I admit it - I enjoy "Hollaback Girl". It makes no sense, really, but that's okay with me, because its sole purpose in my life is to get me through my trip to work. It works, because it's catchy (whoever came up with the synthesizer hook is a genius - simple, addictive...) and unintentionally funny. And before 8 a.m., the best possible thing for me is to sit at traffic lights yelling out "The shit is BANANAS, b-a-n-a-n-a-s!!!" like 25 times. More funny Hollaback Mountain commentary here.
Gwen Stefani, however, made the grade over at Brainyquote.com, and that's kind of curious. There's nothing like looking up some wise words from Virginia Woolf or Eleanor Roosevelt to come across these gems from a wanna-be Harajuku girl:
"But can I always wear an Alice-in-Wonderland costume? I probably shouldn't."
"I was super-ska girl when I met Tony."
"Tomorrow night I'll be in bed with my husband again and it will be really great."
"If you only knew what a dork I really am."
"When I'm 40, maybe I really will want to get up and be 30 pounds overweight and I'll want to get out there and sing songs for people."
Quotes, yes. Brainy, not so much. There were a couple that almost made it, like this one:
"It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent and I had something to contribute, somewhere."
But NOT quite enough to warrant her 55 (55!!!!!) quotes to Roosevelt's 57. Curious. Odd. A little bit bananas.