We've always thought that friend-of- mental-floss John Green has the best taste in music. Not only does his ringtone sound like the Super Mario theme, he has the best. cover. of "Baby Got Back." ever. on my his MySpace page.
Yeah, we're almost 30.
Anyway, the guy who sings that oh-so-wonderful reworked tribute to the gluteus maximus popped up on another friend-of-mental-floss website, bunnyshop, the other day. So we feel we can no longer ignore him. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Jonathan Coulton.
As bunnyshop notes, his "Ikea" is fantastic:
Long ago in days of yore
It all began with a god named Thor
There were Vikings and boats
And some plans for a furniture store
It's not a bodega, it's not a mall
And they sell things for apartments smaller than mine
As if there were apartments smaller than mine
His ode to that other purely American, entirely dubious shopping experience known as SkyMall is also excellent ("It's a whimsical statue of a bear that holds a bottle of wine / But please don't touch it, it's mine"). But really if it's the only thing you listen to today, check out his "Back." Someone please give this man a big juicy contract!