Americans make for a lonely lot

Tuesday 13 June 2017, 8.00pm HKT


AMERICANS leave their parents’ house when they become adults. Even their divorce rates are relatively higher than anywhere else. Doesn’t that make Americans a lonely bunch?


Well done for spotting this.

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Why brothel creepers are rad’der than you think

Wednesday 23 October 2013, 8.17am HKT

P O P   C U L T U R E

SHOES are the thing that really sets off one generation from the rest of the other rodents.

white rockers creepers

Brothel creepers … a more risqué name there never was

(From my collection)

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Remember the Gingerbread Man?

Friday 9 December 2011, 1.07am HKT

The Gingerbread Man
(Photo © Leticia Acuna) 

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The Gingerbread Man Song

(to the tune of “Jimmy Crack Corn”)

A baker took some gingerbread dough
And shaped a man from head to toe.
When it was baked, the cookie fled.
Here is what the cookie said:

Run! Run! As fast as you can!
You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!
I’m the gingerbread man!
Run! Run! As fast as you can!
I’m the gingerbread man!

The cooke man ran past a cow
Who said, “I want to eat you now!”
The cookie man just laughed and fled.
Here is what the cookie said:


A farmer saw the man go by.
He chased him low, he chased him high
The cookie man just shook his head.
Here is what the cookie said:


He finally reached the river wide,
A fox asked, ‘Would you like a ride?’
The cooke sat on the fox’s head,
Here is what the sly fox said:
‘You can’t run! That’s my plan!
I’m going to eat you, gingerbread man!’

This is the version that I remembered. There are other variants of this classic English nursery rhyme.

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Here’s a little ditty of the recipe for gingerbread man (for those who never knew):

Homemade Gingerbread

Stir a bowl of gingerbread,
Smooth and spicy brown.
Roll it with a rolling pin,
Up and up and down.
With a cookie cutter,
Make some little men.
Put them in the oven,
Till half past ten.

© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2011. Image © Leticia Acuna, 2011.

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