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Monday, March 01, 2004

I realize I said I was not going to write about the Sponge Monkey...so I won't. Evidently, I had another typo: They are really called Spong Monkeys (or maybe it's one work: Spongmonkeys). I guess it's supposed to rhyme with pong. I have no idea what that means. But anyway, I've had a few requests to make my guitar tab a little clearer. Feel free to email me with any corrections. If you like my tab, please donate to the boat fund>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

E.......A ......B................E
..............We love the subs
E.......A.......B................E
..............Subs are a dollar off
E.......A.......B................C#
When you bring in coupon
C#.............B...............C#
..........................For things to eat or oil changes
B
or pony rides or for hairplugs
E........A......B................E
................Any coupon works
E........A.......B...............C#
Beware of paper cuts
C#.......B.......................E
The Quizno Subs
E A B E


I play the chords like this
E A B C#
-- -- -- --
-- -- -- --
-- -- -- --
0--5--7-9
2--7--9-11
2--7--9-11


Hopefully, this will be my last Spong Monkey entry. Here is a neat marketing lesson: Also, believe it or not, there is some classic marketing strategy going on here. As others have pointed out, this spot—unlike shock-spots with, say, flatulent horses—actually centers on product attributes. We're told that Quiznos subs are tasty, crunchy, warm, and toasted. We're introduced to the concept of the pepper bar, which one imagines is a bar stocked with a menagerie of peppers. (Not really my thing, but still, a selling point of sorts.)