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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".

--FC

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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