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"Polka Dot Bikini" imposter!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pringle, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Some yahoo says that he wrote the song, dies, and his wife tells this to AP for his obit.

    As it turns out, the real writer of the song is still alive and reaping royalties.

    To top it all off, and this is my favorite part, the imposter's widow snipes at the real writer, saying, "If this man is getting the royalties why wouldn't he be happy? The more you stir this up the more you'll smell."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060927/ap_en_ot/itsy_bitsy_songwriter
     
  2. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Or "We're not going after him for the royalties." Pretty noble of you, seeing as they aren't yours.

    Still, it no doubt sucks for the widow -- she loses her husband, then discovers he's a fraud. (Of all the things to claim songwriting credit for -- what, "They're Coming to Take Me Away" was too high-brow for him?)
     
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I always claim to have written the "Hey" song.
     
  4. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    I once told a woman I coined the term "Pardon my French."
     
  5. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    In college I told a girl my dad was the drummer for Blue Oyster Cult.
     
  6. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I coined "bitch wagon." I've done enough.
     
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    My father used to make outlandish claims -- like he invented the question mark.
     
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Ace, you know it, I know it, everyone knows it, you had only one great song.

    "How Long"
     
  9. KP

    KP Active Member

    I invented the Internet.
     
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That whole album rocked, and you know it.
     
  11. ThomsonONE

    ThomsonONE Member

    You should have said cowbell player not drummer.
     
  12. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Pat Riley stole "three-peat"
     
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