I'm not sure if God sent a real elephant to get us to go to church, or if God Himself manifested as an elephant, or if the whole elephant thing is just a metaphor. But I do know that the next time I see an elephant, I will think of church.
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Telly Savalas always seemed like an unlikely pop star. And yet, as Wikipedia notes
, his version of "If" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in March 1975, and retains the record for being "the shortest title of any song to reach number one in the UK."
The parody version:
Saving idiot housewives, time-stressed housewives, and horror fans from yucky stinky water troubles for decades.
Best Beatles cover versions ever! The singer.
Watch for louche poet Charles Bukowski at 1:22.
You get the theme song in the next clip. Whole film can be streamed at Amazon. IMDB entry here.
Surely the re-release of this fine film would help clarify and resolve the fraught state of race relations in the USA today.
Marty the Mouse became famous in 1974
after he made a home for himself in a box of marijuana stored in the evidence room of the San Jose, CA police station. Police were only able to lure him out by baiting a trap with marijuana seeds. (He ignored bacon, peanut butter, cheese, and a female mouse called Mata Hairy.) He became known as Marty the Marijuana Mouse.
But instead of killing him, he was first sent to UCLA to aid in studies of marijuana. Then he was returned to San Jose where he became a police mascot. When he died in Nov 1975, the nation mourned