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The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

Postby Yank27 » Sat May 08, 2004 7:40 am

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

Okay, discuss. :)
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Postby Kevbo1987 » Sat May 08, 2004 4:19 pm

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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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Sat May 08, 2004 5:11 pm

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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Postby TheMeccaOfAlbinoPoodles » Sat May 08, 2004 5:33 pm

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.
BTW, Anybody know where "The place where you can drive through the middle of a tree" is in real life?
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Postby drnick954 » Sat May 08, 2004 5:53 pm

ARRRRRG i havent heard it yet, still gotta find that album
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Postby WEIRDALexis279 » Sat May 08, 2004 6:10 pm

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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Postby Bruce the Duck » Sat May 08, 2004 6:23 pm

I love that song as well. I enjoy the references to "National Lampoon's Vacation," like Bernie stealing the camera.
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Postby Genius in Maine » Sat May 08, 2004 6:26 pm

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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Postby TheMeccaOfAlbinoPoodles » Sat May 08, 2004 6:34 pm

How many decals would've been ON those windows?? probably 27,272,727,272.7
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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Sat May 08, 2004 6:34 pm

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?
And just for kicks, anyone know where The Mecca Of Albino Squirrels is also?
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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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