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It seems there’s a sesquipedalian version to the classic “Three Blind Mice” folk rhyme about a trio of rodents with impaired vision. Need a visual yourself? Try this one. This is part of a complete episode.

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  • The only one I know is:

    Scintillate, scintillate, global vivific,
    Oh, could I fathom thy nature specific.
    Poised up above in the ether capacious,
    Greatly resembling a gem carbonaceous.
    Scintillate, scintillate, global vivific,
    Oh, could I fathom thy nature specific.

  • There is an old one I learned many years ago at camp. It shows what happens when all the counselors are college students. Let me start with the original first.

    Show me the way to go home
    I’m tired and I want to go to bed
    I had a little drink about an hour ago
    and it went straight to my head
    Wherever I may roam
    On land or sea or foam
    Show me the way to go home
    I’m tired and I want to go to bed

    And now the souped up, complicated version

    Indicate the route to my habitual abode
    I’m fatigued and I desire to retire
    I imbibed a mighty beverage 60 minutes ago
    And it went straight to my cerebellum
    Where ever I may perambulate
    Terra firma or H2O
    Indicate the route to my habitual abode
    I’m fatigued and I desire to retire

  • Growing up, we learned this version of “Row Row Row Your Boat.” I don’t know where it came from:

    Propel, propel, propel your craft
    Swiftly through liquid solution.
    Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically,
    Existence is just an illusion.

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