The Rock Does NOT Go On…

Does anyone remember Fraggle Rock? I’ve had a mild obsession with it ever since I remembered it earlier this year… it’s another good example of how not everything I think of winds up in the Blog… but then, if it did, it would be even more jumbled than it already is, which, would only further server to confuse and disorient the reader which is certianly not my goal.

Anyhow: Fraggle Rock was a darn good show.

Last night, working at the Toys “R” Us, I was hanging tags for the Summer Splash out sale in Appare-HELL, (which is a term coined by people who have been there much longer than me, the reason for which I only learned yesterday… it truely is an unpleasent place to be stationed) when mixed in with the usual repetative store Muzak I heard the Fraggle Rock song “The Rock Goes On,” and realized just how sad it is that that’s not true.

There are children that could realy benifit with a show of that calibver, but it isn’t on anymore. I mean, it'[s a real vocabulary builder. They use wirds like “Speculation” and “Capitulate.” Modern childrens programing plays down to children, istead of chalenging them to think above thier current leval. Sure, they won’t get it right off the batt, but that’s the point. If you don’t chalenge them they don’t learn anything.

It’s a fact of life. When we think we know everything we need to know to get by, we stop learning, and we stagnate and the whole world goes by without us. It’s like the people who still rfues to admit that they DO need to go back, and learn to use a computer. It’s not because it’s what everyones doing, it’s because it’s an essential skill in this day and age, and if you don’t learn it then you are not going ot get very far at anything you want to do. Heck, you need computer skills to operate the geriatric cashresgisters at the Toys “R” Us!!! Granted the dratted things seem to run entierly of thier F keys, but still you need to be comphortable with a keybeoard and screen interface.

This is not a day and age where you vcan get by by indulging your techno fear (an Eddie Izzard Term, *Pokes ‘The RHPS Regular who used to be the Dude in her Bio/Chem Lab Groups.) You have to get over it and get in there.

This whole world is a confusing and darn terrifying place but when it comes down to it we all have to just sort of jump in there and sink or swim cause when we don’t, we dont’ get anyplace. And if we make it to easy for the young people comming up behind us, then they aren’t gonna get very far in the world when it’s thier turn.

If we don’t get some Fraggle Rock Caliber programming, then Parents must take it upon themselves to Challenge thier children. Use words they don’t know.

The world needs more people like my 6th grade English teacher, and her “Sesquipedalians” That’s Latin for words with alot of sylables… well actualy it’s latin for words with alot of feet, but they don’t have FEET, they have sylables.

Like… “Monochromatic” (all one color), “Remuneration” (a big word for revenge), and “absqatulate” (to leave, in a big hurry.) These sorts of words are great fun to learn, and even more fun to use… I suppose it might make me sound alitle funny, but I rarely say that somone has taken my umbrella, or walked off with it… no… somone has _absconded_ with my umbrella. (They have departed with, and hidden secretly with, my umbrella.) I’m fond of Words and I’m sure that comes from Fraggle Rock… Take a look at these Lyrics to one of my favorite Fraggle Songs “There’s alot I want to Know”:

“I’ll get information and speculation for the exploration it’s true,
And the expectations of the operation are very high.
But the motivation for the perpetration is a botheration right through,
And the preparation of the accusation leaves me high and dry.

“But I’m on the case and I’m in the chase and I won’t go back,
‘Cause I’m on the track… to know (to know), to know (to know).
And the facts come in ’til my senses spin,
But my mind is clear and I’m searching here,
To know (to know), to know (to know), to know (to know).
There’s a lot I want to know.

“Now the aggravation of the investigation is the imputation of guilt,
And the implication is a prevarication when they talk to me.
But my reputation for concentration and inspiration is built,
On a dedication to imagination to a high degree.

“But I’m on the case and I’m in the chase and I won’t go back,
‘Cause I’m on the track… to know (to know), to know (to know).
And the facts come in ’til my senses spin,
But my mind is clear and I’m searching here,
To know (to know), to know (to know), to know (to know).
There’s a lot I want to know.
There’s a lot I want to know.

“There’s a lot of stuff I’ve got to figure out.”

See? Do Look at those WORDS, and the Phraseology! They don’t just say “Alot” they Say “To a high Degree”

Now if you don’t mind, I’m off to compose some additional prose, and perhaps and aditional verse, cause if I don’t stop bloging, this entry will only get worse…

8^)

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