Start spreading the gnus

Today’s ouchrageous pun (passed on to me by Chris Hansen):

(#1) By Dan Thompson (DT Page on this blog here)

Wildebeests, gnus, whetever — they’re all ungulates.

Takes some work to set things up for the punchline, an absurdist pun on the first line of the song “New York”, which Frank Sinatra took on as one of his signature tunes.


You can listen to the song here.

From Wikipedia:

“Theme from New York, New York” (or “New York, New York”) is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York (1977), composed by John Kander, with lyrics by Fred Ebb. It was written for and performed in the film by Liza Minnelli. It remains one of the best-known songs about New York City.

… In 1979, “Theme from New York, New York” was re-recorded by Frank Sinatra for his album Trilogy: Past Present Future (1980), and has since become closely associated with him. He occasionally performed it live with Minnelli as a duet. Sinatra recorded it a second time for his 1993 album Duets, with Tony Bennett.

The first line of the song is:

Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leaving today
I want to be a part of it: New York, New York.

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