Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Rub a Dub Dub or Hey Diddle Diddle

I can’t really explain why, but the results of yesterday’s Democrat primaries reminded me of this animation from a 1979 Soviet/Russian animated film.

““ Tale of Tales by Yuri Norstein.
” ”Faster! Higher! Stronger!

Maybe it’s because they both conjured thoughts of this nursery rhyme:

Hey, diddle, diddle,

The cat and the fiddle,

The cow jumped over the moon;

The little dog laughed

To see such sport,

And the dish ran away with the spoon.

    It’s a nonsense poem designed to please children with highly effective imaginary visuals.

But the poem for some reason reminded me of the old joke about a pilot returning from a mission but couldn’t locate his aircraft carrier. He circled the Naval formation below and because secure communication was required radioed “ Rub a dub dub, where’s my tub?” To which he received the following response: “Hey diddle diddle, it’s right in the middle.”

Image result for biden sanders spoonsRub a Dub Dub and Hey Diddle Diddle – I doubt either of them will make it over the moon


     I can’t explain any of this, I suspect it has something to do with Daylight Saving Time.