By B.J. Reyes
Pop culture kudos go to the Ben Cayetano campaign for resurrecting this gem from 1993, when the good citizens of Springfield, Ore., saw the maiden voyage of their light rail system end with the train tethered to a Lard Lad Donut. (Mmmm, donut.)
In case you missed it, check this out … do the lyrics remind you of anything? -st
The quick synopsis: In an homage to the classic musical “The Music Man,” the citizens of Springfield are duped into believing that a monorail is the economic accelerator the town needs. The con man who has sold the town on the idea makes off with most of the money, dooming the monorail to malfunction on its maiden voyage.