Thursday, December 13, 2007

Parenthetical Exclamation Point

While I was poking around the "internet" for today's advent calendar entry, I stumbled on a video of Bing Crosby singing "Eleanor Rigby" (!) with the Supremes and Jose Feliciano. Those who understand and FEEL the parenthetical exclamation point may wish to push "play." Others may not be so inclined, and I am comfortable with that. (There's a lot more to the video than Eleanor Rigby - lots of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Bing doing more Beatles, Diana Ross with as much as she can bear (a single phrase) of Harper Valley PTA - but that's the spot where I was stabbed in the chest by a parenthetical exclamation point.)