Two days ago I was recommended an episode of the podcast Reply All in which “a man in California is haunted by the memory of a pop song from his youth. He can remember the lyrics and the melody. But the song itself has vanished, completely scrubbed from the internet.” As a person that obsesses over finding names of songs and sample origins, I found it very relatable and entertaining.
More importantly, the show also inspired me to look up something that has been bothering me for a long time. I can’t tell you how many different ways of googling random sounds like “Ba Dum Dum Da Da Dum” it took to find “Minsky Pickup“, but was inspired by the show and found it yesterday:
Back in 2015, I posted series of videos where Artie Lange and Norm Macdonald told stories of meeting Bob Eucker. The link to one of the oddest stories went dead shortly after it, but after searching for it again, I can report that I still can’t find the original story but Artie retold it on another podcast. The only difference is that in the original version I heard, the punchline has Sinatra’s goons saying “Now the bag’s on you, Drysdale!”.
Via someone’s facebook post, I clicked this more out of boredom or procrastination rather than interest, and was audibly giggling in my seat at work. Maybe you need a 1 year old to really appreciate it, but hopefully not.