Hi Everybody, if it's Wednesday, it must be time for 'Ask Mr. Knowitall'...
Michelle Limestein of Scranton Pennsylvania asks...."Who was the 'Real' Mother Goose?"
Dear Michelle..."Well I knew this chick named Helga that could ram her way...er, Naww, thats another post...OK, No one knows for sure, but many scholars maintain that Mother Goose was actually one Elizabeth Foster Goose of Boston Mass. In 1692 when she was 27, Lizzy married a widower named Isaak Goose and immediately inherited a family of 10 children. One of her step-daughters married a printer several years later, and the printer loved listening to 'Mother Goose' recite old rhymes to the younger children. In 1719 he published a collection called Songs For The Nursery, or Mother Goose Melodies"..
Sharon Crowder-Pea of Botetourt Virginia asks..."I just LOVE high heels, who wore them first?"
Dear Shari..."In the 1600's, Louis XIV of France added a few inches to the heels of his boots, because like all Frogs, he was a shrimpy Mofo!! To his annoyance, he started a fad in the Royal Court. Soon, everyone was wearing elevated heels!! So he made his even higher..but so did everybody else!! This went on until it got ridiculous. Eventually the men's heels got smaller, but the women's heels stayed high. In the 1800's, American women copied the styles of Paris and the high heels...called 'French Heels' at first, they soon became part of American fashion."
Jill Klutz from Rancho Wino California asks..." Are you afraid of anything Mr Knowitall?"
Dear Jilly..." Yes....
Aulophobia..Fear of flutes
Blennophobia..Fear of slime
Catoptophobia...Fear of mirrors
Teratophobia...Fear of monsters
Gymnophobia...Fear of nudity
Ichthyophobia...Fear of fish
Ichycooterphobia...Fear of Britney Spears vagina
Trailotrashophobia...Fear of living next door to Britney Spears
Linonophobia...Fear of string
Xenophobia...Fear of foreigners and unfamiliar things
Awwww, Fuck It..Pantophobia...Fear of everything!!!!"
Mr. Knowitall grows weary....