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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:06 am UTC
by pelrigg
Valarya wrote:
SBN wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:Oh wow Kieryn, that's both interesting and incredibly wingish! :shock:
SBN wrote:If I ever need someone told off, I'm going to get yappo to do it for me.

Haha, that's funny because I've never considered myself particularly good at that :P

The evidence speaks for itself, at least in writing.

I feel like I have done a very thorough job of kvetchupping, but this exchange is completely foreign to me. What did yappo write which told someone off? I want to witness this. :P
<snip>

I can't place the page where I made my original remark. Nor can I find the page with yappo's original rant. But I did find this on NP1466.

BlitzGirl wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:
azule wrote:
pelrigg wrote:I saw your little tiff with the anti-OTTer over in the 1263 thread. Some people....
Good job with that, BlitzGirl. You have a megaton of composure. So interesting, checking on that guy's history, nothing would have indicated he'd be xenophobic. So sad. You're not a real culture until someone discriminates against you. ;)

I knew it would be a bad idea but curiosity got the better of me and I had to have a look. Steambottle. I know I shouldn't let one person's stupid opinion get to me, but it's a habit. Whenever I see someone criticise, or worse, insult (like here) something very close to my heart, I can't help but get deeply infuriated and have to do all I can to hold myself back from writing an incredibly long and angry reply... BlitzGirl, that's why I respect you even more for handling it so well and without a hint of anger. Your response was perfect!

Spoilered because venting:
Spoiler:
But steambottle, there's nothing worse than people who like to think they're superior for shitting on people for enjoying something. So we're "idiots" are we, for having an immense amount of fun? "Idiots" because we injected some creativity and fun instead of just sitting around coldly analysing? "Idiots" for creating an incredible community where flames are a thing of myth, where so many feel at home? "Idiots" for having a more inspired and prolific creative output than the rest of the fora combined? And the guy who feels the need to shit all over us when we've done nothing to hurt anyone - he's the clever one? I think someone needs to re-evaluate their definition of intelligence...

When you look at all the positive effects this community has had on it's members - just look at slinches' post a few posts up for example - it makes me even more pissed off to see posts like that, as if all the positive things about this community don't matter at all, just because it doesn't appeal to him personally. Pathetic. Tell me Mister-so-called Antior, what other sub-communities of these fora can boast such things, hmm? Tell me, why are you oh-so-much better for being part of what you call the "normal xkcd public"? Do I perhaps detect a hint of jealousy? Because you'd be very welcome to join us here, once you remove that rather large stick from your posterior.

Anyway, rant over. Sorry but I needed to vent that. Kudos again to BlitzGirl for having more composure and being able to resist such ranting. Indeed your response was spot on. I notice he never replied after that, so I reckon you put him in his place! ;) I propose a new title for BlitzGirl! BlitzGirl the Trollslayer! (Not that he was technically trolling, but "Arrogant-person-with-superiority-complex-slayer" doesn't have quite the same ring to it :P

Thanks, xuys. I had to resist the urge to bring out my chainsaw. :wink: Once again I'm thankful for how positive the OTT is!
Sadly, this sort of "gatekeeping" response (you're not real members of the community, yadda yadda) lurks in nerd-culture sometimes. Antior's post is like the tiny riverish xkcd-fora analogue of the "fake geek girls" controversy. At this point I've learned to roll my eyes at such and move on.

And Min had this to say, but it was in a different quote tree.
TheMinim wrote:[<snip nested quotes> azule][<and> pelrigg]
Yes, that was well dealt with. Kudos, BlitzGirl!


Hope that satisfies your curiosity, Val.

Edit:
Page Pope. Hmmm.. what should I decree?????? Something I know folks will follow..... I know!!!!! Have fun..

I need to molpy down myself.
Keep up the good wait... (There's some blitzers coming up behind us.)
Time to coma out.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:38 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
As per papal decree, I had fun doing mscha's jigsaw puzzle - 18:42.

I also added a small section on the OTW Games page for links to Outside puzzles like that one.

Stats

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:39 am UTC
by Eternal Density
Sandcastle Clicker Idea: When viewing Stats, Boosts could show the actual value of the boosting they're currently doing. I think there's about 18 boosts which could benefit from more exact information. Should I put this effort in?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:44 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
I wouldn't mind seeing what each boost is responsible for adding. :)

Just clicked the Double or Nothing boost and got a positive result. Yay!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:06 am UTC
by k.bookbinder
Note to self (and a warning to others): when trying to ketchup, do not start laundry, do not start cleaning the house, and do not start watching the original Star Wars trilogy. Especially do not start all three at once. :roll:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:06 am UTC
by yappobiscuits
Had a go at the latest BlitzWord! Following the papal decree in the process ;)
Spoiler:
Not 100% sure about the last letter of 28 across, never heard of "beachies", but I couldn't think of anything else...
WhosWho2 Solved.jpg

In a moment of "it's all related"-ness, 44 down (Kit and Kaboodle) is the title of the latest episode of QI which I was planning to watch upon completion of this crossword! I shall go do that now!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:32 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Steakish, yappo! :D

k.bookbinder wrote:Note to self (and a warning to others): when trying to ketchup, do not start laundry, do not start cleaning the house, and do not start watching the original Star Wars trilogy. Especially do not start all three at once. :roll:

Yeah, I would generally advise against mixing laundry and ketchup. Unless you like ketchuppy clothing. :wink:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:34 am UTC
by ergman
Say, shouldn't there be an Othercomic up by now? Oh well, it'll probably be there in the morning.
Molpy d
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:56 am UTC
by k.bookbinder
BlitzGirl wrote:Steakish, yappo! :D

k.bookbinder wrote:Note to self (and a warning to others): when trying to ketchup, do not start laundry, do not start cleaning the house, and do not start watching the original Star Wars trilogy. Especially do not start all three at once. :roll:

Yeah, I would generally advise against mixing laundry and ketchup. Unless you like ketchuppy clothing. :wink:


Perhaps that may explain why my white undershirts came out of the wash pink. Thankfully, I was able to bleach them white again. Took several hours, and multiple washing...

And now I must coma.

Molpy down!
Spoiler:
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:01 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
rONG:
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Sandcastle Update

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:14 am UTC
by Eternal Density
Wingish rONG!

Code: Select all

### 0.962
- 10 NewPixBot boosts
- a Wave boost
- changed how redundakitties are clicked
I think maybe now NewPixBots are a bit OP :P Teehee.

Re: Sandcastle Update

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:24 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Eternal Density wrote:I think maybe now NewPixBots are a bit OP :P Teehee.

This is how Skynet happens, you know.

I welcome our new castle-building overbots. :D

Re: Sandcastle Update

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:28 am UTC
by Eternal Density
BlitzGirl wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I think maybe now NewPixBots are a bit OP :P Teehee.

This is how Skynet happens, you know.

I welcome our new castle-building overbots. :D

I am WELL aware...

...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:35 am UTC
by ucim
pelrigg wrote:I can't place the page where I made my original remark. Nor can I find the page with yappo's original rant.
The original that BlitzGirl replied to was in a different thread (of a recent OtherComic). It's here.

k.bookbinder wrote:Note to self (and a warning to others): when trying to ketchup, do not start laundry, do not start cleaning the house, and do not start watching the original Star Wars trilogy. Especially do not start all three at once.
Ooh, shiny!

Jose

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:36 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Eternal Density wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I think maybe now NewPixBots are a bit OP :P Teehee.

This is how Skynet happens, you know.

I welcome our new castle-building overbots. :D

I am WELL aware...

...

Oh good. :mrgreen: *Waits for the Newpixbotalypse*

Side note: I love the way the redacted show up now!
Spoiler:
What would happen if there was a redundakitty in the spoiler of the redundakitty? Redundakittyception?

Ominous music

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:46 am UTC
by Eternal Density
BlitzGirl wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I think maybe now NewPixBots are a bit OP :P Teehee.

This is how Skynet happens, you know.

I welcome our new castle-building overbots. :D

I am WELL aware...

...

Oh good. :mrgreen: *Waits for the Newpixbotalypse*

Side note: I love the way the redacted show up now!
Spoiler:
What would happen if there was a redundakitty in the spoiler of the redundakitty? Redundakittyception?
I'm working on it :D
And the redundakitty that you get for clicking is IN the spoiler. I think :P

ETA I added links pointing to the github hosted verison, for people who find themselves on the GDrive version.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:07 am UTC
by mikrit
BlitzGirl wrote:
Vytron wrote:THE WORK OF EVERYONE HAS BEEN MUSTCHICEGRANDMING BABIESASS!

Image
I DO NOT NOTICE ESPY SEE ANYTHING ERRONEOUS WRONG WITH THIS.

Blixtrar den ene, så åskar den andre Oscar II. I mean I agree.
(That was an ancient Swedish p*n that kind of describes the thread pretty well. Attempts to explain will be a bit tedious, but if you like tediously explained foreign p*ns:
Spoiler:
Aron Jonason was Royal Photographer for King Oscar II. One day, the king said:
- You sure make a lot of flashes today.
And Jonason replied at once:
- If one person makes flashes, then the other one makes thunder.
Which is funny, because "the other one makes thunder" sounds exactly like "Oscar II". If you say it Swedish, of course. Foreign languages can be strange like that. It would be less funny if it had been the current King Carl XVI Gustaf.
)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:13 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
mikrit wrote:That was an ancient Swedish p*n...

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It's the vitssåg for you!
(Which I hope means "punsaw," but could mean "scrumptious donut" for all I know.)

Re: Stats

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:35 am UTC
by Neil_Boekend
Eternal Density wrote:Sandcastle Clicker Idea: When viewing Stats, Boosts could show the actual value of the boosting they're currently doing. I think there's about 18 boosts which could benefit from more exact information. Should I put this effort in?


That would be appreciated. At least by me.

And, off topic:
AUW
My muscles hurt. Almost all of them.
I spend the better part of the wipend on a rooftop. Walking on a rooftop uses some muscles that don't get used all that much.

Re: Ominous music

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:52 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Rooftop? Rooftops are for the sparrow-raptors, silly molpy. :wink:

Eternal Density wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Side note: I love the way the redacted show up now!
Spoiler:
What would happen if there was a redundakitty in the spoiler of the redundakitty? Redundakittyception?

And the redundakitty that you get for clicking is IN the spoiler. I think :P

Ah, that makes more sense than the spoiler in the redundakitty. :)

Image

Redundant:
Spoiler:
Image



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Keywords: BGUM redundakitty spoiler inside within sandcastle builder
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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:00 am UTC
by Eternal Density
The spoiler in the kitty. It won't click. :o

Re: Ominous music

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:02 am UTC
by Neil_Boekend
BlitzGirl wrote:Rooftop? Rooftops are for the sparrow-raptors, silly molpy. :wink:

Yep, but we had to get a new roof on it after a company removed the asbestos roof Friday. We needed to get the asbestos roof off not only because asbestos is cancerous and we didn't have enough coffee, baby, semen and ice to use it to make castles but also because there is a company coming todip that is going to put solar panels on it.

All pain aside though: clambering over rooftops is fun. My brother has sort of the same humor (example: I was sitting on the tipitty top of the roof, going backwards while installing the new tipity top thingies. As I was going to the edge of the building he said: "I'll tell you when you've fallen off the building.". Hilarious.).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:31 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Been reading through the Reassuring Metaphors from Air Hadoken's twitter bot (based on Othercomic 1263), and found a RELATED one:
Computers will never replay a panther as well as humans.

Eternal Density wrote:The spoiler in the kitty. It won't click. :o

Of course not, it's inside the kitty. Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:35 am UTC
by waveney
There is an OtherComic (not that I get it)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:51 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Fruit Gushers are a type of sugary fruit snack. A gummy shell around a syrupy liquid. Apparently in the Othercomic GLR is "juicing" these little pieces of gummy candy to just get the syrup.

Steambottle. I'd rather have hallucinatory molberries before straight gusher-juice. Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:05 am UTC
by waveney
BlitzGirl wrote:Fruit Gushers are a type of sugary fruit snack. A gummy shell around a syrupy liquid. Apparently in the Othercomic GLR is "juicing" these little pieces of gummy candy to just get the syrup.

Steambottle. I'd rather have hallucinatory molberries before straight gusher-juice. Image


Ok. (This comic did not cross the pond - most do) Following on from your answer, I just went into the garden and picked a bowl of Mulberries...

Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:17 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Treeish! I've never had a real mulberry (or even heard of them much outside of children's rhymes). They look a bit like blackberries.

Re: Sandcastle Update

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:29 am UTC
by waveney
Eternal Density wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I think maybe now NewPixBots are a bit OP :P Teehee.

This is how Skynet happens, you know.

I welcome our new castle-building overbots. :D

I am WELL aware...

...


This will need nerfing.

Sand builds ~40 Castles per ONG
Other Castle tools 20,000
Not being Lucky 1400
My non Ninjing streak 120
A Blitz 1
My NPBs over 1,000,000 ...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:37 am UTC
by waveney
BlitzGirl wrote:Treeish! I've never had a real mulberry (or even heard of them much outside of children's rhymes). They look a bit like blackberries.


They are larger than Blackberries and grow in a large tree - I can only reach some without a ladder. They crop for a long time - we started eating them 3 months ago. There is rarely a large number on any day, but they do well over the long period we get some, Blackbird raptors the rest. Once you can reach them they are increadibly easy to pick just touch them and they fall off into your hand or the ground. The tree is 20 years old and currently only about 15 feet tall - a baby.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:59 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
waveney wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Treeish! I've never had a real mulberry (or even heard of them much outside of children's rhymes). They look a bit like blackberries.

They are larger than Blackberries and grow in a large tree - I can only reach some without a ladder. They crop for a long time - we started eating them 3 months ago. There is rarely a large number on any day, but they do well over the long period we get some, Blackbird raptors the rest. Once you can reach them they are increadibly easy to pick just touch them and they fall off into your hand or the ground. The tree is 20 years old and currently only about 15 feet tall - a baby.

Ha, they're literally treeish! Image Odd, since the children's rhyme that I associate with mulberries is "Here we go round the mulberry bush."

Re: Sandcastle Update

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:37 am UTC
by Eternal Density
I've worked long and hard on an UPDATE!

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### 0.963
- an inoccuous boost rename
- track total castles built wiped by Molpy Down
- fixed tracking highest NP visited (oops, that would have been messing with Time Travel)
- a several new badges, mostly for Time Travel use
- actually increment number of time travels!
- added a way to help finance time travel
- and a time travel boost to help even more!
Yay :D


waveney wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I think maybe now NewPixBots are a bit OP :P Teehee.

This is how Skynet happens, you know.

I welcome our new castle-building overbots. :D

I am WELL aware...

...


This will need nerfing.

Sand builds ~40 Castles per ONG
Other Castle tools 20,000
Not being Lucky 1400
My non Ninjing streak 120
A Blitz 1
My NPBs over 1,000,000 ...
Over a million? Oh dear, I feel so sorry for you :O
My ninja stealth is finally up to 15 :(

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:58 am UTC
by Neil_Boekend
Hmm, I was using an old version. In fact, anyone who follows castle.chirpingmustard.com was using an old version. Yaay for the export.
Is it planned to update castle.chirpingmustard.com or should I update the first link to the game?

Re: Sandcastle Update

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:07 am UTC
by waveney
Eternal Density wrote:I've worked long and hard on an UPDATE!

Code: Select all

### 0.963
- an inoccuous boost rename
- track total castles built wiped by Molpy Down
- fixed tracking highest NP visited (oops, that would have been messing with Time Travel)
- a several new badges, mostly for Time Travel use
- actually increment number of time travels!
- added a way to help finance time travel
- and a time travel boost to help even more!
Yay :D


waveney wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I think maybe now NewPixBots are a bit OP :P Teehee.

This is how Skynet happens, you know.

I welcome our new castle-building overbots. :D

I am WELL aware...

...


This will need nerfing.

Sand builds ~40 Castles per ONG
Other Castle tools 20,000
Not being Lucky 1400
My non Ninjing streak 120
A Blitz 1
My NPBs over 1,000,000 ...
Over a million? Oh dear, I feel so sorry for you :O
My ninja stealth is finally up to 15 :(


Err - with this update It is destroying 231 castles per mnp. (This may be noise at 1,300,000 castles per ONG)

Why?

I have stopped the program for now - it is unusable with that message flashing up the screen all the time.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:02 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
rONG:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:14 am UTC
by Neil_Boekend
Now that I am finally running the updated version I have noticed a lot of awesome stuff:
*Images with the tools
*Many new boosts
*Logging on the messages
*Double or Nothing is actually clickable

Yaay!

And 1 slight irritation: Badges' descriptions stay a while after you've gone over them with your mouse. That has as a result that the badges list jumps. When I scroll it I accidentally open all the descriptions. When I am where I need to be the list continues jumping back for a while.
Would it be possible to add a delay for opening? Simply let it only open if the mouse hovers over it for a couple of seconds. That would leave "Double or Nothing" functional and remove the seemingly erratic jumping.

This post is very ninja'd

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:52 am UTC
by Eternal Density
Neil_Boekend wrote:Hmm, I was using an old version. In fact, anyone who follows castle.chirpingmustard.com was using an old version. Yaay for the export.
Is it planned to update castle.chirpingmustard.com or should I update the first link to the game?

Supposedly it was but the DNS records are taking a long time to propagate. Or something like that.

Re: This post is very ninja'd

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:03 pm UTC
by Neil_Boekend
Eternal Density wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:Hmm, I was using an old version. In fact, anyone who follows castle.chirpingmustard.com was using an old version. Yaay for the export.
Is it planned to update castle.chirpingmustard.com or should I update the first link to the game?

Supposedly it was but the DNS records are taking a long time to propagate. Or something like that.

Ok, then I won't edit the first link. Else I'd change it and then the place for the newest would change again and it would be wrong again. And I would not notice and the link would keep being incorrect.

Highway to the

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:18 pm UTC
by Eternal Density
Neil_Boekend wrote:Would it be possible to add a delay for opening? Simply let it only open if the mouse hovers over it for a couple of seconds. That would leave "Double or Nothing" functional and remove the seemingly erratic jumping.
A Now that's just the idea I needed! Except a second is longer than you think. A second or less may do the trick nicely.
waveney wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
waveney wrote:This will need nerfing.

Sand builds ~40 Castles per ONG
Other Castle tools 20,000
Not being Lucky 1400
My non Ninjing streak 120
A Blitz 1
My NPBs over 1,000,000 ...
Over a million? Oh dear, I feel so sorry for you :O
My ninja stealth is finally up to 15 :(


Err - with this update It is destroying 231 castles per mnp. (This may be noise at 1,300,000 castles per ONG)

Why?

I have stopped the program for now - it is unusable with that message flashing up the screen all the time.
I was in two minds about showing all the messages. At one point I was aggregating them to 1 per 10 mNP. If your computer can't handle it, I'll put that back in.
Also I think I'll rework the numbers a bit: as I alluded to in the quote, I wasn't expecting folks to be so far into the danger zone already. I probably shouldn't have pushed that without a bit more consideration but I was getting rather hungry. I'll let you know when it's safe. Ish.

ETA I finally got blast furnace!

Re: Highway to the

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:26 pm UTC
by waveney
Eternal Density wrote:
waveney wrote:Err - with this update It is destroying 231 castles per mnp. (This may be noise at 1,300,000 castles per ONG)

Why?

I have stopped the program for now - it is unusable with that message flashing up the screen all the time.

I was in two minds about showing all the messages. At one point I was aggregating them to 1 per 10 mNP. If your computer can't handle it, I'll put that back in.
Also I think I'll rework the numbers a bit: as I alluded to in the quote, I wasn't expecting folks to be so far into the danger zone already. I probably shouldn't have pushed that without a bit more consideration but I was getting rather hungry. I'll let you know when it's safe. Ish.


What feature has suddenly caused it to do that?

The messages are annoying - but with it doing that EVERYTHING other than the npbs is totally irrelevant - what they produce is noise.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:37 pm UTC
by Valarya
pelrigg wrote:Hope that satisfies your curiosity, Val.

It did... thanks, pelrigg! ;) I did go over and read the exchange in that Otherthread but somehow missed yappo's rant about it, haha. Probably because I skim all the talk about Castle Clicker since it's all foreign mumbo jumbo to me (as I haven't played it yet). :?

BlitzGirl wrote:
waveney wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Treeish! I've never had a real mulberry (or even heard of them much outside of children's rhymes). They look a bit like blackberries.

They are larger than Blackberries and grow in a large tree - <snip>

Ha, they're literally treeish! Image Odd, since the children's rhyme that I associate with mulberries is "Here we go round the mulberry bush."

Here we go round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush.
Here we go round the mulberry bush
So early in the morning.


And Pop Goes the Weasel.

All around the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel;
The monkey thought 'twas all in fun,
Pop! goes the weasel.