Malicious Melodies by Adam | Jan 20, 2012 | 56 comments Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 56 Comments AAIIGH my eyes! on January 20, 2012 at 12:13 am I love this comic, read it every day, thanks man Reply BugFanNo.1million on January 20, 2012 at 12:15 am This makes total sense. Reply Gray on January 20, 2012 at 12:24 am Oh dear god. I’ve had this stuck in my head the past 7 years. I never realized its destructive potential. …you’ll have to excuse me. I have to find a pre-k class. Reply Jon on January 20, 2012 at 12:39 am I’m a little h-bomb short and stout, one day you’re sitting there the next you’re on a cloud … Nice goin’ Adam. =) Reply williamkattwilliams on January 20, 2012 at 12:55 am I’m an AC outlet rectangular and low show me a fork and I’ll make you glow Reply Iforwhat on January 20, 2012 at 11:58 am *clapping* Reply Gz on January 20, 2012 at 1:46 am haha brilliant. Reply Thomas on January 20, 2012 at 2:50 am The little girl’s name – is it Mindy? Reply bd on January 21, 2012 at 3:52 am Awesome. Gold from the vaults, eh? Reply tudza on January 20, 2012 at 3:44 am I’m a little tea pot short and squat This is my handle and this is not. or I’m a little tea pot short and stout Sock it to me baby let it all hang out Reply Margaret on January 20, 2012 at 4:00 am I demand more renditions! Reply MrSnow on January 20, 2012 at 4:34 am This is totally possible 😀 and I wouldn’t put it past todays kids to b singing about effed up things 😛 Reply Clownwithoutmakeup on January 20, 2012 at 5:45 am MY EYES ARE MELTING! Reply dave dell on January 20, 2012 at 6:34 am It’s got a good beat. It’s easy to dance to. I’ll give it an 83. Reply Don on January 20, 2012 at 6:42 am “Go away” – a classic euphemism for “burn alive”! 😀 Love it, great as ever! Reply Geek Girl on January 20, 2012 at 6:56 am Surreal, macabre, and funny as heck. A+ Reply Tomnician on January 20, 2012 at 7:13 am Choked on breakfast when I read panel 3. One of the best yet! Reply Chemgal on January 20, 2012 at 8:44 am My brother-in-law sings songs like this. I shared the comic with him. Reply Rhea on January 20, 2012 at 9:45 am Oh god, I love the little niece… and he’s just encouraging her. This is one of the funniest yet, which is saying a lot. Reply Deen on January 20, 2012 at 10:06 am Oh, I’m going to be happily singing these all day. Now… off to find some little folk to corrupt! Reply Iforwhat on January 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm I am ol’ glory Hear the angels sing One of them stands up And then gets it’s wings Best I could come up with. Reply Iforwhat on January 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm I realized I messed up the song, so I’ll try again ……..I got noth’in Reply Armoless on January 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm “Cut down the trees and gangsters as well!” I.. Love.. IT! lovelovelovelove LOVE IT. Reply Kimberly on January 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm Fantastic! I love it! This strip is one of the perfect reasons why the site is my homepage 😀 Reply Adam on January 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm Sweet! Reply surtursbane on January 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm Panels 3 and 4 are comic gold. Way to go, man. Reply novascottch on January 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm I love the little niece bug! She’s so cute when she’s potentially destructive <3 Reply Jeff on January 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm *Like* Almost my exact comment. Niece bug is one of my favorite characters. She’s cute as heck and eeeeeevillllllll . I love how he’s “handing it to her” to finish the verse. What else are uncles for, am I right? Reply novascottch on January 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm I’m gonna start doing stuff like this to encourage my nephew haha my sister will hate me, but it’ll be so worth it. Reply LanceThruster on January 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm Nothing, but *nothing* beats the artistry of the poetry of childhood. When in danger, when in doubt Run in circles, scream and shout Reply Adam on January 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm That little rhyme is one of my favorites. I heard it on MST3K. Does anyone know if they originated it? Reply Frances on January 22, 2012 at 5:09 pm I first saw that rhyme on Freefall: http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff100/fv00047.htm Reply Olentzero on January 23, 2012 at 11:55 pm There’s a folk rock album from the late 1960s called Running Jumping Standing Still; one cut off the album (I believe the title track) has the singer, Spider John Koerner, chant “When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout” in the middle of the bridge. So I’m gonna say no, MST3k didn’t originate it. No idea who did, though. Reply thorgold on January 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm Oh man, panel three. Just panel three 😀 I’m a little chainsaw, sharp as hell! I cut through trees and gangsters as well. When you hear me revving a death knell, Body parts will be yours to sell! Reply Adam on January 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm Well done, sir. I knew someone would finish that one for me. Reply thorgold on January 20, 2012 at 10:35 pm But wait, there’s more! “Say” is a tough rhyme to start with, but here goes: I’m a Molotov bomb, clear the way! I’ll kill ‘dem Nazis, I’ll save the day When you light my rag you’ll hear me say Chuck me at those fascists and they’ll burn away. Ahh, Russian nursery rhymes. In Soviet Russia… hm, can’t think of one. Reply Vacendik on January 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm I admit I would have gone Trees and Zombies vs. gangsters. Reply Kevin Moreau on January 21, 2012 at 2:24 am Thank you SOOOO much for this Reply Baughbe on January 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm People, didn’t any of you really listen to the songs you were taught as a kids? Most of them are absolutely horrific! They are what made childhood great! From songs about the plague, to being lost in the woods or mauled by animals, those songs are what kept the nightlight industry in business and put food on the table for thousands. Ahh, to be a kid again. Reply thorgold on January 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm Rock-a-bye baby in the tree top, when the wind blows the cradle will rock, when the bough breaks the baby will fall, and down will come baby, cradle and all. That’s sadism, right there. Apparently, we used to sacrifice infants to the wind god! Reply soapyillusion on January 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm looks like there having a lot of fun in pannel 3 and 4. i like little girl bug. Reply bugworldinhabitant on January 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm I was LOL at this, as not 15 minutes prior to reading this I was singing the teapot song to my daughter … It’s ok, everyone survived without injury. Reply pjunk on January 21, 2012 at 3:01 am Someday I hope to raise children and teach them equally devious ditties. Reply Dreamer on January 21, 2012 at 9:09 am I love how excited the little girl is in panel 3 Reply Ben Hutchings on January 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm Nitpick: the ‘Molotov cocktail’ was a response by the Finns to the Soviet invasion and ‘Molotov breadbaskets’ (aerial bombs). It was used to blow up (rather, immobilise) ‘commie’ tanks, not fascists. Reply ShameLa on January 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm Adam, the first place I saw “run in circles, scream and shout” was in a Heinlein novel. Reply DaBossTroll on January 22, 2012 at 2:22 am The whole thing is: “When in danger, or in doubt; Run in circles, scream and shout; Give ’em hell, and fire a gun; Run the signal up, Well Done!” Its a very old traditional Navy ditty…Heinlein was a former Navy officer, and a lot of that traditional Navy stuff is all over his stories…especially in his expressed attitudes toward duty and courage. Reply LanceThruster on January 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm Wel done indeed, DaBossTroll. Heinlein is always so very quotable. An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. ~ Robert A. Heinlein Read more great ones here: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/robertahe100989.html#ixzz1kJ7gglmR Reply Rhea on January 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm I thought it was When in danger, when in doubt Run in circles, scream and shout Bang your head against the wall Make it hell for one and all Reply -PookeyG- on January 22, 2012 at 10:11 am “I chop down trees and gangsters as well”?!?!?!?! I’ll be laughing all DAY on that line alone. Reply bd on January 23, 2012 at 11:46 am I’m a little handgun, Short and cute. Point me at your best friend And listen to me poot. Reply Boo on March 11, 2012 at 1:03 am I have decided i love your comic. Hand down the best one ever. Oh the joy. Reply Snark Shark on July 14, 2012 at 12:58 am BWA-HA-HA!!!! Reply Shannon Love on March 25, 2013 at 11:18 pm Ahem… The Molotov cocktails was invented by the Finns to throw at Soviet tanks invading under Stalin. Molotov was Soviet Premier under Stalin and made a number of insane remarks about the Finnish-Soviet war e.g. that Soviet planes only dropped bombs filled with bread for starving Finns. The Finns fastened on Molotov as the chief villain in the war and christened their new anti-tank weapon after him. As in, “Here Molotov have a cocktail!” Fwoosh. So the song in pane 4 should be: When you light my rag Here me say Chunk me at the Commies and make them run away. Reply Col Klink on April 1, 2013 at 8:49 pm I’m a little sexpot, tall and thin, Lubin’ up my boobs is not a sin. When you hear me comin’, Just roll me over and do it agin. Reply Durinn on July 10, 2013 at 6:49 am Shannon Love is correct. I was going to say what she said. I will instead just add that Finland was the only Eastern European nation to successfully avoid communist domination after WWII, no thanks to the US or UK, both of whom tried to help the Soviets capture it after reneging on their promises of aid to Finland. However, despite facing odds similar to those the Spartans faced at Thermopylae, the Finns managed to lose only about 10% of their land to the Soviets. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.