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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Chicamon!

We watch a loooooooot of Wiggles here.  A lot.  We've seen so many of their videos.  We finally even saw them live.  Something that's confused me though...lately in all the videos Anthony says something that sounds like "Chicamon".  He does it in a way that suggests it's "cool".  Like sometimes he'll say, "Chicamon!  Oh yeah, man, oh yeah."  And he'll be wearing "cool" clothes when he says it.  Or I guess what passes for cool.  In the 1930's.

Anyway, one morning Lily and I were busy watching the Wiggles and I asked my friend Bec about it.  I figured she's an Aussie...maybe she knows what it means.  Maybe Aussies are constantly saying "Chicamon" about shit and we all just sort of shake our heads and mutter, "crazy aussies" under our breaths like when Benny Bandicoot says, "a whole bunch of galahs in an outback billabong" in one Wiggles episode and I just shake my head and wonder why.  (According to http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html that means, "a whole bunch of loud birds in an oxbow lake cut off by a change in the watercourse.")  Whatever, Benny.

Anyway...for my birthday, Bec took the audio messages I sent her on Facebook, and my Bitstrip character...and ANIMATED THEM!!!  It's animated Jim!  Seriously, I couldn't love it more.  Honestly, Bec had no idea what my expressions or gestures were when I sent those messages, but...she's like REALLY close. 

By the way, we think that what Anthony is saying is "Gee C'mon".  Because Bec says that Aussies say "c'mon" a lot.  Regardless of what it is, it makes virtually no contextual sense the way that dipshit uses it in the Wiggle videos. 

Without further adieu...Cartoon Jim's Vlog about Chicamon!


11 comments:

  1. Bec is AMAZING! I like the part where your eyes flare red the best.

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    1. I like that I blink and do jazzy hands.

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  2. (Since I'm a total dork and accidentally replied to the comment above, let me try this again...)

    That is awesome! Nice job, Bec! And yeah, I love the red eyes too. LOL

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    1. It's funny but the red eyes are not in my top ten list of things I love about the cartoon. Mostly it's the subtle stuff that make it "real"...shrugs, blinks, minute expression changes...all that stuff.

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  3. I'm really glad you liked your present! I had a ton of fun making it. You guys sure are Wiggles connoisseurs at the Walter house, I miss watching with Lily (my foot is still tapping).

    And no we don't say 'Gee, c'mon'. At all. Ever. Anthony is an idiot.

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  4. Lol. Agreed Anthony is a fool. And Aussies don't say Gee C'mon. Please don't think we are like him! But that is what he's saying; apparently it's a phrase to encourage the kids to join in and dance.

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    1. I don't think ALL Aussies are like him...:)

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  5. Why are you so angry about a kids show? Relax.

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  6. My husband and I wonder this too. He did some research and think they picked it up in New Orleans when they were there. ??? Like a Creole thing... Anyeay, we don't know what it means either.

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  7. Gee come on... As in lets go... Lets get moving... Kuai le... Yellah... Emshi... Andale andale... But i guess you cant understand grammatic colloquialisms to get people to MOVE during a show. I understand than in german, french, arabic, poshtu, swahilli, manadarin, vietnamese, spanish, english us, english us bad, english uk, english uk bad, english aussie, english canadian, and military speak... That is just english us bad with more swearing.

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    1. Yeah...at least on the face of it I agree. But he starts using it almost as punctuation. Like...constantly...his version of a "yeah yeah yeah" sort of song segue.

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