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Song Challenge: Barbie Seagull?

Charley Noble 09 Jul 04 - 04:12 PM
PoppaGator 09 Jul 04 - 04:16 PM
Geoff the Duck 09 Jul 04 - 04:18 PM
Charley Noble 09 Jul 04 - 04:38 PM
Amos 09 Jul 04 - 04:44 PM
Charley Noble 09 Jul 04 - 04:58 PM
Georgiansilver 09 Jul 04 - 07:44 PM
Amos 09 Jul 04 - 09:34 PM
JennieG 10 Jul 04 - 06:07 AM
Amos 10 Jul 04 - 08:58 AM
Charley Noble 10 Jul 04 - 10:11 AM
wysiwyg 10 Jul 04 - 10:23 AM
Charley Noble 10 Jul 04 - 11:06 AM
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Subject: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 04:12 PM

I'm sorry but Barbie has struck again in the news, this time it's in connection with an injured seagull in Turkey. Really, all I was doing was getting the weather on my local TV channel, sipping a rusty nail, and this story flashed before me:

"Barbie Seagull

A handy solution for lame seagull
Updated 08 July 2004, 17.19
[The Seagull with dolls hand for a leg]

Location: Antalya, Turkey

Martha the Turkish seagull has found a handy solution to a nasty leg wound.

She was found in a flap by a yacht crew who took her to a local vet. Unable to save the badly torn and infected leg, the vet decided to cut it off to save her life.

The crew, apparently inspired by peg-leg pirates, decided to try and replace her lost limb with a false one.

They bought two dolls, one Barbie and one big-handed plastic doll and made a new leg and foot for Martha to hop about on.

The Barbie leg was made into Martha's new leg and the other doll's hand made a great although somewhat strange-looking foot.

Onur Atalay, a crew member on the Yacht is pleased with their solution for Martha's problem.

He says: "Now she can walk and even runs." Martha spends her days hanging about the yacht being fed by the tourists in the area and splashing about in the sea with the crew.

She's settled down over the last few weeks with her new leg and while she's learning to fly again she seems happy enough with her new sea legs!"

Well, that's the latest update I've been able to find. Surely this story will inspire a song or at least a flight of fancy from one of the talented Mudcat team.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 04:16 PM

I'd love to see a picture. Hopefully, this story will appear somewhere on the internet with a digital photo to which someone can provide a link...


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 04:18 PM

I assumed this was a Mudcat Barbecue thread. At Whitby the challenge was always if you can use the cheap burgers to lure a nice fat seagull close enough to grab....
Quack!
Geoff the Duck.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 04:38 PM

I've not having much luck getting a direct link that will work here. Try searching the NEWS for "Barbie Seagull." The pictures are quite intriguing.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: Amos
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 04:44 PM

Pictures here.

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 04:58 PM

Amos-

Ah, the master hand at work again. Cute, huh?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 07:44 PM

I'm Martha the Peg,
doodle doodle doodle do
With my Barbie leg
doodle doodle doodle do


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: Amos
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 09:34 PM

Aw, GS, at least extend it to a couple of verses!

Now Peg-Leg Paul was the meanest salt
That ever God created
He'd nary a friend, shipmate or pet
And fer sure he had never mated
He'd a patched-eye made when a rapier blade
Had flailed as a merchant crossed him
He gained plenty of gold with his left eye cold,
But the other's what it had cost him.

As the years went by, his wealth stacked high,
And his victim list grew longer
But Paul still thought there was something wrong
And in time it just felt wronger.
For he'd lost a gam to splintering jam
Taking prizes, his mates will swear it,
And an ivory peg served him as a leg
And he thought himself glad to wear it.

But he knew no rest, for no hand caressed
The stump that he showed at night
And a pirate's life doesn't suit a wife
Nor a man without half his lights.
So Pete would ponder his orful fate
As he hung from the leeward shitter
For he'd nary a friend, nor nary a mate
And his thoughts grew long, and bitter.

Then one summer's day, as they veered away
From the Constantinople coast
On their grimy hull, a gray-winged gull
Swooped down like a misty ghost.
With his breast so pale, on the windward rail
He balanced and stared at Paul.
And Paul started and cried, for at the birds left side
Was the gam from a Barbie Doll!

Now that seagull nipper and that pirate gipper
Have moved to a cottage ashore
And he feeds her fish, for his fondest wish
Is she stay with him, ever more.
And she doesn't stray, for in his own coarse way
He has won him the heart of the bird
So he swears he will ne'er plunder more
And he needs nothing more than her.

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: JennieG
Date: 10 Jul 04 - 06:07 AM

I wonder what Ken thinks about this?

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: Amos
Date: 10 Jul 04 - 08:58 AM

Ken who????


A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Jul 04 - 10:11 AM

Amos-

"So Pete would ponder his orful fate
As he hung from the leeward shitter
For he'd nary a friend, nor nary a mate
And his thoughts grew long, and bitter."

LOL......lol......LOL

I figured you would come up with some dramatic ballad that would appeal to the "gullible."

Your song does work better than my abortive attempt:

As I was a-rolling long the quay at Antalya,
I spied a young seagull dejected and blue...

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Jul 04 - 10:23 AM

Barbie herself is singing a kinda sick, dopey version of "Did I shave my legs for this?" in Recovery, but I'm not sure she knows just yet that her leg is gone, and I have a funny feeling she didn't sign any consent form as a donor, either. :~)

Ken is right at Barbie's side, planning on taking care of Barbie till her stump heals, and looking forward to their antics together once she's all healed up. I bet he's writing a song about all that, and about the hand-donor's role in it all, as well. And it will probably be a bit on the bawdy side.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Jul 04 - 11:06 AM

Susan-

You're right! We should be sure that Ken gets the bird, in the final verse.

As I was a-strolling the beach at Antalya,
As I was a-strolling along that bold strand,
I spied a young seagull dejected and crippled,
Says I to meself, "There's a bird needs a hand."

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: Amos
Date: 10 Jul 04 - 04:01 PM

Charlie!! For SHAME!! LOL!!


A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: Bo Vandenberg
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 02:36 AM

I don't know if anyone knows this cowboy tune but here goes...
To the tune of 'Pecos Bill'


Peg leg Martha was a Seagull out of Turkey
A special amputated avian at large
For though her leg was made of plastic
All her scrounging was fantastic
She ate more than any Seagull on the Barge

               Oh Yippee Yi Yay, Yippee Yi Yull
               For the Toughest Seagull West of Istanbul!

Once her foot had been a lacerated nightmare
So to save her life the Vet had cut it off
But did that drive this Birdy Barmy?
No, she stole a leg from Barbie,
And went home to beg some french-fries on the Dock!

               Oh Yippee Yi Yay, Yippee Yi Yull
               For the Toughest Seagull West of Istanbul!

Now the tourists on the yacht all look for Martha
And the headlines say she's running very well
She gets scraps before the others
'For her sisters and her brothers
She's the only Bird with limbs made by Mattel!

               Oh Yippee Yi Yay, Yippee Yi Yull
               For the Toughest Seagull West of Istanbul!

               Oh Yippee Yi Yay, Yippee Yi Yull
               For the Toughest Seagull West of Istanbul!



                                           Sigurd


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Barbie Seagull?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 11:55 AM

Awesome, Sigurd! You should consider approaching Disney and propose a new cartoon. Hell, a whole new cartoon series! Watch out Nemo!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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