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In a recent,and as always excellent, diary by Shortfinals,he revealed that he and I share a birthday. Now the only other person I know who shares that birthday is the very talented and beautiful Elkie Brooks, whom I have had the pleasure of meeting on a couple of occasions (the first when I interviewed her for my college newspaper in 1973!!).

So I thought it would be nice to post a youtube of Elkie in SF´s diary as a way of saying "Happy Birthday", and selected the classic Pearl´s a Singer.

Now this was almost 2 weeks ago, but that song has lodged in my ear ever since, with snippets running all day and night .

Now I checked Mr Google, and apparently 98% of people get earworms, and there is no known cure. Ear worms have even been studied by the eminentJames J. Kellaris, PhD, who found that the´six most common earworms at the time of his study (2002) were

Chili's "Baby Back Ribs" jingle.
"Who Let the Dogs Out"
"We Will Rock You"
Kit-Kat candy-bar jingle ("Gimme a Break ...")
"Mission Impossible" theme
"YMCA"

However,I believe one strategy is to pass it onto someone else. So with apologies in advance, here is Elkie in London in 2004.
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So, have you, or recently had, an earworm, and what was it?

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