March 29, 2007
Horse 742 - That's What It's All About
The answer to Life, Death, The Universe and Everything is 42; that's an established fact. There are other questions that need to be asked, like what's it's all about? The answer to that lies with the Hokey Cokey I fear.
You put your left arm in, You put your left arm out,
You put your left arm in and you shake it all about,
You do the Hokey Cokey and you turn around,
That's what it's all about!
I applied this principle to this morning's newspaper which informs me that Britney Spears has checked out of rehab and into a hospital complaining of toothache. She checks her whole self in, She checks her whole self out, She checks her whole self in and she shakes it all about...
Consider the instructions on a bag of McCain Microwave French Fries. Place bag into microwave on High for 3 minutes, then remove and shake before putting back into the microwave on High for 8 minutes. You put your French Fries in, You put your French Fries out, You put your French Fries in and you shake them all about...
SBS recently ran a series called The Second World War in Colour, which was a series of films captured during the war in and around combat zones. One of the episodes featured training exercises for riflemen in close combat situations. You put your bayonet in, You put your bayonet out, You put your bayonet in and you shake it all about...
You can't even escape the Hokey Cokey when you sit down to a nice cup of tea. Lipton for a while marketed a brand of tea called "Lipton Jigglers" which was tea infused with aromatic oils and the like. You put your teabag in, You put your teabag out, You put your teabag in and you shake it all about...
The Hokey Cokey is so entwined within our lives that it's in there hiding even if we don't see it. It must be tied to the meaning of life somehow because it even says That's what it's all about!
PS: I don't really suggest actually turning the Hokey Cokey into the basis of a religion.
Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote the Hokey Cokey died peacefully at the age of 83. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in and then the trouble started.
Posted by Rollo at 12:26