This is a RARE Playskool toy from the 1960s called “House Jack Built”. Its has the chimney (which is normally missing) and almost all of the shape sorting character blocks (might be missing 1). The paint is in great condition, still bright and shiny!
“This Is the House That Jack Built” was a popular British nursery rhyme that inspired one of the most remixed and sampled house music tracks. A parody of the rhyme that depicted how house music was born, by Fingers Inc.
In the beginning, there was Jack. And Jack had a groove…
I was tagged by @bright-eyed-lesbian (thank you!)
1. Carpe Diem Baby by Metallica
2. In My Life by Johnny Cash (Beatles cover)
3. We Found Each Other In The Dark by City and Colour
4. Be My Baby by Ariana Grande
5. The House Jack Built by Metallica
6. Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead
7. You Know You’re Right by Nirvana
8. How To Love by Lil Wayne
9. Hotel California by Eagles
10. Android 16 by Bruce Faulconer
‘Hello, campers’, [Ianto] said, putting down his toolbox. He cracked it open and pulled out a medium sized chrome flask. 'Who’s for coffee, then?’
'You read my mind’, Jack smiled and gave Ianto a wink.
'If the first thing that pops into your head when you see me is “hope that sexy devil put the kettle on before he left”, then I can honestly say I don’t know you half as well as I thought.’
'OK, it was the second thing that popped into my head.’
’[Just] wait until the bit where I vanish into thin air and reappear in the airing cupboard upstairs.’ [, Ianto said.]
‘Covered in ice’, Gwen added.
'Yes…’ Ianto shivered. 'I bet things are going to fall off with frostbite.’
'If they do, I’m keeping 'em’, said Jack.
“He prefers the term ‘omnisexual’,” said Ianto, stepping into the room. “It’s the polite way of saying he’ll sleep with anything - men, women… cephalopods. I must be the only boyfriend that’s ever had to get jealous in a fishmongers.”
“Don’t knock the sensual embrace of the tentacle,” Jack replied with a wink.
what are your favourite ianto quotes? he has some bangers :)
he has the best lines! first the classics:
we don’t sniff the sub-etheric resonator!
i know everything. and it says so on the bottom of the screen.
i have searched for the phrase “i shall walk the earth and my hunger shall know no bounds”, but i keep getting redirected to weight watchers.
that’s what i love about torchwood. by day, chasing the scum of the universe; come midnight, you’re the wedding fairy.
no broken bones. slight loss of dignity. no change there, then. (the stolen earth)
and a few from the books:
(about the internet) actually, mostly just shopping, dating and cats. but there’s also an online encyclopaedia that’s quite useful. and there’s a lot of video clips. again, mostly cats. but also some history. (risk assessment)
(to jack) you’re hundreds of years old… people i was at school with were more emotionally mature than you, and they sniffed glue. (risk assessment)
i must be the only boyfriend that’s ever had to get jealous in a fishmongers. (the house that jack built)
(jack and gwen are talking about a fireman) and you’re taken. both of you are. nothing wrong with window shopping, just try not to lick the glass so much. (consequences: virus)
i do my best. which is usually pretty damn good, if i say so myself. which i do. (consequences: virus)