BOTC Presents: Things from the 90s

For the first in this summerlong series and an explanation, check out this link.

Anyway, on to this week's "Thing from the 90s."

Crash Test Dummies, "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"

(Once again, damn you IP lawyers for "embedding disabled by request")

This album came out in 1993 and the song was popular throughout 1993 and 1994, which would station it perfectly during my third and fourth grade years.  It also just so happened that we had a kid in my class who apparently was afflicted with Werner syndrome (i.e., accelerated aging). By that, I mean that his appearance mixed black hair with bright white hair and the general stature of a 75-year-old man. So of course, being the sensitive humanitarians that we were as elementary school kids, we told this kid he was the one the Crash Test Dummies were talking about in the first verse of this song.

Also, growing up in a stretch of the country that takes its God very seriously, the last verse of this song was kind of appropriate to my upbringing, although neither I nor my classmates realized it at the time.  At various times in my life, I have been in attendance at churches where others definitely seemed to be getting much more out of the Holy Spirit than I.

Anyway, our thanks at BOTC go out to those crazy Canadians, the Crash Test Dummies, for putting out a popular song with a poignant message about growing up in America.

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