Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Michael, Michael, Motorcycle

As most of you will come to find out, (not like anyone reads this anyways),  Random nonsense pops into my head at any given time.  Take last night for instance, the old playground rhyme, Michael, Michael, Motorcycle came to mind.  It goes a little something like this, "Michael, Michael, Motorcycle, turn the key, and watch him pee!  Turn it back, and watch him crap!" (I know, I know, the last verse doesn't even rhyme.)  This gem was said to anyone named Michael back in the 2nd grade, for no other reason, than the fact that his name was Michael.

This got me to thinking about other playground rhymes, keep in mind, these were used by myself, 20 years ago.  My thoughts could be a bit cloudy.  Another doozy, was when there was a "couple", one would blurt out; "John and Cindy sittin' in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby's carriage!"  Oh man, the schoolyard would laugh hysterically if this was dropped on anyone.  This was one of the ultimate chants.

Another catchy phrase, "I see London, I see France, I see someone's underpants!" A classic, however, no where near as serious as the first two.

20 years later, thats all I can remember as the most popular ones here on the East Coast.  After having read this blog, I'm sure most of you would like  2 minutes of your life back.  Oh well, I'm sure some of you got a chuckle out of it!


  1. Hey - I still call my friends Michael...Michael Michael Motorcycle. And I am in my 30s!

  2. I'm 37 and only just this week heard of Michael Michael Motorcycle...

  3. Im 26 and still sing michael michael motorcycle to my fiance. i think its funny, he does not :(

  4. "Andy Candy makes me sick
    makes my stomach go 2 4 6
    not because he's dirty
    not because he's clean
    just because he kissed a girl
    behind a magazine."

  5. Milk, milk, lemonade/Around the corner fudge is made/Stick your finger in the hole/Now you have a tootsee roll

  6. Wow, I'm 47 and I've been with my husband Michael since 8th grade. I've never heard Michael Michael motorcycle until today. So Thanks I'll have fun with it. I do remember the song My name is Michael,I've got a nickel shiny and new,I'm gonna buy me all kinds of candy that's what I'm gonna do

  7. Kindergarten Baby stick your head in gravy wash it out with bubblegum and send it to the Navy...

  8. LOL! You were right about wanting two minutes of my childhood back! Them good ole days! lol