Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Did You Know

Sitting in the dark blue light of the boy's fish-patterned room, pouring the last 4 ounces of liquid food down his gullet, my mind locked on to the ubiquitous night-night music playing over my shoulder.

It was an istrumental version of a familiar song.

a-b-c-d
e-f-g
how I wonder what you are...

Wait a minute. That wasn't right.

And then I remembered, "Oh ya, Twinkle Twinkle Litte Star uses the same melody as the ABC song..."

And, my mind drifted back into lull-status... However, once the music was back in my brain and the lyrics mix began to run like cerebral karaoke, I was surpised to discover additional unexpectd words weaving in.

twinkle twinkle little star
yes sir, yes sir, three bags full...

Wait a minute. Baa Baa Black Sheep too?? I had no idea.

Having reported this discovery to the missus, she nonchalantly shrugged, as if she'd known this all along and said, "Oh ya, and the music was written by Mozart."

I doubted this, and ran off to Wikipedia, only to discover that she was half-right. Thew whole thing actually started with the melody of an old french tune called: "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman." Mozzart did, in fact, write 12 variations on the tune, but borrowed his inspiration from the French.

The origianl melody is currently used, in English, for the ABC song, Twinkle Twinkle, and Baa-Baa Black Sheep. Furthermore, it is also used in a smattering of other Northern European children's songs

There, now don't you feel a litte smarter?

No?

Fine, here's one of those Lindsay Lohan pictures everyone is talking about...

8 comments:

  1. Too many freckles...but got to love the red hair.

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  2. Too many freckles? Are you some sort of retard?

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  3. Yes, I start counting the dots.

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  4. I had no idea she had such a monster rack.

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  5. Anonymous2:58 PM

    The dots are distracting you? How's that possible with that rack?

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  6. Anonymous3:27 PM

    It's a bastard when the shower curtain falls on your head..

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  7. And let me remind EVERYONE how just this week, speculation was that everything that could be said or shown on this blog, has been.

    Once again, fate finds a way...

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  8. I'm like Rocky, when the chips are down, and hope is lost, I come out swinging.

    No, wait, not Rocky. No, I'm like Barack Obama... I'm the inspiring black candidate of the blogosphere...

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