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The spellbinding history of cheese and witchcraft

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  • #46
    Originally posted by Sparko View Post

    Rogue and I were actually trying to have some friendly fun by joking around with you (not mocking, trying to engage you in a little fellowship). Yet you seem humorless and take it all seriously.
    Unfortunately humour is very subjective and also some of your remarks made no sense to me. For example, if I made a reference to "the same procedure as every year, James" would you recognise the humorous allusion?
    "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

      Unfortunately humour is very subjective and also some of your remarks made no sense to me. For example, if I made a reference to "the same procedure as every year, James" would you recognise the humorous allusion?
      OK. I guess something got lost in translation. But we were only trying to have a bit of fun with the idea that women could be spellbound by a piece of cheese. You have to admit that concept is funny on it's own.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

        Unfortunately humour is very subjective and also some of your remarks made no sense to me. For example, if I made a reference to "the same procedure as every year, James" would you recognise the humorous allusion?
        "Neighbor, how long has it been since youíve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?Ē

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

          Unfortunately humour is very subjective and also some of your remarks made no sense to me. For example, if I made a reference to "the same procedure as every year, James" would you recognise the humorous allusion?
          I think relatively obscure references to West German sitcoms are a bit different, sort of like my referring to "does anyone here have an aardvark" would be lost on most anyone who didn't live in the Washington D.C. area in the early mid 60s and watched a particular kids show on a local TV channel.

          ETA: Apparently the guy made a record



          And the show was syndicated although I think it was filmed in D.C.. Here's another one of his songs.


          So stupid yet brings back fond memories.
          Last edited by rogue06; 01-26-2021, 03:10 PM.

          I'm always still in trouble again

          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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          • #50
            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
            I think relatively obscure references to West German sitcoms are a bit different.
            My reference was not to a "sitcom" "and it was not "West German". Although Cow Poke seems to have found a clip with Swedish subtitles. However, the short English comedy sketch Dinner for One from 1963 has become something of a New Year tradition in Germany [and originally West Germany] since the 1970s.


            "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

              My reference was not to a "sitcom" "and it was not "West German". Although Cow Poke seems to have found a clip with Swedish subtitles. However, the short English comedy sketch Dinner for One from 1963 has become something of a New Year tradition in Germany [and originally West Germany] since the 1970s.
              Well la de da.

              I'm always still in trouble again

              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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              • #52
                Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                Well la de da.
                Indeed.
                "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

                  Indeed.
                  Indubitably


                  I'm always still in trouble again

                  "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                  "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                    Indubitably
                    A classic Chip and Dale reference!
                    "Neighbor, how long has it been since youíve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?Ē

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                      A classic Chip and Dale reference!
                      Actually the Goofy Gophers who were a Looney Tunes knockoff of Chip 'n' Dale (who were chipmunks)


                      https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/5cd80df...c-8e894263c227


                      I might as well join H_A at picking nits.

                      I'm always still in trouble again

                      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                        Actually the Goofy Gophers who were a Looney Tunes knockoff of Chip 'n' Dale (who were chipmunks)


                        https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/5cd80df...c-8e894263c227


                        I might as well join H_A at picking nits.
                        This is true, and I started to correct my post, but didn't want to cheat you out of the opportunity.
                        "Neighbor, how long has it been since youíve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?Ē

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