virus: Re: Thongs

Wade T.Smith (
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 07:43:15 -0400

>>a song to sing when Virions meet.
>>a joy to share with those who observe.

>Some suggestions for songs...

Well, the image I had in my fevered brain was not from any actual experience, because beyond the schooltime music period, I ain't got one, but from the 'drinking clubs' popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, where men, and some women, would gather at a pub on established nights and, in addition to shooting the shit and composing parodic broadsides that they would post on the way home, they would sing- not any particular song- more like a Gilbert & Sullivan thing, where they would adlib to the tune. The song don't matter a fetid pair of dingo's kidneys. But the atmosphere, the participation, the wit, and the food and drink and companionship were what mattered. And some people would come to that pub for the implicit purpose of seeing and hearing this group. It was also a 'business' meeting, in that these were writers and politicians and such, even clergy.

So it's more that this group, in the course of its meeting, breaks into song.

I don't want a hymnal here, for Random Quanta's sake....

But if the thong fits....