• It sounds like the theme song for your VERY OWN CHILDREN’S SHOW!!

    I can see it. Yep, I can see it very clearly.

    February 07, 2006
  • I was going to say that would be one very scary show, but I have a two-year-old nephew and a four-year-old niece, and on my worst day I couldn’t come up with anything half as terrifying as their usual fare. Have you ever seen The Wiggles?

    February 07, 2006
  • Take, for example, this description of the secondary character “Captain Feathersword” from the website:

    Captain Feathersword is a friendly pirate who has a feather for a sword, which he uses to tickle everyone. He is a jovial character that loves to cook, dance and sing with his crew on his sailing ship “The Good Ship Feathersword”.

    Captain Feathersword loves a good party, and always makes Dorothy a cake for her birthday. You’ll hear Captain Feathersword on his ship or on dry land, saying a big “Ahoy there me hearties!”

    February 07, 2006
  • Yeah, I know that pirate guy. He’s scary, and I don’t think he’s the same one I saw while my nieces were here, either. High turnover in pirate-wiggle-land, I suppose.

    What I didn’t know about were the wiggles’ animal friends…some dinosaur and, I think, a dog (yes, I actually spent time on that website!). Did you see them? What cheap looking costumes!! These guys sell out venues all over the country- get some decent dinosaur suits!

    February 08, 2006
  • Oh yeah, sure I have! My nieces love that stupid show. I have no idea why. The songs are catchy enough for little kids, I suppose, but it’s four guys in colorful turtlenecks, and I don’t even know why they are together. Are they some sort of team, fighting for mashed potatoes?

    Ciara should be over it soon enough, I think, and maybe Aiden will go along with her. Wait until she gets a little bit older and starts asking for those slutty BRATZ dolls. Your head is going to spin.

    February 08, 2006
  • Personally, I think they sew their own costumes. That would explain much about the show’s look, and high rate of turnover. Plus, it’s from Australia: they barely have electricity there.

    February 08, 2006
  • The Wiggles are together to explore the nuances of homoerotic, polyamorous relationships. That they pay the rent by performing for credulous children is merely a bonus. (But “fighting for mashed potatoes” cracked me up.)

    Ciara has discovered horses. Real live ones: my brother gave her riding lessons for Christmas. Aiden is still enraptured by Wiggles. “Wiggles” is every third word out of his mouth.

    February 08, 2006
  • The Wiggles are together to explore the nuances of homoerotic, polyamorous relationships

    Shit-like I don’t get enough vicarious exploring here on livejournal.

    I take it Ciara does not take after her Uncle Bob, for as much I consider you an animal-lover, there’s no faking the expression on your pony-riding face as a toddler.

    February 08, 2006
  • It’s my turn to crack up!

    February 08, 2006
  • I love horses (that first one notwithstanding), but I don’t have a lot of experience with them. I’m thinking of getting a Percheron for the apartment. I hear they’re a low-maintenance breed.

    February 09, 2006

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