Judge John Hodgman on Stealing Karaoke Songs

Source https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/20/magazine/judge-john-hodgman-on-stealing-karaoke-songs.html

Judge John Hodgman
By JOHN HODGMAN

Eamon writes: My friend Zach frequently poaches my karaoke songs before I get a chance to sing them at bars that forbid repeat performances. I contend that I am entitled to the right of first refusal should he want to perform any of the following songs: A. “S.O.B.,” by Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats; B. “Hell,” by the Squirrel Nut Zippers; and C. “Bad Romance,” by Lady Gaga.

Eamon is correct: There is nothing worse than having your one karaoke song stolen from you before you can perform it. I cite as evidence: A. Marianne’s holiday party; B. the song “Flagpole Sitta,” by Harvey Danger; and C. Matt, who knows what he did. That said, Eamon, you’re being a song hog. Pick one (not “Flagpole Sitta”!), and call it your own.

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