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November 27, 2007

No Such Thing as a Free Ride

For those of you who asked… Well, actually, those of you who asked, I answered… so for those of you who should have asked or meant to ask… It’s a song lyric which strictly speaking Tenna shouldn’t have known either.


  1. It’s not improbable that the dad explained the joke to Teena, who stood there stonefaced while he chuckled at his own cleverness. Jeri, on the other hand, would probably not know the reference, or talk with the dad long enough to have it explained.

    Comment by Cedar — November 27, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

  2. I swear I’ve heard that song in a car commercial, so it is quite possible she had heard it. Of course the ride wouldn’t be free, but that’s better than using “Won’t be Fooled Again” in an ad.

    Comment by Scott — November 28, 2007 @ 2:08 pm

  3. And another possibility I just though of – their father made them listen to oldies stations in the car. My kids know lots of lyrics from songs long before their time – better ones, than this one, though.

    Comment by Scott — November 28, 2007 @ 2:12 pm

  4. Good point, Scott: My own kids knew all the oldies during their toddler years because, by God, I was NOT going to subject myself to Raffi and Baby Freakin’ Beluga every time we got into the car.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — November 28, 2007 @ 2:45 pm

  5. Teena is often the voice of the cartoonist; i.e., an ironic adult rather than an ingenuous ten-year-old.

    Comment by Tom T. — November 29, 2007 @ 12:01 am

  6. Bill, my preference still leans toward Oldies thanks to my childhood exposure.

    Comment by Powers — November 29, 2007 @ 7:30 am

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