I found this Dork Tower strip to be pretty relevant: It shows one of the characters complaining about getting the Chocolate Rain song stuck in his head. Two weeks ago our DM was singing that every time there was a break in the dialog. I listened to the song. It didn’t do anything for me. It didn’t get stuck in my head. For contrast, the other meme mentioned in the Dork Tower strip is the Badger song, and that thing got into my system such that I very nearly needed antibiotics to get rid of it. When AYBABTU was big I got a near lethal dose. I’m pretty sure I could go into anaphalctic shock if I were ever exposed to it again.
So I don’t know what the deal is with Chocolate Rain. I must be immune to this strain for some reason. On the other hand, maybe my immunity is due to the fact that a different, more virulent song, has gotten below my skin and attached itself to my central nervous system, much like a case of the shingles. Maybe you can’t be afflicted by more than one meme at a time. I’m not sure how it works. In any case, my bloodstream is now roughly 0.05% Foux Da Fa Fa:
I that one doesn’t infect you, I also suggest Hip-Hopopotamus vs. The Rhymenocerous, available on this page.
These guys have a show on HBO, but since I don’t watch television this is the first I’ve heard of them. They’re from New Zealand. I already held New Zealanders in high regard. (Peter Jackson being another example, a man whose work is somewhat familiar to me now.) It’s a small, sparsely populated country, but they seem to be making more than their share of the kind of cultural output I treasure. Plus their accents are cool.
Thanks (if you can call my current state “thankful”, which I don’t think would be accurate) goes to John Cox for the link.
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