Ben's joke: How many gorillas does it take to change a light bulb? One, but it takes a lot of light bulbs. (He learned this from the most recent Prairie Home Companion joke show.)
Ben's song: "Mommies and daddies, daddies and mommies, every son's mommy, every daughter's daddy." (This is sung to part of the melody from the song "Sisters and Brothers," on the Free to Be album. The original lyric is "Sisters and brothers, brothers and sisters, every father's daughter, every mother's son," so Ben's version is actually a pretty clever play on that. There's another song on the same album called "Parents are People," which features frequent mention of Mommies and Daddies, so I'm sure that played an inspirational role.)
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
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