True story: on my way into work yesterday, I couldn't get the Kenny Rogers song (You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me,) Lucille out of my head. It was really infuriating. Especially as I only knew two of the lines.

The song is the punchline to a crap, old joke about a man whose heel falls off his shoe: "You picked a fine time to leave me, loose heel" (geddit?).

Yesterday afternoon, the heel fell off my shoe. It had not been loose until that point.


This morning, I will be mostly singing The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo.

See also: Shoe-Repair Tagline Challenge.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. Well if you break your back at Monte Carlo this week, don't come crying tous.

    By the way, the Baron Nights did a fine cover of "You picked a fine tine to leave me" which went along the lines of "You picked a fine time to bend down Lucille / the cow costume you were wearing was too real" -- although I'm not sure I've remembered the words exactly right.

  2. You are now responsible for my spending the weekend repeatedly singing the only two lines of this song that I know. Pleasingly my shoes remain intact, but you can expect some hate-mail from my family!

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