Stephen MalkmusLately, the opening chords of Stephen Malkmus' song "Jennifer and the Ess-Dog" is the only thing that is a sure-fire way of making me smile...well, that, plus Will Ferrell. Or pandas. Of course, it's because the first word he sings is "Jennifer" in this knowing tone. There's something to be said for hearing your name in a song. Of course, I object to "Jenny," but as I just play the opening over and over again, I'll let it slide.

Lyrics to "Jenny and the Ess-Dog"

Stephen Malkmus's album, Stephen Malkmus

The official site for Stephen and the Jicks

Something else named Jennifer that I took a shine to. Until I read it. Then I felt, "Eh."