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Official: Spoons are hazardous!

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strad 28 Oct 08 - 03:59 PM
Ernest 29 Oct 08 - 03:18 AM
Declan 29 Oct 08 - 03:27 AM
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Roger the Skiffler 29 Oct 08 - 07:39 AM
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Subject: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: strad
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 03:59 PM

Recently flew out of a UK airport and when checking through Security I was told that the pair of spoons in my fiddle case could not travel in the cabin as they were considered a hazardous item! I've checked since and I can understand knives and forks - but spoons? On the way home I was told that spoons were OK so perhaps it was a jobsworth that I encountered.


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: Ernest
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 03:18 AM

This might be why...

;0)
Ernest


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: Declan
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 03:27 AM

Of course they are hazardous. Ask any boiled egg (or unfortunate session attendee).


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: r.padgett
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 03:34 AM

Dame Patti Smith EPNS springs to mind and all of her students!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: Splott Man
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 04:29 AM

We got the spoons to Spain safely enough a couple of years ago, but on return my box of harmonicas, capos and Jew's harps was greeted with "Ooh, muchos metallicas!"


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: Nigel Dunn
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 05:08 AM

A mate of mine had to play his melodeon at check in to prove that it was harmless - got to be a joke there somewhere!


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: Dead Horse
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 06:39 AM

Weapons of Mass Destruction


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: Sugwash
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 06:54 AM

George Bush is planning 'Dessert Storm' to save us all again.


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: Will Fly
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 06:55 AM

Of course spoons are dangerous!
Here's why...


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: mouldy
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 07:07 AM

My old man had to play his concertina in Frankfurt airport once, during a transit stop, about 15 years ago.

And as one of Dame Patti's students, I can GUARANTEE that they are hazardous!

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 07:39 AM

Well my playing the spoons has been declared dangerous to those of a sensitive musical ear.

RtS
(Washboard of Mass Destruction)


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 07:58 AM

Re Dead Horse's post above : wasn't it Aiken Drum who

"played upon a ladle . . . "?

Spoons were dangerous in the hands of Bernie (Helen) Grehan, and I had the bruises to prove it :-D !


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: GUEST,Mr Red having difficulty posting
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 08:00 AM

I wonder if my spoons would pass muster - they are large and plastic and actually salad spoons so they might just pass mustard...........


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 08:08 AM

Quote - Alan Rickman aka Sheriff of Nottingham

"At least I didn't use a spoon"


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: GUEST,Jonny Sunshine
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 01:28 PM

I can't remember where it was, some novel or TV drama where the villian threatens to disembowel the hero with a spoon... when questioned whether something a little sharper wouldn't be better, he replies "spoons are best because the take MUCH, MUCH LONGER"


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 09:30 AM

Alan Rickman played the heavies in both Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and Quigley Down Under. Both were released around 1990-ish. He used the "heart out with a spoon" in both.
The dimwit minion questioning whether he should have said something sharper, like an axe, was in RHPOT.
The fact that I know this (without googling) speaks unfortunate volumes about how I spend my time I suppose.
-Glenn


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: JohnB
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 10:46 AM

"Because it Hurts more" is the reason to use spoons.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 12:18 PM

Strad, I don't understand why you would put spoons in your fiddle case. (Assuming there's a fiddle in it.) Why would you allow something like that to bang against your fiddle and scratch it?

The airline people probably objected to your spoons on the grounds that you struck them as irrational.


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: Fidjit
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 05:22 PM

I use tea spoons. Easier to sneak into a session. (And on a plane)

Yes I've had to play my concertina too.
To prove it wasn't going to kill anyone.
Although come to think of it. Why did they let me take it on the plane? The way I play is killing.

Why do they give us back our shoes? Surely they are dangerous items. I mean a good kick to the head etc.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 07:58 PM

I once provided spoons training with two plastic salad spoons to avoid potential injury...
They gave quite an interesting sound... a clack as opposed to the chink of EPNS


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: strad
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 07:44 AM

Leeneia - the spoons were in the zippy lid of the fiddle case. I've far too much respect for my fiddle to risk scratching it with a spoon. It gets its wear marks from what happens when I have it out and playing, so to speak.

By the way, how do accordion players get on with weight limits when flying? Must be a pain in the ****.


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: breezy
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 07:49 AM

Nor would I mess with the Spoon of Llantrisant !


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: EBarnacle
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 11:13 AM

A couple of years ago, I was politely asked to play my concertina in an airport checkin line just to prove it was real. Of course, they had trouble getting me to stop and move on so the next person could check in.


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 11:21 AM

The spoons were in a separate compartment, then? Whew! I'm glad to hear it.

I once had a TSA person ask me to show her my wood flute. Evidently the long, round bore looked too much like a pipe or a shotgun barrel. I unpacked it and played her a couple notes, but she seemed to resent it.


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: Artful Codger
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 05:06 PM

EBarnacle: I hope you got paid to stop. Or did they threaten to slice your bellows open with a spoon?


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: Ref
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 07:30 PM

Of course they're dangerous. If you try to play them while I'm singing, I'll kill you!


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Subject: RE: Official: Spoons are hazardous!
From: s&r
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 04:24 AM

When Rusty (my wife) played for the Halle, it warranted a news item, that was filmed earlier in the same day. The presenter from Granada encouraged her to play faster and louder than she might have done to make a good news item. It took about30 mins of continuous very vigorous spooning to get the shots 'in the can'.

The bruises had to be seen to be believed

Stu


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