the lick

July 5, 2006

I’m your ice-cream man and I like Mötley Crüe…”

Sloppy Seconds. Remember them? Me neither*, until I read this article. Now I have “a stabbing or aching type of pain” in my temporal region “that recedes 10-20 seconds after its onset. Rarely, it can persist for two to five minutes“. Not unlike a Sloppy Seconds song, in fact.

But I digress:

Embrace the summer: come to terms with your local ice cream truck chime, and admit that you crave — nay, require — its catchy 20 second hook on glorious infinite repeat for maximum seasonal enjoyment.

WFMU’s Beware of the Blog scoops up a double serving of creamy, dreamy ice cream truck chimes. Essential… who am I kidding – particularly annoying for anyone stuck in the Southern Hemisphere in the dead of winter, licking chapped lips and dreaming of sweaty Camps Bay lifeguards and Choc 99 Caramel Dips with Nutty Sprinkles.

With links to mp3s of the Ghetto Ice Cream Truck Song, the Mister Softee jingle, Lips Stained Blue, Creamsicle of My Dreamsicle and my personal favourite title of all time: Torturing Swedes Since 1969, you can recreate your own sticky swirl of retro summer bliss. Or you could just blast this from your car stereo every time you pass a playground and confuse the hell out of the pre-schoolers.


* I lie. You never forget physiques like that. Plus, they once did a well-intentioned cover of the Misfits’ Where Eagles Dare.


Mmmm, Lifehacker.


13 Responses to “the lick”

  1. I’ll have to come back later and actually read this post, I got distracted thinking about licking ice cream off of you, or at least trying to get it out of my nose after you shove the cone in my face for even thinking such things.

    I kinda work with a guy from South Africa now and he says “Ta” all the time instead of goodbye. Is that natural?

  2. barbedwire said

    Jerk, you’re alive! A South African that says “Ta” instead of goodbye? Clearly an imposter. Ask him the following:

    1. Name the dragon that hung out with his pal Oscar in the SABC series of the same name.
    2. Give the ordentlike Afrikaans name for Brandy and Coke.
    3. Does Riaan Cruywagen wear a toupe?

    And if he fails to get a good score (as determined by me, of course), you can have him deported. You can do that, can’t you?

  3. I still haven’t had a chance to grill the fake…um….what the hell are you guys called?
    New Zealanders are “kiwi’s”, Aussies, are..well… Aussies, what are South Africans called?
    (How can you possibly resist a setup like that?)

    Found it in your heart to email me a pic yet?
    You don’t have to smile.

  4. Ninja stuff takes up WAY too much of our..I mean YOUR time.

  5. Jerk – you have no frikkin’ idea.

    And to answer your question, I’ve heard that South Africans are sometimes referred to as ‘Saffas’, or ‘Saffies’ – but you should refer to me as ‘warm, charming and blessed with a genius IQ’. If you know what’s good for you.

  6. Ok, genius IQ i get and MAYBE charming, but warm?

  7. kyknoord said

    Poor old Tom Waits. He’s just soooo easy.

  8. Kyk! I was just over at your place – thanks for the credit. You might want to reconsider leaving off the mud-wrestling, though.

  9. Drop you like you’re hot?

  10. I may have walked into that one.

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