Friday, April 24, 2015

Earth Noise



I have listened to
The strange noises
Recorded in this report
And they are the same
Sound my bathroom makes
Late at night because
There is a moose in it.
It is a very friendly
Moose but still, I'm
Beginning to regret
I ever let it in.

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[Repost from Sept.,2011]

33 comments:

  1. Maybe if you leave the lid up so the moose can get a drink the noises would be less.

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    1. That might've worked, Emma, but I did what the baseball announcer suggested --"Somebody shut the door; it sounds supernatural." Guys seek simple solutions that don't always work.

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  2. *smiles* I've heard of a spider in the bath...but a moose in the bathroom?
    Sounds really scary to me!! ;)

    Have a fabulous weekend, Geo! :)

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    1. He promised to scare the spiders out of the bath.

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  3. Hi Geo
    I love baseball
    I like moose but not sure about having one in the bathroom ...LOL
    You make me laugh
    Smiles

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    1. I does make for rather close quarters but antlers are excellent towel racks.

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  4. But did he pull a rabbit out of his hat?

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    1. Suze! The magic of hearing from you again makes me think so. Where goed you?

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    2. I took a Lenten breather from social media but have been forced out of hiding sooner than planned. Shall post a link here tomorrow afternoon/evening to update you on my web whereabouts. Be on the lookout, noble scribe!

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    3. Ok, but if you do or don't want it posted here, let me know --I have comment moderation on and they go to my email first.

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    4. I'm fine with it being posted anywhere, now. And I definitely want you to have knowledge of it.

      http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/66437-rights-report-week-of-april-27-2015.html

      Look for the cat ears. :)

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    5. Wonderful! From site: "Cheryl Klein at Scholastic's Arthur A. Levine Books has acquired world rights to Kyle Constantini Finds Her Way, a middle-grade novel by debut author Susie Salom."
      Suze, did you know your last name means "hello" in Uzbek?

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    6. Hmmm. All this time I thought it meant 'friendly moose.'

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  5. Sounds like a lead-in for a Coke commercial. "I'd like to teach the World to sing, in perfect harmony...." Have we forgotten our commercial roots? Oh, woe to this generation.

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    1. A persistent jingle indeed. It drove many people to revolt and join the Peppers.

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  6. Was it ever said what made the noise at the match?

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    1. Welcome, Lucy! Best theory I've heard is, when there is massive underground agitation, grinding substrates create vibrations --some of which are in the audible range and conducted upward. There are many theories.

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    2. If this is really true, the people that were there in the stadium are incredibly lucky. First, and obviously, they survived. But also, what are the odds of getting to hear something like that? And the odds of hearing something like that AND not having an earthquake must be very very less.

      Some areas in neighbouring Nepal had an earthquake last week, and having this discussion reminds us that we are still toddlers when it comes to dealing with nature.

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    3. Hi KK! As I recall, a quake did follow the end of the ball game, but nothing compared to the recent devastation in Nepal. It was truly remarkable that the brontide was heard on national television during a sport event.

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  7. Ah, I've had one of those in my bathroom before but mine may have been chemically induced:) just kidding.
    R

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    1. The real mooses just stare. Hallucinatory ones snicker.

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  8. It's funny how hard those announcers were trying to NOT sound scared, yet they sounded utterly horrified.

    Oh Geo, you're too open-hearted. You didn't feed the moose a cookie. Did you?

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    1. Only ones who ask that are people who've also given cookies to a moose. Then you have to keep giving them cookies or they'll tear up the kitchen trying to bake their own. We should form a support group: Hi, I'm Geo., and I gave a cookie to a moose.

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    2. Good idea, but there'd be no snacks, Geo. We've given them all to the moose. Mooses? What's the plural of moose anyway?

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    3. Plural of moose is moose, perhaps because one is already too many indoors, but I believe every being --especially a herd animal-- deserves a plural form and I declare it to be mooses.

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  9. "every being -- especially a herd animal -- deserves a plural . . . You're such a softie. No wonder you let him in. :-)

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    1. True, alas. Perhaps I've turned to jelly but I know we would not care to be called human if the whole of our kind was also called human...wait a sec, I think we are. How about Moosanity or the Moosan Race?

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    2. This is funny. If we can have man and men, woman and women, then 'humen' too should be the right word. Me and google will have to agree to disagree on this one :-)

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    3. Dear KK, you are absolutely right --semantically and phonetically reasonable. I have waited 65 years for English to become logical and this is the most encouraging suggestion yet.

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  10. That does sound supernatural.
    You let a Moose in ? Wow, you guys are amazing !

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    1. He is a very charming and personable moose. We don't make a habit of it.

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  11. Q. What's the difference between a mouse and a moose?
    A. One letter and about a half a ton.

    I like your poem, and those sounds are fascinating!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny. The sounds are fundamental to agitated substrates and carry a worry from the bones of Earth. Their effect is too intense for analysis.

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