*Idolator spots this pitch-perfect quote from punctuationally innovative Black Eyed Pee Will.I.Am in Radar: “When I wrote ‘My Humps,’ I said, ‘This is the stupidest thing ever,’ but in a good way.'” [Ed. note: I COULD NOT AGREE MORE.]
He goes on, “It’s harder than you think to write the sort of song that keeps your attention and entices you to sing it verbatim later. It’s easy, if you’re a poet, to write complex verses like, “I’m coming after you like VWXYZ.” Just think about that. It’s like, “Yo, V does come after U! That’s fucking crazy!” [Ed. note: I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT MEANS. BUT I LIKE IT.]
*The Times‘ new Health blog covers Hasbro’s mp3 toothbrush, ToothTunes, which I wrote up for the day job last year. The funny thing about this particular mp3-playing toothbrush (other than the fact that it is a toothbrush that plays mp3s) is its song selection: the Village People’s “YMCA,” BEP’s “Let’s Get It Started,” and KISS’ “Rock and Roll All Night” are all available. None of those songs’ origins, of course, immediately take one to the warm, happy place of nightly childhood ablutions.