Another one of those tunes that sprang into my mind unbidden upon awakening: the Fabulous Poodles performing “Chicago Boxcar” in 1978. Yes, a song about hair. Shame I can’t find a video or live performance of “Work Shy,” the Poodles’ tune about waking up yawning every morning.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.