Jingle Rock Bell December 24, 2004 11:39 AM   Subscribe

AskMefiFollowup: I like to sing Jingle Bell Rock, but using only the words "bell", "rock", and "jingle":

bell rock jingle rock
Bell jingle rock
Rock jingle rock
Bell jingle bell
Rock bell
Jingle
Rock rock bell
Jingle rock, jingle rock
Bell bell bell

Drives my wife nuts. I'd record an MP3 of me doing it if someone could find me a karaoke track.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:25 AM PST on December 22

P. S. Tail, Esq, has followed through just in time for Christmas: May I present you with Jingle Rock Bell
posted by quasistoic to MetaFilter Music at 11:39 AM (71 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

It sounds like you were dancing around as you sang it, too! (i do that with the music for "Do the Hustle" and just ordinary sentences--purely to annoy a friend of mine) : >
posted by amberglow at 11:43 AM on December 24, 2004


brilliant!

I was singing this to my wife the other night, after you posted it. This is so infinitely better! This'll be making an appearance tonight!
posted by Alt F4 at 11:45 AM on December 24, 2004


OK, now you did it! My wife is now driving me nuts singing this (with some ad lib la-la-la-la's).
posted by swordfishtrombones at 11:49 AM on December 24, 2004


My wife says she can sympathize with PST's. It took less than a minute before it was driving her nuts, too. And the kids lasted only a few seconds longer.

Which is great, if you ask me. That means I can slip it into their playlists and be sure to annoy them! Thanks PST!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:53 AM on December 24, 2004


I am in awe. This is just the ticket to annoy my family.

I especially love from about 1:30 on, as you start getting tired.
posted by wallaby at 11:57 AM on December 24, 2004


This is great. Never thought I'd have PinkStainlessTail in iTunes.
posted by interrobang at 12:00 PM on December 24, 2004


As quasistoic noted, the Ringles and the Jocks in there spice it up nicely.
posted by Alt F4 at 12:10 PM on December 24, 2004


MetaFilter: the Ringles and the Jocks
posted by tomharpel at 12:29 PM on December 24, 2004


This is great. Thanks both of you.
posted by rafter at 12:29 PM on December 24, 2004


That is fucking fantastic.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:30 PM on December 24, 2004


It began annoying, but it's beginning to grow on me. Thanks quasistoic and PST!
posted by fvw at 12:38 PM on December 24, 2004


I really wish I'd been drunk when I did that.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:56 PM on December 24, 2004


Oh and amber, I wasn't so much dancing as bouncing up and down in classic psuedo-autistic style.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:58 PM on December 24, 2004


I should note that the version of Jingle Bell Rock I originally sent to PST was by Los Straitjackets, but it was a bit too uptempo for the needs of this project, so PST went with the more classical Lenny Dee version. I applaud his choice.
posted by quasistoic at 1:01 PM on December 24, 2004


and the most amazing mefi xmas meme has begun.

i love it.
posted by moonbird at 1:05 PM on December 24, 2004


This made my entire week -- maybe my month. I'm completely in love with P.S.Tail and all of you. Bless us every one.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 1:10 PM on December 24, 2004


And a new Xmas fave is born! Rock on PST.
posted by CunningLinguist at 1:10 PM on December 24, 2004


I'm a little hazy on the connection between Balrocs and Christmas.
posted by five fresh fish at 1:25 PM on December 24, 2004


Oh geez, not only is it stuck in my head, it's morphed into 'Jingle Bell Rock Paper Scissors'...
posted by Shane at 1:27 PM on December 24, 2004


Move over American Idolites! Make way for PinkStainlessTail . Can't wait for the remix (hoping it's recorded when you are drunk). Well done.
posted by ericb at 1:27 PM on December 24, 2004


Gawd, you suck.

Being a holiday and all I have a home office filled with kids. They saw this. They won't stop.

If you read about the guy who lost it Christmas Eve and was dragged away by the police screaming, "Rock. Jingle. Jingle. Bell," well, let's just say, we'll be seeing you in court.
posted by cedar at 1:46 PM on December 24, 2004 [1 favorite]


fff wins, I think.

But curse you, PST! Curse you and your damned earworm to Jingle Bell HELL!!!!!
posted by Sidhedevil at 1:55 PM on December 24, 2004


The original Jingle Bell Rock annoys me to no end, but your take on it is possibly the funniest Christmas song I've ever heard. Thank you, P.S. Tail.
posted by wanderingmind at 3:07 PM on December 24, 2004


Mary mother of God.

Thanks, guys!
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 4:51 PM on December 24, 2004


I have listened to this five times today, and it gets better every time. Thanks, guys.
posted by interrobang at 5:55 PM on December 24, 2004 [1 favorite]


*listens*

*vigorously scrubs brain with filthy gym sock*

*listens again, begins scrubbing even more fervently, then listens again*
posted by loquacious at 6:47 PM on December 24, 2004


Pink! Stainless!! Tail!!!
Man, I have loved you ever since I first saw your name.
You...er...rock!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:11 PM on December 24, 2004


PST, you weren't drunk?!? You, sir, are a new MeFi celebrity!

Is there any rhyme or reason to the order of the words?
posted by theora55 at 7:23 PM on December 24, 2004


Thanks PST! I've been getting my (christian) co-worker to listen to a lot of unconventional christmas songs, and this is going to be perfect!
posted by dhruva at 7:24 PM on December 24, 2004


PST--I've been playing it non-stop for my family. My brother and I are cracking up. Thanks so much.
posted by gramcracker at 7:38 PM on December 24, 2004


Fantastic! Merry Christmas from Kansas City (where I'm with my family). I fear playing this for my mom, as she very well might insist on getting the whole family together to sing a version. Or at least her husband. They'd put it on their answering machine.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:24 PM on December 24, 2004


You, sir, are a new MeFi celebrity!

I wasn't before?
*Jumps off Flatiron Building, cuts wrists on the way down*

Is there any rhyme or reason to the order of the words?

Not that I'm consciously aware of, but if I ever go into therapy this is definitely getting played for clues.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:33 PM on December 24, 2004


Fantasic! This is definitely getting some airtime in the mono household.

Hey, can someone send me the lyrics?

heh.
posted by mono blanco at 8:43 PM on December 24, 2004


This is friggin sweet.
posted by Quartermass at 9:12 PM on December 24, 2004


My husband just looked at me and asked, "What the hell are you listening to?" He wasn't a fan, but after following up PST's masterful rendition of Jingle Bell Rock with John Denver's "Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk This Christmas" (#12 on the list for a sample), he saw the light.
posted by Miss Bitchy Pants at 9:29 PM on December 24, 2004


11:30 PM here and Dave, Terri, Alex, and Emmygirl are cracking up.
thanks and


Keep your day job.
posted by vapidave at 9:48 PM on December 24, 2004


p.s. I meant that in a good way. Merry jingle. rockin. bell. Christmas.
posted by theora55 at 9:49 PM on December 24, 2004


Words fail me; this is transcendent.

Thank you so much for actually following through on this.

I will be singing this all week at work.

(I think I may have peed my pants a little at the ~1:30 mark- That's when you get really serious about this.)
posted by exlotuseater at 9:50 PM on December 24, 2004


the birth of a new holiday classic. Philip Glass, eat your heart out!
posted by mwhybark at 10:34 PM on December 24, 2004


Bwa! Nice. This has been the funniest Christmas I've had in forever and this is another high point. Kickass.
posted by furiousthought at 11:36 PM on December 24, 2004


I really wish I'd been drunk when I did that.

I was really drunk when I listened to it! And sent it via e-mail to 300 of my nearest and dearest friends!
posted by WolfDaddy at 11:50 PM on December 24, 2004


Bell! Bell! Bell!

Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt!
posted by Colloquial Collision at 11:57 PM on December 24, 2004


Hilarious. And I love the switch to "vaguely British" around 1:30.
posted by O9scar at 12:50 AM on December 25, 2004


My faith in humanity may have just been restored.

Bless you PST, bless us all, everyone!

::replaces her Bah humbug tune with Bell Rock Jingle::
posted by kamylyon at 3:13 AM on December 25, 2004


Rarely am I so fortunate as to witniss a genuine personality ascendance from MetaMortal to MetaLegend. I feel blessed.
posted by squirrel at 3:54 AM on December 25, 2004


That is so much better than it has any right to be.
posted by LeeJay at 4:28 AM on December 25, 2004


And you sound a bit like Emo Philips when you hit the high notes, which makes the whole thing even better.
posted by LeeJay at 4:30 AM on December 25, 2004


Thank you; i will use this wisely. bwahahaha
posted by reflecked at 5:27 AM on December 25, 2004


If I can find a cdr to burn this to, I'm going to play this while we're opening presents this morning.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 5:33 AM on December 25, 2004


This was the first time I've burnt anything. Didn't really know what I was doing but it worked. I intend to play it over and over again, at our Boxing Day party later on today. Thanks very much PinkStainlessTail, its a memorable song for a virgin burn.

Hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas and a big thank you to Matt for making Metafilter and for letting us play here.
posted by Tarrama at 6:03 AM on December 25, 2004


Someone should send the link to bOING bOING.
posted by page404 at 6:42 AM on December 25, 2004


...and to Fark, Fazed and throughout the blogosphere!
posted by ericb at 7:23 AM on December 25, 2004


...well, if I'm representive of anything, it'll be played during xmas mornings for families all across mefiland. Which is really, really scary.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:15 AM on December 25, 2004


I'm afraid you are representative. :: burns CD ::
posted by furiousthought at 8:26 AM on December 25, 2004


Matt: I think this should become a December sidebar tradition.

c.mon you KNOW you want to...
posted by kamylyon at 8:51 AM on December 25, 2004


I guess we can shut down this Internets thing now. It will all be downhill now. Reached its pinnacle, can't get any better, etcetera.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:17 AM on December 25, 2004


Yep. I just have to say I laughed 'til I cried. And then I cried some more. And a little later I cried a bit more.
posted by taz at 10:44 AM on December 25, 2004


My wife punched me just now when I started to murmer "Jingling Balroc". I'm thinking she's not much of a fan.
posted by five fresh fish at 12:57 PM on December 25, 2004


I was expecting it to be crap, but it truly is funny *and* great! A MetaFilter classic to be sure. Give that man a pony.
posted by adrianhon at 1:10 PM on December 25, 2004


Just a couple of observations: 1) This is definitely the most heartwarming MeFi holiday moment ever, and just to keep us from melting into a complete quivering puddle of blue/grey/green love... 2) Tarrama's earlier comment thanking PST for "a memorable song for a virgin burn" looks so much like "virgin bum" (thank you, Verdana, for all the entertainment throughout the years!), that, again, I'm laughing through the tears.
posted by taz at 1:43 PM on December 25, 2004


Wow. Thanks PST!
posted by graventy at 6:32 PM on December 25, 2004


Wow. Simply...wow.
posted by ColdChef at 7:33 PM on December 25, 2004


My sister this morning (while gifts were being passed out): "This is painful." And she's on post-surgery opiates, even. But my mom and her husband were giggling. Well, my mom kept insisting that everyone listen to the words. "Listen, this is funny. C'mon, listen to the words. Hey, listen to the song. People!"
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 12:08 AM on December 26, 2004


It would have been so much better if the 137th line had been Bell Jingle Jingle Rock Rock, instead of Bell Jingle Jingle Rock Bell.

(PST - I have a crush on you now)
posted by iconomy at 1:14 PM on December 26, 2004


Who else has been tormented by this since they dared to open it?
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:08 PM on December 26, 2004


I look forward to joining Mrs. PinkStainlessTail at the looney bin.
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:08 PM on December 26, 2004


I wonder if he wrote the lyrics down first...hehe. It's very endearing.
posted by iconomy at 4:02 PM on December 26, 2004


Can't...stop...laughing...
posted by tracicle at 12:34 PM on December 27, 2004


Wow, I somehow didnt parse quasistoic's formatting and didnt see this thread until now.

I bow to you, PST.
posted by vacapinta at 12:07 AM on December 29, 2004


Someone is selling a shirt. IP rights issues, anyone?
posted by quasistoic at 7:44 PM on December 30, 2004


actually, that's me and I already asked PST for permission.
posted by poopy at 8:48 AM on January 1, 2005


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