Sorry that I am not quite following your suggested solutions; I am SLOW.
1. "... the thumbnails need the mambot to be generated..." I have the RokSlimbox mambot installed already. Whatelse do I need to do here?
2. "... use the same techniques as in the other types" What techniques? I've embedded the same code in the content sections. The only difference is that in static content, I am not given an option to choose whether it is displayed on the Frontpage or not; this option is available with other content type.
3. "...need to move the link to the static content item to the first item...". Please help me understand this advice so I can stop being a pain in the rear to others who may understand it and also being an embarrassment to myself.