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Archive for May 8th, 2007

For at least the past week, Kristen and I have had Spanish phrases stuck in our heads, repeating over and over and over again. They can change from day to day and from hour to hour. Sometimes they’re useful phrases and sometimes I’m not even sure if they make sense. The last couple of days Kristen has had “?de parte de quien?” in her head and I’ve had “?la de hoy?” Needless to say, it can be frustrating and make you wonder if you’re on the verge of insanity.

Which has all reminded me of a Seinfeld episode entitled “The Jacket” with the relevant parts below.

GEORGE: “Master of the house.. doling out the charm, ready with a handshake and an open palm. Tells a saucy tale, loves to make a stir everyone appreciates a…”
JERRY: What is that song?
GEORGE: Oh, it’s from Les Miserables. I went to see it last week. I can’t get it out of my head. I just keep singing it over and over. It just comes out. I have no control over it. I’m singing it on elevators, buses. I sing it in front of clients. It’s taking over my life.
JERRY: You know, Schumann went mad from that.
GEORGE: Artie Schumann? From Camp Hatchapee?
JERRY: No, you idiot.
GEORGE: What are you, Bud Abbott? What, are you calling my an idiot?
JERRY: You don’t know Rober Schumann? The composer?
GEORGE: Oh, Schumann. Of course.
JERRY: He went crazy from one note. He couldn’t get it out of his head. I think it was an A. He kept repeating it over and over again. He had to be institutionalized.
GEORGE: Really? ..Well, what if it doesn’t stop? Oh, that I really needed to hear. That helps a lot! Alright, just say something. Just start talking. Change the subject.

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