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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by Harbal » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:30 am

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
BradburyPound wrote:I just saw Tommy on TV again, after decades.

Please share with me the majesty of this excerpt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXNGIKuCiv8
Mmmm. Oliver Reed. :)
Quite a contrast to The Faith Tones.

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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:56 am

Harbal wrote:
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
BradburyPound wrote:I just saw Tommy on TV again, after decades.

Please share with me the majesty of this excerpt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXNGIKuCiv8
Mmmm. Oliver Reed. :)
Quite a contrast to The Faith Tones.
I'm still wondering whose bed it was. :?

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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by Harbal » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:27 pm

vegetariantaxidermy wrote: I'm still wondering whose bed it was. :?
Okay, let's unpick this: The scene starts with a sleepy little boy kneeling beside his Daddy, his Daddy's bed. The kid rambles on about kites and God etc. The next thing we know it's the kid who's in bed and the Daddy, his Daddy, is walking out of the room. Either they swapped places or the guy who wrote the words screwed up.

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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:31 pm

Harbal wrote:
vegetariantaxidermy wrote: I'm still wondering whose bed it was. :?
Okay, let's unpick this: The scene starts with a sleepy little boy kneeling beside his Daddy, his Daddy's bed. The kid rambles on about kites and God etc. The next thing we know it's the kid who's in bed and the Daddy, his Daddy, is walking out of the room. Either they swapped places or the guy who wrote the words screwed up.
The creepy weirdness of it has given me a headache. I'm off to bed.

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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by Harbal » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:33 pm

vegetariantaxidermy wrote: I'm off to bed.
Don't forget to pray. :)

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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by Lacewing » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:15 pm

I found it creepy, and was less than pleased with you dear Harbal, dear Harbal, for putting it in my head. I was expecting a good laugh, and instead I got this creepy recording of a father totally self-absorbed in a son calling him "Daddy"... much the way he probably thought God should be revered. I didn't notice how the bedroom situation got twisted, I was just wanting it to END. What kind of father doesn't comfort his crying son -- and instead talks in that creepy, slow voice, and then starts crying himself because he doesn't know his OWN daddy (God)? Delusional and self-absorbed. You see how this insanity is passed down through generations?

I bet Bob owns this album.

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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by Walker » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:32 pm

Lacewing wrote:I found it creepy, and was less than pleased with you dear Harbal, dear Harbal, for putting it in my head. I was expecting a good laugh, and instead I got this creepy recording of a father totally self-absorbed in a son calling him "Daddy"... much the way he probably thought God should be revered. I didn't notice how the bedroom situation got twisted, I was just wanting it to END. What kind of father doesn't comfort his crying son -- and instead talks in that creepy, slow voice, and then starts crying himself because he doesn't know his OWN daddy (God)? Delusional and self-absorbed. You see how this insanity is passed down through generations?

I bet Bob owns this album.
I feel so validated for ignoring it.

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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:56 pm

Lacewing wrote:I found it creepy, and was less than pleased with you dear Harbal, dear Harbal, for putting it in my head. I was expecting a good laugh, and instead I got this creepy recording of a father totally self-absorbed in a son calling him "Daddy"... much the way he probably thought God should be revered. I didn't notice how the bedroom situation got twisted, I was just wanting it to END. What kind of father doesn't comfort his crying son -- and instead talks in that creepy, slow voice, and then starts crying himself because he doesn't know his OWN daddy (God)? Delusional and self-absorbed. You see how this insanity is passed down through generations?

I bet Bob owns this album.
Hmm. Interesting. Perhaps he was talking to himself all along, which would explain the bed mix-up.

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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by Harbal » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:02 pm

Lacewing wrote:I found it creepy, and was less than pleased with you
Yes, I agree. There is something sinister and, as you say, downright creepy about it but there's also something hilariously funny about it and that's what interested me.

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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by A_Seagull » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:10 pm

Harbal wrote:Some things can make you laugh and some things can make you cry. Here is one of those rare things that can do both at the same time. It certainly made me laugh till I cried.
Nah I couldn't get it. Maybe not my sort of humour.

But you might like this one. I used to play it to my kids. Even now it still cracks me up. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Wd-Q3F8KM

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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:14 pm

A_Seagull wrote:
Harbal wrote:Some things can make you laugh and some things can make you cry. Here is one of those rare things that can do both at the same time. It certainly made me laugh till I cried.
Nah I couldn't get it. Maybe not my sort of humour.

But you might like this one. I used to play it to my kids. Even now it still cracks me up. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Wd-Q3F8KM
:lol: That is pretty funny. 'When I'm alone I 'beep' myself'. The other one is unintentionally funny for all kinds of reasons that really can't be explained. Either it's 'got' or it's 'not'.

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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by Harbal » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:35 pm

A_Seagull wrote:
Nah I couldn't get it. Maybe not my sort of humour.
It's not supposed to be humour, it was done completely in earnest. That, in conjunction with the content, is what makes it funny.
But you might like this one. I used to play it to my kids. Even now it still cracks me up.
This, on the other hand, is supposed to be funny. If it is your sort of humour, you will think it funny. I don't think it's funny because it's not my sort of humour. The point is: while they are both funny to someone, they are funny for entirely different reasons.

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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by attofishpi » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:49 am

A_Seagull wrote:
Nah I couldn't get it. Maybe not my sort of humour.
Especially when its part of a collection of his work kept in your closet. :P

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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:42 am

attofishpi wrote:
A_Seagull wrote:
Nah I couldn't get it. Maybe not my sort of humour.
Especially when its part of a collection of his work kept in your closet. :P
Chuckle. I bet there are a lot of closets with Jim Reeves in them.

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Re: Tear jerker.

Post by attofishpi » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:51 am

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
attofishpi wrote:
A_Seagull wrote:
Nah I couldn't get it. Maybe not my sort of humour.
Especially when its part of a collection of his work kept in your closet. :P
Chuckle. I bet there are a lot of closets with Jim Reeves in them.
Hahaha - the thought puts goosebumps up the back of my neck!

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