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Dear Mr. Keillor: I object

March 29, 2004 |

Dear Mr. Keillor:
I object to the phrase "my sweet old someone" in your opening theme song, it's like saying "my any old bimbo".


Dear FC,
The line is an odd slant reference to Meredith Wilson's "Goodnight, My Someone" from MUSIC MAN, a favorite musical of mine for the past fifty-some years, in which Marian Paroo sings a love song to someone she doesn't know, her "someone" who she dreams of. My "someone" is the radio listener, whom I love and do not know and do not consider a bimbo.

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