Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Boing Boing!!

A ringtone on my new iphone...yes. And also an old recording you should hear.

Reid, ever instructive, ever holding me accountable, has informed me that Carol Channing did not do the voices on Tubby but rather was on the same cassette narrating Gerald McBoing Boing. I stand corrected.

Certainly, Gerald deserves his own post. In fact, he is more appropo than Tubby, as you will soon see. Gerald is a toddler with no words. He makes only sounds like "boing boing" and "vrooom vroom." This was a problem for his parents (how well we know). His dad freaks out, then calls a pompous and fruitless specialist. Gerald survives ridicule in the social jungle of recess. The parents endure pessimistic prophecies from the school district. In the end, he falls into a niche and becomes the very best radio sound effects announcer that ever lived. Doing what he was born to do, Gerald (and his parents) enjoy thunderous applause, adoring fans, and public acceptance. I do love a happy ending.

Notice, Gerald McBoing Boing wasn't cured. He overcame obstacles and found his destiny.

Maybe the reason I like Tubby so much is that he was on the same cassette as Gerald. There's guilt by association...and greatness by association. Gerald and Tubby go together in my mind.

You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:3-5

Moses said to the LORD, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent...I am slow of speech and tongue." Exodus 4:9-11

Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character." 1 Corinthians 15:32-34

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