24 September 2007

Gathering Things Together In A Kit



"Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines:
for our vines have tender grapes."


Song of Soloman 2:15


When I first read this week's word and before hopping down to the definitions, I was already thinking Kit Carson, Kit and Caboodle, baby animals, and first aid or survival kits. Even Kit the car and David Hasselhoff trickled to the surface of my brain, not to mention my ex-husband whose hobby was and still is model airplanes that he builds from scratch without a kit because he was and is a frigging engineering genius. Then I took a gander only to find out that Mo had mentioned all of them in some fashion. What to do? What to do? It's a mission to come up with something just a little bit different. So I sat down and had a good Pooh Bear thunk about it.

Finally, I decided that since a little fox is a kit, everyone might like getting acquainted with "The Little Foxes" and ended up finding one of the most remarkable sites yet, Brigham Young University reference material on The Little Foxes, Lillian Hellman, red baiting in the 1950s, the destructive power of greed and suspicion, and the context of the play set in the post Civil War south, plus cousin marriage and incest in law. It was simply too long and too good to not pass along the whole thing rather than just write based on the information contained in the syllabus. When you have a chance, simply check out all the links above as good places to visit, but save a good bit of time for the BYU piece.

Having used kit in as many ways as possible, I now will close with the all too unbelievably silly Rowan Atkinson (better known to some of you as Mr. Bean) playing "The Invisible Drum Kit"





26 comments:

tegdirb92 said...

what an awesome clip!! Happy MM.

katherine. said...

this is a great all around post. Yes...Mr Bean...laughing.

Neila said...

What a great clip! I love Mr. Bean!!!

Nice use of all the different "kits." For some reason, it took me awhile to think of something this week.

Gattina said...

Hehe, you very nicely smuggled all the words Kit into your post ! I had to do that too, wasn't that easy because I wanted to write about my return trip from Italy.

Desert Songbird said...

D'oh! Drum kit! Why didn't I think of that?

the108 said...

Awesome!! Happy MM!

Imma (Alice) at I Was Born2Cree8 said...

I love the video, Jamie. What a hoot! I'll come back soon and follow your links.

Happy Manic Monday!

Reba said...

Whoof, arf arf... ROFL.

What would a dawg post 'bout kit? Follow the link to my dog blog and find out.

ian said...

OMG, Rowan Atkinson never fails to crack me up. LOL!

Happy MM in all its acronymical beauty!

Ian

lisa said...

Excellent post! I will definitely come back and check out your links when time allows. Mr. Bean was awesome. :-)

hana said...

wonderful post! great idea from you

AniqueAnik said...

informative entry,thanks for sharing..happy MM!
mine is up late, hope you got time.

the teach said...

Jamie, great post and the video is indeed funny! Very funny! Come over to my post for MM and tell me what you think...

the teach said...

Oh forgot to say something about "The Little Foxes" which is a great play.

Sarge Charlie said...

that is cool

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

This is amazing. Another well thought out post for MM. Have a great day. :)

Matt-Man said...

Marcel Marceau would be so proud. Cheers Jamie.

Mo said...

Okay, I so would have lost on this one. I would have bet you'd been doing Kit Carson (yep, you mentioned him) but NOT Rowan Atkinson and the invisible drum kit!
LOL

Mags said...

I love that you thunk it out and came up with Mr. Bean!! Great MM Jamie!

Lizza said...

I like Rowan Atkinson, such a fine comedian.

But I must say, I enjoyed reading the BYU document on The Little Foxes. I always learn something when I visit your blog, Jamie. Thanks.

Travis said...

Couldn't watch just one silly Rowan clip...had to watch them all.

I think you get extra points for the invisible drum kit...I had completely forgotten that one.

Happy MM!

Lee said...

I always love to read your posts. I went and read the BYU info on the The Little Foxes...good stuff. I'm from the south and my father is somewhat of a Civil War historian so a lot of the history there I knew. Nice bio of Hellman.

Thanks again,
Lee

crazy working mom said...

I can't stand Mr Bean, but this actually made me laugh.

Great MM post.

Sherry said...

Great post! Thanks for the link to the BYU reference material. Loved the Rowan Atkinson clip! Happy MM :)

Marilyn said...

Mr. Bean is my favorite!

Great post.

Julie said...

This is too cool! Great use of the word.

Happy MM and thanks for visiting me!