nonsense

From the "This Explains a Lot" Department:

When Mojo was a wee lass, she was a big fan of the nonsense writings of Edward Lear, who practically invented the genre (or at least made it socially acceptable) in the mid 1800s. Mojo owned a tattered old yellow book containing much of Lear's output, including hundreds of his illustrated limericks and such poetry classics as "The Jumblies" and "The Owl and the Pussycat" (no doubt his most famous work).

But Mojo's all-time FAVORITE was a relatively obscure nonsense story Lear wrote, entitled....

 

The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple

Two old cats and seven young cats

"There was a family of two old cats and seven young cats...."


I should probably warn the more sensitive among you, but since it's a terrible, awful spoiler I will wait until after the jump to tell you:

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Stop-Action Turkeys

I can remember the first time I saw a wild turkey. We were renting a house in the middle of an industrial park--sort of this island of woods and fields in the middle of this huge airport industrial park, maybe half a mile from the airport. We had this very long half-a-mile driveway, and we were on our way out--the driveway dumped us in the middle of an aerospace contractor's parking lot--when we encountered this huge bird sitting in the middle of our driveway. It was way too big and ugly to be one of our chickens, and not ugly enough to be a turkey vulture. More Mojo!>>

IN WHICH Mojo Attempts to "Read" Philosophy

As I have complained before, both HERE and Here, there appears to be a Certain School of Thought that holds that ANYTHING one might say can Drip With Profundity so long as you say it slowly enough. In both those examples, I used poor David Carradine, even though I myself am actually a FAN of the original Kung Fu television series. I just LOVED it as a kid, and I love it all the more now that it's out on DVD and I can check it out of the library at will. More Mojo!>>

Unintentionally Funny

Yesterday I saw an amusing old chestnut I have not seen in a few years on the back of a car. For a brief while I was seeing these all over the place, but I suspect the unintentional humor was not lost on other reasonably intelligent beings, and the practice of plastering one's bumper with such nonsense eventually died out. More Mojo!>>

Donuts Redux

I just saw that wretched commercial again, and I must report that I had a mental block, probably due to the irritation I suffer every time it comes on. It turns out, contrary to what I may have reported earlier, that the Dunkin Donuts product is very prominently featured in the commercial. In fact, pretty much every single living creature is toting a cup or bag. I suppose that's part of the joke.

All I know is, I find the whole commercial so appallingly stupid (right up there with the old Mentos commercials, with their odd "plots" (c'mon, it's thirty seconds; how much of a "plot" can there be?) and nonsense lyrics) it truly makes me never want to buy donuts again. All donuts. More Mojo!>>

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