01.30.2011 | Published in diary
If you grew up in the US, you might not know that the chorus to our song “Happy Lane” is actually taken from a familiar Japanese tune teaching the English words for the days of week. Apparently all Japanese kids learn this song.
Since I have been studying the days of the week in Japanese, I find it unfortunate that there is no Japanese language equivalent to help me. I try singing it this way, but it’s just not as catchy:
Nichiyobi, Getsuyobi, Kayobi, Suiyobi, Mokuyobi
Mokuyobi, Kinyobi, Doyobi, Nichiyobi comes again!
Sure, the Layla Lane Coca-cola commercials use this tune in a new and original way. But did you know that Hulk Hogan also covered the days of the week song in another Japanese commercial? Hard to tell if it is an ad for an air filter, a mattress, or a Caucasian baby adoption service, but you must check it out. As an added bonus, it sounds like the voice-over is saying “Heday” at 0:16.
Speaking of Hulk Hogan, my household recently acquired a stack of old wrestling magazines from the 80’s. These are from the collection of a die-hard Hulk Hogan fan named Mengrid Molock. How do we know? She filled out her info on this WWF fan-club membership form. In 1989, her favorite wrestlers were Hulk Hogan, Brutus Barber Beefcake, and Jake the Snake.
Since I have ended up with about 20+ of her old magazines, I thought it was only right that I search for her on google, find out if she’s still a Hulk Hogan fan and if the WWF fan club is still as cool as it sounded 22 years ago. While my search results didn’t yield any answers, it’s a little creepy that I did come across Mengrid Molock’s high school yearbook photo (Yes, the internet is a scary place).
Mengrid, if you’re out there, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! Drop us an email at email@example.com and I’ll send you a free CD.