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Post 281

Sho / Flo - what's the difference?

that took me back!


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Post 282

Bald Bloke

Ghosho
Do you mean one of these
https://www.flickr.com/photos/austin7nut/4991435306/

or
one of these
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/status-quos-francis-rossi-used-2069015


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Post 283

Baron Grim

Our most common ice cream truck song apparently has a racist history.


EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is about a virulently racist song. Read no further if you wish to avoid racist imagery and slurs.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/05/11/310708342/recall-that-ice-cream-truck-song-we-have-unpleasant-news-for-you


Now, how valid is this racist connection? I dunno. The song Turkey in the Straw definitely predates those lyrics, but the connection with the ice cream shops is there.


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Post 284

Gosho knows claret is imminent

I've already made the decision that I don't want a funeral of any kind, religious or secular, but if I did I think I'd like to have the Tonibell chimes played as my coffin was brought in and carried down the aisle before the service. While they might not have contributed to my death, they certainly helped my tooth decay along nicely.


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Post 285

Gosho knows claret is imminent

By the way, BG, one of the biggest shows on British TV in the 60s was a thing called The Black and White Minstrel Show. It got the prime Saturday evening slot, 8.00pm - 9.00pm, alternating with a few others (and there was a stage show too).

It looked like this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m18gLkTqAg
and this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zj6o_DZfSw

It was still going in the 70s (looks like '78 was the last broadcast). It was parodied in other variety shows, and was referenced in sitcoms like this (scroll to 1m 18s if the link doesn't take you straight there)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrA3V6gO_Mo#t=1m18s and Are You Being Served http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hICIbleubbY


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Post 286

Baron Grim

That Are You Being Served was in 1981. I don't think they aired that episode on PBS here.


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Post 287

Gosho knows claret is imminent

I can understand that. Although the B+W Minstrel show finished on TV in '78, the live show was still going well into the 80s I think.


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Post 288

Gosho knows claret is imminent

No words smiley - facepalm
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-28769757


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Post 289

Baron Grim

I just googled "Riff Raff" expecting images of Richard O'Brien thinking someone should dress up like him and play a round of golf. But instead I got hundreds of images of some white trash rapper from Houston.


The sign should stay.


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Post 290

Gosho knows claret is imminent

smiley - rofl


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Post 291

Gosho knows claret is imminent

An opinion poll over the weekend suggests that the Scottish Independence referendum is closer than people thought. So what's the splash headline on the BBC news website?

SCOTTISH 'NO' CAMPAIGN DENIES PANIC

smiley - facepalm


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