Home again, home again, jiggity-jig. Goooood evening, J. D.!
November 20, 2013 4:10 PM   Subscribe

Their hearts are not hearts, but clockwork springs. Their lungs are not lungs, but leather bellows. They are: Jack Donovan's Princely Toys

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posted by Blazecock Pileon (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
(Wait, people outside my family say "Home again, home again, jiggity-jig"? I thought it was one of those things my mom got from her grandma and no one else said it. Like "Come in, come in, come in and shut the door," which is from Little House on the Prairie, but still.)
posted by MsDaniB at 4:19 PM on November 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wait, people outside my family say "Home again, home again, jiggity-jig"?

I say it on occasion, and I have no recollection of its provenance in my lexicon.
posted by mykescipark at 4:29 PM on November 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


To market, to market, to buy a fat pig.
Home again, home again, jiggity-jig...
posted by wollaston at 4:36 PM on November 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


My family has been saying it my entire life. From the nursery rhyme:

To market, to market, to buy a fat pig
Home again, home again, jiggity-jig
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog
Home again, home again, jiggity-jog
posted by Parasite Unseen at 4:37 PM on November 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


I say it because of Blade Runner, which is the reference here, I believe.
posted by lumpenprole at 4:55 PM on November 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


When my kids were little it was our go to phrase for leaving to go home. I just yelled, "Little pigs!" a la Jack Torrance and they would yell it from wherever they were. Ah. Kid days. Thanks for that.
posted by umberto at 4:58 PM on November 20, 2013


The referenced scene.

They're my friends. I made them.
posted by mr_roboto at 5:09 PM on November 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Blade Runner!!! I say this all the time. Almost no one gets it. I love you meta filter!
posted by WalkerWestridge at 7:13 PM on November 20, 2013


Good evening J.F.

Please!

J.F. Sebastian.

/me twitches a little.
posted by nonspecialist at 1:32 AM on November 21, 2013


Good evening J.F.

Read the post.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:01 AM on November 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


facepalm

Of course.

Good find; thanks for sharing.
posted by nonspecialist at 4:10 AM on November 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Fascinating, thanks for posting this! And here's another more recent BBC doc on automata, Mechanical Marvels Clockwork Dreams.
posted by carter at 7:12 AM on November 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


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