Groovy Goodness Deprivation

Sunday, December 16, 2007
I was making Cranberry-Walnut jam this morning, and for some reason my mind wandered to School House Rock.

I always loved School House Rock. I remember dancing around the house as a child, jamming out to Verb: That's What's Happening and Interjections.

My favorite by far, though, was always Conjunction Junction. I know everyone else seems to prefer I'm Just a Bill, but I'll stick with Conjunction Junction. The R&B rhythms were cool. I guess you could say Conjunction Junction got me started as a fan of R&B.

YouTube appears to be down this morning, and my iTunes version of the video won't load, so I guess we'll be deprived of the Conjunction Junction groovy goodness. If YouTube comes back up, I'll see what I can do.

27 comments:

Nathan said...

YouTube is back. Here's one you didn't mention.

http://tinyurl.com/y2za72

Shawn Powers said...

I bought the DVD set of the Schoolhouse Rock cartoons. No one else in my house appreciated it like me.

Conjuction Junction is my favorite too. "Lolly Lolly Lolly get your Adverbs" is a close second though...

Thanks for giving me a reason to dig out that DVD...

Janiece Murphy said...

Nathan, I tried accessing the standard YouTube URL, as well as the link you provided, and I'm still getting errors in both cases. Maybe it's just the western servers that are down.

Shawn, clearly the other members of your household are miscreants if they can't appreciate the cracktastic goodness that is Schoolhouse Rock.

Okay, not really, but there's really no accounting for taste.

Shawn Powers said...

It may have also been the over zealous, "OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH!!!!!1!1!! SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK" all the way home from the store. I think I may have built up the 80s cartoon short a little too much. They were expecting Pixar, and got a dancing, singing middle aged man...

Janiece Murphy said...

Well, there is that.

I grew up with it, so I my fondness is certainly tinged with sentimentality. But I understand it's considered cool with the early twenties set, too.

They probably consider it retro, like bad fedoras and bell bottoms, both of which should of died a quiet death in the annals of fashion history. Alas, it was not to be.

Beastly said...

School House Rock... hey I am more interested in the Cranberry-Walnut Jam here. You got me started on one thing then wham off you went in a totally different direction... Back to the jam Please post the recipe or send to
Shawnbuk@hotmail.com
Thank you!

Jeri said...

I, too, have the Schoolhouse Rock DVD, and my family, too, was completely unimpressed.

I like the "Bill on Capitol Hill". :)

Shawn Powers said...

We can talk about Jam, fellow Shawn, but first we must all vow to slap a twenty something for wearing bell bottoms. You know, like a New Year's resolution or something.

I thought the whole reason the 80s existed was to eradicate the world of bell bottoms...

Ok, back to our regularly scheduled Jam discussions. May the drooling begin.

Janiece Murphy said...

Shawn R, you can find the recipe here. I usually use the food processor on the walnuts so it's not too chunky. Most people like it because it's not too sweet.

Shawn P, yes, bell bottoms constitute a crime against humanity. Or at least a satorial nightmare.

Nathan said...

Totally off topic here, but:

Two threads you need to help me with.

1. on the "e": need ex-military opinions on "Don't ask, don't tell. (under current events)

2. I need others to scream "Ageism" in Athena's invention thread on Whatever. This ridiculous rant must take off and so far its got no Legs. (pun intended).

Steve Buchheit said...

I also have the DVD, at my wife request.

"Interplanet Janet, she's a galaxy girl..."

And I can't be the only one here who answered the 6th Grade Civics test on the Preamble to the Constitution by singing it in my head.

Janiece Murphy said...

Steve, I passed many English grammer tests as a result of Schoolhouse Rock, in addition to the Civics help.

Nathan, I'll take a look tomorrow.

Beastly said...

Janiece thanks for the link. My personal favorite is the Hershey site for the cookies. Tis the season and the white Chocolate Cranberry fudge is cooling in the pan. (use the recipe on the Fluff jar) and add craberries to the bottom of the pan before pouring the white chocolate fudge over the top. Whole fresh cranberries (about a cup) work best.
Happy eating

Janiece Murphy said...

Shawn, I'm not a big fan of white chocolate. It just seems so unnatural. But I'll check out the Hershey site.

Signonthedottedline said...

I HAVE THE ENTIRE LIBRARY!! Yes! Hear it and be JEALOUS! I got THE ENTIRE DVD from Amazon. I love the 19th Amendment one about the women getting the vote.

Janiece Murphy said...

Amy, looks like you're in good company here. Hehe.

*Skips off humming "Conjunction Junction, what's your function?"*

Jim Wright said...

I have the albums. Yes, I do.

Yeah, also, what Beastly said: more interested in the jam. Give please.

Signonthedottedline said...

When you visit for aforementioned rolled tacos, we will have a Schoolhouse Rock marathon! Hear it WEEP people! A MARATHON!
The Gal in the 19th Amendment clip wears bell-bottoms. She rocks and is eternally cool. I'm just sayin' about the bell-bottoms.

Janiece Murphy said...

Jim, the recipe link is up-thread.

Amy, you're on. But there's still no excuse for bell-bottoms.

MWT said...

(to take it even farther off-topic...)

See now Nathan, that's why you need your own blog. :D


-MWT, Commission to Make Nathan Start A Blog

Janiece Murphy said...

I'm not sure I can handle another blog in our little crew. Just sayin'.

Signonthedottedline said...

ELEPHANT BELLS.
Stand by because that will be REQUIRED at next San Diego Rolled Tacos event.
You have been WARNED.

Janiece Murphy said...

Amy, lay down the crack pipe and step away from the computer.

Elephant Bells?

Steve Buchheit said...

Well sure Elephant Bells. I mean, how are you going to be able to find them on the savanna unless you put bells on them?

Janiece Murphy said...

Steve, don't you get on this bandwagon.

The Bell-Bottom Conspiracy is spreading through the Internet like an intelligent virus...

Cindi in CO said...

I remember a lavender pair of elephant bells a certain 9 year old used to wear. And they were so CUTE on her! I believe I was actually jealous of those pants.

Janiece Murphy said...

Cindi, that's just more proof that bell-bottoms should be banned...banned I say!