John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Ten random things: Reader Request Month, day 19

Ten things I learned from watching Schoolhouse Rock:

  1. Mr. Morton is the subject of the sentence
  2. Lewis and Clark hired Sacajawea to be their guide, and she led them all across the countryside
  3. People born with 12 fingers might count in base 12
  4. If you scrape across a carpet and sneak up on your very best friend, you can zap him on the ear with a shock of electricity
  5. The Monkees are people you can know, and thus nouns
  6. The shot heard 'round the world was the start of the American Revolution
  7. Three is a magic number
  8. Interjections are generally set apart from a sentence by an exclamation point, or by a comma when the feeling's not as strong
  9. If you visit the sun, you can get its autograph
  10. Taxation without representation is not fair

Today's list is for spidey_88, who wanted to see the Monkees mentioned in a list.

Sometimes when I'm composing these lists, I have to spend time coming up with an idea. This was not one of those times. For some reason, the Schoolhouse Rock concept sprang to mind almost immediately upon seeing the request. I took it through a few iterations before settling on this one, but I'm pretty pleased with the way it came out.

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