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Posted: 8 Dec 10 01:50 - Edited By: victor nicholas, 8 Dec 10 01:51
I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas (1950's song)

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a Train, no dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won't have to use our dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door, that's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too

Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegeterian

There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage
I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage
I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles or rhinoceroseses
I only like hippopotamuseses
And hippopotamuses like me too!

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Posted: 8 Dec 10 12:34
Doc,

Really.

You've got to stop self medicating.

The boys and I are set for an intervention.

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Posted: 8 Dec 10 12:41

Quote: P.M. Wortham

Doc,

Really.

You've got to stop self medicating.

The boys and I are set for an intervention.

PM



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Posted: 8 Dec 10 18:13 - Edited By: Lady Godiva, 8 Dec 10 20:20
That is freaky? "What?" you may ask. I had just finished reading the lyrics to the above song when, I kid you not, I went into the hallway outside my classroom and 2 older girls were walking towards me singing that SAME song.

They said they've been singing it for days. I hadn't even heard it before I read the lyrics above (SHOCK! )
LG.

ps...MAYBE DIFFERENT WORDS I DIDN'T LISTEN TO IT ALL
DID VN MAKE UP THESE LYRICS?

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Posted: 8 Dec 10 19:34
A slight touch of the Dylan Thomas's there VC, mud-nerful, don't go bathing in an African river though?

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Posted: 9 Dec 10 04:01
Listening to it sung there are unexpected rhymes in it.

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Posted: 9 Dec 10 08:27

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Listening to it sung there are unexpected rhymes in it.


waves caused by dancing hippos maybe?

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Posted: 10 Dec 10 19:52
Done, but with errors on page.
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Posted: 11 Dec 10 00:52
You might have better success here with Christmas sheep videos.

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Posted: 11 Dec 10 01:10
During the Great Depression, a particularly upbeat American way of looking back at this era, unemployed hippos crossed the United States looking for work. Travelling with their belongings wrapped in threadbare bandanas slung over their hippo shoulders they hopped boxcars from town to town working odd jobs as they could get them scraping together discarded cigarettte butts for a makeshift smoke, panhandling between scarce jobs, sleeping under bridges and warming their hippo trotters together as comrades over fires set in forty-five gallon drums we would call them homeless by todays standards but the hippos did not see it that way, the whole country it seemed was one gigantic seething migration back then.

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Posted: 12 Dec 10 17:23
An illuminating exerpt from Victor's meisterwork, "The Hippos of Wrath", Victor's paean to the struggles of the hippo during the dustbowl years.

Victor Nicholas: the "Hippo Steinbeck".



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During the Great Depression, a particularly upbeat American way of looking back at this era, unemployed hippos crossed the United States looking for work. Travelling with their belongings wrapped in threadbare bandanas slung over their hippo shoulders they hopped boxcars from town to town working odd jobs as they could get them scraping together discarded cigarettte butts for a makeshift smoke, panhandling between scarce jobs, sleeping under bridges and warming their hippo trotters together as comrades over fires set in forty-five gallon drums we would call them homeless by todays standards but the hippos did not see it that way, the whole country it seemed was one gigantic seething migration back then.


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Posted: 12 Dec 10 17:29 - Edited By: victor nicholas, 12 Dec 10 17:36
Erskin

I read much of Steinbach at one time except for the longer novels.

I was thinking more of Kerouac though in a crazy shining yet reflective Hippo kind of way.

An extended Steinbach styled novel about Hippos would be a fine addition to literature I think.

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Posted: 12 Dec 10 17:39
Sorry for mixing that up Victor.

I has visions of Hippo families encamped outside Oklahoma City, prior to embarking on the long journey West.

I recently wrote a story (not a spoof, a proper story), one of the main characters in which was someone who had lived through the migrations. Not a hippo.

So my view was influenced by these phenomena. Now you've put me right, I can see the 'Hippest Hippos' spouting incomprehensible pseudo-poetry and, troubadour-like, 'having no time for poetry but exactly what is', travelling the land in search of now.

One more thing - substitute a hippo for any famous character and the whole world looks better.

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Posted: 12 Dec 10 22:00
A prescient thought dear Erskin, with a fast food diet todays migrations happen daily as a commute with our American friends growing ever larger to hippo like proportions to expand into the hard shelled containers of their SUV's.

Then there is Hippocrates of course, you could sense that there is a latin undercurrent that gives Hippos a sense of gravitas beyond that of other creatures. They seem to have a more studious serious side to them in comparison to other more raucous fauna of the dark continent.

This is all coming together in a John Peurach sort of way.

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Posted: 12 Dec 10 22:22

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A prescient thought dear Erskin, with a fast food diet todays migrations happen daily as a commute with our American friends growing ever larger to hippo like proportions to expand into the hard shelled containers of their SUV's.

Then there is Hippocrates of course, you could sense that there is a latin undercurrent that gives Hippos a sense of gravitas beyond that of other creatures. They seem to have a more studious serious side to them in comparison to other more raucous fauna of the dark continent.

This is all coming together in a John Peurach sort of way.

Victor



...hear, hear.....I say....very Peurachian if I may say so!

Must say, you and JO are really getting some mileage out of this
Pachyderm and Pottimus stuff....

BTW: have you seen the size of Kim Kardashian's ARSE?

Worth a trip to the zoo.....

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Posted: 12 Dec 10 23:32
Morse

She is going to need a separate website for it pretty soon.

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Posted: 13 Dec 10 00:29

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Morse

She is going to need a separate website for it pretty soon.



...bigger than the Isle of Wight and with more gas reserves.......

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Posted: 13 Dec 10 00:54
Geez - looking at those hippos going at it...there's hope for me yet

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Posted: 13 Dec 10 01:43
The hippopotamus

The water horse. The most dangerous killer of men on the African continent. Not for food - territorialism. Kill more people than crocs, cats, sharks and elephants combined.

Fascinating creatures. Their very existence mirrors mine own, in a 'don't bug me and I won't bug you' way.

As much as I'd love to be able to do a John Peurach (God love him) and scatter hidden clues as to what I'm actually talking about, hither and yon - sadly, I'm a bit of a fick Emanuel Kant.

Not that thick, obviously, because I can at least string a coherent sentence together. Possibly every Walpurgis Night.

But generally, the subtle ironies of life in all its raw, naked, sweaty glory, sail away over my confused head.

I've never really been one for the subtle nuances of James Joyce or Salman Rushdie, never been one with the passion of a Steinbeck, or a John Pilger, nor for the soaring monotonous tripe of Tolkien or Rowling.

But if you want stories about a basic load of old bollocks, with shitloads of swearing in 'em...

I'm your man.

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Van Lennon Beethoven Roddy Doyle.

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Posted: 13 Dec 10 01:49
Oh, not forgetting the magnificent Bernini.

I never quite understood him either.

But then fuck him. He never understood me.

Poncey Italian sculptor.

Regards

Who am I again?

Oh I dunno.

Just call me 'him'

That'll do.



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Posted: 13 Dec 10 02:08 - Edited By: victor nicholas, 13 Dec 10 02:09
So Skoob

Does this mean you want a hippopotamus for Christmas?

No need to beat around the bush.

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Posted: 13 Dec 10 02:15
Yes please Doc!

That would be lovely.

but not a stretched one.

Just Sayin'

Skoob.

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Posted: 13 Dec 10 20:39
The Hippopotamus

Behold the hippopotamus!
We laugh at how he looks to us,
And yet in moments dank and grim,
I wonder how we look to him.

Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus!
We really look all right to us,
As you no doubt delight the eye
Of other hippopotami.

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Posted: 16 Dec 10 04:22
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Posted: 18 Dec 10 16:00 - Edited By: Lynton, 18 Dec 10 16:01
For my christmas 2009 take on this read here

here even!
It's towards the bottom of the page


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I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas (1950's song)

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a Train, no dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won't have to use our dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door, that's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too

Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegeterian

There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage
I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage
I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles or rhinoceroseses
I only like hippopotamuseses
And hippopotamuses like me too!


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