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Lesser Tedium

Is it Pizza Time already? Tedium contributor David Buck recently teamed up with Weird Paul Petroskey to create a music video David’s own novelty song, “Pineapple Pizza.” Whether you love or hate Hawaiian Pizza, the video is guaranteed fresh (your experience may vary). You can watch it here, if you’re interested in such things.


“… elites distrusted this easily accessible new instrument as ‘chaotic and culturally inferior.’”

JSTOR Daily highlights the evolution of the harmonica from piano-tuning utility into full-on fad in the 19th century. Dylan would get his hands on one way later.


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