Thursday, November 28, 2013

If It Rings, Don't Answer

Well today is Thanksgiving here. We have it on a Thursday. Right now it is gray and foggy but it isn't raining. So I guess we are thankful for that. Maddy the Chuckler aka the Sheriff of Crazytown went out of heat so I guess we are thankful for that. Her desperate yodels are really almost too much to bear. If you would like to get a headache just stand within five acres of Maddy when she is yodel-chuckling over to Fred.

Yodel-ha-ha, yodel-ha-ha, all day long.

What do you hear when you are trying eat your meager breakfast? Yodel-ha-ha.

What do you hear when you are trying to snooze in the winter sun? Yodel-ha-ha.

It is not a ringtone anyone would choose to download. Or is it? The Yodel-ha-ha ringtone?

Hmm, sometimes things are the opposite of what they seem, like Moldy's magical wishing powers, which seemed like a pain in the udder when we first discovered them. But it turns out we probably just weren't using them right. As you know, you must always use your superpowers for good, if you have any.

Perhaps this is also true of the yodel-ha-ha. Perhaps the yodel-ha-ha is a strange gift from Fifth Dimension, something to be thankful for, and we have just been looking it in the mouth with short-sighted criticality.

For today, just in case, we will be thankful for the yodel-ha-ha, the possible future ringtone that goes viral around the world and wins us a million dollars worth of alfalfa in the Best Ringtone Ever contest, causing me as a paragon of gracious humble dignity to give the most beautiful acceptance speech the world has ever known.

For tomorrow, maybe not.


Terry said...

I had a very loud hen name Marge. My geek husband turned her cackling into a ringtone. I use it when I put a quarter into the parking meter and don't want to be late and get a ticket (which around here can be $75!) Hearing Marge on my phone timer sets me running, every time. It also gets me some very strange looks in the city. Perhaps one of your hapless farmers is a geek and can use the yodel for good. (BTW, Marge's clucking is available on iTunes. She has been heard in India. Just imagine if the yodel was heard around the world!)

goatfarmer said...

I knew it. I just knew it.

Anonymous said...

Now, we are finally getting some where! I always felt that trying to make a small goat into the "World's Most Famous Goat" was a lost cause. Of course we raise Nubians (all related to Frosty Marvin) and that does influence our thinking. THIS ring tone thing has real possibilities...does she eat Doritos while yodeling?? Can't hurt.

Kimberly said...

Sounds like an ideal ringtone to assign to That Perfect Someone . . . the mother-in-law ringtone, for example. I'd buy it if I didn't have my own screecher to record (goat, not mother-in-law).