Music: Drip Song

Seeping in from the West Coast, a jangling jingle known as Bloop, Bleep* the song of the leaky faucet, was beginning to inundate the nation. Modeled on the ancient Chinese water torture, it had a similar effect on its hearers. Half a dozen bands had already rushed to market with recordings of it:

Bloop, bleep, bloop, bleep, bloop, bleep,

The faucet keeps a-dripping and I can't sleep.

Bleep, bloop, bleep, bloop, bleep, bloop . . .

I wonder where to go to buy a car cheap.

The creator of this latter day Water Music is a short,...

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