Interpretations:Let Me Tell You About My Operation

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Operation Unsuccessful?[edit | edit source]

Ha, I guess it would depend on the real goal of the "operation", but based on how vividly he can post-op recall the details of his awful time with this woman, I would say it was an utter failure. "Quick procedure" my foot! Those doctors are quacks! --MisterMe (talk) 11:37, 14 February 2015 (EST)

Get thin scam[edit | edit source]

This song sounds to me like an ad for some bs get thin scam.

-Echo O_O

Whose Operation?[edit | edit source]

I really dig this song, but it bugs my brain that the song is about "my" operation but doctors removed "your" memory. I know I should let it go, but if it's "his" operation, shouldn't they have removed "his" memory? -- CJSF (talk) 06:41, 27 May 2015 (EDT)

I think this is the idea: the operation is done to him, but the memory removed is of the woman who was a "poison" to him (i.e., "your" memory--the song is addressed to her). My interp above posits that the operation was unsuccessful, because he can still clearly remember incidents like the time when she threw all his clothes on the lawn, and that she made him feel bad enough to want to excise her from his memory completely. --MisterMe (talk) 07:54, 27 May 2015 (EDT)
Ah.. I see. I was thinking the song was more of someone boasting to anyone and everyone about this great operation he had (sort of a parody on how some people will tell you about these horrible procedures or operations they've had, even though you'd rather nail your scalp to a wall) -- CJSF (talk) 10:26, 27 May 2015 (EDT)
I always thought that it was his partner's memory (of him) that was removed - as if in their earlier relationship he'd made many mistakes and his solution was just to make his partner forget he ever did them. However, now that I re-read the lyrics I think it might make more sense if "your memory" refers to his memories of the partner. -- 20:27, 17 October 2016 (EDT)

Eternal Sunshine[edit | edit source]

This song reminds me of the movie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," in which Jim Carrey goes to a doctor to have his memories of his ex-girlfriend removed. Nineteenseventyold (talk) 11:18, 15 October 2016 (EDT)