Vienna, Austria (Combined News Services) ~ Ludwig van Beethoven admitted yesterday that he is suffering a severe case of writer's block as he painstakingly tries to complete the theme song for the Peasantman Steel Distance Triathlon.
Beethoven has been working on the piece for nearly two years, and has already faced criticism for missing last year's deadline. "I'm so close to finishing this thing," said Beethoven. "I'm literally down to the last word but I just can't think of something that rhymes with 'pheasant lamb.' The last line goes: 'we're all competing in the _____________.' I'd really like to come up with a hard-hitting word that fits in with the whole Peasantman thing but I just can't and it's driving me crazy."
The song, once completed, will also be known for a milestone achievement, as it will be the first song ever written in the key of H flat. And after months of careful thought, Beethoven has elected to name the song... 'Peasantman.'
Because of the year-long delay in its completion, many have speculated that race organizers are becoming frustrated, though Peasantman founder Joe McMahon has sought to dispel any such rumors.
"We're very excited to have Mr. Beethoven working with Peasantman," said McMahon. "We're willing to give him as much time as he needs to come up with the final word for the Peasantman theme song."
Beethoven insists he's close, possibly even a few weeks away. "I'm thinking 'present van.' Or what about 'pleasant spam?' I don't know. I thought about taking 'pheasant lamb' out but obviously I can't do that. It's too important to Peasantman."