In my youth although I did watch too much tv, we had Schoolhouse Rock, especially the Bob Dorough meloldies. People my age still be quoting “conjunction,junction” and “i’m just a bill” for instance. The other day I was channel surfing, 40 years later, and just to stay current I taped a Nicki Minaj special, a compilation of her videos. I notice that this one, “Beez in the Trap” in the end of the song, she shouts out the names, perhaps even by heart, 21 geographic references: Chicago, Hoboken, St. Louis, et cetera. Maybe there is a 10-year-old reciting somewhere this list for her geography class.
(Maybe I’ll update with the complete list; and I sort of missed the part but can edit to add which states Miss Minaj says has the most bees. The version on the internet has more info than the one I taped off tv. (Mommy, what does “explicit” mean?)
Don’t watch this unless you think you can last the full 4 minutes, and if you have the permission of your parents, if they are still alive:
Interestingly, this starts by wanting out of “the dark”.
CNN showed last night the “RBG” film that I had seen most of in the theatre one night, at Palo Alto Square and I noticed it had music by Dessa.
andand but not anaconda: ten minutes later, and I’m a trying to get out of here, to get to the city, to the Performing Arts Library and the Phil ElWood archive, but I peeped my Ann Powers book and sho nuff it refs Nicki and sends me to see, as the 800 millionth visitor “Anaconda” and I only lasted two minutes of the four but maybe we can sequel to “Conjunction, junction” assuming, once I check my Webster’s Ninth that “but” qualifies, w “Anaconda” which wood be a visual pun.