This is just the start of a file I think it will be
fun to add too. I need to dig through my old files because I know I
have some gems of wisdom in there!
Hairheads is a term
coined by Tracy Pierson one night at chat. You know Deadheads,
Parrotheads etc? Well Hairheads only seemed fitting for us, so off
Scoot over and check Eddie's parody of Hair.
Michelle Lynde was a mear 15
year old when she joined our ranks. We got to see our "wee one" grow
up. Michelle was great with coming up with things and here is one of
her writings from 1997.
You Are Undoubtedly,
Positively, and Most Certainty Obsessed With The Cowsills if:
You know every chart peak of every Cowsill record, and find
SOME way to use this information daily...
You answer "Two x Two"
when someone asks you a question pertaining to numbers in any way...
You have ever driven anyone crazy singing "Indian lake" for more
than ten minutes straight...
You get the dry heaves or nervous
twitches when you hear a radio deejay say the name of the Cowsills
and pronounce it any way but the way you say it...
carry pictures of them in your wallet...
You milk grocery bill
has risen more than 15% since you've discovered (or re-discovered)
You find yourself saying "Bob sings it better"
when you hear "Walk Away Renee" on your local oldies station...
You can think of no other way to answer the question "Have you
seen?" with "Did you look around your waist??"...
You stayed up
till midnight on your favorite Cowsill's birthday just to be the
first to post on the message board...
You can truthfully say
that The Partridge Family never appealed to you...
ever greeted you with "Got Milk?"...
You remember where you
were, what you were saying, who you were with, and what date it was
that you heard your first Cowsills song...
Your oldies radio
station knows you as a frequent caller and calls you by a
You can recite A Family Thing by memory and have
every movement that the cameras captured imprinted in your long-term
You take it as a personal insult when you read a bad
review of The Cowsills...
another of Michelle's writings from 1998:
Songs Re-made and Re-vamped For the 90's:
of Equal Intellectual AND Moral Standing" - as opposed to
"Yesterday's Girl" - we will not be biased!!
Droplets, an Equal Opportunity Outdoor Recretional Area, and Other,
Lesser Mentioned but Equally Important Subjects" - watch out for
acid rain ...
"A Most Perculiar Man" - who'da thunk he'd end up
in the White House??? Hmmmm...
"The Path of Love" - now only
recognized as legal in Hawaii ...
"In Need of a Totally Platonic
Companion" - the word "friend" is a little too generalized, don you
"Silver Threads, Golden Needles, and at Least HALF
of All the Assets" - enough said ...
"Heather Says" - theme song
for Heather's talk show - now in its fourth season ...
'Temporarily Unhappy' and His Marine Vessel of Able-Bodied, Yet
Intellectually lacking Friends" - we don't want to call them 'fools'
do we? ...
"Non-Obsessive Dreams of Linda" - since the
restraining order ...
"On My Side" - at least until the court
"The Possible-If-You-Really-Try Years" - NOTHING's
impossible now that we have micro-plastic surgery ...
This one Keith posted about Taste of
Rhode Island 2000:
Top Ten Things You May or May
Not Overhear At ToRI:
10. So Susan, when are you going to
dump the Drifters and get with the program?
9. Is that a cookie
sheet John's using for a cymbal?
8. Paul couldn't make it; he's
at the Helen Reddy band reunion.
7. So Bill, you come crawling
back to me ...
6. And now we'd like to do our rendition of that
classic tune "Mares eat oats and does eat oats."
5. Wait a minute
... those aren't the Cowsills! Where are the velvet suits?
OSHA is shutting down the concert. They say the full Cowsill family
band exceeds the load bearing capacity of the stage.
3. Barry is
refusing to come out of the bathroom until Robby leaves.
didn't know Richie's family could sing!
1. Where' the milk
Tracy used to come up with the greatest sayings. I can't seem to find the list I had, but here's one I'll always remember.
PERCY-CUTE - A term named for a message board poster who seemed to like to pick on people.