Cultural References

Yo La Tengo (Music)

"I thought you were going to Yoyo Taco on Saturday."
"Yo La Tengo. Yeah, but this sounds more fun."

Yo La Tengo is an indie rock band with a large, devoted fan base that obviously includes Piz. Though Wallace may never have heard of them, he should probably know they got their name from a famous baseball anecdote involving the New York Mets. When outfielder Richie Ashburn and shortstop Elio Chacón kept colliding in the outfield, Ashburn started to yell "Yo la tengo" instead of "I got it" to warn Chacón. They stopped running into each other, but Ashburn was bulldozed by another outfielder, Frank Thomas, who didn't speak Spanish. See, indie rock lovers and baseball fans can get along.

3.16 "Un-American Graffiti"
Who's Who bio: Yo La Tengo

Cultural References