Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas carol question

In "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," why is crying on par with pouting? Which Sgt. Major Coach Alpha Dad wrote this? Was it Jimmy Dugan of no-crying-in-baseball lore?

You better watch out,
You better not cry.
You'd better not pout,
I'm telling you why.

Kinda sounds like a vindictive girlfriend, doesn't it? Richard Nixon, too. Or perhaps all of those famous family dynasties who went nuts rather than admit they needed professional help like the "weak" people.

Anyway, can't pouting also be a good thing? In the right situation, it could be the prelude to one hell of a present.

I think Calvin of "Calvin and Hobbes" said it best after listening to this carol: "Santa: Kindly old elf, or CIA spook?"

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