"Yo, Sid ... hand me that microphone. Got a little number I'd like to do for you folks tonight. Ready? A one, two, three, and! Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma cham-meeeeeeal- leeeee-un! You come and go! You come and go-oooooooo! Lovin' would be easy if your colors were like my dreeeeeeeeam, red, gold and green! Red, gold, and greeeeeeeeeeen! Sing it with me, folks, I know you know the words!"
I took this photo today at the Zoo, and this was the first thing that immediately popped into my time-warped child-of-the-80s mind. I mean, seriously, doesn't this dude look like all he needs is a microphone and he could burst into tune?
Even funnier was the reaction of Boo when he came over to the laptop as I was posting punch-drunk-like captions (this one included) on my Facebook page to the accompanying 54 photos. (I know, I know ...)
"Karma, karma, karma ...." he started to read, and I broke into song.
The kids lost it, laughing uncontrollably. "Did you just make that up?" asked Boo. "That is the silliest song!"
"Um, well, yeah, you see, it's kind of a real song," I said, hoping Boo was not going to ask me who the singer was and if we could look him up on Wikipedia, as Boo is fond of doing. "It was pretty popular when Daddy and I were little."
"A real song? What's it called?"
"Sing it again, Mommy!"
"Thank you! You've been a great audience! I'll be here at the Lizard Lounge all week!"