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Captain, my Captain - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
Captain, my Captain
Click on picture for original theme song-- later songs can be found here

image of captain kangarooCaptain Kangaroo has passed on... but he will live forever in my heart.*

You were Clarabell once, before my time, Bob Keesham; I know that much. But I didn't knew your name was Kangaroo because of your big pockets until about five minutes ago.

You, Mr. Moose, Bunny Rabbit, Mr. Greenjeans, Dancing Bear and even good 'ol Manfred were like part of my family.

You liked books. I remember that. And music. And animals. And terrible, horrible jokes.

You are a big part of me, Captain Kangaroo. I will miss you.

And I will always look up for the ping-pong balls when somebody tells me a knock-knock joke.

* At least, until I pass on. Then he'll have to fight his way out of my aortic chamber or suffer the consequence of my burial or cremation, or help find me a sublet in somebody else's heart.
** Completely unrelated: m-w.com has changed their format. I feel like cat in a room in which all the furniture has been moved around. You'll find me under the couch.
** Even less related: Peanuts Hey-ya (via scottobear)

I'm feeling all kinds of: nostalgic nostalgic
What I hear: Puffin' Billy (original Captain Kangaroo theme)

7 tall tales or Tell me a story
theraevyn From: theraevyn Date: January 23rd, 2004 04:18 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Hey Ya!


re-posting in my journal to share with the masses for more CB goodness! =D
pokee From: pokee Date: January 24th, 2004 05:50 am (UTC) (permalink)

Re: Hey Ya!

I'm copying you and doing the exact same thing!
kvance From: kvance Date: January 23rd, 2004 04:48 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I like the new m-w look. Sure, they didn't change anything ease-of-use wise, but it is definitely more aesthetically pleasing.

...wait. Before I have to eat my words, let me just check archive.org... Okay, they actually made it *harder* to use. The page width is still hardcoded, but now it's centered, so the sidebar is even farther from the side of the screen. Bah!
duinlas From: duinlas Date: January 24th, 2004 07:47 am (UTC) (permalink)
i have a word lookup on my personal startpage, and I check a word this morning, and it's all new, and I'm like where the fuck am I?
darryn From: darryn Date: January 23rd, 2004 04:55 pm (UTC) (permalink)
OH! I had that Show-n-Tell.
deadmenwalking From: deadmenwalking Date: January 23rd, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC) (permalink)

I forgot how he would read the books!!! Yes I loved him too...he was always so calm and kind!
sandstar From: sandstar Date: January 23rd, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Oh thank you for these links...the music...I am wiping tears away.

He was so wonderful!
7 tall tales or Tell me a story