Pensitivity101’s theme was song connections this past week. As usual, I’m a week late, and a joke short.
1. Who recorded Mouldy Old Dough?
It was a lament by Scrooge McDuck, until he managed to get his money vault climate controlled, and the deterioration stopped. In today’s electronic banking age, all his little digital ones and zeros are spiffy clean and shiny.
If it was in MacArthur Park, it would have been tartan. It slid sideways in the picnic basket, and touched some of the other food. That’s how we got Green Eggs and Ham.
3. Who sang they were made out of Gingerbread?
Whoever they were, they were likely British of some flavour. North Americans are so addicted to sugar that we put it in our breads. USA Americans purchase so much sweet pastries that they can’t even spell Krispy Kreme correctly. Canadians are a bit better, but our national coffee shop chain, Tim Horton’s, singlehandedly supports the honey industry.
4. Who sang Tutti Frutti?
5. Who recorded Green Onions?
Booker T (Jones) and the M.G. – which stands/stood for Memphis Group. The hypercorrect incorrect lie was that it was MGs, and referred to hot-damned MG cars, because it was released at the peak of surfer/hot-rod rock.
6. Who had a boy lollipop?
A lot of people! The girl lollipops don’t have that long stick. Just think what you’ve been grasping, all these years.
7. What is a Tangerine Dream?
That’s the witness protection alias of a Dutch international banking and financial institution. They came to North America as ING, and confused lots of people. (That’s a low bar to clear) Folks wondered, Are they lyING? Are they borING? Are they gougING? So they became ING Direct. The fog only became thicker, so they suddenly became Tangerine, and the confusion all cleared up.
8. Sugar Sugar or Honey Honey?
Yes please! But on alternate mornings. My incipient diabetes can only take so much.
9. Who sang Sugar Pie Honey Bunch?
Kellogg’s Cereals, and Post Cereals, did for years, until consumer protection groups and pediatric nutrition organizations forced them to reformulate their breakfast foods out of psyllium fiber and bran powder, making the boxes more appetizing and nutritious.
10. Do you need Hot Butter for Popcorn?
Not always. Sometimes I like mine sprinkled with Tex-Mex flavor powder, but only if it’s prepared by the Muppets’ Swedish Chef.