he has your support ;b

Bex said...

Pfft...that's funny! Except now I have a spider pig song stuck in my head.

Julia said...

HA!

Love it. Your kid has class.

JD at I Do Things

PG said...

I think I played the clip 438 times in a row yesterday afternoon. My 9 and 7 year old boys are out of control with laughter. 7 year old had juice coming out his nose at one point.

My ring tone?....

"F is For Friends..." by Spongebob & Plankton.

Anonymous said...

Love it! Thankfully my daughter hasn't figured out how to do something like this (actually, I haven't figured it out either!).

Durblady

Karl said...

Too funny. I have yet to see the Simpsons Movie.

Karen MEG said...

Like father like son, maybe ;)

That was pretty cute. One of my 3 yo daughter's favourite tunes.

We start them young here.

Windyridge said...

Couldn't get it to play so thanks for the lyrics. A few smart alecs in the family are there? I know what it's like.

Groovy Mom said...

I did it! I set his phone to play "Man of Constant Sorrow" whenever I call him. Only me. Unfortunately, I chose to call him while he was giving a woman a ticket. Not so good. He loved it, though.

wayabetty said...

OMG! I'm listening to this post with my 5 y/o and he's asked to listen to the "spider pig" again.

Well, I supposed it's better than a theme song to "Benny Hill" or something.

wayabetty said...

Note to self "don't read/listen to Jeff's blog with 5 y/o son b/c all he wants to hear now is 'spider pig'!"