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11. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

I liked the Starland Vocal band and their ONE hit. Afternoon delight was a very nice song. I thought it was about having a nice day....It wasn't....Geez.

I would say something about the Vatican and ABBA but, not wanting to offend anyone I shall say nothing at all.

By the way, does anyone remember the Monty Python skit about the Pope and the painting of the "Last Supper?"

12. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 8y

Quoting chayisun

I liked the Starland Vocal band and their ONE hit. Afternoon delight was a very nice song. I thought it was about having a nice day....It wasn't....Geez.

Hahaha, don't worry, neither did I. I used to sing that song and I always thought it was about having afternoon tea - you know, Devonshire tea, scones with jam and cream. And that line, "skyrockets in flight afternoon delight"? I thought that was watching the fire crackers going off and I used to imagine eating an ice cream on a cone watching the fire crackers. LOL:

The penny dropped a couple of months ago when on an Australian forum. And my mates said gee you're slow.

So I asked one of my sons, "Do you know what that song 'Afternoon Delight' is about?"

He replied, "Sex."

'Twould seem we are a couple of innocents - babes in arms.

13. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

I'll confess... I saw Starland Vocal Band with John Denver in the 70s. (He'd just signed them to his record label and they were the opening act.) It seemed that half the audience thought Afternoon Delight had nothing to do with sex either. And, I definitely remember giggling at all the faces around me as the "Oh my, it's about sex???" look spread across them. SVB did sing other songs but we got 4 renditions of Afternoon Delight within their 30 minute set.


Now, about that MP sketch...

Pope: Look! The last supper is a significant event in the life of our Lord, the penultimate supper was not! Even if they had a conjurer and a mariachi band. Now, a last supper I commissioned from you, and a last supper I want! With twelve disciples and one Christ!

Michelangelo: One?!

Pope: Yes one! Now will you please tell me what in God's name possessed you to paint this with three Christs in it?

Michelangelo: It works, mate!

Pope: Works?

Michelangelo: Yeah! It looks great! The fat one balances the two skinny ones.

Pope: There was only one Redeemer!

Michelangelo: Ah, I know that, we all know that, what about a bit of artistic license?

Pope: Well one Messiah is what I want!

Michelangelo: I'll tell you what you want, mate! You want a bloody photographer! That's you want. Not a bloody creative artist to crease you up...

Pope: I'll tell you what I want! I want a last supper with one Christ, twelve disciples, no kangaroos, no trampoline acts, by Thursday lunch, or you don't get paid!

Michelangelo: Bloody fascist!

Pope: Look! I'm the bloody pope, I am! May not know much about art, but I know what I like!

14. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

Actually, the same thing happened to me. I was listening to that song in the car one day and my son started to laugh. I, of course, asked him what's so funny. He said it was the song.

So I told him it was one of my favourites from the past and he asked me if I knew what the song was about..I told him I liked the tune....He said it's about sex.

I told him, well, yea, I KNEW that...Which I didn't, of course but, hey.....I wasn't going to admit I had NO clue.

Went home, told his Mom and SHE knew what the song was about....So, I listened to the song again...I got it....I felt so, I don't know, slow comes to mind.....

The Monty Python skit is SOOOO funny! As I read it I started to laugh out loud, again, spilled my orange juice...Our white rug is now mulitcoloured....My Wife says I gotta stop spilling stuff...That's watermelon, orange juice and a martini.....Ya gotta stop making me laugh...

Then there's the Dead Parrot....We went to visit some friends who HAD a parrot. I used to always go to the cage and talk to the bird...He would always tell me to bugger off...His favourite expression, among others.

Anyway, we go to visit our friends, I go to the cage to speak to Adolph and no parrot.

"Where's Adolph?"

"He passed away. I came downstairs and he was on the bottom of the cage. I thought he was sleeping, but, Alas, he was dead..."

Well, I burst out laughing. Couldn't help myself as I remembered immediately, the Monty Python sketch about the dead parrot.

Our friends were somewhat taken aback until I explained the reason for my outburst.

They said they understood why I laughed but they did miss Adolph....I told them they should get a slug, as a pet.....

15. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 8y

That is so funny chayisun, when I finally realised the meaning (of the song) I was mortified! I used to go round singing it!

I like your story of the parrot saying "Bugger off." That reminded of one of the "Carry On" movies. Think it may have been called "Carry On Camping". Are you familiar with them? They're a group of English comedies with Sid James, until he died, then he couldn't be in them anymore because he was dead, anyway, Hattie Jaques, Joan Simms,and a heap of others whose faces I can see but whose names I can't remember.

Well anyway, in this "Carry On Camping" one, Sid James and Joan Simms ( the wife) and her mother who can't stand Sidney and who Sidney can't stand go on a camping holiday and are staying in a caravan park. And there's this mynah bird one of the other ladies had but he's flown off. And every time the mother-in-law walks past the bird squarks out really loud, "Get Stuffed, get stuffed." And of course she happens to see Sid and she always blames him for it.

And believe me, she had such a miserable countenance a good stuffing was what she needed. Or a kick up the Khyber Pass. She was a real pain. I once knew somebody who had a cocky and it used to say, "Piss off, piss off." Ooho am I allowed to say that?

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 14, 2008, at 7:52 AM by Whistler 2 ]

16. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Whistler 2

I once knew somebody who had a cocky and it used to say, "Piss off, piss off." Ooho am I allowed to say that?

Well, it's not so much you saying it as it is just repeating what the cocky had to say. I think, in this instance and given the circumstances, it's allowed.


As for poor Adolph... You're friends do have my sincerest sympathies at the passing of their bird. I'm sorry... It just raises the question... I can't help myself... I don't have your restrain, chayisun...

Why was the bird still at the bottom of his cage if he was a deceased parrot? Had he just succumbed before your entry into the room? Maybe looking for some nails??? (I know, I'm on the bus to hell for that one but couldn't stop myself...)

O: The Norwegian Blue prefers kippin' on it's back! Remarkable bird, innit, squire? Lovely plumage!
C: Look, I took the liberty of examining that parrot when I got it home, and I discovered the only reason that it had been sitting on its perch in the first place was that it had been NAILED there.
O: Well, o'course it was nailed there! If I hadn't nailed that bird down, it would have nuzzled up to those bars, bent 'em apart with its beak, and VOOM! Feeweeweewee!
C: "VOOM"?!? Mate, this bird wouldn't "voom" if you put four million volts through it! 'E's bleedin' demised!
O: No no! 'E's pining! (for the fjords, of course.)

17. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

Do I remember the "Carry On" pictures......How could I NOT remember them what with Barbara Windsor in them...COR.. BLIMEY!!!!

Sid James was such a funny guy and his interaction with Barbara Windsor was great, indeed. Charley Hawtrey, who had his personal demons, was an excellent comedian. Actually, the Carry On series was excellent.

I miss films like that. AND Laurel and Hardy......All gone, now......

As to the parrot.Well, I got the whole story after my laughing fit....

Apparently, as I was told, George came downstairs in the morning and the first thing he does is make the coffee and then it's over to Adolph's cage...

"Well, I lifted up the cover and there was Adolph, lying on his back, feet up. I thought he was sleeping."

"Sleeping? I didn't know that parrot's slept on their back."

"They don't. "

"You mean.."

"Yes. He had cackled his last bugger off. He was a dead parrot."


"Yes. He had gone to parrot heaven. He looked so peaceful. "

There wasn't much more I could say. Well, other than start laughing again...And please believe me I DID think about the nails.....

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