I’m of two minds

Sometimes the only thing that makes an earworm tolerable is if it’s a song you like.  My current earworm is the Proclaimers 1988 hit I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles). Part of my brain has decided that it wants to hear the refrain over and over again.  I’m fine with that.  I really like the song, and the tune is catchy.  And it’s only been a couple hours.

Unfortunately, another part of my brain has decided it wants to play too.  It’s probably angry because I made it walk on the treadmill at the gym today.  So while my secondary auditory cortex is playing the song, my left frontal lobe is singing the following lyrics:

I would walk a couple miles
And I would walk a couple more
Just to be the man who walked four miles
And stopped because his feet were sore.

I guess I just lack the commitment and the endurance to continue.

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2 thoughts on “I’m of two minds

    • You bring up an interesting point, Joseph. I now believe that humans did not evolve memory as an adaptation to changing environmental conditions, but were in fact genetically manipulated by a race of evil space earworms fleeing the destruction of their home world. For eons now, the Earth has been the target of a stealth invasion by the evil Macarenan Empire with designs on colonizing our brains. Our only defense is a group of stalwart cocktail bar workers known only as The Human League.

      http://www.videoup.org/v/t1ahek8tf-working-as-a-waitress-in-a-cocktail-bar/

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