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Richard Scarry's classic What Do People Do All Day, further revised to reflect our current societal roles in The New Now. | Sanctioned Revisions to Richard Scarry texts previously on MeFi
posted by not_on_display (28 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
 
Tag yourself, I am Growing out Haircuts and No Need to Ever Change out of Pajamas.
posted by jessamyn at 11:18 AM on May 24 [4 favorites]


Fail. Missing Lowly Worm.


(do so hope he was not in the cooking scene, saute nooo)
posted by sammyo at 11:19 AM on May 24 [7 favorites]


no Lowly Worm??? :(
posted by supermedusa at 11:33 AM on May 24


I'm a fan of both Anxious Standing and Anxious Sitting, personally.
posted by Mauve at 11:52 AM on May 24 [10 favorites]


omg, just yesterday I thought of these great books and how they could be fit to current situation.
posted by clavdivs at 11:55 AM on May 24


I’m guessing that Dingo Dog isn’t wearing a mask or social distancing when he goes out. Oh, Dingo.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 12:07 PM on May 24 [9 favorites]


I have a lovely mask and stay well away from others, thank you very much.
posted by DingoMutt at 12:17 PM on May 24 [36 favorites]


Everyone knows that the most important rule of Richard Scarry is that there MUST BE LOWLY WORM.
posted by holborne at 1:20 PM on May 24 [8 favorites]


Vaguely middle-aged looking cat with a green watering can, "Becoming obsessed with plants"

It's like looking in a mirror!
posted by Gray Duck at 1:30 PM on May 24 [10 favorites]


"Obsessively baking bread." and "'Homeschooling'." here
posted by 3j0hn at 1:52 PM on May 24 [2 favorites]


Love it! :)
posted by Melismata at 2:02 PM on May 24


Glad fellow Lowly Worm fans are showing up *but* the real question is... what would Lowly be doing?

New art car buildout?
posted by wildblueyonder at 2:22 PM on May 24 [7 favorites]


The updates to BusinessTown are also fantastic :)
posted by danhon at 2:28 PM on May 24 [6 favorites]


Lowly Worm was always independently wealthy (there is lots of soil in Busytown). He would be in his underground bunker, trying on all of his spiffy tyrolean hats, half-pairs of shoes, and sharp bow ties.

Lowly Worm wouldn't develop a backache WFH because he is an invertebrate. This post is not about him. This post is about how Sgt. Murphy will catch Bananas Gorilla from buying too many bunches of bananas from Wegman's. This is about "What s Mr. Fixit fixing now on youtube?" This is about Pig Will (pro mask) and Pig Won't (open the economy) demonstrating in front of the Busytown selectboard. This is about Dingo not helping Massachusetts' driving reputation any, and about how to give the Three Beggars a safe place to stay for the night.

This is about Miss Honey's union protecting her wages while school's cancelled. This is about the Pig Family giving up on teaching their kids homework. THIS AFFECTS ALL OF BUSY TOWN. Lowly worm will be alright underground.

WATCH OUT GOLDBUG! HERE COMES DINGO DOG!
posted by not_on_display at 2:39 PM on May 24 [12 favorites]


Mr Frumble crashes his Costco shopping cart full of toilet paper.
posted by sol at 2:52 PM on May 24 [5 favorites]


GETTING INTOXICATED! Yaaaaaaaaay!
posted by vrakatar at 3:04 PM on May 24


Yeah, Mrs. slkinsey and I both have Lowly Worm t-shirts. Def would like a ride in the apple car.
posted by slkinsey at 3:20 PM on May 24 [2 favorites]


Is the post just the one image on fb or is there more? When I click the link that's all that opens.
posted by bleep at 3:25 PM on May 24 [2 favorites]


(bleep, click on the right or left side of the image to go through the slideshow)
posted by holyrood at 3:27 PM on May 24


Oh ok, the iOS app doesn't include a gallery. Better link?
posted by bleep at 3:31 PM on May 24 [2 favorites]


Ah, there's the crying one. Knew it had to be in there.
posted by jenfullmoon at 3:38 PM on May 24


Lowly is probably very comfortably being in self-isolation because as a worm he likely spends a lot of his time in the dirt, alone, doing his thing. He is also probably happy that the roads are less busy and doesn't have random pigs crashing trucks into his apple car.
posted by Ashwagandha at 4:58 PM on May 24 [3 favorites]


Lowly would be driving the Cannonball Run in under 27 hours.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 5:12 PM on May 24 [8 favorites]


Lowly would be driving the Cannonball Run in under 27 hours.

I love how that article and most of its comments are celebrating people driving an average 110mph on public roads, when under slightly different circumstances, they would be condemning it
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 7:27 PM on May 24 [2 favorites]


But where is Goldbug?
posted by Windopaene at 8:00 PM on May 24


I used to make fun of preppers until I realized two months ago that blimey, it's so hard to get toilet papers and rice!

My wife's turning into an amazing baker. Our cat is social distancing by running away from the door whenever the bell rings 😅
posted by michel-slm at 9:30 PM on May 24


Your cat always did that...
posted by Windopaene at 11:38 PM on May 24


There've been a few additions...

Here's your Lowly Worm. He's def stayin underground.
posted by not_on_display at 9:55 PM on May 25 [1 favorite]


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