History Dracula Chewing Gum
posted by April 28 at 13:11 PMon
Upon reading this in the business section of The New York Times…
Mars, the makers of M&Mís, announced a deal Monday morning to acquire the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, the chewing gum concern, for about $23 billion.…I thought of this old record by the Jamaican toaster Lone Ranger
The connection? Recall his big hit “Barnabas Collins.” (Barnabas Collins is a vampire in a 70s TV show called Dark Shadows.) Now recall this wonderful passage from Lone Ranger’s tune.
[Barnabas’] eyes get red and his ears get dread/His teeth get long and he start to feel strong/When [he is on] the scene you hear a girl start to scream… Girl! Out the candle, take off your bangle, turn your neck upon the right angle/He is the best in the business/Barney chew your neck like Wrigley’s/Barney is the best in the business/Barney chew your neck like Wrigley’s…That’s toasting at its best.