Wednesday, February 15, 2006

My Dad Writes Another Funny

If you have ever wondered, as I have, why Chris Matthews seems to have joined the evil empire and shifted dramatically to the right, Mark W. Bradley tells a tale that might explain it. The Windbag in the Willows: How Christopher Rabbit Lost His Stones. "Many summer days would find him paddling around contentedly in the Main Stream, always swimming in the direction of the current, and laughing all the way to the bank." Ain't that the truth. Nice job Mr. Bradley.


Blogger Rory Shock said...

yep, good one ... liked it ... "fable"ous ... nice ... and he's the only other person I know to have this recently mentioned javelinas ...

3:40 PM  
Blogger The (liberal)Girl Next Door said...

Rory—Synchronicity is a great thing. I love your javelina post, by the way.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous roberta kelly said...

As a young child living in Texas, I remember calling the critters "Peccaries."

". . Collared Peccary is the only wild, native, pig-like animal found in the United States ~ The Collared Peccary, also known as the Javelina, Tayaussa or the Musk Hog ~ They are called Javelina because of their razor-sharp tusks, Spanish for javelin or spear ~ You may SMELL a peccary before you see it ~

Thus, it appears Dick dazzled us with his knowledge of the little critter that is related to the Hippo and Pigs.

I actually memorialized a "Peccary" in a sculpture carved out of Indiana Limestone, 1978. However, I wasn't clever enough to name the sculpture "Javelina," obviously named such by the Spanish.

If Dick can't dazzle us with his sharp shooting, then he shall certainly distract us with his understanding of the names of small nasty smelling little piggies. Hmmm, does the Beatles song ring any bells ~ "Little Piggies" ~

I absolutely LOVE Mark Bradley's writing and certainly, howl at his ability to story tell.

Clearly, I understand your (MM) command of the Queen and King's English!

5:01 AM  

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