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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Some English Humour...

    This was a bit of a rib-tickler for me:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=N7N3n23gTEo
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    HI CD

    Thank you for that, I really like George Formby. he was very popular in his day.

    Here is one of his most well known songs.


    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QvNh40...eature=related
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    Admiral Maestoso marval's Avatar
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    Here is some more British humour.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puQEDpQ05Yg

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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Aloha Dame Margaret,

    Thank you for sharing that link. I had stumbled upon George Formby a little earlier and thought: Hey, here's something I've never heard before.

    Cheerio,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Admiral Maestoso marval's Avatar
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    Hi CD

    I think he is unique, over here there are George Formby societies, with people playing ukeleles and singing. Norman Wisdom was also popular, and appeared in quite a few films.


    Margaret

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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Aloha Dame Margaret,

    I've heard from some friends that he plays a *Banjolele*

    Cheerio,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Ah CD, a Banjolele, half Banjo and half Ukelele.


    Margaret

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    Could one of you tell me what is the right (English) pronounciation of the word banjo?
    Last edited by Mat; Oct-02-2008 at 00:10. Reason: added a word
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
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    Oh, thanks so much you two. These really brought a smile to my face and provided for a very nice, albeit short respite from some of the current concerns of the day...Most appreciated. Bravo/brava!
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    Hi Mat

    Banjo is pronounced exactly at it is spelled. The first part is ban (as in the word ban, to stop something happening), and the second part is jo (as in the short English name for Joseph) I hope that helps, if it doesn't perhaps CD has a better way of putting it.


    Glad you enjoyed them Stephen.


    Margaret

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    Thank you very much Margaret. Your explanation is good enough
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
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    Hi Mat

    You are welcome, I am glad you understood my explanation.


    Does anyone know of Dame Hilda Bracket and Dame Evadne Hinge? Two very funny ladies (well men pretending to be ladies.)



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F-Gn...eature=related

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    Margaret, Those two are a blast. Oh, those Dames...Ain't nothin' like 'em, right?

    Are you familiar with Dame Edna Everidge? Totally hysterical. She used to have a tellie show with huge stars on every week...from Joan Collins to Charlton Heston. One of the best shows featured Gina Lolabrigida.

    Here's a link to a show from the UK: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...37712729436584

    Hope you like it.
    Stephen

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    Not exactly English although.......

    Here's some good, clean, and wholesome programming:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F-jeIdQwKY
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Oh Marval, thanks for the trip down Memory Lane. When I was at school we were taken on an excursion to see some daytime TV show or other filmed and Dames Bracket and Hinge were guests on the program. I remember them performing an outrageously camp version of Rule Britannia and singling out my teacher for special attention due to her enthusiam while singing along.

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