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CIVL Shuffle: Tom Green edition

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy has this song in his head. It’s from a Canadian some of you may be aware of.

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By Aaron Levy (CIVL Station Manager) – Email

Print Edition: May 21, 2014

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CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy has this song in his head. It’s from a Canadian some of you may be aware of.

Organized Rhyme “Check the O.R.”

The letters “O” and “R” could stand, in this case, for Ottawa Region, because that is where Canadian superstar comedian Tom Green is from! With classic lines such as “Pass the OJ/cuz I’ve got juice,” it’s impossible to recognize Green and co. as the original Northern Beastie Boys.

Tom Green “The Bum Bum Song”

Famously referenced in “The Real Slim Shady” by a little known Detroit rapper under the moniker Eminem, “My bum is on your lips” is used to catapult one of the more homophobic verses in modern rap music, prior to the introduction of the “No homo” fad. Green is just silly.

Tom Green “Feel Your Balls”

This is not simply a grotesque and inappropriate discussion about self-pleasure or potty humour, as some (read: all) of Green’s work happens to be. It is a legitimate attempt at making young men aware of the necessity inherent in self monitoring the potential presence of detectable testicular cancer cells.

Freddy Got Fingered “Daddy Would You Like Some Sausage”

The film from which this song culled is undeniably one of my least favourite films of all time. In fact, it’s possible, that in my own estimation of quality and substance necessary to categorize a series of still shots strung together quickly via tape reel, this is not a film.

Tom Green “Moving in Stillness”

Not to be confused with “Stillness is the Move,” the sublime 2009 underground explosion from Brooklyn’s The Dirty Projectors, “Moving in Stillness” is actually by a completely different Tom Green. Also, Canadian comedian Green actually had testicular cancer, and is serious about self-checking for this particular ailment.

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