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Monday, April 28, 2008

Dracula Chewing Gum

posted by on April 28 at 13:11 PM

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
47b3ce06b3127cce9ee65046188200000015108AbMmrNs0asz.0.jpg 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.

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where did all the toasters go to? they can't ALL be rapping!

Posted by josh bomb | April 29, 2008 1:04 PM

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