Tuesday, October 21, 2003

No Cure for Earworms
Someone should have a telethon, but there had better not be any music. And that includes no ads from McDonald’s, Empire Carpet, Luna Carpet and other commercial purveyors of the most wretched earworms. (To digress, my children joke that Luna is Latin for ‘carpet.’ That’s a successful worm!)

Anybody remember a Mark Twain story about a street car conductor tormented by a little rhyme going through his head - (something like “a buff trip slip for a six cent fair.....”) - called “Punch, Brothers, Punch?” I think it was Mark Twain. Or was it O. Henry? Those earworms have been around a long, long time....

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