Monday, November 22, 2010

Jimmy and the Magic Stick - A True Story, Part I: The beginning. Episode 1 - Magic in the Clouds

Not Jimmy. I googled "boy with stick"
Once upon a time (in the year 2007), there was a First Grade teacher and a very strange boy named Jimmy. Jimmy liked to follow the teacher around at recess and tell him bizzarities like, "I renamed our dog Ranger because he was always angry, so I just added an R."

His teacher responded, "Shouldn't that make him Rangry?"

He laughed, "Rangry?  That's not even a word, Mr. Y!"

One day Mr. Y had recess duty and as always, Jimmy trailed him around the playground like a childlike, sloppy Ryan Seacrest - only slightly taller.  This time, Jimmy had found something.  Something fantastic.

"MR. Y!  MR Y!  I FOUND A MAGIC SCHTICK.  A MAGIC SCTICK!"

Jimmy had a slight speech impediment.

"A magic stick, eh?", Mr. Y replied.  "I haven't seen one of those in ages."

Jimmy could hardly contain his excitement.  "I know, Mr. Y!  And it was just lying over there under that twee!"

"That is quite a coincidence, Jimmy because that is where you were just a few seconds ago."

"I know.  Wanna see what it can do?" asked Jimmy, waving his the stick around like a conductor trying to conduct his orchestra to an ACDC tune.

Mr. Y was intrigued.  "Yeah, let's see what that bad boy can do."

Jimmy held the stick high above his head and spoke loudly for the gathering audience of peers to hear.  "SEE THAT CLOUD OVER THERE?  I WILL MAKE IT DISAPPEAR."

The 7-year-old audience gasped in disbelief.

"BIBBIDY BOBBIDY BOO!" Jimmy squealed as he pointed the stick at the lone cloud on the horizon.

Mr. Y stared at the the mid morning sky and chuckled.  "Uh, Jimmy.  I think your stick is broken.  That cloud is still there."

"Oh, did I shay THAT cloud, Mishter Y?  I meant that cloud over there."

The audience turned to the spot in the sky that led from Jimmy's pointed finger.

"There's nothing over there, Jimmy.  There's not a cloud in site."  Mr. Y was stated disappointingly.

"YEAH, MISHTER Y!  That's because I made it disappear!"

Mr. Y was not amused. "Jimmy, there wasn't a cloud over there to begin with."

"Well, there were clouds there yesterday.  A MAGIC SHTICK!  IT REALLY WORKS. A MAGIC STICK!!!"

Ah, Jimmy. 

Tomorrow: Jimmy and the Magic Stick - A True Story, Part II: Jimmy's Shoe. Episode 2: Magic Beyond the Clouds and in Rainbows.

32 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Never doubt a boy with his magic shtick.

Jillybean said...
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Jillybean said...

Do you think that Jimmy could use his magic stick to make Kevin Eubank's stupid white coat disappear?

Mamma has spoken said...

You have sticks near your playground? All we have is mulch, lots and lots of mulch.
Now if he made a student disappear, that would be amazing!

Jenn said...

Boys and their magic sticks....what else really needs to be said????

Teachinfourth said...

I wouldn't ever get him a stick…he'd probably poke his eye out...

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

I think maybe I have dated a grown Jimmy and his magic shtick!

Rangery.

I have to say who caring a sweet the teacher is - clearly Jimmy followed you for a reason.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I used to watch a show that had a Jimmy with a magic flute...

baygirl32 said...

Ranger, his folks have their handy full

FabuLeslie said...

I could really use one of those sticks to make the vomit disappear when Olive loses it in my bed. It would really be handy compared to doing laundry.

-stephanie- said...

sounds like Jimmy is one step ahead of Mr. Y.

Oilfield Trash said...

The magic stick always works.

The Invisible Seductress said...

And now, Jimmy carries a light saber!!

MiMi said...

At any point does this magic schtick end up in someone's rear?

The Church Lady said...

What a great story! I can't wait to read Part II. Thanks for the chuckle today!

Eva Gallant said...

Okay....looking forward to episode 2.

lisleman said...

Has an orchestra ever played ACDC?
This kid went on to become a marketing exec right?
BTW - did you know the stick is in the toy hall of fame?

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

"childlike, sloppy Ryan Seacrest" -This comparison is pure blog gold! xo

Unknown Mami said...

I like the kid's style. Shtick and all.

Emmy said...

It is just a very slow working stick I guess... takes a whole day to make things disappear.

Connie said...

Sounds like Jimmy needs some thpeech therapy and his dog needs some anger management. Can't wait for Part 2!

Ash said...

"rangry" lol!

happy thanksgiving!

~ash's mum

Melinda said...

My son has a magic stick, and thats all I'm going to say about that...

Jason, as himself said...

Well Jimmy sounds like a real kick in the pants!

GrammyMouseTails said...

if Jimmy could get he Rangry dog to bring the shtick back after he tosses it, that may be the best trick of all. if he needs more, I have plenty he can pick up, anytime....

mintifresh said...

I don't know, his argument is very sound...

Pat Tillett said...

Sounds like the same "shtick" I used to always find quarters in my kids and grandkids ears...
good story so far!

Silver Strands said...

Awww - that's precious! And I LOVE rangry :)
oxoxo
Denalee

M-Cat said...

Please tell me that Jimmy segments are going to become a regular feature

Joann Mannix said...

Maybe you've got a little Jimmy Kimmel on your hands. I could see Jimmy starting out with a magic shtick.

Odd kids always grow up to be super famous. It's the rule.

natalee said...

LOL!!!!!!! I love the smaller ryan seacrest...lol!!!!!!

Dolly said...

My six year old just gave your story the big thumbs up! (Good job Mr. Y)