In the air tonight

Me. I’m flying, then driving into the jungle. 

Elephants, tigers, monkeys. 

Super animals in my crack ...

Animal crackers. One of the best-known versions of “Animal crackers in my soup” was sung by Mae Questal, who was the voice of Betty Boop. 

The ruder version that I always think of, “Super animals in my crack”, is from Thomas Pynchon: Gravity’s Rainbow.

And in the film Animal Crackers the song doesn’t feature at all. But there’s a scene where Groucho the great explorer comes home and makes a speech about his travels. This speech features this line: “We took some pictures of the native girls, but they’re not developed … But we’re going back in a couple of months.” 

You couldn’t do that joke now. No-one knows that film used to develop. 

This post is kind of up in the air. 

So am I.

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