The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

28 November 2005

In a new old-fashioned way

There are logistical issues involved in rocking around the Christmas tree, says Lileks:

How this rocking is done I am unsure, since the tree is usually in the corner; thus it would be difficult to rock around the Christmas tree. You would have to rock in a semi-circular pattern. The people on the end would either have to circle around the others, which would mean they were rocking around the persons rocking, or the entire line would have to shift back and forth, permitting the occupant of the center position no more than a few feet of rocking. It is also unclear what sort of rocking we are talking about here; most rocking doesn't take you around anything. From the Bruce Springsteen grin-and-thrust-and-pump-hip dance to the Foghat-stoner stand-in-place-and-bob-head style, most rocking is done in place. So the whole song falls apart under analysis. Note: it is possible to rock around the clock, this being an expression of rocking performed in time, not space.

"I'm sorry," sobs Brenda Lee.

Posted at 7:40 AM to Almost Yogurt , Tongue and Groove


Besides, it frightens the cats.

Posted by: McGehee at 11:02 AM on 28 November 2005

anything that scares the cats *away* from the tree is fine by me. of course, you'd run into the possiblity of scaring the damned cats *into* the tree...

Posted by: aldahlia at 5:34 PM on 28 November 2005

Lileks needs to lay off the egg nog.

Posted by: Mr. Snitch! at 8:06 PM on 28 November 2005