Don't get me wrong - I LOVE school house rock. I grew up singing "I'm just a Bill" and "Interplanet Janet"... I still hum a little "Conjunction Junction" or "Lolly Lolly Lolly get your adverbs here" when the mood strikes (you know, when I'm teaching the kids about these concepts...)
So when Po came home yesterday and wanted help memorizing the Preamble to the Constitution... well, School House Rocks to the rescue!!!
The Preamble, only the preamble, and nothing but the preamble can be found on youTube... for some reason it isn't interested in embedding itself here... sorry.
Only one little problem... the words are wrong folks. All these years and I didn't know I had the preamble memorized incorrectly??? No, they're not WAY wrong... they just leave out 4 little words "of the United States"... which seems a little vital, don't you think?
And I might have been suffering from a little Mondegreen Moment because I distinctly remember singing "do or die" instead of "Do ordain" as a child... go figure... perhaps I shouldn't have relied on School House Rocks for all of my education? Next you'll be telling me that Mr. Morton isn't a subject after all???
Don't worry - I'm still a good citizen... I even voted.
For 3 reasons: #1 - if you don't vote, you can't complain... and I like to complain. #2 - the cupcakery (The Sweet Tooth Fairy) was giving away free cupcakes to anyone who walked in with an "I Voted" sticker... and it was easier to vote than to borrow someone's sticker. and #3 - I like to vote, because voting day means that soon all those political signs littering our roadways will soon disappear. Good riddance.