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The A-Ha! Moment

20 Nov

November 20, 2014

All my life I’ve heard the Christmas song “A Marshmallow World.” It was covered by a lot of artists, but the one that seems to get the most play is the Darlene Love version. And rightfully so.

But I’ve always misheard the lyrics. I always thought the song ended with “the winner is the marshmallow girl.” It never made sense to me. Who was the marshmallow girl? What did she win?

Target is now using that song in their ads, and they run constantly. So earlier today I was doing something and the TV was on in the background and sure enough, that song came on. And as clear as day I heard “In winter, it’s a marshmallow world” and suddenly it all made sense.

A-Ha!

 

 

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Gimme Back That Filet o’ Fish. Why? What For?

2 Mar

March 2, 2010

I admit I don’t get it. And that annoys me because it is a flippin’ McDonald’s commercial I’m talking about. You know the one. Two guys in a car are about to bite into the usually-cardboard-tasting (tartar sauce helps) Filet o’ Fish when one guy gets a call from his Big Mouth Billy Bass, who sings this song:

Gimme back that filet-o-fish
Gimme that fish
Gimme back that filet-o-fish
Gimme that fish
What if it were you
hanging up on this wall?
If it were you in that sandwich
you wouldn’t be laughing at all!

Is he mad because the fish sandwich is made out of him? Does he want to stuff it back, somehow, inside himself? Or is he just hungry and wants to eat it? Maybe it is an existential harangue by the fish on the inequity of life, which finds him stuck on a wall while two slackers eat a sandwich made, possibly, of him?

I dunno. It has a memorable tune and here I am with it stuck in my mind, so I guess that’s the point.

BTW- what kind of “o’ fish” is the Fillet o’ Fish made out of? Alaskan Pollock, which the internet descries as “edible” or, if that’s not available,  a Japanese fish called Hoki, which is also edible but very very ugly.

Hey, anyone remember the old o’ fish song? Where some kids tried to find what the “O” meant and discovered that “Oh we all put the O in McDonald’s Fillet o’ Fish”?

I don’t either.

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