Monday, September 26, 2011

Good Morning Good Morning

Nothing to do to save his life call his wife in,
Nothing to say but what a day, how's your boy been?
Nothing to do it's up to you
I've got nothing to say but it's OK
Good morning, good morning, good morning...
   ---"Good Morning Good Morning" (The Beatles, 1967)

They call them the "Happy Harrisons."

Yes, everyone in the neighborhood calls them that. They may call them a few others things, too. Because they must all know why the Harrisons are so darn happy. It isn't as if these people are reticent about sharing their key to a fulfilling life. And that key, as you can see in the dismaying photos on the right (even larger here, if you must) is - Bran Flakes. Lots and lots of Bran Flakes.

Apparently the elder Harrisons discovered bran on a cruise. You should have seen them before the cruise - they are actually in their sixties and look like dried apples. But now they look about the same age as their son now.

And then there's young George Harrison (who would later join the Beatles) whose "standard call" is "How soon's breakfast?" Well George, how long do you think it takes to pour out a bowl of cereal? Must you shout this every day? George seems so much cheerier than he was when he was a Beatle. You know why, don't you?

The last photo is captioned with the exciting information that the Harrisons have been happy in this way for "several months." Mr. Harrison would like the world to know that Bran Flakes give them "two EXTRA BENEFITS!" I guess the first BENEFIT! is  the taste and the second is...you know.

But wait! There is also a third benefit (I just can't keep on with the capitals). Just like the insanely happy bran-dad in this post, they all get to listen to their cereal bowls singing. But you know, with the singing bowls and George shouting in the shower, they are going to start feeling a little annoyed, one of these days. All that crabbiness they've been storing up for months is going to...erupt. And then all the neighbors are going to be really sorry that their secret was wishing that the Happy Harrisons would stop being so Happy all the time.

Note: Yes, I know! First grapefruit with Yoko Ono, and now bran flakes and the Beatles! I guess we ought to do coffee with the Rolling Stones or someone like that next. I'll get on that as soon as I've had - um, more coffee.

5 comments:

Tori Lennox said...

The Happy Harrisons are just a little TOO happy, if you ask me. Makes me wonder what's in that bran they're eating.

Lidian said...

Tori - Yes, indeed. I am sure there's something we don't know here ;)

Gregorian said...

Well don't point them towards the possibility of putting canned grapefruit in their bran cereal.

While it might make the bran actually a bit tasty and edible, they'll be bouncing off the walls with Happiness and Regularity.

Lidian said...

Gregorian - What a thought! We won't mention it to them, absolutely not.

Kath Lockett said...

Ah yes, the 'benefits' of bran flakes.

Out of screen Mr Harrison's calling out to Mrs: "Hey love, I just dropped three 'benefits' off at the pool" before flushing sounds are heard....