Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Weird News Wednesday-Stop! In the Name of Love

WASHINGTON (AFP) - At the close of his visit to the White House, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi summed up Japan's policy toward the United States with the words of an Elvis Presley song. "I would like to propose a toast to the further enhancement of Japan-U.S. relations. In the words of Elvis, 'I want you, I need you, I love you,'" Koizumi said lifting his glass during a White House state dinner late Thursday. The prime minister, a life-long fan of the late King of Rock 'n' Roll and a personal friend of US President George W. Bush, said that was the first English song he learned by heart when he was young.

After a summit focused on North Korea, Iran and Iraq, and trade, and energy cooperation, Bush and Koizumi relaxed for an evening of food and entertainment ahead of their visit Friday to Graceland, Elvis' home and resting place in Memphis, Tennessee. Bush also mentioned Elvis during the toast, saying that the legendary singer, who had visited the White House 25 years ago, and Koizumi had "much in common." "Like you, he had great hair," Bush said to the laughter of the guests. "Like you, he was known to sing in public. And like you, he won admirers in countries far from home ... And Laura and I are looking forward to joining you tomorrow in our visit to his home in Memphis," Tennessee, Bush added.

Look it's a Weird News Wednesday/Tropical Tunes hybrid! Every Wednesday Idiot and Barefoot come up with a topic for the top 5 songs you'd want to listen to over and over as they relate to the topic while I scour the internet looking for bizarre current events. I figure if Koizumi can quote Elvis during diplomatic events and our feckless leader can pop off such deep comparisons we'll all just play along for Weird News Wednesday.

North Korea Tests Missles- It's the End of the World As We Know It by REM
New Jersey Governor Closes State Government, Casinos Next- Viva! Las Vegas by ZZ Top
Italy Defeats Germany in World Cup Semis-How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by the BeeGees
Bill Gates Funds Healthcare Revolution- If I had $1,000,000 (or several billion) by the Bare Naked Ladies
High Tylenol Doses Linked to Liver Problems- I Need a New Drug by Huey Lewis & the News

Ok folks, hit me with your best shot. Sum up recent events with a song or two or three.


Heather said...

I saw the Graceland visit on the news and you know - thank god our president is focusing on that and not something important, like, say, North Korea? Blech. I'm a registered republican (I know, I know - dn't shoot me - I'm a liberal one!) and he annoys the crap out of me.

keda said...

arse. you've already taken all the good stories and the good songs and now i'll be singing 'its the end of the world as we know it' all day.
i hope you are proud of yourself ;)

Jodes said...

i am amazed by the strangness each week....

barefoot_mistress said...

Discovery Astronauts start inspecion ...Ground control to Major Tom........Bowie

New drug useful for smoking cessation...I want a new drug...Huey Lewis

LOL OK those are actual headlines from today....


barefoot_mistress said...

OK Lime, this three hour time difference is killing me...I woke up at 8 am, saw your list up already and man, I had to get busy!
LOL But your post inspired us...todays topic is WHIRLED PEAS

barefoot_mistress said...

OOPs Lime...sorry, somehow I missed your Huey Lewis song at the bottom of your list, and I used it again...oops!

James Goodman said...

The whole Jen, Angelina, Brad thingy...closer, by NIN.

Rush limba in trouble for drugs again...two joints by Sublime.

Fred said...

I love this game, Lime, but I'm drawing a blank right now. Zippo, nada...

I'll be back if I can muster up the brain power.

Cootera said...

Here's my stab at the game:

North Korea Tests Missiles - 'Piss Up a Rope' by Ween

New Jersey Governor Closes State Government, Casinos Next - 'Under Pressure' by Queen and David Bowie

Italy Defeats Germany in World Cup Semis - 'Crying' by Roy Orbison

Bill Gates Funds Healthcare Revolution - 'When I Win the Lottery' by Camper Van Beethoven

High Tylenol Doses Linked to Liver Problems - 'Time to Drink Whiskey' by Jon Wayne

Solitaire said...

Ok you all... that's just craziness! LOL!

I'll really have to think now and I"m just looking forward to going to the movies!

I'll try and get back at ya!

lime said...

heather, no worries...all my liberal pals think i'm too conservative, all my conservative pals think i'm too liberal. i refuse to declare a party even though i vote regularly.

keda, at least it wasn't the barney song i lodged in your brain

jodes, wonders never cease eh?

bare, i put mine up at idiot's place

james, bwahahaha! good ones!

fred, summer vacation brain?

cootera, i'm impressed!

solitaire, think hard ;)

The Village Idiot said...

Alrighty here goes nothing

Leftist Party has early lead in Mexican Election -- [I'm on a]Mexican Radio by Wall of Voodoo(Stan Ridgeway)

Wiener-eater wins 6th Straigt Contest -- Lola by The Kinks

French connect, oust Portugal to advance -- I Predict A Riot by the Kaiser Chiefs

Bull Shark Warning for Cairns -- Shark Attack by The Surf Punks

Lay dies of coronary artery disease -- Only The Good Die Y oung by BIlly Joel

The Village Idiot said...

Oh and cootera, kudos for including Camper Van Beethoven..I was trying to work in Take The Skinheads Bowling but I couldn't find any good headlines

lime said...

idiot you're brilliant. LMAO@ lola

Bridget Jones said...

I don't do news, sigh. Just dropped by to check out how you were doing, Lime!!! Glad to see you're well and having fun and living in style!

Hoping that your recovery is progressing well and that you're partying hearty (as health allows of course)...hugs, Bridg (p.s. born in the U.S.A.)

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

all of it:

its the end of the world as we know it by R.E.M.

and i feel fine!

hoping wishing and praying for anarchy.