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  1. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht
    Mr. Ed Theme - YouTube
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    Graham Edwards
    16/08/2016 #8 Graham Edwards
    That is some of the finest programming of the day my friend... hard to believe we made it into the 21st century. Remember "It's about Time"?
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 @Gerald Hecht, I remember when we were told, as medical students, never to let a geriatric patient with dementia play with a doll. We were told that it diminished human dignity. But now, in virtually all nursing homes for Alzheimer's and dementia, there is an 'infant' section with baby dolls, a rocking chair, baby blankets, all ~ to stimulate those endogenous endorphins and stimulate reminiscence. I'm glad it's changed. (I always want to go back to the days when my babies were still babies..ya know - no talking back, no dropping them off around the corner...) lol.
    Gerald Hecht
    28/07/2016 #6 Gerald Hecht
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD,Precisely! The (now well established) "Simpsons Effect" in Neuroendocrinology #5
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 Great insight there...commendable. Ha..reminds me of the theme for childrearing just before that generation, "Children should be seen and not heard." And the adage, "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say it at all." What about the concept of a horse that could talk? Everyone loves horses, hence their use in crowd control by the police...and he had buck teeth, as all horses do. So Mr. Ed was more than just 'quite the character,' he was a symbol of so many things that adults need to see.....and that just slide over the top of the child's mind! Just like Freddy Flintstone....the adults 'get' all the jokes inside that a child never 'gets' also! Quite the ride down memory lane....lovin' the reminiscence! It is good for the brain...combats Alzheimer's.
    Gerald Hecht
    28/07/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, what strikes me most about the song is "Mr. Ed's" choice to express himself in the third person (much as Bob Dylan often did in his late 70's compositions as originally released on the LPs "Blood on the Tracks", "Desire", and "Street Legal" ...it is very effective lyrical device for creates a perspective shifting dynamic regarding who (or what) is "subject" vs. "object"...here, in "Mr. Ed's" composition, we are compelled to attend to the fact that: "people yacketey yak, and waste your time of day, BUT Mr. Ed, will NEVER talk UNLESS he has something to say". What strikes the listener is the subtle "Jeckyll and Hyde" dynamic; the song is sung from "Hyde's point of view" (as it were).... he's informing us about his intentions to manipulate the forces of evil, while destroying his conscience if he can, to achieve a greater good #3
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 #2 It's a great song...brings back so many memories...wasn't Mr Ed great? The song sticks in my head rather like "It's A Small World After All" .... but I love it! Thank you for the good cheer and reminiscence!
    Gerald Hecht
    28/07/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Fatima Williams yeah... I don't know what reminded me of that old tune ⚡️🦄🔮
    Fatima Williams
    28/07/2016 #1 Fatima Williams
    A horse is a horse ! It almost got me on my feet. Good one @Gerald Hecht