Home again, home again, jiggity jig!

Emily and I are back from our honeymoon; Florence and Venice were brilliant, from the Uffizi to the Venice Biennale we had a fantastic time and were quite sad to have to head home (to work)! I haven’t processed them yet, but there will be a lot of pictures heading to Flickr in the near future, thanks in part to the purchase of a new Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi on the way out of Perth. I’ll post links when the photos start to emerge.

Also while I was away, my first In Media Res post went up, entitled “The Haunting of Spiders, Cities and DVDs” which looks at the (in)famous pre-September 11 (2001) trailer for Spider-Man which featured the Twin Towers and was pulled after the 911 attacks. If you’ve got a minute, please take a look (it’s only 300 words and a 2-minute trailer!) and comments are most welcome.

I’m catching up on a lot of material in Google Reader from all my blogs, so tomorrow’s del.icio.us digest should be an impressive one!

Incidentally, the line “Home again, home again, jiggity jig” is from Blade Runner, which is 25 years old this month and has a rather impressive looking 5-disc DVD version, re-cut once more, just on the horizon!

Ciao!

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6 Comments.

  1. Congratulations and welcome home. My mom and dad have said “Home again, home again, jiggity jig” ever since I can remember – and I’m well over 25 :) Your post inspired a quick google and it I see it is a line from a Mother Goose nursery rhyme “To Market. To Market”:

    To market, to market, to buy a fat pig.
    Home again, home again, jiggety jig.
    To market, to market, to buy a fat hog,
    Home again, home again, jiggety jog.
    To market, to market, to buy a plum bun,
    Home again, home again, market is done.

  2. Hey Jennifer,

    You’re quite right, of course – I guess we all remember lines from where we first saw/heard them. I was 6 when Blade Runner came out, and I’m pretty certain that’s when that particular line cemented itself into some squishy portion of my brain! :)

  3. It’s also in the original Miracle on 34th Street which was released in 1947.

  4. It's from a Mother Goose rhyme called To Market:
    http://www.fidella.com/trmg/title.html

    To market to market to buy a fat pig
    Home again home again jiggity jig

  5. It was also posted in the 1994 pilot for the TV series "Sweet Justice" with Melissa Gilbert and Cicely Tyson.

  6. It’s also used in the movie “The Losers” by the head bad guy.