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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's a classic...


Venice....

...streets filled with water. Please advise.

9 comments:

Ponte Sisto said...

Alas, an all too common problem these days.

gemoftheocean said...

Yeah, but wouldn't you love to own a RotoRooter Franchise there?! [Or whatever the UK plumbing equivalent is!]

Karen

Ponte Sisto said...

"UK plumbing equivalent"!

Don't forget, there is some truth behind the song "The gas man cometh..."

The only qualification most UK plumbers, etc, need is how to ask: "How about a cup of tea, love, while I get my tools out?"

As for Venice they'd look at the picture and say: "Oh, I don't like the look for that; I don't like it one bit. I'd better have a cup of tea".

gemoftheocean said...

:-D [I love Flanders and Swann.]

Have you ever seen the film, "YANKS?" Starred Richard Gear and a bunch of others. About 3 US soldiers of different classes and they fell in love with when they were stationed in the UK during WWII. [Before Normandy landings.] Opening scene more troops coming into camp and one of the US sargeants was asking when the piping would be fixed. And the [Uk] guy is standing in a muddy trench ""I'll get right on that, soon as I've had me tea."
Sargeant "This whole island floats on tea."

Given the damp weather I can't say I blame you!

Ponte Sisto said...

I haven't had that singular pleasure. One of my favourite lines from a film is from the final scenes of “From Here to Eternity”: The Japanese have just commenced the bombing of Pearl Harbour and Burt Lancaster is heading out of the barracks into the firing line. NCO to Burt Lancaster: “Don’t go out there without a gun, you’ll get shot.” Burt Lancaster to NCO who hasn’t yet put on his trousers: “Don’t go out there without your pants, you’ll get cold!”.

And yes, F & S ROCK! 'Ave some Madeira, m'dear....

gemoftheocean said...

:-D I like "Nobody wants to hear about Vanessa" too. And of course the "Gnu" song. I've read before the song "Nu" was the only way it was pronounced - but after the "Gnu" song became popular, "Gah-Noo" became an acceptable way to pronounce the word!

BTW, I wonder if anyone still uses the phrase "Come up and see my etchings" anymore.

About 20 years back, a coworker and I were joshing around about "seeing etchings" (while we were gossiping about someone's proposed tryst. We both laughed, but a young, just out of college girl had NO idea what we were talking about! [We informed her - no sense walking around too young and too naive.]

Ponte Sisto said...

'BTW, I wonder if anyone still uses the phrase "Come up and see my etchings" anymore.'

I do; which probably explains why I'm still single! ;-)

Adrienne said...

Oh Lordy, Philip --- I WANT to look at your etchings.....LOL

(Gemmie - don't tell Philip but I have a HUGE little old lady crush on him)

Ponte Sisto said...

Choke - Splutter - Blush!

LOL

Trust me, A, you're better off without. I'm like one of those old American "Gas Guzzlers": comfortable, but expensive to run!

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