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Subject: EVERYBODY'S FREE (to drink prune juice)?!!!

Written By: Firestarter on 11/01/02 at 05:08 p.m.

I trying to find a song that I heard a long time ago that was hilariuous...it was a parody of Baz Luhrmann's "Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen).  I heard it on the radio and I taped it but I lost it and I've been looking around forever for it...Does anyone know what I am talking about?  And if you do WHERE CAN I GET IT?!

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Subject: Re: EVERYBODY'S FREE (to drink prune juice)?!!!

Written By: mrgazpacho on 11/02/02 at 08:56 a.m.

I think you may be confusing two songs (or maybe *I* am).

Everybody's Free - whatever the parody was - was one of those "anthemic" dance songs. "Everybody's Freeeeeeeeeeee..... to feel good".

The Sunscreen song was more of a spoken thing, I believe. It was the culmination of that Urban Legend in which Kurt Vonnegut apparently gave an inspirational speech to a graduating college class.

A parody of the Sunscreen Song was done in Australia by (who else) Jon Safran, of "Race Around The World" fame. The video featured Jon dressing up in a bear suit and generally being mean to kids.

Subject: Re: EVERYBODY'S FREE (to drink prune juice)?!!!

Written By: Firestarter on 11/02/02 at 12:44 a.m.

No I know what I'm talking about...The parody I'm thinking of I heard on a rdaio station when the whole free to wear sunscreen thing was big...the parody was done in spoken words like the sunscreen one and everything...I may just have to search for the cassette tape that I taped it on!

Subject: Re: EVERYBODY'S FREE (to drink prune juice)?!!!

Written By: mrgazpacho on 11/03/02 at 08:45 p.m.

Well, that John Safran parody *is* spoken...


Note that "Winnie Blues" is spelled incorrectly. "Winnie" is short for "Winfield", which apparently was (is?) one of the more popular brands of cigarettes among under-age smokers, presumably because of the low price. This is the brand, incidentally, that Paul "Crocodile Dundee" Hogan used to promote untils such activities became illegal here in Oz.

Other notes:

Perth is a city on the west coast of Australia. John's based in Melbourne, so that's approximately, er, 4000 km away.

Greg Matthews is a famous Australian cricket (don't ask  ::) )player whose main claim to fmae nowadays is doing commercials for hair replacment products.

"P" plates are affixed to a vehicle to denote the driver's "provisionary" status. Certain restrictions apply to such drivers. Full "black" licence status is awarded after <n> years of trouble-free driving.

"dole" was spelled incorrectly. It's the informal name for unemplyment benefits.