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Riddles from the Border Regions, 6/18/11

From: Joan VanBuskirk
Series: Riddles from the Border Regions
Length: 01:30

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DOWN THE STAIRS RECOILING...

Br_logo_small Down the stairs recoiling
At the bottom no further could go.

This is a riddle about a slinky.   Yes, they're high level entertainment as the flip flop back and forth from hand to hand.  Or, as this riddle reminds us, they can energize themselves for a jaunty walk down the stairs -- and they don't even need to hold on to the hand rail.   One listener had another idea.   She thought that rather than a slinky, it might be a drama queen staggering down the stairs with a burden of life too heavy to bear.

NEW RIDDLE:
A language spoken
Out on the ocean
A language fluttered
Not uttered.

(answer:  see 6/25/11 piece)

Piece Description

Down the stairs recoiling
At the bottom no further could go.

This is a riddle about a slinky.   Yes, they're high level entertainment as the flip flop back and forth from hand to hand.  Or, as this riddle reminds us, they can energize themselves for a jaunty walk down the stairs -- and they don't even need to hold on to the hand rail.   One listener had another idea.   She thought that rather than a slinky, it might be a drama queen staggering down the stairs with a burden of life too heavy to bear.

NEW RIDDLE:
A language spoken
Out on the ocean
A language fluttered
Not uttered.

(answer:  see 6/25/11 piece)

Broadcast History

KUSP, Central Coast Public Radio, Santa Cruz; 6/18/11.

Timing and Cues

The tone and theme music of this piece work well with Weekend Edition Saturday.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Walk 'em on Down Bass Blues Loryn Long :20

Related Website

http://www.borderregions.com