Sunday, July 25, 2010

Moby Ringo Starr The Flamin' Groovies

I seen her with the gypsies
Dancin' in the wood
She's always been unfaithful to me
She ain't never been no good
I say, "Please don't talk to strangers, baby"
But she always do
She say, "I'll talk to strangers if I want to
'Cause I'm a stranger, too"
—Randy Newman

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I wish to reproduce, please.

I miss the visits of a wonderful lady who used to come around BritishSpeak quite a lot, before her move and before her life got quite so busy as it is now. I still hang around Wise Herb blog though, and I really like her sense of humor. A lot of the time I just read and don't comment. I do that on a lot of blogs, so beware. Today I noticed something in her sidebar, that brought me up short:

"Contents are (C) Copyright, but if you wish to reproduce, just ask."

Don't anybody EVER say people aren't neighborly in Cornwall.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Obama forgives BP; NASA head Charles Bolden: "I misspoke, goddammit!"

So.... according to Angelika, the assassination attempt on Hitler led by his officers DID result in him being shot but by himself and not by Tom Cruise. "After receiving an extra large dose* of WTFium, Hitler shot himself in..."

Oh, man! Don't leave it there and don't make me come back and read the whole comment.

Hitler shot himself in... IN WHAT???

The foot? The head? The Tampax aisle at the Berlin Walmart? What? What? WHAT?

*Extra large Hitler-sized dose. Probably three times the dosage for regular person WTFium.

Post not long enough, so caption this picture of 30% sober lady holding full bottle of WTFium. And the winner is: "She's between Barack and a hard place." (Free movie pass goes to...Charlie Bolden)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Would you care to make your closing statement now, counselor?

No thank you, your honor. The jury has reached its verdict ages ago.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Banjolele King: George Formby

I was putting together some music by Herman's Hermits not too long ago, and of course included Leaning on the Lampost, though it was considerably more popular in the U.S. than in Britain apparently. A good friend mentioned that George Formby had made that song popular earlier, or had at least sung it a lot, playing the ukulele, and I said, "Who's George Formby?"

After watching old stuff of him on YouTube, I told my friend with arrogant certainty that it was the banjo he played, not the ukulele. Further research proves us both right: it was a hybrid they called the "banjolele". A rather odd duck, this George Formby, though pretty talented in an old music hall sort of way. His father before him had been a VERY big music hall star, so I suppose it was no surprise. Americans call them "variety acts." George Formby video here.