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This playlist was 100 percent inspired by the Wikipedia entry for the infamous, illegal-in-the-U.S. chocolate-egg-with-toy-inside Kinder Surprise, which I happened to be reading yesterday, and which includes this passage: "In Europe they have become a minor cult phenomenon among adults. There is even a thriving collector's market for the toys ... there are many types of toys available, but some of the most popular with collectors include the ever-changing series of small hand-painted figures, which are said to be in every seventh egg." God bless those people, and god bless the Kinder Surprise.
This playlist (which will grow throughout the summer) is dedicated to America because she loves me and I love her back. Also, "Candy" by Mandy Moore into "Shine Blockas" by Big Boi and Gucci Mane is the most patriotic of transitions.
It was one of those midsummer Sundays when everyone sits around saying, "I drank too much last night." You might have heard it whispered by the parishioners leaving church, heard it from the lips of the priest himself, struggling with his cassock in the vestiarium, heard it from the golf links and the tennis courts, heard it from the wildlife preserve where the leader of the Audubon group was suffering from a terrible hangover. "I drank too much," said Donald Westerhazy. "We all drank too much," said Lucinda Merrill. "It must have been the wine," said Helen Westerhazy. "I drank too much of that claret."