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M. H. Pennypecker
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« Reply #100 on: July 31, 2011, 03:58:19 pm »

"with another playing the theme to Deliverance whilst he did so."


carfull, your in danger of making the mistake I did. tisk tisk
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helios
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« Reply #101 on: July 31, 2011, 04:01:21 pm »

Am I? Or do I just know my friends, and their enjoyment of ironic music choices?
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« Reply #102 on: July 31, 2011, 04:02:30 pm »

You are.
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helios
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« Reply #103 on: July 31, 2011, 04:10:06 pm »

Well, I will admit I'm coming awful close, but I believe here there is the problem inherent in this form of communication. It becomes awful difficult to tell when one is talking humourously and tongue in cheek, or if someone is simply taking low shots at a certain group. I fear that we may both have fallen prey to this.
As such, I broadly apologise, and bid thee a good night.
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M. H. Pennypecker
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« Reply #104 on: July 31, 2011, 04:14:26 pm »

Ah! A good point and we agree fully.
So all is well and we can agree as gentlemen.
 I did mean my comments a a joke as well and hope all took them as such.
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« Reply #105 on: July 31, 2011, 04:15:53 pm »

Upon reflection - perhaps my lack of appreciation of the banjo has been coloured by that particular moving picture show and it's associations.
Certainly Mr Kipling is fervent in it's praise as the instrument of the wagon-road, and I am usually in favour of a bit of Kipling.

After all, there's nothing wrong with a quick Kipple...  Grin
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« Reply #106 on: July 31, 2011, 05:22:17 pm »

Gentlemen
As the conversation has meandered in this direction,
Thought some of you might like to read some Lyrics I've been working on inspired by said Cinematographic boat trip.

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« Reply #107 on: July 31, 2011, 05:30:24 pm »

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« Reply #108 on: July 31, 2011, 05:38:12 pm »

Nothing wrong with a good bit of banjo music...

deliverance - banjo vs banjoDQ


Then again, I do live to the wild north-west of Birmingham...
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« Reply #109 on: July 31, 2011, 05:56:51 pm »

Nothing wrong with a good bit of banjo music...

deliverance - banjo vs banjo

Then again, I do live to the wild north-west of Birmingham...


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« Reply #110 on: July 31, 2011, 05:58:20 pm »

Jeeves would rather leave Bertie Woosters employ rather than suffer Berties practicing on the instrument (Thankyou Jeeves). Apparently Jeeves view is that it too is the instrument of the inbred idiot,  Wooster and his fellow Drones. Forget Deliverance, Wodehouse got there first and best!
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« Reply #111 on: July 31, 2011, 06:20:47 pm »

As a banjo player, whose father and mother were definitely not related before marriage (one was a Yankee the other a Dixie Rebel) ,all of the ones i have met are from similar spread out genepools. Grin                                           Miles
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Warning : minstrel with a five string banjo
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« Reply #112 on: July 31, 2011, 06:56:46 pm »

The Mizzone Brothers - same blood line. But only the little one plays that old tuning-peg banjer.

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« Reply #113 on: July 31, 2011, 10:29:34 pm »

*slowly drinks*
so, no one will take me on?
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Miles (a sailor)Martin
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« Reply #114 on: July 31, 2011, 10:42:23 pm »

Well my dear you are a bit of a flight from where I call home, but if i can get my (imaginary) airship the Arieon lV to make the trip ,i could use a full time engineer.
                                               Miles
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« Reply #115 on: July 31, 2011, 10:57:47 pm »

hmmm DONE
now has anyone seen a small loaded revolver laying around i lost it when i came in and put the tacks on the seats...sorry about that
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« Reply #116 on: July 31, 2011, 11:12:08 pm »



did you draw that just for me  Smiley
i quiet like it at any rate Smiley


Mais oui, mademoiselle, I drew that late night sketch for you. Glad you liked it.

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*slowly drinks*
so, no one will take me on?

Take you on, eh? What can you do, wee snippet? You call yourself "Aerial Musketeer" but can you tie a bowline, can you reef and rig, can you fend off boarders?

On the Airship New Gael, we all must perform the functions of Able Airman and more, or we will never be able to take on the forces of The Order.

If you think you have the gears, report to First Mate O'Shaunessy and tell him that you are to assigned to the Rigging Crew as per my orders. Please don't make me regret this decision.

(If the Engineer appointment on Captain Martin's DoodleBug-class Airship doesn't pan out, of course.)

"And now, lads . . . and lassies . . . drinks are on me."




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Fairley B. Strange
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« Reply #117 on: August 01, 2011, 02:11:30 am »

*slowly drinks*
so, no one will take me on?

Eh, whassat? I'll take you all on - have at yeh all with this empty bottle of mes... mez... argh, well, it's some kind of mess anyway... all a blurry mess... and a lot of bally banjo-noise in my head... and a pretty little scor... schkorp... pretty little stingy creature... here you go, little gurlie, Ol'Fairley's a man of my word, one pet little whatsisname. Now, if you gentlemen will exschkuse me, I think I shall retire now....

[folds self into a small crumpled heap under the corner table and commences snoring softly]
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« Reply #118 on: August 01, 2011, 02:40:06 am »




What's really funny here is that the person who posted the above apparently
1. Has not seen the movie that inspired it, and thus knows nothing about it,
2. Didn't pay any real attention when they did watch it, or
3. Watched it and paid attention to it, but failed to retain any accurate memories of the experience.

In fact, the dangerous individuals in the movie were not related, storywise, to the boy who played the banjo, who in actuality played the part of, so to speak, an angelic sentinel posted just before the entrance to hell; I'm referencing the shot, of course, of said boy standing on the footbridge as he watched the canoeists pass by beneath into the clutches of the canyon ( a 'hellish pit,' as it turned out, in more than just metaphor).

There is, in fact, no evidence in any scientifically-conducted study that suggests that Banjo playing promotes inbreeding or low intelligence -- or is any kind of outgrowth thereof. Pun intended.

It has in fact been shown, conversely, that instruction in the playing of musical instruments of all types (some more than others; fingered instruments especially) actually strengthens neural pathways, and improves aptitudes, especially those associated with such fields as mathematics and reasoning, especially spatial reasoning.

Not to mention that the Banjo was in the midst of its early heyday prior to and during the Victorian period, and popular in England during that time. I reference the popularity in England and Europe of Minstrel shows, in which the banjo figured prominently as both a prop and as a source of support for the performance.

Also, an Englishman invented a distinctly English type of banjo, which he named the Zither Banjo (very popular recently with antique collectors), which was wildly popular right up into the 1920s (it has also enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity among amateur musicians).

Yep, I can take a joke. I did say it was funny, after all... Cheesy
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Walk softly and carry a big banjo...

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PixieOnTheMic
« Reply #119 on: August 01, 2011, 03:15:20 am »

OL;AFR
(Overly Lengthy; Avoided Fully Reading)
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I think I should also mention I had a dream about this game, only Bailey was a woman...

I assure you, that incident in Singapore was all a misunderstanding.
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rtafStElmo
« Reply #120 on: August 01, 2011, 03:20:19 am »

Yikes, I did it again...so much for my understanding nature. Sad

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« Reply #121 on: August 01, 2011, 03:47:17 am »

Yikes, I did it again...so much for my understanding nature. Sad

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MWBailey
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rtafStElmo
« Reply #122 on: August 01, 2011, 04:18:21 am »

Ah, to be young again, what larks!

Enjoy your freedom to ignore adults. It's its own reward.
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helios
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« Reply #123 on: August 01, 2011, 07:05:52 am »

RL;RAAEI
(Rather Long; Read Anyway and Enjoyed it)
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BB BlackDog
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« Reply #124 on: August 01, 2011, 07:18:07 am »




What's really funny here is that the person who posted the above apparently
1. Has not seen the movie that inspired it, and thus knows nothing about it,
2. Didn't pay any real attention when they did watch it, or
3. Watched it and paid attention to it, but failed to retain any accurate memories of the experience.

In fact, the dangerous individuals in the movie were not related, storywise, to the boy who played the banjo, who in actuality played the part of, so to speak, an angelic sentinel posted just before the entrance to hell; I'm referencing the shot, of course, of said boy standing on the footbridge as he watched the canoeists pass by beneath into the clutches of the canyon ( a 'hellish pit,' as it turned out, in more than just metaphor).

There is, in fact, no evidence in any scientifically-conducted study that suggests that Banjo playing promotes inbreeding or low intelligence -- or is any kind of outgrowth thereof. Pun intended.

It has in fact been shown, conversely, that instruction in the playing of musical instruments of all types (some more than others; fingered instruments especially) actually strengthens neural pathways, and improves aptitudes, especially those associated with such fields as mathematics and reasoning, especially spatial reasoning.

Not to mention that the Banjo was in the midst of its early heyday prior to and during the Victorian period, and popular in England during that time. I reference the popularity in England and Europe of Minstrel shows, in which the banjo figured prominently as both a prop and as a source of support for the performance.

Also, an Englishman invented a distinctly English type of banjo, which he named the Zither Banjo (very popular recently with antique collectors), which was wildly popular right up into the 1920s (it has also enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity among amateur musicians).


Yep, I can take a joke. I did say it was funny, after all... Cheesy


Hello good sir
Just a couple of points
Banjo Bridge Boy was seen again at the Dance Party/Swamp Village, with the Dangerous Individuals later in the Film
Common Consensus is The Banjo came to the US from the Far east via the middle east to Africa, and brought from there to the US Via Slaves, so Highly likely that European traders would have come across them and brought them back as curiosity's, way before this.
Banjo's were very popular in Europe, and still are today.
Thanks to numerous Films, it has unfortunately become Synonymous now with incorrectly fingered, close related southern US types
 Sorry I know a bit OL;AFR
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