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September 07, 2021

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anon a mouse

I hesitiate to explore further the idea of innocent virgin princesses and paternal relationships...

No worries - we have the interwebs to explore for ideas on such relationships.

*or so I'm told*

David

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Farnsworth M Muldoon

If you recall, a couple three days ago we learned that the Welsh language is racist.

Perhaps there is something to that notion...

Herp McDerp

"Princess"? My neighbor calls his six-year-old daughter "Pumpkin" ...

semi retired conservative

Perhaps there is something to that notion...

English - black man

Welsh - dyn du


Cymru am byth !!!!

Farnsworth M Muldoon

My neighbor calls his six-year-old daughter "Pumpkin" ...

Yes, but does his wife squash that language?

Karl

Meanwhile in California

I've long since learned that I have absolutely no idea how the general pubic think on any subject. I've been 100% wrong with every election prediction I've ever made, and the electorate continue to vote for things which seem positively unhinged to me - unless I predict they won't. (Ahem, Brexit. Trump)

I'm particularly confounded by reports of (typically Swedish) women who apologise to immigrants who have sexually assaulted them for being too desirable.

It's madness I tells ye.

David

Yes, but does his wife squash that language?

[ Points to door. ]

You’ll find your coat in the alleyway.

asiaseen

"Pumpkin"

Is that veganist or simply organic?

anon a mouse

Yes, but does his wife squash that language?

We'll smack him upside his gourd...

pst314

You’ll find your coat in the alleyway.

Psst. Hey buddy. Check out these here coats. Fireproof. Hamster urine proof. Latest style.

Sam Duncan

“Why don't duchesses, marquesses, viscountesses, baronesses, and recognized ladies find themselves in so much helpless distressing trouble?”

In olde-worlde chirpy cockernee circles at least, “duchess” was apparently quite a common term of endearment for the old trouble-and-strife, squire.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

We'll smack him upside his gourd...

Careful, as nice as it is here in the alley you might also find yourself here as David doesn't like that sort of pun on his patch.

pst314

David doesn't like that sort of pun on his patch.

Pumpkin patch?

David

[ Phones builders, gets quote for having both ends of alleyway bricked up. ]

pst314

Terminology update.

Wilbur Hassenfus

Feminism is “princess” après la lettre.

ns

Stephanie Richer - Caillou somehow was both very bland and extremely annoying, so I was glad my kids got bored with it and stopped watching it.
My kids, when they were toddlers, were fascinated by the Teletubbies. Maybe mesmerized is a better description. That was possibly the most surreal show I have ever seen (and I was raised in the 60's). I tried to remember if Teletubbies was a BBC show, so I googled it, I got as far as "Were the Teletubbies " and the top suggestion was " on drugs?", not "on the BBC?".

Farnsworth M Muldoon

[Phones builders...]

No problem I got some Traveller relatives that can hook you right up.

Steve E

My kids, when they were toddlers, were fascinated by the Teletubbies.

For my oldest, it was Thomas the Tank Engine, which was very watchable, especially when Ringo did the narration. For my youngest, it was Blue's Clues and the Wiggles. Blue's Clues taught him colours like vermilion, marigold, chartreuse and magenta. The Wiggles taught him what a child molester looked like. Those guys were creepy.

anon a mouse

No problem I got some Traveller relatives that can hook you right up.

They're on the vine?

*ducks*

ns

A small local railroad museum has a Thomas the Tank Engine day. The museum makes a lot of money on just that one day, which helps them stay open. They make an engine look like Thomas and give rides, all under license of course. They also invite local merchandisers to set up shop, and there are a lot of Thomas the Tank Engine toys sold. It was fun for the kids, though.
Further thought inspired by my google search: Are the writers for the BBC required to be on drugs, or is it just helpful?
And check out the Captain from the Beanie and Cecil Show, from my childhood - definitely creepy and disturbing. Beanie and Cecil were surreal also, but never had the pretense of being educational.

Steve E

A small local railroad museum has a Thomas the Tank Engine day. The museum makes a lot of money on just that one day,

There used to be a full size Thomas replica that made the rounds near where I live. My wife and a neighbour's wife took the kids to see Thomas somewhere in Ohio (I think it was Sandusky). We live in Southwestern Ontario, so it was an overnight trip. My younger son went with my wife and one of her friends to see Thomas much closer to home in St. Thomas, Ontario. It was extremely popular with the kids.

I remember Beany and Cecil, especially the opening. I remember the hook nosed bad guy but had completely forgotten about the captain. I just rewatched the opening. He was creepy. I'm also not sure why they made such a big deal about it being a whole half hour Bob Clampett cartoon. Who the f**k was Bob Clampett?

I'm with you on the Teletubbies and their creators being on something. I always found the show disturbing. I'd like to see them make a movie along the lines of those sixties films where Frankenstein and the Werewolf were meeting someone like Abbott and Costello or the Three Stooges. I'd like to see The Teletubbies meet the Coneheads from SNL. It would help to be high.

ns

took the kids to see Thomas somewhere in Ohio

Did they bring back lots of toys? I'm convinced many of the episodes were just to introduce another character, and thus another toy for the parents to buy. There were hundreds of different toys in the 90s, there must be thousands now.

The Great White North was responsible for Theodore Tugboat, another children's show, narrated by - well by Denny Doherty of the Mamas and the Papas. There were a lot of toys from that one, too, but not at the level of Thomas.

I'd like to see The Teletubbies meet the Coneheads from SNL. It would help to be high.

Yeah, I'm not sure if it would be brilliant or a train wreck, maybe both.

pst314

Caillou somehow was both very bland and extremely annoying

Many people I know found Davy and Goliath very annoying, so maybe there is a common thread? (I know nothing of Caillou.)

Steve E

The Great White North was responsible for Theodore Tugboat

Yes there's a full size replica of Theodore as well. He made a stop a couple of years ago at a nearby harbour on Lake Ontario.

Did they bring back lots of toys?

They came back with something I'm sure, but they were already well loaded with Thomas toys. We are in the midst of a move and the one thing my wife couldn't bring herself to throw out was all the Thomas stuff (my boys are 19 and 23 now). Not sure where we're going to put it. We've downsized considerably.

asiaseen

My kids, when they were toddlers, were fascinated by the Teletubbies.

Mine were more into Magic Roundabout and Hector's House. Me I was amused by Crystal Tits and Alistair.

Stephanie Richer

That was possibly the most surreal show I have ever seen (and I was raised in the 60's).

The use of Jungian archetypes in their tummies was off the charts.

Regarding Caillou versus that gift of the Lutherans, Davey and Goliath:

Davey was an utter dumbshit whose whole meaning in life was to engage in stupid behavior despite the warnings of his prescient dog so his helmet hair headed parents could pull out a Bible verse and explain to him that he was a hop, skip, and a jump from eternal damnation.

Caillou was just a whining little fuck with no redeeming value except to leave us all guessing how he managed to neuter his parents and why the hell didn't he have hair? When I first saw it, I thought maybe they were giving into him out of compassion for some childhood cancer.

There are some brilliant videos done of Caillou grownup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ancfV-rhAHU

Herp McDerp

I googled it, I got as far as "Were the Teletubbies " and the top suggestion was "on drugs?"

I tried it -- this is still true!

WTP

For those familiar with Davey and Goliath, I offer this...

https://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/Davey_and_Goliath

Obviously (?) it won't help others who are unfamiliar to understand without causing considerable confusion but WTH you want from me? I'm not your mother.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...videos done of Caillou grownup

So basically animated antifa and leftist professors(BIRM)?

Steve E

Davey was an utter dumbshit whose whole meaning in life was to engage in stupid behavior despite the warnings of his prescient dog...

"I don't know, Davey."

I remember the episode about the kid with the polkadot tie who everyone hated. He also, coincidentally, happened to be black. Real subtle.

https://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/Davey_and_Goliath

LOL! Not too far off some of the things we used to make up about the show ourselves.

pst314

Real subtle.

Perhaps unsubtle is the right approach for very young children.

LOL! Not too far off some of the things we used to make up about the show ourselves.

But then, young kids made up nasty things about almost everything. For instance, remember the TV show Davy Crockett starring Fess Parker, and the stuff kids would make up in mockery? Kids really can be as cruel as hairless apes.

ns

Crystal Tits and Alistair

That's a kid's show? Did you mean Crystal Tipps and Alistair? Was that a typo, or autocorrect, or some freudian slip? :)

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