It was like a "Rhapsody in Blue." Thousands of mozzarella balls were recalled in Turin, Italy, because they had turned blue when the packages were opened. Authorities were flummoxed.
At the same time, there was another strange happening. CD sales and downloads of numerous "blue" songs had increased by one thousand percent in Turin. An amazing increase in demand for songs like "Blue Velvet" recorded by Bobby Vinton, "Blueberry Kisses" written and sung by Lady Gaga, and "Blue Suede Shoes" recorded by Elvis Presley. And that's just naming a few!
The whole thing came together last night when Spoof reporter Gail Farrelly overhead a discussion between a Mutt-and-Jeff pair of music company marketing executives in a Manhattan Starbucks. Some highlights of the conversation:
Mutt: "You're a genius, man. What a marketing technique. Subliminal, powerful, and so 21st century."
Jeff: "Yep. And to think that all it took was a few tubs of time-released blue vegetable dye."
Mutt: "And it didn't even change the taste of the cheese. Now we can go worldwide."
Jeff: "Right. Uh . . . does the dye come in other colors?"
Stay tuned. According to Farrelly, this is a developing story.