I know it’s happened to you before. You hear something and it sticks in your head, hard. You find yourself humming some inane theme or jingle until you’re about ready to gouge out your eardrums with a corkscrew. Lewis Black on his White Album ranted about this phenomenon, though in the context of “the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard”. Maybe things stick because they’re dumb … inane … I don’t know.
All I know is I’m there right now, with that idiotic Snickers jingle in my head:
“Happy peanuts soar,
over chocolate covered mountaintops
and waterfalls of caramel.
Dancing nougat in the meadows,
sings a song of satisfaction
to the world …”
I need therapy.