So I gotta say
I love you
Because my father told me to
So I love you James Dobson
Even though you are mouthy and opinionated
And you have bad Republican hair.
Monday, June 12, 2006
Friday, June 09, 2006
She also interviewed her little sister, who reciprocated and interviewed Evangeline herself, about why she enjoys movies, and what her favorite movies are. She also read two books about making movies, and to cap it all off, we made a stop-motion animation movie using our refrigerator magnets.
We cut a few snippets out here and there -- Tim let slip the seven-letter W/M word, for example -- and Evangeline had a hard time keeping the camera focused on him, so we got rid of some footage of the floor and his lap -- but by and large this went nicely.
Tim let her delete individual clips under his supervision, she conducted the entire interview, and we followed her direction on each stage of the editing process, although we always provided guidance and recommendations. All told, it was still a heady learning experience for her.
get from his child. She said: "These are even better than the strawberries we buy at the store!"
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Thursday, June 01, 2006
The top of the wall was in sight now; just a little further, and he would be free. What a shock it had been that morning, when he had discovered the fate that awaited him and all his relatives. How he had argued with them, fought to convince them to join him in this desperate bid for freedom.
"I can't see what your problem is," his sister had told him. "It's our fate; it's what we're born to."
"But there's so much more to life," he had pleaded. "Don't you see? We don't have to end like this. We can become so much more."
Not me, he thought resolutely. No one, not even the king himself, is going to make an omelette out of Humpty Dumpty.
The top of the wall was in reach now. With a mighty lift, Humpty Dumpty pulled himself up. In the forest outside the palace there were chickens still undomesticated. One of them would take him in, hatch him, and raise him up so he could explore his full potential. He was going to make it. He sat down to catch his breath, and inadvertently sent a few pebbles falling down into the keep.
A mounted guard heard the noise and called out to him. "Stop! In the name of the king, who goes there?"
Humpty looked down at the guards who were gathering in response to the sentry's challenge and looked wistfully out at the life he had nearly found.
"It is I, Humpty Dumpty, a true egg and no breakfast to any man!" he cried, and with a mighty lunge, he threw himself to the ground in front of the guard's mount, where he fractured his shell and spattered yolk everywhere.
Mr. Dumpty preferred either liberty or death to bondage. I personally find
it an admirable stance.
It's a rather bleak message, I think. "Accept the fate others have decreed for you, or perish." And he wasn't slated for slavery anyway -- just breakfast. As it is, the ants got him.
Oh, well, in that case, never mind... =P
Wellll, since we're on the topic:
1. What was little Bo Peep doing that she managed to lose a whole flock of bleating sheep?
2. Why was little Boy Blue tooting his own horn? (See #1)
3. What was nimble and quick Jack running away from, and why was there a candlestick in his way, and why didn't he just go around?
4. How did the three blind mice know where the clock was, and how did they pull off an "Everest-climbing" feat by touch alone, without guide ropes or picks to aid them?
5. If woodchucks can't chuck wood, why do we care how many of them could do it?
6. Why are pecks of pickled peppers growing to be picked? Doesn't Peter have to pickle them himself?
7. How cold were the farmer's hands that the cow was able to jump the whole way over the moon?
8. Why was the itsy bitsy spider climbing a spout? What's at the top of the spout worth going to see -- unless this was "Amazing Spider WaterSlide Park?"
9. Studying the forensics of this crime, did Jill push Jack down the hill and then slip herself, resulting in their early demises, or were they both just complete klutzes?
10. Why did the old woman choose to live in a shoe, instead of a condominium? How did she manage to fit in a shoe? Was it a platform pump or a sling-back heel, or maybe a combat boot? And why did she have so many kids, especially if she didn't know what to do with them, and where was Mr. Old Woman -- had he left her for Goldilocks?
11. Why was Jack Horner sitting in a corner to eat his pie (was he in trouble? Or did he sneak off with it?), and why did he call himself good if he was nothing but a common thief? And who the heck puts plums in their pies anymore?
12. If you recognize the twinkles to be stars, why the hell are you wondering what they are? Don't you already know? (They're STARS, stupid!)
These are challenging questions, and I don't expect you to have answers for all of them.