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It's the Dr Frank Weakly Reader for 10.18.2019, MTX / SICKO / PATHOGENS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL THIS SATURDAY NIGHT EDITION, feat. Sicko, Thin Lizzy, Charlie Chaplin, Merv Griffin, Maurice Sendak, the Sylvers, Odin, Mr Ramones, memorabilia, arifacts, naked ladies, the Case of the Censored Witch, Boleskine House, Black Agnes, Comet, and much much more; plus news, updates, shows, scandalous pictures, etc. etc. etc. https://medium.com/@drankf/dr-frank-weakly-reader-for-10-18-2019-cd542b9ecc18 #music #news #censorship #instagram #minds
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Wikipedia write-ups, particularly of songs, can be pretty funny. To wit, I was searching around to find the history of the song whistled in the film The Bridge on the River Kwai and came across this, about the parody children's version about Comet: "Comet" was a well-known humorous children's song in North America. It describes the deleterious effects of consuming Comet cleanser—a powdered cleansing product. The most prominent and often-occurring effect in the song is that it turns one's teeth green. Among other effects alleged by this song are an unappealing taste and, unsurprisingly, a tendency to vomit. Indeed. I remember this, taught to me by my uncle Tom when I was a kid, as the first iteration of that tune I ever heard. In fact, I assumed it had to be from a Comet commercial. I loved it, but it was of course soon eclipsed by "HItler has only got one ball..." which I learned just a bit later. The context of Uncle Tom telling me about the song, not mentioned in the wikipedia article, is that people used to use Comet to brush their teeth with when they ran out of toothpaste. I don't know if this is true, but it makes more sense that way. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_(song) By the way, my favorite entry in this "genre" is that for the Sylviers' "Boogie Fever": The narrator of the song notes a change that seems to have come over his girlfriend. At the drive-in movie, she turns down the speaker volume and turns up the radio to hear her favorite disco songs. Then, at the pizza parlor, she "boogies" to the disco beat while eating her meal. He concludes that his girl must have caught the "boogie fever" which seems to be "goin' around." In the final verse, he consults his doctor and realizes that he himself has caught the "boogie fever" as a result of dancing all night, "doin' the bump, bump, bump" with his girlfriend. That one seems quite complete and accurate. #songs #wikipedia #minds

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It's the Dr Frank Weakly Reader for 10.18.2019, MTX / SICKO / PATHOGENS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL THIS SATURDAY NIGHT EDITION, feat. Sicko, Thin Lizzy, Charlie Chaplin, Merv Griffin, Maurice Sendak, the Sylvers, Odin, Mr Ramones, memorabilia, arifacts, naked ladies, the Case of the Censored Witch, Boleskine House, Black Agnes, Comet, and much much more; plus news, updates, shows, scandalous pictures, etc. etc. etc. https://medium.com/@drankf/dr-frank-weakly-reader-for-10-18-2019-cd542b9ecc18 #music #news #censorship #instagram #minds
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Wikipedia write-ups, particularly of songs, can be pretty funny. To wit, I was searching around to find the history of the song whistled in the film The Bridge on the River Kwai and came across this, about the parody children's version about Comet: "Comet" was a well-known humorous children's song in North America. It describes the deleterious effects of consuming Comet cleanser—a powdered cleansing product. The most prominent and often-occurring effect in the song is that it turns one's teeth green. Among other effects alleged by this song are an unappealing taste and, unsurprisingly, a tendency to vomit. Indeed. I remember this, taught to me by my uncle Tom when I was a kid, as the first iteration of that tune I ever heard. In fact, I assumed it had to be from a Comet commercial. I loved it, but it was of course soon eclipsed by "HItler has only got one ball..." which I learned just a bit later. The context of Uncle Tom telling me about the song, not mentioned in the wikipedia article, is that people used to use Comet to brush their teeth with when they ran out of toothpaste. I don't know if this is true, but it makes more sense that way. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_(song) By the way, my favorite entry in this "genre" is that for the Sylviers' "Boogie Fever": The narrator of the song notes a change that seems to have come over his girlfriend. At the drive-in movie, she turns down the speaker volume and turns up the radio to hear her favorite disco songs. Then, at the pizza parlor, she "boogies" to the disco beat while eating her meal. He concludes that his girl must have caught the "boogie fever" which seems to be "goin' around." In the final verse, he consults his doctor and realizes that he himself has caught the "boogie fever" as a result of dancing all night, "doin' the bump, bump, bump" with his girlfriend. That one seems quite complete and accurate. #songs #wikipedia #minds

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