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Thursday, November 27, 2008

“It’s Time To Put On Make-Up / It’s Time To Come Ye Back …”

If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. It’s been a tough week, folks, but the vid below fair cheered me up. Although Adrian McKinty may want to avert his eyes … The Big Question: Is ‘Danny Boy’ beyond parody?

12 comments:

bookwitch said...

Oh, boy. Or "Jösses, Amalia", as a Swede (chef, or otherwise) might say.

Cheer you up? It brought tears to my eyes. Lips are twitching, though.

Corey Wilde said...

Classic!

Helen said...

Painful... very painful. Quite a few winces as well...
Oooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Declan Burke said...

I'm reliably informed by my Swedish division that the 'Swedish Chef' is in fact the 'Italian Chef' in Sweden. Could this possibly be true? Say it ain't so, Joe ...

Cheers, Dec

AnswerGirl said...

My dad said, "That's almost blasphemous."

adrian mckinty said...

Nice but I still prefer this version

bookwitch said...

Cool, Adrian, but it didn't make me smile.

Tony Bailie said...

I actually think my wife is having an affair with Beaker... there are a number of wooley-toy versions in the house, a fridge magnet and then I found this bookmarked on our pc

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GbItoJlfSyI

adrian mckinty said...

Ms Witch

It made me smile a bit, especially when the guy videoing his own TV screen panned down too far and we saw the Philips badge proudly displayed.

I dont know why Fox keeps removing that scene from YouTube, its a classic and it only gets people more interested in a film that lost money at the box office.

Declan Burke said...

I don't know, Ms Witch ... Albert Finney taking that stogie out of his dressing-gown pocket always makes me smile ... Cheers, Dec

bookwitch said...

Nah, I saw that one coming. Anyway, smoking kills. Do machine guns come with warnings, I wonder?

bookwitch said...

After extensive research (Swedish Wikipedia) I can announce that the Swedish chef is the Swedish chef in Swedish, as well. Though I'd better not translate that in company like this. It's not often I get to write Swedish five times in three sentences.