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  • Blipper, the bastard.

    May 20, 2010

  • My favorite Bobbsey Twins book was the one where they went to Hawaii. At one point Freddy and Flossy had to flee barefoot from the ever-accelerating lava flow that was headed their direction.

    I think the eruption resulted from Pele's anger because some tourist had made off with one of her favorite lap-robes.

    That damned Blipper!

    May 20, 2010

  • Ah, the Bobbsey Twins. How I loved them in my youth. Sadly, I don't recall Mr. Blipper, but a lap-robe of mine did go missing at one point....

    May 20, 2010

  • The examples create a fascinating sketch of a character. A man who takes tickets (except when he's away), who owns a merry-go-round (seriously, who doesn't envy him!) whose potential to be in certain places causes alarm to young girls, and who is somehow and tenuously connected with the absconsion of a lap-robe. Aaron Blipper, indeed!


    "Blipper is my name -- Aaron Blipper," answered the man. —The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair.

    "I'm in charge of taking the tickets when Blipper is away." —The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair

    "Don't look!" begged Flossie. "Maybe -- maybe Mr. Blipper is in there!" —The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair

    "Mr. Blipper is a man who owns a merry-go-round he takes to fairs and circuses." —The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair

    "Soon after this Blipper and his outfit left, I missed my coat, and, coming home, we found the lap robe gone." —The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair

    May 19, 2010