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posted in July 2001
for the sake of clarity.
Hautbaby and Hautgirl had me up
*way* too early this morning, and in a vain attempt to get them sitting
quietly in one spot for awhile, I turned on the TV, only to be assaulted
by Mr. Rogers. He's warbling away:
You are my friend
I think, what if this were an Atevi
kids show? It'd be Nadi Rogers singing:
You are special
You are my friend
You're special to me.
You are the only one like you.
Like you, my friend, I like you.
You are my associate,
Hmm. Okay, how about Barney?
You are special
You are my associate
You're within my man'chi
You are the only one like you
My associate, I regard you highly.
I'm associated with you,
Okay, so I have a twisted sense of humor.
You're associated with me,
We're all in the same man'chi....
Nooooooooo, what a corruption of
the atevi young!
The Western Association will never
be the same!
*Somewhere there is a lot of Filing
of Intent going on*
Even sicker. I know you're all avid
watchers of Mr. Rogers. He often has guests on. I can imagine the Atevi
Nadi Rogers: There's the
doorbell, I wonder who it is? Oh, it's my neighbor Banichi of Dajoshu township
of Talidi province! Hello, Nadi! May I introduce my television neighbor?
Later in the show, in the Land of Make
Believe, when Fraidei Aiji receives declaration of Intent, Tusdei, the
heir of Fraidei Aiji, is worried that an assassin will target him as well.
His associates assure him that Fraidei Aiji's enemies won't file on such
a young child, and they advise him that, for future security, it might
be prudent to reconsider his house's historical opposition to Tabini Aiji.
Nadi Rogers: My associate Banichi
is an assassin. Isn't that right, nadi?
Nadi Rogers: But you don't take contracts
on little boys and girls, do you, nadi?
Banichi: Only, nadi, little boys
and girls who don't eat their vegetables. A small joke, Nadi Rogers. No,
the guild will by no means accept contracts against little boys and girls.
Nadi Rogers: Nadi Banichi, would
you show my television neighbor your guns? I'm sure you have quite a collection.
I don't know Mr. Roger, but even
If you visit www.pbs.org/rogers/
you can fiind out about Nadi Rogers. You can even hear all the songs. He's
been on forever--ever since I can remember, and that's saying something--and
only this year stopped making new episodes.
Very often, Mr. Rogers will visit
a fire station, or a doctor's office, or someplace like that, and address
issues that might scare small children--"Now, when you're all dressed up
in your fire fighting clothes, you look scary, but you're not a monster,
are you?" "No, Mr. Rogers, even though I may look scary dressed like that,
I help girls and boys when they're in trouble."
As a kid, I was always bored stiff
by him, and puzzled by his habit of changing his clothes every time he
The UK equivalent would probably
be Blue Peter or in Ateva
"Flag of Intent"
"Now little assasins, today we are
going to make a servicable MK1 laser pistol using only a ruby, two yoghurt
cartons, a 9v battery and some sticky-backed plastic!"
Mule....wouldn't that be the Atevi
version of MacGyver?
Interestingly enough...Mr. Rogers
was partnered originally with the gentleman who went on to become Mr. Dressup
Remember the Tickle trunk kiddies....or
Casey and Finnegan?
"Now nadiin....let's dig in the tickle
trunk and find some ideas...how would you dress as a human? No..put down
the mecheita horn!"
ROTFLMAO! Hautdesert, this
post is brilliant!
*Leaning against a wall chuckling*
I can just see it...
*The sound of a door bell*
(Please forgive any mispellings, it's
early and I'm tired)
Mr. Rogers: Who can that Be Nandi-
boys and girs? let us see...
*Goes to the door and opens it to
reveal the Postman*
Mr. Rogers: Greetings Nadi Postman
Postman: Greetings Nadi Rogers. I
have a letter for you
*hands over a leter then bows and
*Mr. Rogers closes the door and opens
Mr. Rogers: oh my... Look here nandi
Boys and Girls... I've have just recieved an notification that someone
has Filled Intent against me.....
Bwahahahaha! Nadi Chajo, it's
a good thing I wasn't drinking tea when I read that!
*bows to Nadi haut*
Thank you, I try my best. Though
the Lurking Lizard was, apparently incapacitiated with laughter at your
Post, She apparently remembers watching Nadi Rogers, and asked that I post
*bows again with a grin*
One could perhaps take this too
"But...nadi Luis, who would
wish to file Intent on Hooper-aiji?"
[Please forgive any improper forms or
spellings. No offense is intended.]
"One can ask, nand Big Bird. One
can *suspect*. The man'chi of nadi Snuffleupagus is not entirely clear."
"A cookie, nadi Elmo?"
"Nand Cookie Monster, are you *certain*
that chocolate macaroons are still in proper season?"
"One! One empty shell casing! Two!
Two empy shell casings! Three! No, four! An infelicitous number of empty
shell casings on Hooper-aiji's doorstep. Heh, heh, heh!"
<wiping a tear from my eye>
Oh you're killin' me! I can't laugh
like this at this hour .. something's gonna bust!
Welcome chaosisrael ... no need to
worry about offending anyone with spelling ... everyone I have met here
seems to be really laid back. This is a very friendly place. Anyhow ..
if I havent' done everyone in with my strategic misplacement of apostrophes,
along with other displays of typing and grammatical [lack of] prowess,
I am inclined to think your'e in the pink!
WHAT? I will not stand for this!
Anyone who cannot speel will be kicked out of hear imediatly! I mean it!
Just kidding. Warm welcome to the
Pit, chaosisrael. Great first post, btw. I thoroughly enjoyed it. (Hee
LOL. Good entrance, chaosisrael!
You said we could take it too far,
so I was going to post "The Atevitubbies" but I'm helpless with laughter....
And I'm (somewhat off-topically)
reminded of something I read about translating the Sesame Street song into
Klingon and back again into English--it came out
A day of the daytime star.
Bwahahaha! chaosisrael, what a debut!!!
The clouds are compelled to commence
fleeing, and are filled with dread.
I have a destination;
and there, because of the atmosphere,
I am pleased.
Describe to me immediately
how to go to Sesame Street.
Glad to know my, uh, humor is sometimes
Holy cow...you go away for a few
days and everyone goes extra silly!!!
My guess is that the Count would
outrank Big Bird eh?
But would Oscar be Assassin's guild?
GREAT openers!!!! Well come new person!
We validate you!
I wonder what the opening to Mr.
Roger's would be in Klingon?
[2 months later]
OK, I am kicking this up way late,
but I just saw it..um, remembering mod status now- change that to I just
REMEMBERED it, yeah.
One! One empty shell casing!
Two! Two empy shell casings! Three! No, four! An infelicitous number of
empty shell casings on Hooper-aiji's doorstep. Heh, heh, heh!"
About made me pee myself. No lie,
That is freaking hilarious!
LOL, thanks for the bump, Kymmee.
I love this thread!