As I was preparing a brunch of homemade sausage gravy & biscuits after publishing my West Virginia post, I was struck once again by the sheer enormity of the task I have committed to with this blog. All during my meal preparation, I had this strange and continuous dialogue running in my head where I was being questioned as to how it was that a poor country boy like myself could dare to think that he could offer up anything useful for the efforts to solve the world’s problems.
By the time I actually sat down to eat my brunch, the dialogue had been replaced by a series of images representing efforts to accomplish the impossible. You know, images like Icarus flying too close to the sun with wax wings, or the fool pushing the rock up the hill with his nose.
Anyway, after an increasingly humorous series of these images passed through my mind, I ended up with Jim Croce’s “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” playing over and over and over… Get the picture? So I decided that the only way to make it stop was to put it to bed with another post. The following videos represent the best of what I found on YouTube.
This first one is really cute, with the little toddler (apparently) contending with monumental problems with walking and sibling rivalry.
This second one is even better! – it includes lyrics! – and cats!
Oh wow, I almost forgot!
I want ice water.