Sunday, November 30, 2008

Car Carols

We spent the night hanging out with a bunch of friends, and on the drive back our absolute geekiness/awesomeness revealed itself: we started singing Christmas carols. Often in very dramatic voice. We jumped between a wide variety of songs, and were frequently disappointed to discover how few words we actually knew.

This did not stop us from singing loudly.

At one point someone suggested we sing O Come, All Ye Faithful, but in Latin. After the first two words I was lost, so I switched to substituting any other Latin phrase I could think of. Slowly but surely everyone else dropped out of the song until at the "Oh come let us adore him" part, where it was just Mrs. Fickle and I singing. By that part I was subbing in the words "Deus ex machina" (which fit beautifully into that bit of the song).

One of the friends in the car commented, "Wow, you guys really know this song!"

To which Mrs. Fickle responded, "No, he's singing 'Deus ex machina - God from the machine.'"

We all had a good laugh, and then resumed our singing with a truly horrible rendition of Jingle Bells. The one where Joker gets away...

Let's take that road before us
And sing a chorus or two


superscalifragilisticexpealidocious said...

ha ha ha. That is a funny story. =D
How do you guys know the Latin words to Christmas songs? That's just odd...

Ben said...

I've long since decided that geekiness and awesomeness are the same thing. I have a detailed theory as to why. I'll explain someday.