Wednesday, April 13, 2011

x marks the spot

Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
Thomas Jefferson (13 april 1743 - 1826) lawyer, statesman, 3rd u.s. president




wall wednesday continues


"x" marks the spot first appeared on the muppet alphabet album, first released in 1971 by gatefold lp (no longer in print) also available on sing the alphabet: sesame street (1996)



in case you wish to sing along with sherlock hemlock:

"X" marks the spot.
"X" marks the crossroads.
Two straight lines crossing
Over in the middle.
That's the letter you must see to
Find the treasure or the clue,
Or the X-ray machine that's
Looking right inside of you.
"X" is the letter without which
One could not do.

"X" marks the spot.

"X" stands for danger.
Two straight lines crossing
Over in the middle
Saying "Here's the railroad crossing"
And sometimes it means there's pirates
Or at worse, it means there's poison
And in case these thoughts of "X"
Are vexing you
"X" stands for "xylophone," too

photo: barcelona, march 2007

6 comments:

Dumdad said...

"Thomas Jefferson (13 april 1743 - 1926) lawyer, statesman, 3rd u.s. president."

Crikey, he had a long life, dying aged 183! He must have had the X factor. . .

mouse (aka kimy) said...

thanks dd for pointing out my typo!

Tom said...

sesame street before elmo--yay.

Kate Hanley said...

Great pic. I loved the band aid eyes. I also liked the Waiting post (just catching up). It reminds me of Waiting for Godot. I had a drama teacher say that the play is about how we are waiting for something to happen (school, a job, family, grown kids) while our lives are happening around us.

tony said...

An Xceptional Post!

Betty said...

Hi Kim! Wonderful wall art. Liked kate's ref to waiting for godot too.