Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Ask Mr. Knowitall.........

Hi Everybody, If it's Wednesday, it must be time for Ask Mr. Knowitall...!

A Mr. Jerry Mathers of Van Nuys California asks, Dear Mr. Knowitall... What in the world is a 'Whistlepig'?




Jerry...? How's your buddy Larry Mondello doing? The 'Whistlepig' is also known as the Land Beaver, or the Woodchuck! But we know it as the Groundhog (Marmota Monax). This large rodent belongs to a family called Sciuridae, and a sub-group of large ground squirrels known as Marmots. Most Marmots, such as the yellow-bellied and hoary Marmots, live in rocky or mountainous areas, but the Woodchuck is a lowland creature. It is widely distributed in North America, and common in northeastern and central United States. Groundhogs are well adapted for digging, with short powerful limbs, and curved thick claws.. They usually live in burrows, but can climb trees with ease, and can often be seen resting in branches. When alarmed, they use a high-pitched whistle to warn the rest of the colony...

The etymology of the name Woodchuck is unrelated to wood. It stems from the Algonquin name for the animal...Wuchak!......I bet you didn't know that did you?




A Mr. Fred Engles of Gdansk Poland asks...'Dear Mr. Knowitall , what is cultural pluralism'?


Fred, Cultural Pluralism is the dynamic in which minority groups participate fully in the dominant society, yet maintain their cultural differences. A pluralistic society is one where certain groups can interact, while showing a degree of tolerance for one another where different cultures can co-exist without any major conflicts. And where minority cultures are encouraged to up hold their customs...




A Ms. Helen Bedd of Butte Montana asks...'Dear Mr. Knowitall ....Who was America's most famous female philosopher'?


Dear Helen...Hahahaha...That's an easy one! In fact, I won't even say her name, and I know that you will be able to identify her....Here goes;

"When women go wrong, men go right after them"

"She's the kind of girl that climbed the ladder of success, wrong by wrong"

"Too much of a good thing, can be wonderful"

"Brains is an asset, if you hide them"

"I've been in more laps than a napkin"

"When I'm good I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm better"

"Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?"

"Give a man a free hand, and he'll run it all over you"

"Between two evils...I'll pick the one I haven't tried yet"

"I generally avoid temptation-unless I can't resist it"

"It's NOT the men in my life that counts-It's the life in my men"

"He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of"

"I only like 2 kinds of men-Domestic and foreign!"

....This is MY personal Favorite...."I used to be Snow White, but I drifted!"




Mr. Knowital grows weary....Shalom!!


Serena Joy said...

Dear Mr. Knowitall, how come I never heard of a whistlepig before? Do I get any points for knowing what a groundhog is?

I think the famous female philosopher must be either Mae West or Dr. Ruth. Not Dr. Phil. Am I right?:-)

Snow White said...

Hmmm... should I be offended? LOL


gab said...

Poor Snow White!
I really enjoy your Ask Mr knowitall Weds? You sure can cheer someone up HUGS!!!!!

javajazz said...

shalom baby!
i was going to suggest
you just take the week off
and leave that wonderful tribute
for all to see, you sexy beast you.

ps if i see that bullwinkle
picture one more time
i'm gonna brechhh.
(see i know yiddish words too!)

i'll send you some interesting
photos if you're running out
of material...

Queenie said...

Love the Snow White one, great minds eh!

Strumpet said...

Happy Blogiversary, Galen!

Manny said...

I have a ground hog living under my shed. He doesn't pay rent and I would love to evict him...only I live in the city and I fear i could never shoot, kill, and then get rid of the evidence before the po po came.

The funny thing is, before Ladd died, I was sure there would be a fight. I've heard about ground hogs and worried about my good handsome Ladd being outside. The first time I let Ladd explore his new back yard he headed straight for the shed. "This can't be good" I thought. Ladd stuck his entire head down a hole. To my suprise there was no confrontation.

A couple of weeks later, I saw both Ladd and Mr. Groundhog laying in the grass sunning themselves. They were laying probably 20 feet away from each other.

I could go on and on, but this is too long already.


G-Man said...

Serena Joy!!
You get points for the essential ABC's..
All knowing
Crimson Haired...
Great Job on the philosopher...xoxbgxoxox

Snow....Never on this blog will you ever be offended...Teased maybe, but never offended...xox

You do a pretty good job of that yourself..Thanks sweetie..xox

Moana Lisa...Hahaha
Whatsamatta U?
Don't like seeing a Moose with No pants?

Yes apparantly.
I can't imagine you drifting though....Galen


Awww Manny,
That was a wonderful story about Ladd.
I guess the dog was just like the master...too nice for words..
You can Never get too wordy for me Candy..xoxox

MONA said...

galen...the name of the groundhog sounds familiar..."they usually live in burrows but can climb trees with ease" HAHAHA.. you sound like a sun sign astrologer! :D

India is a land of cultural pluralism
[..I was only making a sentence with the given term...]

She does seem familiar...

Manny said...

I like it when you're early.

barman said...

Somehow Whistlepig Day does not have the same rign to it as Groundhog Day!

Ah Mae West... Nicely done... again.

lime said...

and here i thought a whistle pig was that greasy guy over in the corner who whistled to get the waitresses attention and then pinched her bottom when she came for his order...

i believe you quoted mae west. i would contend that dorothy parker ranks right up there too though.

MyUtopia said...

So the song should go, How much wood would a Wuchak chack if a Wuchak coulch chack wood?

Rebicmel said...

Hola Senor Knowitall. Que Pasa? Is Whistlestop the same thing :oP

I wonder if they are like these rodents around here half beaver half rat weird looking.

Have a great evening

Scary Monster said...

The possibility exists thet you've done and lost Susan Sontag as one of yer readers. She were hopin thet you be choosin her over Mae. West.

Iffin yer gonna have a workin philosophy Me will take Ms. West's hands on approach to life than anything Ayn Rand put between covers.

You might have chosen Pamela Sue Anderson as a great woman thinker as well.


G-Man said...

Thanks Mona...
I take that as a compliment!
If I were good at predicting the future, I'd be a Stock-Broker!!

In some ways..hehehehe

You are correct!!
As usual, thanks for the compliments.
See ya on Friday?

Yes Lime, you are correct. And I too like Dorothy Parker...
I believe she said.."Men never make passes, at women with flat asses"..
Or something to that effect...*wink*

Hi my little preggers..
I hope all is going well with the precious gestation!!!
Thanks for stopping by..
Galen xox

Bueno Gracias...
I believe you have a bald version of the Groundhog..The Armadillo?
hahahaha...Have a good one sweetie..xoxox

Scarey Monster...
For a big huge Green Guy, You be pretty smart!
I also love Susan Sontag, and I was thinking about doing a post on her to share her great wit wit the world
OK....How about.."Sanity is a cozy lie"..And the famous.."Cogito Ergo Boom"!
Pamela Anderson...?
I think her most famous quote was.."Your gonna fuck me with THAT"?
Thanks for stopping by brother.....G

S said...

Goodness me what have I missed all day?

Manny said...

I know you're out there posting...I can see you.

tsduff said...

Well, I knew Mae West was the top gal - nobody did it better! When I was younger, I used to try to imitate her "Why don't you come up and see me some time"... swinging the hips and smirking in that undeniably Mae way... HA! Good post my dear. Better late than never, right?