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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ladies And Gentlemen, I Give You: The Intertunnel


It is a silly place.

The light at the end of the Intertunnel is a dumpster fire. An Intertunnel in the hand is worth two in Kate Bush. I think that I shall never see, an Intertunnel take an arrow to the knee. The Intertunnel is the place where, when you have to go there, you're likely to be taken in. Do not go gentle into that Intertunnel. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing but look at the Intertunnel. There's a sucker born every refresh. And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your Intertunnel can do for you—ask if you can upload a mariachi band serenading a beluga whale.

5 comments:

Gringo said...

This group got over three million hits playing Yellow Bird to a beluga whale. When it played a traditional mariachi song to the same whale, such as Marcha de Zacatecas, it got only around 4 thousand hits.

Note we observe an accordion used by a Mariachi band. The use of an accordion in Mexican music is a result of cultural imperialism. The Czechs and Germans brought the accordion and polka music to Texas in the mid 19th century. Hispanics in Texas incorporated the accordion and polka music into what became known as Tejano music,and eventually this Tejano influence crossed the border into Mexico. What is known as NorteƱo [Northern] music in Mexico is basically Tejano music which has crossed the border.
Here is an example of Tejano music: Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio. [I'm Leaving You in San Antonio.]

BTW, Yellow Bird is a Hatian song first introduced to the US by the Norman Luboff Choir back in the 1950s. When I first heard the song played by some multi-culti buskers in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art several decades later, I didn't realize that the Luboff Choir, a group which my generation would have laughed at for being the model of white bread blandness, had brought the song to our shores.

Gringo said...

My comment is testimony to the influence of the Intertunnel.

Sam L. said...

Gringo, I know you would not lie about this.

Mr. Sippi, you do go on. And on, and on, and don't kill the joke! Ya done good, again.

Leon said...

you know, i think that's the sweetest thing i've seen all month. thanks

Anonymous said...

I'll have some of what Sippi has been smoking!!!