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All images courtesy Meriwether.
All images courtesy Meriwether.

Garble Along With Mugs Adorned With Misunderstood Song Lyrics

All images courtesy Meriwether.
All images courtesy Meriwether.

Anyone who's ever participated in a road-trip singalong or wailed next to a jukebox after three beers will probably appreciate Meriwether's line of glassware. 

The online store and gift shop, based in the Montana ski town of Whitefish, now offers stainless steel cups, emblazoned with what you may have thought were the words to your favorite songs.

All the classics are here: "Hold Me Closer Tony Danza," "There’s a Bathroom on the Right," "I’ve Got Two Chickens to Paralyze," "I Like Big Butts and a Can of Limes," and even "On a Dark Desert Highway, Cool Whip in My Hair."

"I think they have a lot of nostalgic value to people," Dan Brown, owner, graphic designer and creative director of Meriwether, tells mental_floss. He says he considered more than 50 sets of oft-mangled lyrics before settling on the 16 available.

"The songs had to be recognizable to anyone 18 to 80, and we had to laugh out loud seeing them on a mug," says Brown. Generally, songs from the ’70s and ’80s worked best.

By far, the bestseller has been "Hold Me Closer Tony Danza," leading Brown to add a complementary mug of mistaken "Tiny Dancer" lyrics, "Count the Head Lice on the Highway," as well as one inspired by Elton John: "She’s Got Electric Boobs and a Mole Hair Suit."

"There’s just something about Elton," he says. "He’s just mumbly."

You can buy the mugs here.

All images courtesy Meriwether.

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Watch Jeopardy! Contestants Bomb Every Single Question in the Football Category
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Jeopardy! contestants may know their word puzzles and 19th-century English literature, but sports aficionados they are not. At least that was the case with the lineup of contestants competing in the game that aired February 1. According to The Daily Dot, the players bombed all five questions in last night’s football category, provoking sassy remarks from Alex Trebek.

After blowing through the rest of the board and leaving the entire “Talkin’ Football” category untouched, contestants reluctantly dove in. The clues, which dealt with popular teams and basic plays, left everyone stumped. After the first clue was met with deafening silence, Trebek could already see how the end of the round would play out. “I can tell you guys are big football fans,” he quipped. His other stinging one-liners included: “Do you think we should go to commercial?” and “If you guys ring in and get this one, I will die.”

Luckily the episode also included some non-sports categories, so the show was able to go on.

[h/t The Daily Dot]

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This Snow Sculpture of a Car Was So Convincing Cops Tried to Write It a Ticket
Photo composite, Mental Floss. Car, ticket, Simon Laprise. Background, iStock.
Photo composite, Mental Floss. Car, ticket, Simon Laprise. Background, iStock.

Winter is a frustrating time to be on the road, but one artist in Montreal has found a way to make the best of it. As CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reports, his snow sculpture of a DeLorean DMC-12 was so convincing that even the police were fooled.

Simon Laprise of L.S.D Laprise Simon Designs assembled the prank car using snow outside his home in Montreal. He positioned it so it appeared to be parked along the side of the road, and with the weather Montreal has been having lately, a car buried under snow wasn’t an unusual sight.

A police officer spotted the car and was prepared to write it a ticket before noticing it wasn’t what it seemed. He called in backup to confirm that the car wasn’t a car at all.

Instead of getting mad, the officers shared a good laugh over it. “You made our night hahahahaha :)" they wrote on a fake ticket left on the snow sculpture.

The masterpiece was plowed over the next morning, but you can appreciate Laprise’s handiwork in the photos below.

Snow sculpture.

Snow sculpture of car.

Snow sculpture of car.

Note written in French.

[h/t WGCL-TV]

All images courtesy of Simon Laprise.

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