In this bonus episode, host Lynn Hickernell explains the word, "preposterous" with a true story from the Kids Listen podcast, "The Past and the Curious" about meat falling from the sky, some extremely ridiculous riddles in, "GET IT?!?!?" and the Edward Lear poem, "The Table and the Chair."
The story about the Meatshower originated in The Past and the Curious episode 32: "Strange Things."
Background music for "The Table and the Chair": "Toy Piano" by Wayne Jones
"The Table and the Chair" by Edward Lear
Said the Table to the Chair,
"You can hardly be aware
How I suffer from the heat
And from chilblains on my feet.
If we took a little walk,
We might have a little talk;
Pray let us take the air,"
Said the Table to the Chair.
Said the Chair unto the Table,
"Now, you know we are not able:
How foolishly you talk,
When you know we cannot walk!"
Said the Table with a sigh,
"It can do no harm to try.
I've as many legs as you:
Why can't we walk on two?"
So they both went slowly down,
And walked about the town
With a cheerful bumpy sound
As they toddled round and round;
And everybody cried,
As they hastened to their side,
"See! the Table and the Chair
Have come out to take the air!"
But in going down an alley,
To a castle in a valley,
They completely lost their way,
And wandered all the day;
Till, to see them safely back,
They paid a Ducky-quack,
And a Beetle, and a Mouse,
Who took them to their house.
Then they whispered to each other,
"O delightful little brother,
What a lovely walk we've taken!
Let us dine on beans and bacon."
So the Ducky and the leetle
Browny-Mousy and the Beetle
Dined, and danced upon their heads
Till they toddled to their beds.