Saturday, December 22, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

a place to eat

Kuntz's Drive-In at Abilene, Kansas
Kuntz's Drive In

There are many things I could say about this...


I can't resist.

I've heard that if you eat there you risk getting hair stuck in your teeth.

If it merged with Super Duper Weenie would it be renamed In 'n' Out?

Imagine the advertising : "Eat at Kuntz's - your wife will appreciate it (because, you know, then she won't have to cook for you)"

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Winter Wonderland!

snow drifts the winter wonderland
Winter Wonderland
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, 
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird,
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song,
As we go along,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say: Are you married?
We'll say: No man, 
But you can do the job
When you're in town.

Later on, we'll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid, 
The plans that we've made,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
And pretend that he's a circus clown
We'll have lots of fun with mister snowman,
Until the other kids knock him down.

When it snows, ain't it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We'll frolic and play, the Eskimo way,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

contrary to some people's misconception this is not a Christmas song. In fact it is about winter in general. People don't complain that the song "Day Tripper" should only be heard when on a short vacation or when involved with that type of girl so people should lay off of me if I whistle Winter Wonderland all year long.

"He'll say: Are you married? We'll say: No man"
Who knew people used "man" as a slang term in 1934 (when this was written)

"we'll conspire as we dream by the fire"
admit it. That sounds like fun.

"to face unafraid the plans that we made"
sound advice

"we'll have fun with mr snowman until the other kiddies knock him down"
life isn't fair. an important life lesson. Often this part gets left out

"We'll frolic and play, the Eskimo way"
again, sounds like fun. I hear this part even less than the above. A wild guess : someone thought "the Eskimo way" sounded like sexual innuendo.

(It isn't really a song about winter - secretly it is a love song)