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Death's Door, the view from the Spanish announcers table: sometime a song says it all

Monday, August 15

sometime a song says it all


The silicon chip inside her head gets switched to overload. And nobody's gonna go to school today, she's going to make them stay at home. And daddy doesn't understand it, he always said she was as good as gold. And he can see no reason cause there are no reasons what reason do you need to be shown?

The telex machine is kept so clean as it types to a waiting world. And mother feels so shocked, father's world is rocked, and their thoughts turn to Their own little girl. Sweet 16 ain't so peachy keen, no, it ain't so neat to admit defeat. They can see no reasons cause there are no reasons What reason do you need to be shown?

All the playing's stopped in the playground now she wants to play with her toys a while. And school's out early and soon we'll be learning and the lesson today is how to die. And then the bullhorn crackles, and the captain crackles, With the problems and the how's and why's. And he can see no reasons cause there are no reasons What reason do you need to die? Tell me why?

I don't like Mondays. Tell me why? I don't like Mondays. Tell me why? I don't like Mondays. I want to shoot the whole day down.

"and the monkey flipped the switch"

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It Was Monday
Monday, Feb. 12, 1979

The explanation was incredibly casual. "I don't like Mondays," Brenda Spencer, 16, told reporters by telephone as she held off San Diego police for six hours. But who was she trying to kill as she repeatedly fired a .22-cal. rifle at Cleveland Elementary School from her home across the street? "No one in particular. I kind of like the red and blue jackets." Time Magazine

Monday's killer is up for parole
March 15, 2005

Brenda Spencer is about to come up for parole again. She was the 16-year-old San Diego girl who didn't like Mondays - and her name lives in infamy because of it.

It's been 26 years since the teen barricaded herself in her San Carlos home across from Grover Cleveland Elementary School and, with a rifle, shot one person after another.When the gunfire ended, the school's principal and custodian were dead and eight students, ages 6 to 12, and a police officer were wounded.
Spencer, now 42, was sentenced to 25 years to life. Her last bid for parole was denied, and a new hearing is expected next month or in early May.

Although she has been described as a model prisoner, San Diego Deputy District Attorney Richard Sachs says he'll continue to "vigorously oppose" Spencer's release. Sachs still thinks she has some emotional issues, based on past behavior in prison. Even "four years of perfect behavior will not change our minds because of the heinousness of the crime," says Sachs. © Copyright 2005 Union-Tribune Publishing Co.

Her explanation to a reporter, "I just don't like Mondays," became the title of a song by the Boomtown Rats, an Irish rock group. © Copyright 2005 Union-Tribune Publishing Co.

Very interesting Mr. Beck. K Sose

1:50 PM  
Blogger Simon said...

This one wasn't so bad, I got offered a job after 11 months out of work.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

That was very intereting indeed. I was wondering what the fuck you were talking aboout. Mr. K Sose made it clear.

Great read.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Mister Whiskers said...

Thanks for the memories, Greg. Jesus, what a fucking awful song.

Oh, and hi Simon - what are you doing here?!

4:19 PM  
Blogger Simon said...

Hello fishy, fancy seeing you here. You can often find me at night moochin' about here.

4:06 PM  

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