Thursday, November 10, 2005

Empty-Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Pub

I am not at all confident that the title of this post is spelled correctly.

We had a lovely lunch today with the Other Half's mum and dad. We tucked into chicken in mushroom sauce, with mashed potatoes and peas (and the braver among us had other vegetables although not the Other Half as, if it's not a pea, he won't go near it), and OH's mum told us all about how the bull on the farm they stayed near in Dorset is going to be killed and burned as he "can't do the business" any more. There then followed a lively discussion on bull semen, what might be done to improve the quality (the Other Half suggested it might be a bit cold outside for that sort of thing) and whether the other bulls might laugh at the poor infertile one. And then OH's mum did an impression of a bull doing what bulls do. Which was sort of reminiscent of the diner scene in When Harry Met Sally and a little discomfiting, to say the least.

In other news, it's karaoke time tonight. What do you think I/we should sing?


Anonymous Other Half chimed in with...

To be fair, most of the childish sniggering and innuendo was coming from our end of the table. My parents were largely oblivious to the more subtle comments made such as if bulls could score viagra !!!

As for karaoke tonight...I plan to be a drunken but supportive by-stander...unless by some fluke of bad luck they have the theme tune to 'Minder' in their collection in which case I'm screwed.

10 November, 2005 15:42  
Blogger Sniffy chimed in with...

"Islands in the stream" by Kenny and Dolly.

Or "Get up (sex machine)" by James Browne.

Or "Firestarter" by the Prodigy.

Always happy to help.

10 November, 2005 15:46  
Blogger zanna chimed in with...

fairy tale of new york - pouges and the late great kirsty mccoll

sk8er boy - that bird (saw someone in their thirties do this recently was one of the best times of my life) not that i want you to look stoopid or anything!

10 November, 2005 16:00  
Anonymous Other Half chimed in with...

Since You've Been Gone by Rainbow is also another tune that might encourage me to wail a bit.

10 November, 2005 16:02  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

i thought you were in a meeting?

10 November, 2005 16:04  
Blogger Kellycat chimed in with...

As it's your current earworm, why not Bonnie Tyler?

Or my particular karaoke favourite - "Brass in Pocket" by the Pretenders. There's nothing like a drunken woman with lipstick on her teeth and loo roll stuck to her shoe telling everyone in the pub that she's "special".

10 November, 2005 16:14  
Blogger Kyahgirl chimed in with...

That scene from When Harry met Sally had me in tears, I was laughing so hard. I can't really picture it from a bull's perspective although I'd imagine it would attract quite a bit of attention.

to do the hearts, type:
& hearts ; but without any spaces.


10 November, 2005 16:15  
Blogger Wyndham chimed in with...

The movie Kingpin is funny just for the splendid bull semen joke in it.

10 November, 2005 16:29  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

yes but what am i going to sing?

10 November, 2005 16:32  
Blogger car01 chimed in with...

Anything by The Hoff. You know you want to.

Doubtful whether the Karaoke machine would have such delights though; you might have to travel to Germany for that.

10 November, 2005 16:51  
Blogger Wyndham chimed in with...

Don't It Make You Feel Good by Stefan Dennis.

10 November, 2005 17:12  
Blogger Betty chimed in with...

White Wedding by Billy Idol, or Begin The Beguine by Julio Iglesias.

10 November, 2005 18:00  
Blogger bedshaped chimed in with...

I think you should do a duet of Meatloafs' "Paradise by the dashboard light."

10 November, 2005 19:55  
Blogger Urban Chick chimed in with...

waiting for a star to fall by boy meets girl

you'll tape it, yes?

would like to hear, y'see


10 November, 2005 22:07  
Blogger Meegan chimed in with...

"I want you to want me" by Cheap Trick is always a crowd-pleaser.

10 November, 2005 23:46  
Blogger FUNKYBROWNCHICK chimed in with...


11 November, 2005 00:29  
Blogger 30-Something chimed in with...

Crazy For You with your eyes closed. It's a must for any karaoke.

11 November, 2005 07:40  
Blogger Stef the engineer chimed in with...

"London Calling" by the Clash. Used to be my Karaoke favourite whenever dragged there by work colleagues.
Ah, happy days!

11 November, 2005 08:48  
Anonymous Other Half chimed in with...

What a night !!! After resolutely refusing to sing I was convinced by SG...and a few pints of Stella. We proceeded to sing our heads off, firstly providing backing vocals on Summer of 69, then an OH / SG duet on Since You've Been Gone (The Rainbow classic). I think there were other performances but the rest of the night is a bit hazy !!!!!!!!

11 November, 2005 09:04  

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