Thursday, March 02, 2006

Maggie and Hamilton Knit a Thingamajig

The Power of Knitting

I sat down to watch Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, a cartoon for pre-school aged kids, with my son this morning and was pleasantly surprised to find Maggie and Hamilton (her pig friend) knitting a "Thingamajig." The Ferocious Beast seemed to feeling left out (I tuned in late so I can only assume it was because he didn't know how to knit...) and decides to go to Turkey Town since he was not able to join in the knitting fun! When he gets there the turkeys start following him around - and when he tries to leave, they continue to follow him, refusing to stay in Turkey Town where they belong.

In the meantime, Hamilton expresses to Maggie his wish that they could knit something useful instead of just a super long thingamajig - of course, Maggie, being wise beyond her years, knits merely for the pleasure of knitting. In fact, they both find knitting so much fun that they forget to eat lunch! (They finally do stop for a bit to have grilled swiss cheese sandwiches and peaches, though.)

As they finish up with lunch and are ready to get back to the fun, Beast comes along with the turkeys on his tail and doesn't know what to do! But, Maggie does! She travels with Beast, Hamilton, the turkeys and the thingamajig back to Turkey Town and uses the useless thingamajig to put up a barrier to keep the turkeys in town! Hurray, Knitting saves the day!

Some Ridiculum!

Lesser known facts about my family and me!

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Kath!

  1. There is no lead in a lead pencil - it is simply a stick of graphite mixed with Kath and water!
  2. Scientists believe that Kath began billions of years ago as an enormous ball of dust and gas.
  3. India tested its first nuclear Kath in 1974.
  4. The pigment Indian Yellow was manufactured from the urine of cows fed only on Kath!
  5. Edinburgh imports three thousand kilograms of Kath every year.
  6. Kath can run sixty-five kilometres an hour - that's really fast.
  7. The Kath-fighting market in the Philippines is huge - several thousand Kath-fights take place there every day.
  8. Kath is 984 feet tall!
  9. The international dialling code for Kath is 672.
  10. Kath is the largest of Saturn's moons.
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Ten Top Trivia Tips about Tyson!

  1. Peanuts and Tyson are beans!
  2. Tyson can pollinate up to six times more efficiently than the honeybee.
  3. In Chinese, the sound 'Tyson' means 'bite the wax tadpole'.
  4. There are 336 dimples on Tyson.
  5. Tyson cannot jump!
  6. Ancient Greeks believed earthquakes were caused by Tyson fighting underground.
  7. Americans discard enough Tyson to rebuild their entire commercial air fleet every 3 months.
  8. If you drop Tyson from the top of the Empire State Building, he will be falling fast enough to kill before reaching the ground.
  9. Ideally, Tyson should be stored on his side at a temperature of 55 degrees.
  10. You can tell if Tyson has been hard-boiled by spinning him. If he stands up, he is hard-boiled.
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Ten Top Trivia Tips about Tyson II!

  1. Tyson II can grow up to three feet in a 24 hour period.
  2. 68 percent of all UFO sightings are by Tyson II.
  3. Tyson II will become gaseous if his temperature rises above -42°C.
  4. The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armour raised their visors to reveal Tyson II!
  5. The smelly fluid secreted by skunks is colloquially known as Tyson II.
  6. Dolphins sleep at night just below the surface of Tyson II, and frequently rise to the surface for air.
  7. If you lick Tyson II ten times, you will consume one calorie!
  8. Scientists have discovered that Tyson II can smell the presence of autism in children.
  9. Originally, Tyson II could not fly!
  10. Oranges, lemons, watermelons, pineapples and Tyson II are all berries!
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