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Killing Me Softly with a Frank Sinatra Song

Frank_sinatra_singing Karaoke bars all over the Philippines have taken the Frank Sinatra classic "My Way" off of their song menus because of all of the killings.

Yes, that is what I meant to type - the killings.

This is one of the craziest things I have ever heard and one time I wrote a post about Woody Harrelson attacking a photographer because he thought the guy was a zombie.

No really, people keep getting killed after singing "My Way" in bars in the Philippines. The theory is that everybody knows "My Way" and everyone has an opinion about how it should be performed. If you add that to the fact that karaoke is insanely popular in the Philipines and violence is prevalent in their society it isn't that surprising.

My hypothesis that people are just sick of that shit. I know I want to beat the crap out of anyone who elects to sing Love Shack.

Or maybe Ol' Blue Eyes just brings out the rage in all of us.

I apologize for the commercials but it is worth it.

Sure, most of the killings are occurring in The Philippines, but karaoke killings are happening all over Asia. My favorite quote from the NYT article follows:

In the past two years alone, a Malaysian man was fatally stabbed for hogging the microphone at a bar and a Thai man killed eight of his neighbors in a rage after they sang John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”

I don't mean to be a dick, but HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Goon Squad Sarah would like to thank Laurie for sending her the link. She will be watching Sid Vicious videos all day long.







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Comments

Jen.

Another reason not to perform karaoke. As if you needed any...

Suzy Q

Some kid was killed in California a few months ago for having red hair. I have red hair. Yikes.

MayoPie

I've almost been killed for my rendition of "White Wedding". I do the lip curl and everything. I will not cower. I will sing Billy Idol from the Asian mountain-tops.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah

And I would throw my bra at you.

Jen O.

I would completely understand if I was killed after doing karaoke. It would be totally justifiable and any judge in all the land would side for the defendant as long as he provided recorded evidence.

Unless it was Car Karaoke. I'm amazing in the car.

Apryl's Antics

I think it is Merv Griffin. Merv Griffin lurking in the dark.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah


@Apryl That is the stuff nightmares are made of.

Sent from my new and improved iPhone. Suckers.




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