Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Free Association Tuesday (Standard Edition)

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Man #1: Right, we'll stay here until you get back.
Man #2: And make sure he doesn't leave.
Man #1: What?
Man #2: Make sure he doesn't leave.
Man #1: The prince?
Man #2: Yes, make sure he doesn't leave.
Man #1: Oh, yes, of course.
[Points at Man #3]
Man #1: I thought you meant him. You know, it seemed a bit daft me I were to guard him when he's a guard.
Man #2: Is that clear?
Man #3: [hiccups]
Man #1: Oh, quite clear. No problems.
Man #2: Right.
[Man #2 turns to leave the room, both guards follow him]
Man #2 : Where are you going?
Man #1: We're coming with you.

19 Comments:

Blogger oldest kid said...

Sounds Monty Pythonish.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

I'm with O.K. on this one (by the way, if O.K. wins, it's only because O.K. lives in a different time zone and gets up earlier than I). I think this one has something to do with Princess Lucky and there's a lot more hiccupping in this than Smitty has indicated. No search engines necessary for this one!

4:26 PM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

What's the connection to the picture?

4:27 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

It's a guard????

4:40 PM  
Blogger Schmutz said...

Oh - I didn't know we were playing your game again. I thought you were quoting a conversation that you overheard when you stopped by Buckingham Palace. Silly me.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

Ah, let the trash talk commence.

I was about to urge MK to be a little more specific, but ...

4:51 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

Is he guarding Prince Edward who really wanted to be an actor (kind of like Prince Herbert)?

4:54 PM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

I'd be willing to bet there might have been a prince about in the palace when I took this picture.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

I don't spend much time on the royal family since we have our own god-appointed leader to worry about, so my final guess is that Prince Philip needs to be guarded for some reason or other.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

No clue. I guess the game is kind of over at this point, with no definitive "winner."

5:24 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

What? There's no answer? What kind of deal is this?

5:42 PM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

OK, I suppose I should spell out the connection.

Yes, the guard is at Buckingham Palace.
Yes, the guard is protecting nobility.
Yes, the dialogue is from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Yes, the scene in question from MPHG is the Swamp Castle King instructing the guards to keep the unwilling prince to stay in the chamber while he awaits his wedding (and isn't allowed to sing).

5:54 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

So! We're all winners on this one! Schmutz, O.K., and I can all pat ourselves on the back!!

7:36 PM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

Oh, heck, let's give blue finisher ribbons to Aussie Sarah, Curmudgeon and 6 a.m.them singer while we're at it.

8:11 PM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

I don't think Curmudgeon gets a ribbon. He never plays! And, I would have kept playing more, except I had to go to work!

12:06 AM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

By the way, I didn't mean anything by my comment about work, other than I didn't have time to research and figure out if, in fact, the quote was from the Holy Grail, vs. some other delightful Monty Python movie. Is Spamalot playing in London right now?

1:16 AM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

Not sure.

You know, I had a chance to see Spamalot pre-Broadway, last February, but the guy who was coordinating the trip to NY doesn't care for Monty Python.

Oh well. We got to see Bruce Vilanch as Tracey Turnblad's mother in Hairspray.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Schmutz said...

Spamalot is returning to its origin by coming back to Chicago this spring. I'd like to see it but I probably wouldn't understand it if your comments indicate what goes on in Monty Python.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

Get some Monty Python DVDs from Netflix or Blockbuster, or whatever and see if you think it's funny. If you do, you'll probably like Spamalot, from what I've heard.

4:10 PM  

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