Nellie McKay

"Mother of Pearl," "If I Had You"

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0:24

♫ Feminists don't have a sense of humor. ♫

0:31

♫ Feminists just want to be alone — boo hoo, hoo, hoo. ♫

0:38

♫ Feminists spread vicious lies and rumors. ♫

0:43

♫ They have a tumor on their funny bone. ♫

0:50

♫ They say child molestation isn't funny — ha, ha, ha, ha. ♫

0:58

♫ Rape and degradation's just a crime — lighten up, ladies. ♫

1:05

♫ Rampant prostitution's sex for money — what’s wrong with that? ♫

1:11

♫ Can't these chicks do anything but whine? ♫

1:17

♫ Dance break! Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da. ♫

1:26

♫ Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da. ♫

1:28

♫ Woo-hoo! ♫

1:30

♫ Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da — ♫

1:34

♫ yeah, take it off. ♫

1:37

♫ Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, dum. ♫

1:43

♫ They say cheap objectification isn’t witty — it’s hot! ♫

1:51

♫ Equal work and wages worth the fight — ♫

1:56

♫ sing us a new one. ♫

1:58

♫ On-demand abortion every city — OK, but no gun control. ♫

2:05

♫ Won’t these women ever get a life? ♫

2:11

♫ Feminists don’t have a sense of humor — poor Hillary. ♫

2:19

♫ Feminists and vegetarians — make mine a Big Mac. ♫

2:26

♫ Feminists spread vicious lies and rumors. ♫

2:31

♫ They're far too sensitive to ever be a ham, ♫

2:38

♫ that's why these feminists just need to find a man. ♫

2:43

♫ Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da. ♫

2:49

I’m Dennis Kucinich and I approved this message. Thank you. (Applause) Thank you. (Applause) Thank you.

3:08

I asked my mother, you know, should I say anything in support of anyone? And she said, "Oh no! Just dis everybody, except Ralph Nader."

3:18

(Laughter)

3:24

♫ I could show the world how to smile, ♫

3:29

♫ I could be glad all of the while. ♫

3:39

♫ I could turn the gray skies to blue, if I had you. ♫

3:52

♫ I could leave the old days behind, ♫

3:58

♫ leave all my pals, I’d never mind. ♫

4:08

♫ I could start my life all anew, if I had you. ♫

4:21

♫ I could climb the snow-capped mountains, ♫

4:28

♫ sail the mighty ocean wide. ♫

4:37

♫ I could cross the burning desert, if I had you by my side. ♫

4:50

♫ I could be a king, dear, uncrowned, humble or poor, rich or renowned. ♫

5:06

♫ There is nothing I couldn’t do, if I had you. ♫

5:24

Thank you. Well, thank you so much.

The wonderful Nellie McKay sings "Mother of Pearl" (with the immortal first line "Feminists don't have a sense of humor") and "If I Had You" from her sparkling set at TED2008.

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Nellie McKay · Singer/songwriter

Nellie McKay sings, croons, raps, grooves and — barks? — to glowing critical acclaim.

Nellie McKay sings, croons, raps, grooves and — barks? — to glowing critical acclaim.