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Song Challenge - Sea Rescue

Bat Goddess 17 Feb 08 - 01:08 PM
Sorcha 17 Feb 08 - 01:10 PM
Charley Noble 17 Feb 08 - 01:17 PM
Bat Goddess 17 Feb 08 - 02:05 PM
Mysha 18 Feb 08 - 10:04 PM
katlaughing 19 Feb 08 - 12:31 AM
Bat Goddess 19 Feb 08 - 09:15 AM
Flash Company 19 Feb 08 - 11:48 AM
Georgiansilver 19 Feb 08 - 03:12 PM
Georgiansilver 20 Feb 08 - 02:14 AM
Flash Company 20 Feb 08 - 11:08 AM
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Subject: Song Challenge - Sea Rescue
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 01:08 PM

I've been going through accumulated papers and clippings (I'm compulsive -- about collecting pieces of paper, not culling them) and came across the following, which had been used as filler in the New Yorker magazine some time in the past 10 years.

[From the London Times]

A young girl who was blown out to sea on a pair of inflatable teeth was rescued -- by a man on an inflatable lobster. Two lifeboats had been launched to go to the aid of the child off Bexhill, East Sussex. "This sort of thing is all too common," a coastguard spokesman said.

Enjoy,

Linn


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge - Sea Rescue
From: Sorcha
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 01:10 PM

Yes, common. Very common.

(ROF!)


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge - Sea Rescue
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 01:17 PM

I would give my eye teeth to see more details!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge - Sea Rescue
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Feb 08 - 02:05 PM

Sorry, Charley -- that's all there was (used as filler) and I don't even have the date of when it ran in the New Yorker.

BTW, Sinsull could probably go into the sea rescue biz -- she's got a 6 or 7 foot tall inflatable lobster. (As long as it's back in place for the Annual Lobster Extravaganza (sponsored by the lady who doesn't eat them).

Linn


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge - Sea Rescue
From: Mysha
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 10:04 PM

Hi,

Well, it could be 10 years - a quick search of the Internet goes back to 1998; in fact the only time a year is given for the text is for 1998. But then, your version has more detail than the version floating around on the Internet has.

Well, if you'll forgive me for rhyming teeth and sea, I'll submit this quick one:

When the house seem to crowd in on us
And we long to be outdoors
And if the rain is not to wet for us
We head towards the shores

C:
(No/And/But) The sea is never dull, my lads
The see is never plain
There's always something new to see
Something never seen again

One day there was this girl there
Who was blowing up her teeth
Till they inflated to the size
Where she could float them on the sea

That girls set out to sea then
Just to float a bit about
But then the wind got hold of her
And she was blown a long way out

We didn't know just what to do,
Didn't know where to begin
But a lobster started chasing her
And he brought the girl back in.

Then while the lobster was deflated
by the hero of the sea
A pair of lifeboats came around
To save a pair of teeth

When we got back home, on the radio,
we heard the lifeboat captain say
"A lobster chasing after teeth
We see that almost every day."

                                                                Mysha


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge - Sea Rescue
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 12:31 AM

Linn, here's one more, kinda related item, well it's semi-nautical and funny:

5) At the height of the gale, the harbourmaster radioed a coastguard and asked him to estimate the wind speed. He replied he was sorry, but he didn't have a gauge. However, if it was any help, the wind had just blown his Land Rover off the cliff.
(Aberdeen Evening Express)


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge - Sea Rescue
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 09:15 AM

Hmmm...sounds like we need a whole new scale to measure wind velocity.

Reminds me of when the weather boys on the top of Mt. Washington decided to have breakfast on the patio -- during a normal gale. Didn't take long before everything blew away -- cereal, bowls, table, chairs...I don't remember the guys getting blown away, but they decided to pack it in and eat breakfast inside.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge - Sea Rescue
From: Flash Company
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 11:48 AM

Oh I am a dentist's daughter, and the tooth I have to tell, (Or should that be truth?)
I went of down to Bexhill for the day,
With my Da's inflating gnashers that he uses for a sign,
I thought that out upon the foam I'd play.
But the wind it blew Sou-westerley and swept me out to sea,
I was really in the teeth of a gale,
And I figured I was lost as upon the waves I tossed,
Till I found I had lobster on my tail.

So heres to the rubber lobster, the finest of it's kind,
As a sea-going vehicle it can't fail,
If you're struggling in the ocean and creating a commotion,
It's as well to have a lobster on your tail.

I was really rather startled as it came up alongside,
You don't see an eight foot lobster every day,
But the fellow riding on it coolly offered me a claw,
And said 'Nice Teeth!' in quite a friendly way,
Then he took me back to shore to the cheering of the crowd,
And I went back to my Da to tell the tale,
And he said 'Go tell your Mum, that you've come home safe, By Gum,
All because you had a lobster on your tail!

Can't suggest a tune, just do the best you can.

Brian Q (aka Flash Company)


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge - Sea Rescue
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 03:12 PM

The Coastguard were called by a desperate mum,
To report that her daughter was missing.
She hoped that the teeth she was floating upon,
Were quite solid, not leaking and hissing.

The coastguard in turn called the station to say,
That a lifeboat should be sent to her aid.
"There are teeth in the mouth of the estuary,
And they carry a young desperate maid".

" What....Teeth in the mouth" said a shocked lifeboatman,
Then we'd better get the lifeboat there soon.
For daylight is fading and I won't be wading,
In the sea by the light of the moon.

Now in Bexhill, large lobsters are quite rarely found,
But one soon appeared there on the scene.
An 'inflatable friend' to the rescue we're told,
With a hero so handsome and lean.

I had heard that the last thing that one should consume,
Is a lobster when one has false munchers.
But I know now the two go together quite well,
As long as they both avoid punctures.


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge - Sea Rescue
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:14 AM

And some more please!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge - Sea Rescue
From: Flash Company
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 11:08 AM

Hi Ho Silver! Wish I'd thought of the teeth in the mouth of the estuary, that is a perfect line for this situation.
In passing, a real lobster measuring about 4 feet in length was once encountered by a diver in Fowey harbour. It attacked him as he was doing maintenance work at the China Clay Dock.
The Lobster obviously came off worst, as details of it's length and weight used to be reported on the wall of the local fish shop. No details of what it tasted like, however!

FC


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Subject: RE: Song Challenge - Sea Rescue
From: GUEST,Alan
Date: 05 Mar 09 - 06:57 AM

A Search and Rescue helicopter was apparently used to drop off servicemen for a round of golf.

Pictures of the yellow Sea King landing at Willingcott Valley Golf Course near Woolacombe, Devon, were published in the Daily Mirror.

A dozen passengers climbed out of the aircraft to play nine holes on Wednesday after flying from a nearby air base, the paper said.

As questions were asked about the appropriate use of military resources, a Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "There are strict rules in place regarding use of military aircraft and we are urgently investigating this incident to ensure regulations have been observed.

"Search and Rescue cover was not compromised in any way while this sortie took place."

The helicopter is thought to have carried mostly non-commissioned officers from RAF Chivenor in north Devon.

Soldiers' lives are being put at risk because of helicopter shortage and search and rescue is under great strain. The public will want answers on how the MoD this is an appropriate use of resources.


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