Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Look! No hands!

One of my favorite things to do when I'm supposed to be working is to google "worst album cover" and see what comes up. These have made the blog rounds before, but I found one featuring an artist who I don't believe has received the recognition she is due:
That's right, folks. "The Handless Organist."

I've never been one to find humor in someone's disability. What I find amusing here is the woman's name. Or lack of one. Why can't she just be "Myrtle" or whatever her real name is? Why highlight her lack of hands? That would be like calling Ray Charles "The Blind Guy Who Can Sing" or Def Leppard "The Rock Band with the One-Armed Drummer." Or if I were to pursue a singing career, I could be "The Girl with Fake Blond Hair who has Toothpick-Like Arms and Blood Sugar That Occasionally Crashes."

One thing I appreciate about "The Handless Organist" is how she shows that even getting caught stealing in Saudi Arabia doesn't have to stop someone from having a music career.

And think of all the money she saves on manicures.

Bad, BAD joke. I am so sorry.

What I want to know is why Ms. Handless never collaborated with this guy:
You could title their joint album "Give Us a Hand. Or Three."


  • At Wed Apr 04, 02:05:00 PM, Blogger WinSpin said…

    Pray that the folly of thine ways e're half thine years will not overtaketh thee allowing perchance the Prince of the Air to smiteth thee on one of thine four cheeks.

    In other words, you have such a terrific sense of humor ... I love it ...

  • At Wed Apr 04, 07:11:00 PM, Blogger Lynn said…

    I have to say that is hilarious! I, too, would never make fun another person ( WINK WINK ). Not at their expense anyway. Not in a hurtful way. This could actually be a skit on SNL. I am cracking up. Could Martin Short be on it?

  • At Wed Apr 04, 07:59:00 PM, Blogger Wade said…

    Hey D,

    I hope you don't mind me putting in a shameless plug for my own blog - but I did a posting of my own a while back about some really bad album covers I came across.

    These gave me a good laugh.

    Great topic!


  • At Thu Apr 05, 01:41:00 PM, Blogger Hoots Musings said…

    Oh my gosh...I snorted at my desk here at work!

  • At Fri Apr 06, 06:15:00 AM, Blogger Amy said…

    You're a nut, did you know that?

  • At Fri Apr 06, 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Shanta said…

    Hooo weee that was bad!

  • At Sat Oct 18, 11:33:00 AM, Blogger Brandon Scott said…

    oh no sir!! That last one is too funny.


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