Saturday, September 3, 2011
Stunning News for Pat/Pollyanna
So today I'm reading an obituary for this rock 'n roll lyricist who wrote Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Yakkety-Yak and also Poison Ivy.
I always thought Poison Ivy was about... poison ivy!
But it's about syphillis. Am I the only one who didn't know that? The lyricist "readily admitted" this, according to the obituary -- that's why, he says, "it's gonna take an ocean... of calamine lotion..." which I thought meant (really) that the person just had a bad case of poison ivy.