While reading one of my favorite local blog sites yesterday, The Trojan Heron, I read a post where the author has identified the perfect song worthy of being the theme song for the CAO crowd. Although this author nominated this song for the San Juan Island CAO crew and their circus show, I thought this was also an appropriate theme song for the Thurston County crowd that has squandered so much of our tax dollars, our time, our children’s future, and lost all common sense in their pursuit of a 611page hopeless ordinance that causes great harm, confusion, and does nothing positive for our community.
“A lot of gibberish and pointless activity” – Thurston County’s planning department in action and this should be their slogan. When you look at this video, it is easy to imagine our local planning department, various grant-funded entities, the Thurston County Commissioners, the high-priced consultants, attorneys, and all the other pro-CAO crowd prancing through the motions, but in the end making just as much sense as this video. To those who are not paying attention, who are apathetic, or who don’t understand freedom, property rights, math, or science it appears to make sense…
(the following is reprinted from this post):
According to a report about the song on National Public Radio,
In November 1972, Italian pop star Adriano Celentano released a song that hit No. 1 in his home country, despite the fact it wasn't performed in Italian.
It also wasn't performed in English.
In fact, it wasn't performed in any language at all.
The song, called "Prisencolinensinainciusol," was written to mimic the way English sounds to non-English speakers.
"Ever since I started singing, I was very influenced by American music and everything Americans did," [Celentano] tells Guy Raz, host of weekends on All Things Considered, through interpreter Sim Smiley.
"So at a certain point, because I like American slang — which, for a singer, is much easier to sing than Italian — I thought that I would write a song which would only have as its theme the inability to communicate," he says. "And to do this, I had to write a song where the lyrics didn't mean anything."
"Prisencolinensinainciusol" is so nonsensical that Celentano didn't even write down the lyrics, but instead improvised them over a looped beat. When it was first released in 1972, Celentano says no one noticed it. But that didn't stop him from performing it several years later on Italian television. The second time was the charm: it immediately became No. 1 in Italy, as well as France, Germany and Belgium.
But is that really what American English sounds like?
"Yes," he says. "Exactly like that."
That is also exactly how the pageantry, the fluff, the rhetoric, and the actual reading of the CAO sounds to anyone who has been paying attention, and it is overtly harmful to those who get to experience it – when gibberish becomes policy in real life…