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You and the Little Mermaid can go…

Bwog was particularly delighted by today’s re-run of “This American Life” on NPR. A feature on personal recordings, it showcases the famous “Little Mermaid” 
ROLM message which swept Columbia in the early 1990s (documented in the Blue and White’s own “The Decline and Fall of ROLM”)  – a message which featured a mother suggesting her son and the Little Mermaid do certain unspeakable things. For those of you who haven’t heard or even heard of the call, the audio of “This American Life” can be found here.


We’re not waiting up all night.  Goodbye.


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  • Tbirdy says:

    @Tbirdy I sat in my car in the parking lot at Target to finish listening to that–so funny!

  • Timing says:

    @Timing A recording of the actual message appears at 11:30 or so in the radio show.

  • hahaha says:

    @hahaha this is hilarious!

  • lame says:

    @lame So apparently Columbia always had a lame sense of humor?

  • mom says:


  • bwog! says:

    @bwog! where are our three fart jokes?!?!

  • keb says:

    @keb “We can’t find the books, they must be in La Jolla.” is featured in the song “If Not Now, Whenever” by The Books.

  • la jolla again says:

    @la jolla again just kidding, got it on the B&W…

  • la jolla says:

    @la jolla who was the guy??? as a native la jollan, i’m dying to know….

  • you have to says:

    @you have to listen to this right now!

  • Jonathan says:

    @Jonathan ditto.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Aw, I love that one.

  • Anna says:

    @Anna I love This American Life. And that episode is a classic.
    Other favorites from Ira: Act V, 24 hrs at the golden apple, Testosterone, Godless America.

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