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Looks like a song coming on

“Dead Skunk” is a 1972 novelty song by Loudon Wainwright III
“Dead Skunk” Audio

“Dead Skunk” is a folk song based on acoustic guitar, accompanied by drums and strings. The lyrics describe a dead skunk in the middle of a busy road and the smell it produces for pedestrians. Wainwright said the song was an accident, written in 15 minutes.

Although the single was released in November 1972, it was not until well into 1973 that it caught on with radio stations, and its number 16 peak on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was not reached until the week ending 31 March 1973. It was the only record to chart for Wainwright.

The song has been played every Friday near 9 am, on Top 40 radio station KRRY (“Y101”) in Quincy, Illinois, since 1985. Y101 disc jockeys Dennis Oliver and Jeffrey Dorsey claim the two have played "Dead Skunk" more than any other radio station in the United States.

The song has replaced the traditional “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” as the 7th inning stretch song at Georgia Institute of Technology Russ Chandler Baseball Stadium.
Middle Of The Road thanks to Wayne Nowazek

'Dead Skunk' Lyrics
Crossing the highway late last night
He shoulda looked left and he shoulda looked right
He didn't see the station wagon car
The skunk got squashed and there you are

You got your dead skunk in the middle of the road
Dead skunk in the middle of the road
Dead skunk in the middle of the road
Stinking to high heaven

Take a whiff on me, that ain't no rose
Roll up your window and hold your nose
You don't have to look and you don't have to see
'Cause you can feel it in your olfactory

You got your dead skunk in the middle of the road
Dead skunk in the middle of the road
Dead skunk in the middle of the road
And it's stinking to high heaven

Yeah, you got your dead cat and you got your dead dog
On a moonlight night, you got your dead toad frog
Got your dead rabbit and your dead raccoon
The blood and the guts, they're gonna make you swoon

You got your dead skunk in the middle
Dead skunk in the middle of the road
Dead skunk in the middle of the road
Stinking to high heaven
C'mon, stink

You got it, it's dead, it's in the middle
Dead skunk in the middle
Dead skunk in the middle of the road
Stinking to high heaven
All over the road
Technicolor

Oh, you got pollution
It's dead, it's in the middle
And it's stinking to high, high heaven

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My favorite animal is steak. - Fran Lebowitz

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We hold these semi-animal meetings. - Archie Bunker

Can vegetarians eat animal crackers? - George Carlin

Man is by nature a political animal. - Aristotle

As welcome as a skunk at a lawn party. - Proverb

Fish and visitors stink after three days. - Benjamin Franklin

The buffalo is a surprisingly stupid animal. - Ellsworth Huntington

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. - Mark Twain

Don't get into a stinking contest with a skunk. - Arnold Schwarzenegger

My music is best understood by children and animals. - Igor Stravinsky

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable. - Plato

Mmmm, pork chops and bacon... my two favorite animals. - Homer Simpson

Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends. - George Bernard Shaw

The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much. - Thornton Wilder

Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us. - Loren Eiseley

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. - Groucho Marx

What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant? - George Carlin

There's a good animal show on with that kindly old gent, Marlons Perkos. - Archie Bunker

I'm definitely an animal lover, and I stand up for all animals' rights. - Laura Mennell

The turkey is living proof that an animal can survive with no intelligence at all. - Harvey D. Comstock

Often, the human animal dresses terror in rage, and expresses both in a way unlike either. - Julius Lester

A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time. - Marjorie Johnson

I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants. - A. Whitney Brown

I'm kind of honored to be a dragon lady. The dragon is a very powerful, mythical animal. - Yoko Ono

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Gandhi

Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. - H L Mencken

A moose is an animal with horns on the front of its head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it. - Groucho Marx

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It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. - Mark Twain

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. - Henrik Ibsen

There are a zillion variables to a hamburger. What part of the animal went into it. What coarseness. What temperature. - Danny Meyer

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal - falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox. - Francois Truffaut

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Oscar Wilde

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. - Paul Harvey

I love to go to the zoo. But not on Sunday. I don't like to see the people making fun of the animals, when it should be the other way around. - Ernest Hemingway

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. - Joseph Addison


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