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Riddles from the Border Regions, 06/02/12

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

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Br_logo_small She holds a snake by tail and head
and skips along with naught to dread

This is a riddle about someone skipping rope.  Normally, there is plenty to dread when holding a snake by tail and head.  But if the snake is a jump rope, then the danger is naught.  A heady alternative answer for this riddle is the mythological character, Medusa, with her snakey hair.  Or taking the clues a more playful direction, someone thought of a feather boa.

New riddle
Like a mouse his fur is brown
Still and silent, small and round
Seedy fellow, are you well?
Pale and green, it's hard to tell

(answer:  see 6/9/12 piece)

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Piece Description

She holds a snake by tail and head
and skips along with naught to dread

This is a riddle about someone skipping rope.  Normally, there is plenty to dread when holding a snake by tail and head.  But if the snake is a jump rope, then the danger is naught.  A heady alternative answer for this riddle is the mythological character, Medusa, with her snakey hair.  Or taking the clues a more playful direction, someone thought of a feather boa.

New riddle
Like a mouse his fur is brown
Still and silent, small and round
Seedy fellow, are you well?
Pale and green, it's hard to tell

(answer:  see 6/9/12 piece)

Broadcast History

KUSP, Central Coast Public Radio, Santa Cruz; 6/02/12. Aired at the 6:59 break during Weekend Edition Saturday.

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 live performance. none 2008 :20

Related Website

http://www.borderregions.com