If you can tolerate Gilbert Gottfried singing a song
(and here’s me realizing I’m old again, apparently young folks today don’t know who Gilbert Gottfried is…. which I find rude, do I go around saying that I don’t know who Pete Davidson is? No, he’s an ex SNL guy who is friends with John Mulaney, because I keep up with culture)
he was a comedian known for a particularly unpleasant voice….. but damn if he doesn’t nail it in this song. I never thought I’d find something to like about this movie, a movie I swear the rest of the world forgot about
and comparing myself to this animated parrot, I think Jafar might have actually been a half decent employer up until this point. Which echoes, my two good jobs were tremendously kind to me, right up until the economy screwed them and they were generous enough to extend that screwing to me.
The lyric that got me;
“I never found a friend that I can trust
They promise caviar, and leave me eatin’ dust!
That’s some reward for loyalty
From here on in, I’m lookin’ out for me!”
I mean, except not socially, just economically. As long as I don’t need them financially people tend to like me.
“It just don’t pay to give a hoot
I’m giving all I got, what do I get? The boot!”
the funny thing about it is that it does actually work out with him developing a better job, as Alladin’s lackey instead of Jafar. Ah, fantasy animated movies. I tried to go work for the hospital that replaced the one I loved so….. it wasn’t remotely similar.
This also hits home because while running errands today we saw a billboard for Taco Bell hiring, and I said to my wife;
“I think I’m done with the phase of my life where I work for explicitly evil companies”
anyway we had a block party, and a neighbor asked what I do, and I said “nothing really”, and he was supportive. Has it always been this way? Who was I trying to impress? Not my friends neighbors or family apparently.
I’m looking out for me, is the point.