Friday, September 13, 2002

Is it just me (and this has probably been commented on a million times before...but does the word "blogger" not immediately bring to mind the image of a giant green, goopy glob (blog?) of monster, terrorizing...something? Perhaps eating the alphabet?
Something of major concern to me that I just could not let go of. NO, I had to go the extra mile and put this one observation somewhere public and stuff.

In the room I am staying/living in, there is a decorative plate-type thinger that surrounds the light switch. You know the kind...that's all cutesy and molded into 2-d and stuff...this particular design is intended for the rooms of small children and nursery type settings. ButI digress.

This Plate-Thinger is pretty up there, approaching 2 3/4-D. It's hard to get at the light switch without trying to pry the thing up...and injuring my poor underused fingers in the background. This, however, is not the cause of my distress.

The issue lies in the theme and content, the images displayed. You might recall a certain nursery that goes kinda like this:

"Hey, diddle diddle
the cat played the fiddle
the cow jumped over the moon
the little dog laughed to see such sport
and the dish ran away with the spoon."

This is the source of the images on the decorative plate thinger. And you can see everything clearly: Up at the top, you can see the cow, doing a giant leap over a smiling moon. Below, on the left side, you can clearly see a cat just going at it with a fiddle, perhaps he is doing a little jig (however he looks more like a fox than a cat). Over to the right, you see the Dish (male) escorting a spoon (female) to lands unknown. They are about to embark on a journey, this is very nicely depicted. But these things are not the cause of my distress.

What bothers me is the fact that there is no laughing little dog anywhere in this happy little scene, like there is supposed to be. They went so far as to replace the absent dog with HUMPTY DUMPTY AND HIS LAME ASS BRICK WALL.

That's just not right, man. I mean, I'm all for artistic expression and everything...but in any reproductions, did they replace ANYONE IN THE LAST SUPPER WITH SOMETHING COMPLETELY UNRELATED?
Naw. Didn't think so.

Not only that, but Humpty Dumpty is like busting an organ laughing.