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Thursday, 27 November 2008

Garrison Keillor Types

dedicated to all those Garrison-Keillor fans. You know who you are. Haha.


mekyam 27 November 2008 at 09:41  

thank you, tok sak...

especially for "Thanks"!

what could be more apt than being alerted to this delightful poem, surely a vintage garrison keillor, on the eve of thanksgiving day.

i've listened to it four times already (at u-tube). :D

here, let me repro what i jotted for those who, like me, are dotty about witty well-turned verses...


I'm thankful for ATM machines,
and for the smell of coffee beans.
For the dishwasher and for the GPS,
thought up by the Pentagon with great success.
That makes it unnecessary for us men
to ever need to ask for directions again.
I'm thankful for macaroni and cheese.
Of mac and cheese, i have only good memories.
Boil water and put the macaroni in it,
it's a very nice meal in about ten minutes.
And speaking of food of low status,
thank you for instant mashed potatoes.
Which is simply dehydrated potato flakes,
mashed potatoes in one-tenth the time it takes
to boil one and whip it up nice and smooth.
And if you want to know the absolute truth -
that dry organic peanut butter, i hate it!
I like the kind with sugar and fat - saturated!
And for the US Postal Service, i say thanks!
Delivering mail from Florida to Fairbanks.
I'm grateful for blogs and other new media.
And of course for the miraculous Wikepedia,
which puts information at your fingertips,
an innovation as great as sailing ships,
or putting a steam engine on the rails.
So thank you Larry Sanger and Jimmy Wales.
And thank you Larry Page and Sergey Brin,
who in 1997 launched a search engine,
Google -- which simply is superb,
a noun that quickly became a verb.

Garrion Keillor & Rich Dworsky
Delivered on PHC, 11/22/08

Malaysian Tigress 27 November 2008 at 09:56  

Hey Mekyam,

Don't I know you from somewhere?

Wish I had thought up of something like GOOGLE...sigh...then I would never ever have to resort to macaroni and cheese again on those lazy days and just get my personal chef to whip me and kids up some REAL mashed potatoes and steak.

A Tabib 27 November 2008 at 12:59  

Just a short note of appreciation, fellow Sakmongkolanders - lunch hour now. No macaroni I'm afraid, just a capati (crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside) with high-grease mutton curry and a glass of teh tarik to wash it down.

Howard Stern I've heard of and heard but I confess Garrison Keilor is somebody new. Thanks for the lead and especially Mekyam for taking trouble to reproduce the poem.

Tsk, tsk must get out of my tempurung more often. What would my old tutor Mr Atkinson MA (Oxon) say?

mamasita 27 November 2008 at 14:36  

Mekyam,my long lost sister!Weren't we from Mars?Weren't we among those who helped the Egyptians build the great pyramids?Then we launched back to Mars and got reborn on earth as humans!I was the quiet submissive alien.You continued to shine out and became a real star sparkling beautifully in the blogsphere! Betultak? Tul,tul,tul!Haah,rasanya MT datang from planet Jupiter kan?Sama allignment tapi lebih banyak volcanic eruptions!Sebabtu siapa masuk blog dia kena jaga2 takut terpercik lava!haha

mekyam,  27 November 2008 at 18:10  

hey tigr!

lemme see... i thiiink we maaaaay have berlaga bahu and made eye-contact at some common blogs we haunt.

i might have also peeked at your blog to make faces at you several times. i'd be the one who left subtle hints of chanel #5.

mekyam,  27 November 2008 at 18:23  

doc, what a coincidence! i simply adore your old tutor.

careful now, tin sak... next you'll be revealing where the mothership is docked pulak.

Malaysian Tigress 27 November 2008 at 18:31  

Oh mamasita...

Mekyam memang sudah terkena percikan lava awal2 lagi...tapi dia gagah juga...sekarang dia dapat menikmati keindahan formasi hasil pendinginan lava seperti di Giant's Causeway dan Devil's Tower....


Malaysian Tigress 27 November 2008 at 18:33  

(alamak...have we downgraded the AAA rating of Sakmongkol's stellar blog now...hehehe...sorry ah Dato...)

A Tabib 28 November 2008 at 01:41  

Hi Mekyam,
Yea, I've always enjoyed Rowan Atkinson in his various guises, Monty Python and Peter Sellers. absolutely hilarious.

Thank God for Youtube. Now we can get our laughs easily. used to be a time I had to read newspaper reports on our Parliament to get a chuckle.

mekyam,  28 November 2008 at 12:29  

hi doc!

a tabib said... Thank God for Youtube. Now we can get our laughs easily. used to be a time I had to read newspaper reports on our Parliament to get a chuckle.

LOL! and we say our duly elected don't try to make us happy? ;D

but you are so right about youtube. garrison keillor forgot it in his "Thanks!".

i'll tag my own then...

"Thanks too for YouTube which Google bought.
Now video-viewing online is free from fraught."

p.s. it's really nice of tok sak to give us this corner of his platform to chat on things other than politics. v politic of him, yah? :D

sakmongkol AK47 aka Mat Tomoi 28 November 2008 at 12:37  

mek yam/doc/mtigress
feel free to chit chat in this space. i pun boleh baca apa you orang are interested in currently.

mamasita 28 November 2008 at 13:14  

Hai guys..I only kenal Rowan Atkinson and Peter Sellers.Yang GK ni siapa ye?Glad you mention.Nanti I nak dengarlah jokes dia.

Nevermind.Sir bukan selalu ada dalam kelas.So we can yak about anything.Kalau dia tahu pun dia tak marah.He wont braninya!Nanti I will give him a good jeling!haha

mekyam,  28 November 2008 at 14:45  

hahaha, good to have teacher's pet in the class. :D

tin, apocryphalist wrote a very clever description of GK (garrison keillor) in tok sak's thread "Islam the orphaned religion?". you can also read about GK in wikipedia.

he's extremely funny, but he's not a movie star like peter sellers or rowan atkinson. he's one of USA's top radio personalities.

his humour is very american social-cultural specific and, quite atypical of mat-yank comics, is rather subtle. he makes comments about commonplace american things in an uncommon way, i'd say. :D

A Tabib 28 November 2008 at 15:42  

/* "Thanks too for YouTube which Google bought.
Now video-viewing online is free from fraught." */

Well put, Mekyam and very politic of our good Dato' we know what we're up against hahaha.

As Chief Shaka used to say AK, Asante!

mamasita 28 November 2008 at 16:56  

Thanks mekyam..nice of you to refer me as 'teacher's pet'..but this pet can really claw and bite him and scare him when he least expect it!hahaha..

Ok, nanti I tengok kat mana apocryphalist cakap pasal GK.Really behind time.Must listen to his jokes jugak.

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