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  •  Funny. I just got this rush of feeling, as if a (3+ / 0-)
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    magic wand was passed over me, Harry Potter-like.

    Shoot a gallon to me, Allen.

    "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

    by Wildthumb on Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 03:11:23 PM PDT

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    •  Recc'd for the Nervous Norvus reference. (4+ / 0-)

      Was that the Transfusion you were looking for?

      •  The "shoot a gallon to me Allen" was sometimes (1+ / 0-)
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        incorporated into that old Ink Spots' song, "The Java Jive" by an artist I can't remember now. I don't think it was Nervous Norvus.

        But it turns out I made a mishmash of the quote, because I mixed "Put a gallon in me, Allen," with "shoot me the juice, Bruce." But forgive me, I haven't heard the original quotes since I was a kid, and you know about human memory playing tricks on us.

        I sometimes tease the baristas where I go for coffee with a "shoot me the juice, Bruce."

        "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

        by Wildthumb on Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 06:44:43 PM PDT

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        •  It was wrong? Who knew? (0+ / 0-)

          Nervous Norvus was front and center on the "Loony Tunes" album that my sister and I got from my parents one Chanukah back in the day. We wore out that thing within a year.

          Thank God the Stan Freberg and Bill Cosby albums held up better.

          •  You're right. Who knew? (1+ / 0-)
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            I might as well have been musing about 12th-century candlemaking.

            The heyday of the Ink Spots was the late forties, when there were other songs around like "Open the Door, Richard."

            God, did I love Stan Freberg's stuff. He was part of the old
            Time for Beany crew.

            "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

            by Wildthumb on Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 07:41:25 PM PDT

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            •  What was that?! French horns. (2+ / 0-)
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              That never gets old.

              But how the *(@&!&_# did I forget Tom Lehrer?

              Those guys kept me sane through the '70s and '80s. It's amazing to me how well their humor holds up even today.

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