You will at least smirk.....


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You will at least smirk.....

Postby mojo » Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:47 pm

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey," died peacefully at age 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin.

They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.

Shut up. You know it's funny.
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Postby tafnut » Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:52 pm

OK, ya got me - I laughed despite the morose corniness!
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Postby mojo » Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:54 pm

tafnut wrote:OK, ya got me - I laughed despite the morose corniness!


No matter what we have to keep our sense of humour. :)
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Postby MJD » Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:57 pm

I'm probably missing something here but...


...then who was this guy?
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Postby slowcoach » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:04 pm

That's what Mojo said: "They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started."

I.e. He got out again and carried on for another 9 years.
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Postby mojo » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:05 pm

Someone sent me a joke okay???I did not do a fact check! :twisted: :twisted:







:wink:
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Postby mojo » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:06 pm

slowcoach wrote:That's what Mojo said: "They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started."

I.e. He got out again and carried on for another 9 years.


Yeah that's it. Wasn't it another ten years? (if we are going to be picky here)


Geez MJD...lighten up man! :lol:
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Postby MJD » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:23 pm

Totally lost but I am pretty sure that song isn't in my collection.
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Postby gh » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:36 pm

You didn't go to kindergarten?
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Postby MJD » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:41 pm

Yeah but I was so bored I used to do things like skip out at recess and, smart kid that I was, not show up at home until the end of the day so my parents wouldn't think anything was wrong. I forgot that the teacher might notice. Maybe they sang it on one of those days.
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Postby tafnut » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:58 pm

MJD wrote:Yeah but I was so bored I used to do things like skip out at recess and, smart kid that I was, not show up at home until the end of the day so my parents wouldn't think anything was wrong. I forgot that the teacher might notice. Maybe they sang it on one of those days.


Hey, I used to do the same thing! I'd wander off at recess and show up at home hours later (we lived two blocks away)! Smart kid that I was, I flunked kindergarten (no lie!) :(
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Postby MJD » Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:07 pm

I got everybody just a tad excited. If a 5 year old disappeared during the day in that part of Toronto(Scarborough) now though, you'd really get them excited.
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Postby tafnut » Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:11 pm

They just gave up on me after a month or two and said I was 'not ready' for school.
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Postby mojo » Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:38 pm

I never got to go to kindergarten. :cry: :cry:

We lived in Trinidad when I was five. The school was very British. :?
Anyway my dad taught me how to read when I was four and when they found out I could read already they bumped me up to grade one.
I stayed a grade ahead until I moved from CA to Vancouver. The principal said that the US system was easier (!) and this might be a good time to put back with my peers. :shock:

Guess I looked kind of dumb! :lol:

I am trying to picture wee little MJD in kindygarten....bet the teacher couldn't get away with a thing. :wink:
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Postby mojo » Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:38 pm

tafnut wrote:They just gave up on me after a month or two and said I was 'not ready' for school.




:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Those who can't teach.
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Postby SQUACKEE » Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:50 pm

my oldest brother mark, who is brillant, ( graduated with honors from berekley) flunked 1st grade. he crawled out of the bathrrom window to make good his escape from the torments of public education. :shock:
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Postby MJD » Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:06 pm

He probably couldn't get down to their level. Grade 4 and, by this time, my dad "owned" the school as it was put to me by one of the jocks when I was in high school. Flunked an English test. Still remember going home petrified to tell my patents. The reaction was a bit different than I thought. It just helped confirm my dad's opinion of the teacher and she was gone by the end of the year-one of the 50 he fired over the years.
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... of course thats what its all about

Postby no one » Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:09 pm

... go ahead -- sing/read the song ... and see if you disagree that THATS is what it's all about.
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