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My Point of View on the Classic – The Wizard of Oz

I’ve watched this classic with mom twice now. The first time that I watched it, it was so intriguing with the flashy lights, the singing and the little dog Toto. I could just picture myself being Toto. Don’t you think it would have been a different movie with me, a mere pig, playing Toto’s part?

The second time that I watched it, I gave it more thought as only I can do ūüôā . So below I wanted to give you my perspective of the classic The Wizard of Oz.

The movie was based on a novel written by L. Frank Baum in 1900 – way before our time. The movie was made in 1939 and thus history was made on this classic. It is 101 minutes of fun, laughter and scary moments. It starts off in black and white, then goes color with the ending back to black and white. Visually, it was a good movie and I really enjoyed that change to show current time to fantasy time.

Judy Garland playing Dorothy Gale singing “Over the Rainbow” absolutely left me breathless! And that’s hard to do to this piggy! Sometimes mom *tries* to sing that to me at night when she tucks me in. No offense mom but you are not Judy Garland – snort.

So Dorothy lives on a farm with her Auntie Em and Uncle Henry. They have farm hands that help them out by the names of Hunk, Zeke and Hickory – I LOVE these names. Have you ever met anyone in real life with those interesting names? Priceless, I’m telling you, priceless.

Of course Toto has gotten into trouble and that one neighbor that is always in everyone elses business comes a calling. Miss Almira Gulch is that unhappy neighbor. She wants to take Toto away for allegedly biting her. I have to say allegedly because they didn’t show a bite. In my world, no proof equals didn’t happen. Agree? Of course Auntie Em is too much of a lady to stand up to Miss Gulch so Uncle Henry does the deed and gives her Toto.

Miss Gulch takes Toto away in the evil basket but wait a minute – Toto escapes and goes back to the farm to a crying Dorothy. At last, all is right in the world again… at least for a few minutes until Dorothy decides the best action is to run away. Of course, why didn’t I think about that? – run away from your problems! The entire movie could have been solved right here. Think about it. Auntie Em just needed to go off on Miss Gulch and put her in her place. Now that would have been something to watch, right? A good old christian lady telling Miss Gulch to mind her own business in such delicate words. Snort – HA

So Dorothy runs away and comes across Professor Marvel who claims he can see things in his crystal ball. This is the beginnings of fake psychics my friends. Before Miss Cleo, there was Professor Marvel out there giving real psychics a bad name. The nerve! He claims that Auntie Em is sick so Dorothy runs home in the storm. But unbeknownst to Dorothy, everyone is already hiding in the cellar when the core of the cyclone comes over the house. Dorothy gets knocked in the head by the window frame and here we go with the color scenes my friends.

Dorothy and Toto travel in their house through time in the cyclone and land in Munchkinland. But oh no! The house lands on the Witch of the East killing her. Her sister, the Witch of the West, is not too happy about the demise of her wicked partner in crime. Before she can take over her powers in the form of those glorious ruby slippers, Glinda the Witch of the North has them mysteriouly appear on Dorothy’s feet.

So let me get this straight and reiterate. Dorothy has been in Munchkinland for no more than what 20 minutes and she’s (A) already killed someone and now (B) committed a theft of shoes? Interesting girl that Dorothy – snort LOL.

Glinda the Witch of the North puts the idea in Dorothy’s mind to travel the ‘yellow brick road’ and go to the Emerald City to find Oz in an attempt to get back home to Kansas. The Witch of the West (which is really Miss Gulch) vows to get even with Dorothy and Toto along the way. The adventure now deepens. As if it wasn’t enough to be entertained by the singing Munchkins and the Lollipop Kids, you can only imagine what kind of characters Dorothy is going to run into on the way to the Emerald City.

So a 12 year old girl and a little itty bitty dog start walking the ‚Äėyellow brick road‚Äô heading towards Oz all by themselves. That‚Äôs brave. Only in Oz can this happen. I love this part! Dorothy meets the Scarecrow (which is really Hunk), the Tin Man (which is really Hickory) and the Cowardly Lion (which is really Zeke). All of them decide to go to Emerald City to meet Oz and ask for certain things. The Scarecrow wants a brain, the Tin Man wants a heart, the Cowardly Lion wants courage and of course poor little Dorothy and Toto just want to go home.

Before they can get to the Witch’s castle, the flying monkeys (shivers!) ambush them and kidnap Dorothy and Toto. The evil Witch of the West threatens to drown poor Toto if Dorothy doesn’t give her the fabulous ruby slippers. Dorothy loves her Toto too much and gives in but the Witch of the West is still unable to get the shoes because of a shower of sparks. The witch then remembers that the only way to get the shoes is if Dorothy dies so the hourglass is turned ticking down the time.

What the Wicked Witch of the West doesn’t realize is that the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion have overpowered three of the Winkie guards and taken their outfits to ‘fit in’. Toto has escaped from the room that Dorothy is being kept in, has found the trio and is trying to get them to Dorothy to save her. This is the part that you sit on the edge of your seats. Those Winkie guards were scary! They get Dorothy out of her room and they are running away but are being chased by the guards and the witch. They get cornered and it is not going well at all. The witch is mad to say the least.

The Wicked Witch of the West decides to burn the Scarecrow in front of Dorothy to make a point. Dorothy, that little soldier, sees a bucket of water behind her, picks it up and throws it at the Scarecrow to put the flames out. The witch happens to be standing behind the Scarecrow and gets splashed as well. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT! The witch melts and she has now killed two people in her adventure. WOW – I mean WOW – what a climax.

The Winkies are so thrilled that the witch is gone and they are now free. They give Dorothy her broom and they return back to Emerald City knowing they will get everything now that their mission is accomplished.

But no, that Oz refuses to grant them anything so Toto takes action. He goes behind the curtain and everyone learns that the great Oz is only a man (which is really Professor Marvel). He has no powers – didn’t we already know that? Snort – LOL

He tries to make things right with the group. He gives the Scarecrow a diploma and suddenly the Scarecrow knows everything – it’s a miracle! He gives the Lion a medal and suddenly he is the bravest thing in the world – it’s a miracle! He then gives the Tin Man a heart clock and suddenly you can hear it ticking – it’s a miracle! Three miracles in one movie!!

Oz tells Dorothy that he has a hot air balloon that he will use to take her to this far away land called Kansas. They get ready to go, good byes are done and the cord is cut. But not so quickly. Toto sees a purr thing – I knew they were bad – and jumps out at it from the basket with Dorothy short behind. The hot air balloon leaves and Dorothy is again stuck in the Emerald City. But who appears but that trouble maker Glinda the Good Witch that started this little misadventure.

Glinda tells Dorothy that she’s had the ability all along and the ruby slippers will get her home. Well, is it just me? Thanks Glinda, you could have told me that like in the beginning. You know before the poppy field, before the Haunted Forest, before the Flying Monkeys, before the Winkie Guards, before the Wicked Witch, before seeing the Munchkins, you know – in the beginning. Rolls piggy eyes.

Dorothy clicks her heels together three times repeating, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home”. She wakes up in her own bed in Kansas – and the film returns back to black and white. She is safe back in her room in Kansas with Auntie Em and Uncle Henry. And of course Hunk, Zeke and Hickory are all there checking on Dorothy.

The entire basis of the movie is now turned into the fact that it was all just a dream. Thank goodness! Because you know those two murders and theft charges will hang with you for a while. I mean think about it. The entire movie was really about a chick fighting for a nice pair of pumps. Mom said she didn’t blame her. I’ve seen mom’s pumps, they are probably worth fighting over as well.

So there you go. The Wizard of Oz from my little piggy point of view. Hope you enjoyed it and got a couple of chuckles from it.

Hogs and Kisses – Bacon

 
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31 Days of Spook – Dad’s Aunt Dorothy

Today’s spook tale is a real scary story, something that happened to my daddy when he was a young boy.¬† Are you ready for this? ¬†Are you sure? ¬†You might want to hold someone’s hand.

When dad was around was 10 years old, his mom’s Aunt Dorothy passed away.¬† She had a house in Blue Ridge, West Virginia.¬† It looked similar to this picture.¬† Up on a hill top, had a wrap around porch and was two¬†stories with a full basement.¬† The house looked normal but had a little bit of an eerie factor…¬†especially to a young child.¬† Let me give you a little bit background on some chilling history of the home.

Aunt¬†Dorothy had a brother named John that also lived with her.¬†There’s two different stories that circulated about what happened to dear poor John.¬† One was that Aunt Dorothy and John had¬†dinner one night.¬† Afterwards, he stood up, crossed himself and then fell over dead.¬† They other story was they had a fight one day and Aunt Dorothy left the house.¬† When she returned from cooling down, he was dead.¬† No one knows which tale is how poor John really¬†died.¬† Only one fact did remain – John¬†was¬†dead.¬† From that day forward, Aunt Dorothy locked his¬†room¬†and no one was ever allowed to enter his room. ¬† And although the room was locked and she had the key, she would often mention how it sounded like someone was in the room at night walking around.

Upon¬†Aunt Dorothy’s¬†death, daddy’s mom and dad took him to the house so they could start cleaning some things up to sale the home.¬† They traveled out of state and got to Blue Ridge, West Virginia¬†on a¬†Thursday evening.¬†¬†They¬†went to¬†Aunt Dorothy’s¬†home the next day to start the clean up.¬†¬†They went inside and it was cool inside, almost like goosebump kind of cool with the hair on your arms standing up.¬† This was strange because in that time during the 1970’s in this area, there really wasn’t central heating and air.¬† It was the middle of August and it was hot outside, in the 90’s plus.¬† Typical summer time weather – hot and very humid.¬† But, in the home it was cool and comfortable, almost ice cold.¬† They commented on how it was so cold that you could almost hang meat. ¬†But they started to go through the home to see what they wanted, starting with the upstairs.

They found the key to the locked room that once belonged to Aunt Dorothy’s brother John.¬† The room had just been locked and never touched – as if he was returning back home one day and it was just frozen in time.¬† There was a book on the bedside table that was still marked where he had left off from reading.¬† Clothes were still scattered about the room.¬† The bed was still made. ¬†There was a partial letter written on the desk to an old friend that was never finished. ¬†The room had a eerie feeling like someone was still there and it was cold in this room as well. ¬†One thing that was strange about the room. ¬†There was no cob webs, no dust, nothing that looked like this room had been vacant for over 15 years. It was bizarre but they figured Aunt Dorothy had been in dusting. ¬†But why dust and not pick up the scattered clothing?

Daddy’s father wanted him to go down into the basement alone to check for any tools that they possibly might want to bring home.¬† Daddy being all of 10 said sure.¬† How very brave of him.¬†¬† Each step he took going down into the dark, cold and dank basement, he felt like he was being watched.¬† At times, it was like someone was following him but no one else was there when he looked around.¬† He found some things that they might possibly want and he gathered them up.¬† Slowly, he took everything upstairs with each step still feeling like he was being watched and followed.¬† And yes he was a child and you might be saying that he was scared because of his age.¬† Well, was he?¬† Let’s continue our story.

They stayed at the house on/off for the next couple of days cleaning.¬† They would go back to the hotel each night and return in the hot August weather with the coolness inside of the home.¬† Each day they were there cleaning and fixing things up, the house remained cool like there was an air¬†conditioner on… but there wasn’t one.¬†

On the last day, dad’s mom asked¬†him and his father to start cleaning up the¬†living room¬†area while she was starting in the¬†parlor.¬† There was an old china cabinet that had french doors on the front. ¬†When you looked through the glass panes, you could see a locked latch across the front. ¬†Dad’s mom tried the doors, but she couldn’t get them open.¬† They were firmly locked.¬† ¬†Inside of the china cabinet, there was some sterling silver and china that dad’s mom wanted to take back home.

She didn’t want to break the doors in hopes of selling the antique furniture.¬† On the opposite side of the wall, there was a hutch.¬† She asked for the boys to come over to possibly help find a key to the china cabinet.¬† While the boys were searching the hutch,¬†all of a sudden dad’s¬†mom let out a chilling scream.

They turned around immediately¬†and the french doors to the china cabinet were standing wide open as if someone had opened them both at the same time.¬† Dad’s mom took full advantage of the opportunity and removed the pieces she wanted.¬†¬†Afterwards, she pushed the doors back together and¬†the cabinet¬†locked itself back up.¬† You could hear the click-click sound of the latch going right back to where it was previously.

We took the items we wanted out to the car while dad’s father took the trash out.¬† We came back into the house to lock it up to leave our final time. ¬†We noticed that the house had lost the coolness feeling that it had and had become hot just like it was outside in the August air.¬† Three days of air conditioning, goosebump coolness, hair standing on your arms and now hot humid heat.¬† We left that day and never returned.

 

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Pass Me The Stuffing

It’s almost here – the big turkey day. ¬†I thought you might like this funny – I hope you laugh on the big day when someone asks you to pass the stuffing – snorts

 
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Posted by on 11/21/2015 in Bacon

 

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31 Days of Spook – Dad’s Aunt Dorothy

Today’s spook tale is a real scary story, something that happened to my daddy when he was a young boy.¬† Are you ready for this? ¬†Are you sure? ¬†You might want to hold someone’s hand.

When dad was around was 10 years old, his mom’s Aunt Dorothy passed away.¬† She had a house in Blue Ridge, West Virginia.¬† It looked similar to this picture.¬† Up on a hill top, had a wrap around porch and was two¬†stories with a full basement.¬† The house looked normal but had a little bit of an eerie factor…¬†especially to a young child.¬† Let me give you a little bit background on some chilling history of the home.

Aunt¬†Dorothy had a brother named John that also lived with her.¬†There’s two different stories that circulated about what happened to dear poor John.¬† One was that Aunt Dorothy and John had¬†dinner one night.¬† Afterwards, he stood up, crossed himself and then fell over dead.¬† They other story was they had a fight one day and Aunt Dorothy left the house.¬† When she returned from cooling down, he was dead.¬† No one knows which tale is how poor John really¬†died.¬† Only one fact did remain – John¬†was¬†dead.¬† From that day forward, Aunt Dorothy locked his¬†room¬†and no one was ever allowed to enter his room. ¬† And although the room was locked and she had the key, she would often mention how it sounded like someone was in the room at night walking around.

Upon¬†Aunt Dorothy’s¬†death, daddy’s mom and dad took him to the house so they could start cleaning some things up to sale the home.¬† They traveled out of state and got to Blue Ridge, West Virginia¬†on a¬†Thursday evening.¬†¬†They¬†went to¬†Aunt Dorothy’s¬†home the next day to start the clean up.¬†¬†They went inside and it was cool inside, almost like goosebump kind of cool with the hair on your arms standing up.¬† This was strange because in that time during the 1970’s in this area, there really wasn’t central heating and air.¬† It was the middle of August and it was hot outside, in the 90’s plus.¬† Typical summer time weather – hot and very humid.¬† But, in the home it was cool and comfortable, almost ice cold.¬† They commented on how it was so cold that you could almost hang meat. ¬†But they started to go through the home to see what they wanted, starting with the upstairs.

They found the key to the locked room that once belonged to Aunt Dorothy’s brother John.¬† The room had just been locked and never touched – as if he was returning back home one day and it was just frozen in time.¬† There was a book on the bedside table that was still marked where he had left off from reading.¬† Clothes were still scattered about the room.¬† The bed was still made. ¬†There was a partial letter written on the desk to an old friend that was never finished. ¬†The room had a eerie feeling like someone was still there and it was cold in this room as well. ¬†One thing that was strange about the room. ¬†There was no cob webs, no dust, nothing that looked like this room had been vacant for over 15 years. It was bizarre but they figured Aunt Dorothy had been in dusting. ¬†But why dust and not pick up the scattered clothing?

Daddy’s father wanted him to go down into the basement alone to check for any tools that they possibly might want to bring home.¬† Daddy being all of 10 said sure.¬† How very brave of him.¬†¬† Each step he took going down into the dark, cold and dank basement, he felt like he was being watched.¬† At times, it was like someone was following him but no one else was there when he looked around.¬† He found some things that they might possibly want and he gathered them up.¬† Slowly, he took everything upstairs with each step still feeling like he was being watched and followed.¬† And yes he was a child and you might be saying that he was scared because of his age.¬† Well, was he?¬† Let’s continue our story.

They stayed at the house on/off for the next couple of days cleaning.¬† They would go back to the hotel each night and return in the hot August weather with the coolness inside of the home.¬† Each day they were there cleaning and fixing things up, the house remained cool like there was an air¬†conditioner on… but there wasn’t one.¬†

On the last day, dad’s mom asked¬†him and his father to start cleaning up the¬†living room¬†area while she was starting in the¬†parlor.¬† There was an old china cabinet that had french doors on the front. ¬†When you looked through the glass panes, you could see a locked latch across the front. ¬†Dad’s mom tried the doors, but she couldn’t get them open.¬† They were firmly locked.¬† ¬†Inside of the china cabinet, there was some sterling silver and china that dad’s mom wanted to take back home.

She didn’t want to break the doors in hopes of selling the antique furniture.¬† On the opposite side of the wall, there was a hutch.¬† She asked for the boys to come over to possibly help find a key to the china cabinet.¬† While the boys were searching the hutch,¬†all of a sudden dad’s¬†mom let out a chilling scream.

They turned around immediately¬†and the french doors to the china cabinet were standing wide open as if someone had opened them both at the same time.¬† Dad’s mom took full advantage of the opportunity and removed the pieces she wanted.¬†¬†Afterwards, she pushed the doors back together and¬†the cabinet¬†locked itself back up.¬† You could hear the click-click sound of the latch going right back to where it was previously.

We took the items we wanted out to the car while dad’s father took the trash out.¬† We came back into the house to lock it up to leave our final time. ¬†We noticed that the house had lost the coolness feeling that it had and had become hot just like it was outside in the August air.¬† Three days of air conditioning, goosebump coolness, hair standing on your arms and now hot humid heat.¬† We left that day and never returned.

 

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Television Guides

¬† We had a full weekend here at the Hotel Thompson. ¬†It was busy from Friday night up until late last night. ¬†There was the Albert vs Tank competition that we conducted – which the results were eye opening. ¬†Then we had to go shopping Saturday for a certain little guy’s birthday. ¬†What? ¬†You didn’t hear? ¬†Come closer – sshh – Houdini’s birthday is on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – he will be the big ONE. ¬†So mom/dad gave him a surprise birthday party yesterday up at Nana’s. ¬†They did it yesterday because sometimes it’s hard for mom to get away from the worky place. ¬†It was a hoot! ¬†I will be blogging about it this Wednesday.

Then yesterday after the party, it was cleaning day here at the Hotel Thompson. ¬†Shakes head – I hate cleaning day. ¬†We all do our share of dragging stuff to the laundry room, changing sheets, helping with dusting and taking trash out. ¬†Slave drives my humans. ¬† Then we all snuggled up for some television. ¬†One of our favorite classics was showing –¬†The Wizard of Oz. ¬†We love that film! ¬†Back in 2013, I even broke down the movie according to my piggy thinking. ¬†You can read all about that here. ¬†Please read it if you haven’t and let me know what you think.

Last night though, mom/dad saw this in the television guide Рyou know that tells you what is coming on television.  This is how we knew it was showing last night.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snorts with piggy laughter!  I gotta meet the writer of the television guide.  This is awesome.  Kind of what happens but not exactly right?  Snorts!!

 
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My Point of View on the Classic – The Wizard of Oz

I’ve watched this classic with mom twice now. The first time that I watched it, it was so intriguing with the flashy lights, the singing and the little dog Toto. I could just picture myself being Toto. Don’t you think it would have been a different movie with me, a mere pig, playing Toto’s part?

The second time that I watched it, I gave it more thought as only I can do ūüôā . So below I wanted to give you my perspective of the classic The Wizard of Oz.

The movie was based on a novel written by L. Frank Baum in 1900 – way before our time. The movie was made in 1939 and thus history was made on this classic. It is 101 minutes of fun, laughter and scary moments. It starts off in black and white, then goes color with the ending back to black and white. Visually, it was a good movie and I really enjoyed that change to show current time to fantasy time.

Judy Garland playing Dorothy Gale singing “Over the Rainbow” absolutely left me breathless! And that’s hard to do to this piggy! Sometimes mom *tries* to sing that to me at night when she tucks me in. No offense mom but you are not Judy Garland – snort.

So Dorothy lives on a farm with her Auntie Em and Uncle Henry. They have farm hands that help them out by the names of Hunk, Zeke and Hickory – I LOVE these names. Have you ever met anyone in real life with those interesting names? Priceless, I’m telling you, priceless.

Of course Toto has gotten into trouble and that one neighbor that is always in everyone elses business comes a calling. Miss Almira Gulch is that unhappy neighbor. She wants to take Toto away for allegedly biting her. I have to say allegedly because they didn’t show a bite. In my world, no proof equals didn’t happen. Agree? Of course Auntie Em is too much of a lady to stand up to Miss Gulch so Uncle Henry does the deed and gives her Toto.

Miss Gulch takes Toto away in the evil basket but wait a minute – Toto escapes and goes back to the farm to a crying Dorothy. At last, all is right in the world again… at least for a few minutes until Dorothy decides the best action is to run away. Of course, why didn’t I think about that? – run away from your problems! The entire movie could have been solved right here. Think about it. Auntie Em just needed to go off on Miss Gulch and put her in her place. Now that would have been something to watch, right? A good old christian lady telling Miss Gulch to mind her own business in such delicate words. Snort – HA

So Dorothy runs away and comes across Professor Marvel who claims he can see things in his crystal ball. This is the beginnings of fake psychics my friends. Before Miss Cleo, there was Professor Marvel out there giving real psychics a bad name. The nerve! He claims that Auntie Em is sick so Dorothy runs home in the storm. But unbeknownst to Dorothy, everyone is already hiding in the cellar when the core of the cyclone comes over the house. Dorothy gets knocked in the head by the window frame and here we go with the color scenes my friends.

Dorothy and Toto travel in their house through time in the cyclone and land in Munchkinland. But oh no! The house lands on the Witch of the East killing her. Her sister, the Witch of the West, is not too happy about the demise of her wicked partner in crime. Before she can take over her powers in the form of those glorious ruby slippers, Glinda the Witch of the North has them mysteriouly appear on Dorothy’s feet.

So let me get this straight and reiterate. Dorothy has been in Munchkinland for no more than what 20 minutes and she’s (A) already killed someone and now (B) committed a theft of shoes? Interesting girl that Dorothy – snort LOL.

Glinda the Witch of the North puts the idea in Dorothy’s mind to travel the ‘yellow brick road’ and go to the Emerald City to find Oz in an attempt to get back home to Kansas. The Witch of the West (which is really Miss Gulch) vows to get even with Dorothy and Toto along the way. The adventure now deepens. As if it wasn’t enough to be entertained by the singing Munchkins and the Lollipop Kids, you can only imagine what kind of characters Dorothy is going to run into on the way to the Emerald City.

So a 12 year old girl and a little itty bitty dog start walking the ‘yellow brick road’ heading towards Oz all by themselves. That’s brave. Only in Oz can this happen. I love this part! Dorothy meets the Scarecrow (which is really Hunk), the Tin Man (which is really Hickory) and the Cowardly Lion (which is really Zeke). All of them decide to go to Emerald City to meet Oz and ask for certain things. The Scarecrow wants a brain, the Tin Man wants a heart, the Cowardly Lion wants courage and of course poor little Dorothy and Toto just want to go home.

They go through some obstacles that the Witch of the West puts forth but they do eventually make it to Emerald City. You think all is well because the all knowing Oz is going to help them out. But no, Oz wants more – just like a typical Oz, huh?. He demands more in the form of the Witch of the Wests broom before he will grant any wishes. Of course, that little Dorothy is a spit fire and takes on the challenge.

Before they can get to the Witch’s castle, the flying monkeys (shivers!) ambush them and kidnap Dorothy and Toto. The evil Witch of the West threatens to drown poor Toto if Dorothy doesn’t give her the fabulous ruby slippers. Dorothy loves her Toto too much and gives in but the Witch of the West is still unable to get the shoes because of a shower of sparks. The witch then remembers that the only way to get the shoes is if Dorothy dies so the hourglass is turned ticking down the time.

What the Wicked Witch of the West doesn’t realize is that the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion have overpowered three of the Winkie guards and taken their outfits to ‘fit in’. Toto has escaped from the room that Dorothy is being kept in, has found the trio and is trying to get them to Dorothy to save her. This is the part that you sit on the edge of your seats. Those Winkie guards were scary! They get Dorothy out of her room and they are running away but are being chased by the guards and the witch. They get cornered and it is not going well at all. The witch is mad to say the least.

The Wicked Witch of the West decides to burn the Scarecrow in front of Dorothy to make a point. Dorothy, that little soldier, sees a bucket of water behind her, picks it up and throws it at the Scarecrow to put the flames out. The witch happens to be standing behind the Scarecrow and gets splashed as well. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT! The witch melts and she has now killed two people in her adventure. WOW – I mean WOW – what a climax.

The Winkies are so thrilled that the witch is gone and they are now free. They give Dorothy her broom and they return back to Emerald City knowing they will get everything now that their mission is accomplished.

But no, that Oz refuses to grant them anything so Toto takes action. He goes behind the curtain and everyone learns that the great Oz is only a man (which is really Professor Marvel). He has no powers – didn’t we already know that? Snort – LOL

He tries to make things right with the group. He gives the Scarecrow a diploma and suddenly the Scarecrow knows everything – it’s a miracle! He gives the Lion a medal and suddenly he is the bravest thing in the world – it’s a miracle! He then gives the Tin Man a heart clock and suddenly you can hear it ticking – it’s a miracle! Three miracles in one movie!!

Oz tells Dorothy that he has a hot air balloon that he will use to take her to this far away land called Kansas. They get ready to go, good byes are done and the cord is cut. But not so quickly. Toto sees a purr thing – I knew they were bad – and jumps out at it from the basket with Dorothy short behind. The hot air balloon leaves and Dorothy is again stuck in the Emerald City. But who appears but that trouble maker Glinda the Good Witch that started this little misadventure.

Glinda tells Dorothy that she’s had the ability all along and the ruby slippers will get her home. Well, is it just me? Thanks Glinda, you could have told me that like in the beginning. You know before the poppy field, before the Haunted Forest, before the Flying Monkeys, before the Winkie Guards, before the Wicked Witch, before seeing the Munchkins, you know – in the beginning. Rolls piggy eyes.

Dorothy clicks her heels together three times repeating, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home”. She wakes up in her own bed in Kansas – and the film returns back to black and white. She is safe back in her room in Kansas with Auntie Em and Uncle Henry. And of course Hunk, Zeke and Hickory are all there checking on Dorothy.

The entire basis of the movie is now turned into the fact that it was all just a dream. Thank goodness! Because you know those two murders and theft charges will hang with you for a while. I mean think about it. The entire movie was really about a chick fighting for a nice pair of pumps. Mom said she didn’t blame her. I’ve seen mom’s pumps, they are probably worth fighting over as well.

So there you go. The Wizard of Oz from my little piggy point of view. Hope you enjoyed it and got a couple of chuckles from it.

Hogs and Kisses – Bacon

 
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