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Smothers Brothers---Life Imitates Art

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catspaw49 12 Jul 09 - 01:44 PM
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Subject: Smothers Brothers---Life Imitates Art
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 01:44 PM

Most of you will remember the Smothers Brothers doing "Vat of Chocolate"...........
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Tom (sings): I fell into a vat of chocolate.
I fell into a vat of chocolate.

Dick (sings): What'd you do when you fell into the chocolate?

Together: Lolly doo-dum, lolly doo-dum-day...

Tom (sings): I fell into a vat of chocolate.
I fell into a vat of chocolate...

Dick (interrupts): Tom, Tom! I just asked you, what did you do when you fell into the chocolate?

Tom: Well, you see, I fell into this vat of chocolate, and...um...

Dick: Wait a minute. How did you fall into a vat of chocolate, anyway? Where was this vat of chocolate?

Tom: It was on my way home from school. I would pass by this vat of chocolate.

Dick: But wasn't there some kind of railing or something, to keep people from falling in the chocolate?

Tom: Well, um, you see, I used to kind of walk on that railing...

Dick: And you fell in the chocolate.

Tom: Yeah.

Dick: Okay. So what did you do when you fell in the chocolate?

Tom (sings): I yelled Fire when I fell into the chocolate.
I yelled Fire when I fell into the chocolate.

Dick: (sings): Why'd you yell Fire when you fell into the chocolate?

Together: Lolly doo-dum, lolly doo-dum-day...

Tom (sings): I yelled Fire when I fell into the chocolate.
I yelled Fire when I fell into the chocolate...

Dick (interrupts): Tom! Tom! Why, if you fell in the chocolate, why did you yell Fire?

Tom : Well, it just kind of seemed like the thing to do...

Dick : Tom, listen to me. We're going to play the song one more time, and I want you to say why you yelled Fire when you fell into the chocolate! (plays guitar)

Tom (sings) : I yelled Fire when I fell into the chocolate...

Dick (sings) : Why'd you yell Fire when you fell into the chocolate!?

...

Tom : Because nobody would have saved me if I'd yelled "CHOCOLATE!"

Together: Lolly doo-dum, lolly doo-dum-day...


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But then last Wednesday THIS HAPPENED



So what can I say without being completely irreverent for the poor guy's family but, uh........well..................yeah.......you know..............

Spaw




FIRE !!!


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Subject: RE: Smothers Brothers---Life Imitates Art
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 02:11 PM

I recall a story many years ago about an inspector in a chemical plant who accidentally contaminated a small vat of mercury by accidentally dropping his Tuna sandwich into the vat. The Mercury tested for .0005 parts per million of Tuna which means it is not chemically pure.

Could be Urban Legend.

Don


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Subject: RE: Smothers Brothers---Life Imitates Art
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 03:10 PM

Don,,,It was a joke/parody during the time when we worried about tuna being contaminated by Mercury...

I heard it as a man on a tank car being filled on the railroad who dropped his sandwich in during lunch.


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Subject: RE: Smothers Brothers---Life Imitates Art
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 03:11 PM

(and we sang that Smothers Brothers joke before they milked it like that)


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Subject: RE: Smothers Brothers---Life Imitates Art
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 04:22 PM

"Mrs. O'Connell?"
"Yes?"
"I'm afraid, ma'am, that your husband Tom has drowned up at the Guinness brewery."
"My God! Could you not save him?"
"Sure, and he kept getting away from us."


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Subject: RE: Smothers Brothers---Life Imitates Art
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 05:55 PM

Did they throw away the chocolate?


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Subject: RE: Smothers Brothers---Life Imitates Art
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 09:08 PM

The Smothers Brothers routine was put up on YouTube a few months ago,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDonSwXPUZU


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Subject: RE: Smothers Brothers---Life Imitates Art
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 09:11 PM

Smothers Brothers chocolate skit in sign language (I kid you not!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pj8DKO_HEA


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Subject: RE: Smothers Brothers---Life Imitates Art
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 11:23 PM

I know it was a joke Bill. But didn't you enjoy the irony. And I though my tag about URBAN LEGEND was pretty droll, didn't you?

Here is some of the best irony I have read lately.

Don

1.The first German serviceman killed in WW II was killed by the Japanese (China, 1937), the first American serviceman killed was killed by the Russians (Finland
1940); highest ranking American killed was Lt Gen Lesley McNair, killed by the US Army Air Corps. So much for allies.

2. The youngest US serviceman was 12 year old Calvin Graham, USN. He was wounded and given a Dishonorable Discharge for lying about his age. His benefits were later restored by act of Congress.

3. At the time of Pearl Harbor , the top US Navy command was called CINCUS (pronounced 'sink us'), the shoulder patch of the US Army's 45th Infantry division was the Swastika, and Hitler's private train was named ' Amerika.' All three were soon changed for PR purposes.!

4. More US servicemen died in the Air Corps than the Marine Corps. While completing the required 30 missions, your chance of being killed was 71%.

5. Generally speaking, there was no such thing as an average fighter pilot. You were either an ace or a target. For instance, Japanese Ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa shot down over 80 planes. He died while a passenger on a cargo plane.

6. It was a common practice on fighter planes to load every 5th round with a tracer round to aid in aiming. This was a mistake. Tracers had different ballistics so (at long range) if your tracers were hitting the target 80% of your rounds were missing. Worse yet tracers instantly told your enemy he was under fire and from which direction. Worst of all was the practice of loading a string of tracers at the end of the belt to tell you that you were out of ammo. This was definitely not something you wanted to tell the enemy. Units that stopped using tracers saw their success rate nearly double and their loss rate go down.

7. When allied armies reached the Rhine , the first thing men did was pee in it. This was pretty universal from the lowest private to Winston Churchill (who made a big show of it) and Gen. Patton
(who had himself photographed in the act).

8. German Me-264 bombers were capable of bombing New York City but they decided it wasn't worth the effort.

9. German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet.

10. Among the first 'Germans' captured at Normandy were several Koreans. They had been forced to fight for the Japanese Army until they were captured by the Russians and forced to fight for the Russian Army until they were captured by the Germans and forced to fight for the German Army until they were captured by the US Army.

AND I SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST....


11. Following a massive naval bombardment, 35,000 United States and Canadian troops stormed ashore at Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands . 21 troops were killed in the assault on the island. It could have been worse if there had been any Japanese on the island.


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Subject: RE: Smothers Brothers---Life Imitates Art
From: Mark Ross
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 03:57 PM

Utah Phillips used to joke that they had recalled his '63 Mercury car because it was filled with tuna fish.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Smothers Brothers---Life Imitates Art
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Jul 09 - 01:47 PM

The U-120 story is an urban legend.Hard to believe the commander didn't know how to flush the toilet.

Sunk by a toilet?
In many sources it is stated the U-120 was "sunk by a toilet" (probably a very bad way to go! :). However this story should be attributed, with changes, to the U-1206 which was one of the late war boats fitted with the new deep water high-pressure toilets (enabling the boat to use its toilet at greater depth than before).

On 14 April 1945, only 8-10 miles off the British coast line, the boat was safely cruising at 200 feet when the commander, Schlitt, decided to use the toilet without the help of a trained specialist (the system was complicated). Something went wrong and when the specialist arrived he misunderstood something and opened the wrong valve with the end results that large amount of seawater got into the boat. The seawater reached the batteries directly under the toilet causing chlorine gas to form and the boat had to be surfaced immediately right under the enemy. When the boat reached the surface they managed to blow clean air into the boat but at the same time an aircraft bombed the boat causing extensive damages leaving the boat unable to dive. Seeing the hopeless situation Schlitt had no choice but to destroy his secret material and abandon ship to safe his crew. (Brennecke, J. (2001). Jager and Gejagte)


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