'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Thursday, 20 November 2008

You say Sanatorium, I say Sanitarium.

To go with my breakfast post yesterday, here's That Man playing 'The Sanitarium Shuffle".  He introduces it with a sly smile and says '..it's supposed to sound crazy... is that ok?'
I've eaten Sanitarium cereals since I was born, (and probably Tommy Emmanuel has too, being an Aussie), and never thought twice about the name. Perhaps that's why we're so healthy and strong Downunder.  The Sanitarium company has been producing cereals in Australia and New Zealand for one hundred years this year.  Pretty impressive!


  1. "Perhaps that's why we're so healthy and strong Downunder"

    A classic line worthy of a Carry On script. I can just hear Kenneth Williams clearing his throat for a typical response.

    And speaking of movies, that Tommy bloke looks a bit like Tim Robbins.

  2. Wow - he's pretty good, isn't he? I always did admire a good picker! ;)

  3. 'lo,
    Here by way of Black box whatsis. Enjoying your posts and do hope your son recovers fast. (Great beard!)
    Will this breakfast posting become a serial? geddit? (sorry)

  4. Good find, though I'm still smarting over the "Ey-oop" thing....What with being from Yorkshire & all that...

    (Hope you don't mind, just have been following for the last few weeks now...)



  5. Silverback you are incorrigible
    Jay: He's guitar-picking-good :-)
    Hi Chimera, welcome to TLVD. And doubly welcome to your sense of humour. But I see from your blog you can do better :-)
    Smiles at James. I just like giving people a ribbing. Especially YP. I actually have nothing against any accent, although my least favourite is probably a strong NZ one. What a snob I am, she says cheerfully.