Thursday, 11 January 2018

Companies want our data. Lets give them our feelings too - and other #DadDirt 190-196



Things in my head this week.

Monday 8 January
What if “We absolutely need to leave at 7pm” actually means goodbyes at 7.35pm and wheels absolutely at gone 8.50pm.

Tuesday 9 January
What if Newspapers were to slowly attack every man, woman and child in the country, then wonder why their sales are going down.

Wednesday 10 January
What if it doesn’t matter what build or body language.
Any man holding a biscuit tin looks hopeless.

Thursday 11 January
Companies want all our data.
What if we give them our feelings too.
Because they don’t know how to make money from that.
Yet.

Friday 12 January
What if all social media is cigarettes.
And my feed is just menthol.

Saturday 13 January
What if my 8 year old son declares himself bankrupt.
Can he start again?

Sunday 14 January
What if you know what you must do now.



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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

What if Pharrell Williams has it right all along?





What if Pharrell Williams has it right all along?

"There's something special on the other side of this moment
And it's about what you and I decide
And it's important for you to remember we did this together
And finally, they'll know the story of our lives

There's a brush fire
TV's watching it escalate
Smoke signals going up higher
It'll take your breath away
But they don't know how we act now
We'll turn our tomorrow into yesterday
Don't you nest away
C'mon, get dressed okay

Grab someone you love
There's something special on the other side of this moment
And it's about what you and I decide
And it's important for you to remember we did this together
And finally, they'll know the story of our lives

And if it happens to rain on my plans
Water and sweat will dry when they can
Not even cuffs will prevent this man
From the connection between these two hands
You heard me?
Yes, sir.

And it's important for you to remember we did this together
And finally, they'll know the story of our lives
HONK."


There's a verse dropped from a different version.
Maybe it was cut for time - or to avoid any mention of "the Lord" in a kids thing.

"I'm a sinner - Sometimes I only did what was required
I'm a sinner - Sometimes I sat down when I got tired
Should've stayed standing up, To do the job for which I was hired
But the good Lord, Thank you for relighting my fire"


There's so little written about this song.

How does Pharrell summon the confidence to create something so pretty and so delicate,
and then put atonal honks all over it?

Either way, that minion getting his dungarees blown off on the final parp is the gag that holds the record for the biggest laugh (and most replay) in our house in 2018.

(Followed a close second by Cameron Diaz's "There's a window there's a bed, there's the TV there's your head" Miss Hannigan moment on Annie).


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