Date: Sun, 29 Jun 1997 22:02:44 -0700
From: David Harnick-Shapiro david[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BANZAI.ICS.UCI.EDU
Subject: Drop the Big One [was: Re: MIKE TYSON SPECIAL: Bite ]
On Sun, 29 Jun 1997 03:01, "Barry A. Popik" writes:
RHHDAS has "bite the big one" from 1977, although I remember it a bit
earlier. This refers to fellatio as the "big one." There is a nice RHHDAS
entry on "big one," but it surprisingly omits the famous song by Tom
Lehrer--"Let's drop the big one now! Let's drop the big one now!"--that
antedates its "atomic destruction" entries.
I think you're mixing two songs. (This is all from memory, so
pray pardon any minor errors.) Tom Lehrer's WW III fight song
(I'm guessing 1964, from his work with the short-lived TV program
"That Was the Week That Was") goes
Little Johnny Jones was a US pilot
And no shrinking violet
And this is what he said on
His way to Armageddon:
"So long, Mom, we're off to drop the Bomb
So don't wait up for me ...
Randy Newman has a song about how America wants to be everybody's
They don't like us anyhow
So let's drop the Big One now
BOOM goes London, and BOOM Paree
More room for you, and more room for me...
This was probably late 1970s (too late to push back any
"atomic destruction" entry dates?).
David Harnick-Shapiro david[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ics.uci.edu
Information and Computer Science
University of California, Irvine