So, sometimes you have to take a punch in the dignity and apologize to someone who doesn’t really deserve it. I don’t mind that at all. No big deal. But, when that person makes it a point to show that they think that they never did anything wrong and makes you feel like they think they’re superior to you, it makes you want to “accidentally” knock them across the hallway with your backpack again. God, give me strength.
Someone on formspring asked me why anyone bothered to write a song about Jimmy cracking corn if they supposedly didn’t care. It made me start thinking about nursery rhymes and I just wanted to share what I figured out. Look’a here:
"It’s raining, It’s pouring
The old man is snoring
He went to bed and bumped his head
And couldn’t get up in the morning”
Now, I loved this when I was little because of the upbeat tune and rhythmic sound, but I never really thought about it. It’s about an old guy hitting his head and (I’m just speculating here) dying. Back then, I thought maybe he just had a headache and I said to myself “Why didn’t he just take an asprin?” But, I was a foolish child.
Now, another skull splitter:
"Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after”
It makes you feel like it rhymes, but it doesn’t. Anyways, from what I take of this, the kid, Jack, tumbles on down the hill and splits his wig. Maybe this is a stretch, but I’m guessing that Jill saw all of this go down and then jumped, too. Or maybe she couldn’t handle the grief, so she died soon after. I don’t know. Still pretty morbid. And that’s not all of it:
"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the kings horses and all the kings men
Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again”
I don’t even know where to start. I guess I’ll just say what everyone should be asking themselves; Who came up with the idea that Humpty Dumpty was an egg? Why were the horses trying to put him back together? They’re horses. They don’t have thumbs. They would probably exacerbate the problem. Why was it a great fall? Did he have a blast on the way down? This is just a depressing tale about someone with a great name and terrible balance.
"Hickory Dickory Dock
The Mouse Ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory Dickory Dock”
Really? C’mon. It’s like they weren’t even trying. One and down don’t really rhyme. And dickery? They could have used so many other letters. I think this goes on eleven more times with the other numbers. It’s just dumb.
Well, I could go on, but I’m an important person with many leather bound books and I need to go do business things. Later ‘gator.