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You Light Up My... Lip? Lid?

11:00 AM -- According to The Independent Website from the U.K., a beloved holiday tradition may be in trouble:

    Millions of adults have such poor reading skills that they will struggle to keep up with karaoke lyrics at Christmas parties this year, government research has found.

    Research for the Department for Education's Get On campaign found classic songs like Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" require the reading skills expected of an 11-year-old, lacked by more than 5.2 million adults. Other karaoke hits, such as "Angels" by Robbie Williams, pose a harder challenge, which nearly 18 million adults will fail.
Yes, the exalted literary stylings of Robbie Williams are always a problem, but lotsa luck with "Good King Wenceslaus."



— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:31:50 AM
re: You Light Up My... Lip? Lid? I bet CLG is cranking up the karoke machine about now.
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:31:50 AM
re: You Light Up My... Lip? Lid? Shirley, you jest. Christmas without karaoke is like cake without fruit.
Damn kids...
sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:31:50 AM
re: You Light Up My... Lip? Lid? How many Christmas parties have you ever attended where there's karaoke? Is this what young people do nowadays?
Lite Rock 12/5/2012 | 3:31:44 AM
re: You Light Up My... Lip? Lid? I bet CLG is cranking up the karoke machine about now.

Naaa, not CLG, he's the "Fun Ruiner".

I think you're just jealous you didn't make the Monkey's list and CLG did...

Happy Merry ChrismaHanaKwanzika!!
CoolLightGeek 12/5/2012 | 3:31:40 AM
re: You Light Up My... Lip? Lid? SFWriter,

Best Wishes and Merry Christmas!

I was at the mall yesterday and saw plenty of "special Christmas sweaters" and of course, I thought of you and your mother-in-law.

When my daughter was about seven, we got the karaoke machine and let her keep it in her room.
We would bring it out at family and friend events, being sure never to mock anyone's attempt at singing especially while children were present.

I convinced my wife we could only listen to my daughter secretly outside her door until she was ready to share.

She's now a teenager with voice like an angel and she even has recorded CDs for her family to listen to.

CLG




sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:31:40 AM
re: You Light Up My... Lip? Lid? re: "CLG does have a karaoke machine...
(I consider it one of the best investments I ever made!)"

Merry Christmas, CLG. I arrived at the farm for Christmas to find my mother-in-law wearing not only a sweater dripping with sequined holly but also a matching Santa hat. I immediately thought of you.
CoolLightGeek 12/5/2012 | 3:31:40 AM
re: You Light Up My... Lip? Lid? CLG does have a karaoke machine...
(I consider it one of the best investments I ever made!)

It comes out a few times a year but typically not at Christmas. Christmas songs are usually done a cappella in CLG land but occasionally a keyboard will come out.

Reading the words off the karaoke machine is no where near much as fun as just making them up and bluffing your way through it.

Peace and Good Will.

CLG
whyiswhy 12/5/2012 | 3:31:32 AM
re: You Light Up My... Lip? Lid? Hey ho:

Doesn't anyone play an instrument anymore?

Holiday merriment: It's all in staging: a spot by the fireplace for the old folks, double shots of hot buttered rum for the adults, and a plate of cookies for the kids placed in the middle of it all.

-Why
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