The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

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Re: The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

Postby dynaboyj » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:04 pm

This is definitely one of Al's...normalest songs, despite how zany it is. I always feel the true message to this song is that Al wanted a family.
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Re: The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

Postby JCM » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:36 am

Yeah, when you look deep inside this song, you don't just see vital organs and bones. You see a message. A tiny speck of hope. And that makes this song just... beautiful. ;(
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Re: The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:39 am

dynaboyj wrote:This is definitely one of Al's...normalest songs, despite how zany it is. I always feel the true message to this song is that Al wanted a family.

Well, yeah, he wanted a family. But I'm also impressed by how Al captured the feeling of a multiple-child family on vacation (and there's a lot of affection in the send-up here) considering that he was an "only."
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Re: The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

Postby NMRodo » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:06 am

Ah, this song is definitely one of my favorites. I usually only crack a smile after hearing Al's songs once, but I always laugh at Bernie running off with the camera.
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Re: The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

Postby amzo39 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:07 am

Bernie is my favorite.
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Re: The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

Postby Interrobang » Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:50 pm

I like the fact that the song has the perfect balance of silliness and an actual story.
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Re: The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

Postby weirdalfan1000000 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:45 am

This is probably the song that made me start to be completely obsessed with Al, and not a casual fan who only likes the most popular songs of his. It's fairly long, but still has a story, and is funny.
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Re: The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:21 pm

Someone else proudly overanalyzing BBOTM: http://scienceblogs.com/builtonfacts/2010/03/the_biggest_ball_of_twine_in_m.php#commentsArea

In case you've ever lain awake at night wondering whether the Twine Ball WOULD reach all the way to Fargo, North Dakota if it were unraveled.
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Re: The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

Postby TMBJon » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:40 pm

I have in fact wondered about this, but I feel like the better way to do it would be to look online and find out if anyone knows how long, in miles, the BBOTIM actually is. That would answer the question far more accurately.
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Re: The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

Postby annacanada » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:13 pm

This is such a great song! I love the melody and I love Al's songs that tell a story. I always have little movies in my head!
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