Thursday, 6 March 2008

St Patrick's Day is coming up week after next.

NYC Pub Owner Bans `Danny Boy' in month of March-

NEW YORK (AP) - It's depressing, it's not usually sung in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day, and its lyrics were written by an Englishman who never set foot on Irish soil.
Those are only some of the reasons why a Manhattan pub owner is banning the song "Danny Boy" for the entire month of March.
"It's overplayed, it's been ranked among the 25 most depressing songs of all time and it's more appropriate for a funeral than for a St. Patrick's Day celebration," said Shaun Clancy, who owns Foley's Pub and Restaurant, across the street from the Empire State Building.
I've linked to the following once before but it hasn't become any less funny in the interim. Let's try something new here at Campbell blogspot and see if I can embed the video.

(AP link thanks to Bob Morales)
Wee hayley campbell, sent this one:
Actor's manhood is airbrushed out
The Royal Opera House has said it will stop using a promotional poster after an actor complained it had airbrushed out his manhood. Juan Pablo Di Pace, 28, was cast in the crowd scenes of Verdi's mid-19th Century opera Rigoletto in 2001. His naked image was used on posters to advertise later Rigoletto productions - even though he was not in them. The Royal Opera House said it will stop using the image after the actor "expressed his discontent".
What most amused the wee lass is the older story linked in the sidebar: "Opera saved by member of audience."

this one too:
An anonymous blogger is posting each day's Garfield with the titular animal removed from all panels.
garfield minus garfield
"Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor (sic) disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against lonliness (sic) in a quiet American suburb."

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Blogger jeffk said...

Oh man, I hadn't seen that Muppet Show clip. Thanks for posting. The comic timing is impeccable in a few spots there - Animal's last "O Danny" is killing me.

6 March 2008 at 17:17:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Greg G said...

Nowhere near the Henson, but this one makes me smile -

6 March 2008 at 17:58:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley Campbell said...

Muppets vid is fucking brilliant. As are your embedding abilities - we are not worthy.

6 March 2008 at 18:04:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Hayley said.

And have you seen this?

6 March 2008 at 23:01:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Christopher Moonlight said...

Yep, that's how we'd sing it at the very end of a drunken party... but not as good. Then we'd all fall down laughing because for a moment there we did feel a little sad.

7 March 2008 at 01:25:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bit late to the party, but I couldn't let this one go:

8 March 2008 at 17:52:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Unknown said...

Nice blog...

aegan stills, songs

22 August 2008 at 04:31:00 GMT-5  

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