This song is great for meditation. It also has the feeling of being out in nature. There are no vocals outside of a few animal call sounds. This track is essentially instrumental. There is a lot of stereo movement. It will help you clear your mind for a few moments. Or maybe you’ll just giggle a bit. IDK.
“I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” is a novelty song written by John Rox and performed by Gayla Peevey. She was 10 years old at the time in 1953. The Three Stooges went on to record a version in 1959. Many others have recorded it since then as well.
In the song, the singer expresses that she wants to become the proud owner of a hippopotamus. For example, these Lyrics:
Mom says a hippo would eat me up but then Teacher says the hippo is a vegetarian
The problem here is that while it is entirely true that Hippos do not eat meat, they are still very capable of killing human beings.
According to the BBC, “the hippopotamus is the world’s deadliest large land mammal, killing an estimated 500 people per year in Africa. Hippos are aggressive creatures, and they have very sharp teeth. And you would not want to get stuck under one; at up to 2,750kg they can crush a human to death.”
National Geographic has reported on conflicts between Humans and Hippos in Kenya over land and resources. They Hippos are not playing and they are tired of our crap.
So while this is a great song, maybe we should give plush toy hippos to our kids and some reserve habitat to the hippos.
Here is a small collection of memes I found throughout October 2021. Most of these were posted to the Twitter and Tumbler accounts. I made few of them myself. Some of them are technically just photos and not memes.
Don’t forget to tune in today and all day Halloween to hear the greatest Halloween songs of all time! We got em!
This classic track by The Who was not intended to be specifically for Halloween celebration, but in the last two decades, it has been subsumed into the ever growing Halloween music repertoire. Check out the cool spidery cover art for the single. Also, did you know that most spiders people encounter are female? Assuming they are males is the old way. I don’t think that The Who were intending to be sexist of course, but maybe she should be Natasha, The Spider!