Monday, January 11, 2010

Girl Power



Girl Beats Boys To Pluck Cross From Water In Albania

Good for, 16-year-old Katerina Munguli, who beat a dozen boys and men diving for the cross from the bottom of a wintry Ionian Sea.

I can't read or see anything about Albania without this bit of doggerel going through my head:

"Albania, Albania, it borders on the Adriatic. Its land is mostly mountainous, and its chief export is chrome."

Does anyone out there know where that comes from?

14 comments:

Ananda girl said...

I haven't a clue! Way to go girl!

Brenda Jean said...

Sounds like something from a geography class. LOL

Way to go Katerina!

Brooke said...

I couldn't guess! LOL!

Go, girls! :)

cube said...

I thought this would be an easy one. It comes from Cheers and has stuck with me all these years.

As far as Katerina goes, can you imagine the looks on the faces of the boys and the men who lost to this girl? I hope they don't decide to get even with her as a result.

Debbie said...

I don't know either. I did a Google search and here's a couple of links to The Albania Song:

http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2009/05/albania-song.html

This blog post came up in the search of course.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Jen said...

I actually remember Norm singing this song!

I miss Cheers...

cube said...

Debbie: Thank you for that link. I was good to watch that clip of Coach & Sam singing the Albania song again after so many years.

My daughters also watched it and now they know the genesis of the song that pops into their heads when they hear the word Albania. They never watched Cheers, but they heard me sing it over the years and it stuck.

The post and the comments were also entertaining. Again, thanks for the link.

cube said...

Jen: Yeah, it was a good show.

I remember Coach & Sam singing, but not Norm. Did he sing it too?

dmarks said...

"Albania....its chief export is chrome."

That means that Albania has a lot in common with Detroit, circa 1958,

cube said...

dmarks: I won't go into what Detroit's chief export is now...

cube said...

For the life of me I couldn't remember the very last line (in the original airing, but not in syndication), "”You’re a Communist Republic. You’re a red regime..."

Debbie said...

You are very welcome. I watched Cheers some, not regularly. I never saw that episode or heard the song.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

cube said...

Debbie: Then your brain was never brainwashed with the Albania song meme. Consider yourself lucky.

Jen said...

Oh, I could be wrong on that. I just pictured Norm singing it.