What the . . . Reunited on Ice?
Today: What the Reunited on Ice?
You may have noticed I’ve been slacking off with my blog lately. That is, if “lately” encompasses all of the past three months.
I will try to make it up to you today. Because today I have a magnificent What the Friday? double feature for you. That’s right, kids — not one but two WTF? videos. And it isn’t even your birthday. Or maybe it is. Happy birthday, maybe.
I know you’re on the edge of your seat with anticipation so let me just put you out of your misery. Today I have for you the 1982 commercial for Riunite wine and the 1978 performance of the Reunited love song.
Before I begin, let me give a shout out to the three people who made today’s blog post possible.
Thank you to Misty of the blog Misty’s Laws for calling my attention to the fact that today is National Day of Redundancy National Day. That day is today. Or maybe it was last month. Doesn’t matter. I will honor the day in my heart and try to keep it all the year.
Redundancy is the theme for this post about redundancy. More on that later.
Now it is later. This post is about redundancy.
Thank you also to Peg of the blog Peg-o-Leg’s Ramblings and Dave of the blog 1 Point Perspective for their tantalizing commentalooza about Riunite wine, which they so generously waged on my last WTF? post.
While these two WTF? videos may seem completely unrelated, they are so much the same.
In fact, I don’t know where the Riunite wine jingle ends and the Peaches and Herb Reunited song begins.
I can’t think of one without the other. I can’t think of either one without the other one. I can’t think. What?
I can’t think of reuniting without thinking of wine.
Both songs were musical scores that ran in the background of my ’80s childhood.
Both songs involve people.
Both are songs. And one is about a wine. And the other is about two people. Who might also drink wine.
And then one night in college while lying in my dorm room . . . studying, naturally . . . the song Reunited came on the radio.
And, for whatever reason, I was reminded of Riunite wine. And then I thought of the Riunite wine jingle. But I couldn’t really think of how the jingle went, what with the Reunited song playing on the radio and all. And that led me to some deep thinking about which was which and were they even different? Is Riunite the Italian word for reunited? Should I order a pizza? Should I drink more wine? It was all one big philosophical dilemma.
So I decided to sleep on it. And then I woke up with a headache. That’s how deeply I thought about it.
Riunite and it feels so good.
Reunited so nice, reunited on ice.
Today’s tangent was brought to you by booze.