So God made a farmer

And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.” So God made a farmer.

“I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife’s done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon — and mean it.” So God made a farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt. And watch it die. Then dry his eyes and say, ‘Maybe next year.’ I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from a persimmon sprout, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire, who can make harness out of haywire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And who, planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon, then, pain’n from ‘tractor back,’ put in another seventy-two hours.” So God made a farmer.

God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop in mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor’s place. So God made a farmer.

God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bails, yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-combed pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the broken leg of a meadow lark. It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week’s work with a five-mile drive to church.

“Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life ‘doing what dad does.'” So God made a farmer.

Os melhores momentos de Chaves

Aqui vai uma pequena homenagem a um dos monstros sagrados da arte do humor. Contando com a ajuda do meu amigo Alexei Barros, decidimos fazer um Top com os momentos mais engraçados daquele que é o seriado mais cômico de todos os tempos, Chaves. A seguir, confira os excertos que destacamos nos vídeos e uma pequena explicação sobre cada um deles. Para facilitar o trabalho, colocaremos os links nos títulos para a página do YouTube no exato momento da cena que destacamos. Quando se tratar do episódio completo ou de um vídeo que contenha somente a passagem em questão, postaremos direto no blog mesmo.

O chapéu do seu madruga com terra

Chaves, querendo plantar um pezinho de carambolas, enche sem querer querendo o chapéu do Seu Madruga, que o coloca na cabeça gerando uma das expressões mais hilárias da história.

Triálogo sobre a raiva

Chaves, Chiquinha e Seu Madruga falam sobre cachorros com raiva, espuma, puma, raposas, espuma de sabão, escovas de dentes e outras coisas.

“Lhe passando catapora?”

Chiquinha aterroriza os moradores da vila perseguindo-os na tentativa de passar catapora para todos eles. Detalhe para a irritação do Professor Girafales com o Quico e o carinho de Seu Barriga com a Chiquinha.

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