Thursday, July 26, 2007

Caren Explains: Insomniatic

From the liner notes of Aly & AJ's new album, "Insomniatic," which just arrived... and I quote:

"I N S O M N I A T I C
New Word Previously Undefined... Until Now

in-som-ne-a-tik / in-'sam-nE-&-tic / adj. [L. fr. insomnis
sleepless, fr. in- + somnus sleep --- more at SOMNOLOENT] (ca. 2007)

1. the statge of mind where one becomes addicted to the deprivation of sleep caused by an epic revelation of joy

Huh?? Addicted to sleeplessness because of a happy epiphany? That's the quickest way to cranky that I know... let's see how long that joy lasts... probably about as long as I listened to the album...

MTV addicts might recognize Aly & AJ from Super Sweet 16: The Movie. Their new single "Potential Breakup Song" is available on Radio Disney... clearly I am not a member of the target audience, nor is Bill, who said he would "Head Jolt" me if I ever reminded him of that song ever again...

Tomorrow I will explain: Head Jolt.


Meghan said...

so glad you are listening to VHS. and those girls need serious help.

Tahir said...

Wow: In an interview with Blender magazine, the two expressed their disbelief in the theory of evolution, with the interviewer asking what their thoughts were, with AJ blurting no, and with Aly saying: "Are they teaching that in schools now?" When told that it had been taught for the last quarter of the century, she replied, “I think that’s kind of disrespectful, anything that has to do with anybody’s beliefs on religion, that should stay out of the classroom. I mean, I think people should be able to pray in school, if people were into that. Everybody should just do their own gig", and AJ added "Evolution is silly. Monkeys? Um, no."[11]