August 28, 2004

A Cry for Help

Ok, here's a strange one. Although you may be used to that by now. I need your help, because frankly, I'm going loony. One of those things that you can't figure out where it came from, and suddenly, you need to know.

Let me start this by asking that you don't cheat or anything. I still haven't tried to look it up. But it's killing me not to! If you know where this came from, you can e-mail me at . Comments will be for all to wonder what the heck I'm talking about! After this weekend, I'll try looking it up to see if, yes, Virginia, T1G is a certifiable loon, or if it really truly is an actual thing.

End Suspense

Tonight at work, I had something pop into my head (in between "Puttin' on the Ritz" sung by Fred Astaire, and the other one .... was it Men Without Hats, or Taco, or whoever?) that drove me nuts, and also a few of my co-workers. I was running around asking if they'd ever heard this:

One very bright day,
in the middle of the night,
two dead boys got up to fight.

Back to back,
they faced each other,
drew their swords,
and shot each other.

A deaf policeman
heard the noise,
came and shot the two dead boys.

If you don't believe this lie is true,
ask the blind man,
he saw it, too!

More than once, I got a look and a smirk. No one had ever heard of this. Yet, my family still quotes this all the time. There are three sets of cousins that are still very close, and most all of us remember some very strange things. This is a group that used to chant, (please remember, we were young... 10 or so) "Eat, eat, eat your meat! Or else I'll beat you on your seat" whenever my aunt had to tell us to get busy eating! Hell, we used to take our time eating, just so we could do the chant! :)

Anyway, though I'm sure that it was a pre-existing saying, I'm starting to wonder if maybe one of us didn't make it up. I'd swear that it's not an Eat Your Meat Clan original, but after all of the funny looks tonight, I'm not so sure. Bah, couldn't be! Of course, I do realize that the looks may have been along the lines of, "and this relates to your job, how?"

As I've said earlier, any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Posted by That 1 Guy at August 28, 2004 03:25 AM | TrackBack