April 20th, 2004
This unscientific poll is brought to you courtesy an eclectic curiosity and an adherent passion for Lauren Graham:
I know what an anvil is, because:
a) I've seen/used one.
b) I watched a lot of Road Runner cartoons when I was younger.
c) Huh? What are you talking about?
If you answered a), did you make something or see something being made? What was it?
I was going to check "a" and "b" but realized I knew what an anvil was before I saw, or more importantly understood, Roadrunner.
Love doing polls. They make me feel important. ;-))
| -anon-::2004.04.23.04:24 pm|
Initial knowledge of what one looks like comes from choice b, of course, but these days I get to see one in action when we are on our yearly field trip to the historical stuff in St. Augustine. The blacksmith at the Spanish Quarter is always pounding away, making an iron nail or wall hook while he talks to the class, and then gives it to me with the recommendation that I should pound it into the classroom wall when we return and hang the kids who misbehave on it. The kids all think this might be possible, for about five seconds, and the looks on their faces are priceless.
Heh, that's classic.