The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

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The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

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I live in MN, so this is without a dought one of my favorites. Just had to make the topic.

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I love this song! It polkas! It's been one of my favorites ever since I saw Al perform it during the Bad Hair Tour. I just love the tune, and it's so well-written.
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This is indeed a wonderful tune. Very listenable music, even after many repetitions, hilarious observation of the details (I can just picture that carful of people-- no, wait, I can't see them behind all the souvenir attraction decals), and a great send-up of the Gordon Lightfoot-style epic ballad without really being a strict style parody AFAIK.
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There's great breath-work in this song too. Especially in the "windows are completely covered with the decals" part. I've seen pics of the REAL twine ball.
Scary.
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ARRRRRG i havent heard it yet, still gotta find that album
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It's an excellent song. One of my favorites. There are so many great lines in there. And the melody is very good too.

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I love that song as well. I enjoy the references to "National Lampoon's Vacation," like Bernie stealing the camera.

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BBOTIM is a great song! It's very funny, especially the part about wishing the kids could have seen the scenery but couldn't due to all the decals.
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How many decals would've been ON those windows?? probably 27,272,727,272.7
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TheMeccaOfAlbinoPoodles @ May 8 2004, 04:33 PM wrote: BTW, Anybody know where "The place where you can drive through the middle of a tree" is in real life?
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Here's a resource for your use as your family plans its vacation this summer.

The whole thread I linked to has a lot of our earlier discussion about BBOTIM.
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