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Left Off ("Geek a Week")

by Mike Phirman

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My friend Len Peralta makes a series of collectable cards each year called "Geek-a-Week". Last year, he asked if I would write a song for Season 5's collection. It sounded like fun, and, me, I like fun.

Len is a PHENOMENAL artist. Check out his work at lenperalta.com and geekaweek.net.


"Geek a Week" is a deck
a deck of cards
a deck of cards with a geek for every week of the year

And on the back are some facts
some facts about
some facts about each geek

But there's just not much
room on the back of a trading card
there wasn't enough space for everything

Some things got left off

So here's one more fact about each geek
that didn't make it onto their card

Amanda Palmer - Always has a frog in her pocket
Yuri Lowenthal - snores in the key of A
Pendelton Ward - has a tattoo of his arm on his arm
Jason Finn - conceived and born on the very same day

Mike Selinker - snacks on packing peanuts
Max Temkin - rights Nebraska's wrongs
Phil Lamarr - reenacts the battle of the sexes
Mignon Fogarty - writes Katy Perry songs

Sumalee Montano - exorcises deviled eggs
Night Attack - compete in synchronized knitting
Chloe Dykstra - has a robot army… on order
Josh Cagan - ate a chicken leg right where you're sitting

Patrick Rothfuss - lost a tooth in a poker game
Janie Haddad - makes birds
Frank Ippolito - will yawn in about 10 seconds
Hal Lublin - two words: uses words

G - double E - K - A - W - double E - K
G - double E - K - (UH!) - W - double E - (KAH)
G - double E - K - A - W - double E - K
G - double E - K - A - A - A - A - A

John Kovalic - celebrates the jovian new year
The Doubleclicks - like their sushi fried
Kelly Sue DeConnick - is on a geek-themed trading card
Steve Sansweet - <whistle> is offside

Tara Platt - sleeps in a top hat instead of a bed
Sarah Lane - was raised by lambs
Michael B Johnson - cloned himself on a triple dog dare
Mikey Neumann - never pays for yams

Bobak Ferdowski - rides to work on a Roomba
Tara Theoharis - keeps a penguin as a pet
Patrick Scott Patterson - sneezes in multiples of 30
Drew Curtis - can burp the Chinese alphabet

Ryan Penagos - likes awkward silences
Ben Acker - would never use the same line twice
Ben Blacker - would never use the same line twice

G - double E - K - A - W - double E - K
G - double E - K - (UH!) - W - double E - (KAH)
G - double E - K - A - W - double E - K
G - double E - K - A - A - A - A - A

Scott Johnson - hides sharpees
Clare Grant - plays the lute
Ming-Na Wen - hunts harpees
CrabCat - are in pursuit
Harry Knowles - has a mascot
Keith Baker - tried the veal
Jeff Lewis - wears an ascot
Scott Sigler - isn't real
Adam Koford - rides in cargo
Jed Whedon - eats plastic
Teal Sherer - founded Fargo
Kid Beyond - is elastic
Clark Gregg - owns an Arby's
Kris Straub - has a tail
Brian Ibbott - fixes Barbies
Mark Millar - speaks braille

Sean Becker - is the son in "son of a (bleep)"
Kim Evey - is the daughter in "daughter of a (bleep)"
Greg Benson - is the (bleep) in "(bleep) of a (bleep)"
John Roderick - is the "of a" in "one of a kind"

James Urbaniak - shies away from introversion
Maurissa Tancheron - has a rib made of wood
Jason Charles Miller - has a pair of underwear named Gary
Anne Wheaton - takes the shot... AND IT'S GOOD!

G - double E - K - A - W - double E - K
G - double E - K - (UH!) - W - double E - (KAH)
G - double E - K - A - W - double E - K
G - double E - K - A - A - A



released May 21, 2015
Written, produced, and performed by Mike Phirman
"Geek a Week" cards and podcast created by Len Peralta
Get them at ---> geekaweek.net




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