To Overthink a Jingle
Or, To Willfully Take a Catchphrase at Face Value and Analyze It With Artificial Sincerity
- •I was eating a Bagel Bite earlier tonight,And like so many of us do, sang the jingle to myself while chowing down.
- •You know how it goes....
- •"When pizza's on a bagel, you can eat pizza anytime!"
- •For the first time, I really LISTENED,And thought about those words.
- •First of all, any college student will tell you that you that pizza doesn't need to be delivered on a bagel for it to be an acceptable breakfast.
- •Given our modern attitude shift about when it's okay to eat pizza, is this jingle woefully outdated?
- •Secondly, what a strange premise this establishes regarding bagels:
- •Are the jingle-composers saying that anything can be breakfast as long as it's on a bagel?
- •Could I layer a piece of eggplant Parmesan on top of a bagel and give it to my friends for brunch?
- •Cover a bagel in nacho cheese? Skewer it with a buffalo wing? Put a spoonful of ceviche on top?
- •(To be honest, my mind is now racing with possibilities about what to do with a bagel.)
- •Thirdly, do other breakfast items have this same power over pizza?
- •If I put pizza toppings on a waffle, is it an acceptable breakfast?And would that truly be as delicious as it sounds?
- •Food for thought.