06 November 2007

Not the Iranian President

(Throw the infidels under the school bus)

Paulie is not dictating an uprising among impressionable three year olds at his preschool. He simply asked if he could stand up on the circle rug and sing "We are the Dinosaurs...Whaddaya Think of That," (If you have kids between 1-5, this song probably invades your personal space on a daily basis; it's tougher to expel from your mind than 1-800-54-Giant.) Apparently, he took the song very seriously, pointing (whaddaya think of that!) kicking, stopping to take a rest and then "roaring" through the finale. His teachers took some pictures because they almost couldn't believe that this was soft spoken Paulie. They credit his performance to his being in a different classroom and out of Caroline's shadow this year. She used to follow him around, mother-henning him to the point where she'd follow him into the toilet to make sure he washed his hands. But now, he's come into his own, and is in fact following in her footsteps with regard to performing. After playing one of six Dorothys in the preschool production of the Wizard of Oz last year, Caroline staged many a spontaneous production among unwitting spectators in the months following. She recuited participants, gave excrutiatingly detailed stage direction and got royally pissed off when anyone screwed up the lyrics and accompanying sign language to "Somewhere over the Rainbow." Anyone who was in the bleachers during one of the interminable rehearsals at Renegades games can attest to this. Still, maybe one day they'll be a brother-sister team like Maggie and Jake or Justin and Justine, just dear God not like Michael and LaToya (regardless of the fact they have 'Kathryn Jackson' as a mama).

Bonus video "Roar Roar Cheese":
Ready for his close-up, Paulie nails the role of T-Rex, but after noticing the cameras, remembers to be gracious to his fans and say "cheese."


video

14 comments:

BAGS said...

The Red Sox have the “Dirty Water” song. Italian Soccer has the “Ole – Ole” sing along. The Renegades have Caroline’s “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” serenade. It’s now apparent to me that all the great Champions have a victory song.

Anonymous said...

That kid is awesome.

Also, did you know that 1-800-64-GIANT is the number for a midget porn hotline. No lie.

Bean Down Under said...

KJ - that is great! I love the reference to the Iranian president. Paulie does look like he is trying to get the classroom ready to overtake the adjoining room! Both kids must have gotten the same gene that James has to have made him become a Greaser in the senior class play Grease back at good ol' Rydel... I mean WNHS! Where is that video????

lpd said...

Rally those babies, Paulie. Kid's so cute, I'd follow his lead anywhere. ROAR!

KJ said...

BAGS: You may be on to something there. Next season, we'll do Guys & Dolls!

EPB: I have the tape in a secured location after a secret pilgrimage to Magic Mark's Cablevision Cave many years ago. The moment we find someone with a VHS recorder, we'll have a viewing party. Three words: Mikey Carter's Solo.

ANONYMOUS: I didn't know that but maybe you should take a long hard look in the mirror and ask yourself why you do. Yikes.

LPD: Roar Roar Cheese.

Anonymous said...

No, I'm not into midget porn. I was just commenting on the 1-800-54-Giant jingle that you can't get out of your head. The midget porn industry just stole a page from the Internet. Like how whitehouse.com is a porn site.

james said...

I love midget porn.

KJ said...

Well, now there's another outlet -- a hotline -- in addition to littlemidgets.com.

And now you've opened the floodgates for way too many "mighty midget" jokes.

sb said...

I just watched the video of Paulie roaring 5 or 6 times. It's amazing how he roars, and then switches to the forced "cheese" smile in .001 seconds. Truly a Laugh Out Loud moment (i refuse to type that damn acronym).

sb said...

I just watched the video of Paulie roaring 5 or 6 times. It's amazing how he roars, and then switches to the forced "cheese" smile in .001 seconds. Truly a Laugh Out Loud moment (i refuse to type that damn acronym).

LPD said...

Not a fan of LOL, Brownguy? Understood. Not a big fan of e-acronyms and emoticons in general. "BFF" being the least favorite.

I AM a fan of Paulie's Spiderman shirt, however. ROAR ROAR CHEESE, Paulie Walnuts. If I may quote Billy Ocean, that kid is "...simply...awesome..."

KJ said...

Brownie hates BFF, that's right! That kills me. Who was the person who hated it when you said "grilled treats?" Was that Jim Mamalucci? Silly.

Credit to BG for acronyms: ZZ, LDTT, and LOLHB.

Simply Awesome. He is, with thanks to you and Billy. Roar Roar Cheese.

sb said...

Actually, T-Bag gets credit for Lady Owls Love Hotel Bars. But he actually says Lady Owls Heart Hotel Bars.

So true though... you gals love paying $11.50 for 2 oz. of booze.

lpd said...

Our love of the hotel bar -- with its plush seating and nummy snack treats -- began when we finally caved from exhaustion caused by years of standing at regular bars, yelling at one another over the noise from the crowd. BONUS: hotel bars are filled with out-of-towners and middle-aged business folk...we are young and hip by comparison. Such an ego boost is well worth the $11.50 booze-tini.