Friday, February 02, 2007

Where Sports and Arts Meet

The Art Institute got into the Superbowl Spirit by putting these Cubs hats on the famous lions.*

M. and I are having a party on Sun. - we usually have one every year - I suspect that this year people might actually watch the game. The Evite displays the creativity of
our friends - everyone's written a little rhythm! Here are some:

My name is K. and I ain't no foo
I'd like to watch the superbowl with you.
I don't like football, it seems to plod -
I prefer books and AWAD.
With my mouth full of cheetos, my voice is muffled,
so just watch as I do the Superbowl Shuffle.

This is the M_ster, I'm a lover not a fighter.
I love our cat Kaya though she's a scratcher and a biter.
I don't like to dance, I have two left feet.
My best moves are online where I'm totally 733T.
When I go to In 'n' Out I get a double double.
But at this party I'll be doing the Cheeto Shovel.

My name is G., I suck at rhymin',
I'm always late so I'm no good at timin'.
But I can mix and I can beat,
and make a tasty dish of cheese and meat.
So much stuff I'll drink and eat,
I won't be able to leave my seat.
Though I'm stuck on the couch, my cheers you can't muffle,
I'm too full to do the Superbowl Shuffle

You're lookin' at the Chunk, My gut is ample.
I exist to be the "fat kid" example.
I've got no girlfriend, I'm no "hunk,"
but you'd best believe that "Sloth love Chunk."
I can dance, you will see, but only 'cause it's forced on me.
The Goonies always get into trouble.
To get into your house, I'll do the Truffle Shuffle.

My name is D., and I'm not so clever.
Colts-Bears is fun that will repeat, never.
I wanna shout, go Bears go Colts,
but all that comes out is just GO BOLTS!
Rooting for both teams is a right kerfuffle,
so watch me rock and shake doing the Thorazine Shuffle.

They call me O., I like to dance.
Sometimes I have a dream where I'm not wearing any pants.
Can't wait to go to R.s' to see the Super Bowl,
and bring something I call "Hecky's Casserole."
We didn't come here to eat no Ruffles (TM),
we just came here to do the Super Bowl Shuffle.

I've got the best friends ev-ah!

*The bronze lions were made for the Art Institutes's opening on Michigan Avenue in 1893. They were sculpted by Edward Kemeys a gift from Mrs. Henry Field (yes, the Fields of the Field Museum. Note: I tried to find the poor woman's actual name, but couldn't). BTW, the Art Inst. is FREE during the month of February! GO!


kbmulder said...

This rocks!!! I love the lion picture and shared it with my office mates. That is one mean Super Bowl Shuffle Remix. Props to all the rhymsters out there!

Deevan said...


y'know, them's are Bears hats on those big cats?

Lyman said...

Cubs!? HAH! I love it.

Kathy said...

Ummm... not to rock the boat here or anything but those "hats" on the lions? Those are helmets. Just thought you might want to know.

Carrie said...

I don't get it. Why is the cubs sign on the football helmet? Is that sports humor or a clueless artist?