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07:13 pm: In the song The Teddy Bears' Picnic it is said that "if you go down to the woods to-day, you'd better go in disguise", because "the teddy bears [are having] their picnic", and that if you don't you'll be "in for a big surprise". It further says that if you do go, "you'd better not go alone" and that it is "safer to stay at home".

This always confused me when I was a child. What precisely would the teddy bears do to you if they saw you not in disguise?

I think I was under the impression they were violent teddy bears who would not appreciate human visitors and probably kill them, possibly torturing them first. Am I disturbed?



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Date:July 9th, 2005 11:53 am (UTC)

Obviously the bears would sit you down and read you bad poetry and try to force-feed you hunny. (yes, I know the spelling)
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Date:July 9th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC)
(reposted as me)

A few years ago I was in the modern art museum in Glasgow (Which is a very good modern art museum) and i came across some sculptures by a guy called David Mach which were entitled "Grizzy little fuckers" they seem to be related to these.

Does this answer your question?

P.S. Heard your sentence, great sentence.

Hmm birmingham appears to be closed.

Birmingham appears to be evacura
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Date:July 9th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC)
sorry here
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Date:July 9th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC)
what actually was the sentence?

yeah. am watching it on TV... eek! and i'm about to go out into lex city centre...
Date:July 9th, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC)
Sorry no, have lost what little command of the english language i ever had.

Date:July 9th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC)
No, you are not disturbed. But the bears would be, if you went without first donning a disguise.
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Date:July 9th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
I have to say that I always assumed that if I didn't go disguised as a bear I would become part of the picnic... clearly it is safer to stay at home but if you must go (not forgetting your bear costume) then perhaps having company will again decrease the probability of becoming lunch.

Not sure why I assumed teddy bears would want to eat me but there you go... you are not alone. :)

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Date:July 9th, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC)
Violent teddy bears? That reminds me of some old Forze Records t-shirts (most of the classic ones).

I really wanted one when I was about 14.
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Date:July 9th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
They may be having a fancy-dress picnic. Thus you better go in disguise, or you'll look stupid when you turn up.
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