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Old 06-27-10, 07:24 PM   #1
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Only us old folks will remember this.

Well,

The kids are out for the summer.

Don't why it made me think of this

Maybe I can get some work out them!!!!!!
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Old 06-27-10, 08:40 PM   #2
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Reminds me of, "Dear Mom and Dad, I really mi$$ you a lot. I'm running out of $ome $tuff. You know what. Plea$e $end lot$ more. Thank$."

Reply went something like, "Dear JuNOir, we kNOw you're having a great time."

I think I was still riding my 24" (wheel size) Western Flyer single speed (with coaster brake) when Alan Sherman released his album. Brings back memories!
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Old 06-27-10, 08:44 PM   #3
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Crap.

I'm old.

Damn kids need to get off my lawn.
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Old 06-27-10, 09:18 PM   #4
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Yep I remember that too
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Wow... I was just thinking about that song the other day! Before I clicked the link I was wondering "what will it be?" My guess (or is it hope?) was that it might have been old clips of Mickey Mouse Club... perhaps even Spin and Marty! Very good memory though... thanks.

Here's one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNK5KzI48mM
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Old 06-27-10, 09:46 PM   #6
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Oh yeah, remember it well. Although I never went to a real camp, it's still a trip down memory lane.

Around that same era, Ray Stevens came out with some funny stuff as well.
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Around that same era, Ray Stevens came out with some funny stuff as well.
Gitarzan has got to be one of the classics of modern musical achievement.
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Oh, man, I'd finally gotten that song out of my head from the last time I listened to it (two years ago). Now it's stuck there again (and in my wife's head also, since she was within earshot of my computer).
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Now the real question that popped into my head is what was the name of the classical piece it's based on? Help!
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Heck, I was a squadron commander in the Air Force when this came out. I was too busy "defending my country" to listen to such stuff!!
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Bit later as a Recruit in the Marines. Can remember plenty of takes on that going home to Mum & dad in letters.
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Now the real question that popped into my head is what was the name of the classical piece it's based on? Help!
I know it is from a Ballet- but every time I think of men & Ballet- all I can think of is "The nutcracker Suite"
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According to Wikipedia, it's from:

Dance of the Hours
is a ballet from the opera La Gioconda composed by Amilcare Ponchie
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Summer camp? What the heck is that. Too busy mowing laws, picking blackberries and blueberries to make money.
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I grew up in New York City and just realized that he was making fun of the way we talk!!! Back then he sounded like one of us.
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According to Wikipedia, it's from:

Dance of the Hours
is a ballet from the opera La Gioconda composed by Amilcare Ponchie
Thanks,I should have checked there instead of taking up your valuable time.
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Old 06-28-10, 01:55 PM   #17
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I was a snotty nosed "kid" in the USAF (Lowry AFB near Denver) when that song was popular.

A few years ago a friend sent me an email similar to this. I enjoyed reading over and over. I even sent it to my kids and told them I was at camp.

Camp Tomahawk

Dear Mom,
We are having a great time here at Camp Tomahawk. Scoutmaster Powell is making all of us write to our parents in case you saw the flood on TV and got worried. We are okay. Only one of our tents and two sleeping bags and Jim's backpack got washed away. Luckily none of us got drowned because we were all up on the mountain looking for Jake when it happened. Oh yea, please call Jake's mom and tell her he is okay. He can't write because of the cast. I got to ride in one of the search and rescue jeeps. It was neat. We never would have found him if it hadn't been for the lightning. Assistant Scoutmaster Seaton got mad at Jake for going on a hike alone without telling anyone. Jake said that he told Mr. Hakes but it was during the fire so he probably didn't hear him.
Did you know that if you pour gas on a fire the gas can will blow up? The wet wood still didn't burn, but one of our tents did, also some of our clothes. Zack is going to look weird until his hair grows back.
We will be home Wednesday if Mr. McCarthur gets the bus fixed. It wasn't his fault about the wreck. The brakes worked okay when we left. Scoutmaster Powell said that with a bus that old you have to expect something to break down. That is probably why they haven't been able to get insurance on it. It is a neat bus, nobody cares if we get it dirty now. It is a lot cooler to ride in now that it doesn't have a top on it.
Scoutmaster Powell is a neat Scoutmaster. Don't worry, he is a good driver, in fact he is teaching Scott how to drive. But he only lets him drive on mountain roads where there isn't any traffic. All we see up here are logging trucks.
This morning all of us were jumping off the rocks and swimming in the lake. Mr. Haddon wouldn't let me because I can't swim and Jake was afraid he would sink because of his cast. So he let us take the canoe across the lake. It was great. You can still see some of the trees under the water from the flood. Mr. Armstrong isn't crabby like some troops' leaders. He didn't even get mad at me about the life jackets. He has to spend a lot of time working on the bus so we are trying not to cause him any trouble.
Guess what? We have all passed our first aid merit badge! When Sky dove into the lake and cut his arm, we got to see how a tourniquet works. Also Dan and I threw up. Scoutmaster Powell said it was probably just food poisoning from the leftover chicken.
I have to go now. We are going to town to mail these letters and buy some bullets. Don't worry about anything.
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Thanks,I should have checked there instead of taking up your valuable time.
no problem...i was curious, too. i remember the first time i heard the "original", how surprised i was..
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I was a snotty nosed "kid" in the USAF (Lowry AFB near Denver) when that song was popular.
Interesting - I was Admin Officer and later the commander of the 3428th Student Squadron - Special Instruments and Photography - 1962 - 1965 at Lowry!

Perhaps we knew each other?

I went on a Lighthouse Tour in CA a couple of years ago, and it came out that the tour guide volunteer and I had sat in the same boring meetings at Lowry.

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Interesting - I was Admin Officer and later the commander of the 3428th Student Squadron - Special Instruments and Photography - 1962 - 1965 at Lowry!

Perhaps we knew each other?
I doubt it. I was a student in the B-52 Bomb/Nav Radar School from Aug 1962 - May 1963.
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Old 06-28-10, 07:50 PM   #21
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Heh. Yeah, I'm 53 and I remember that. Sadly, I don't think they make novelty records anymore.
I also remember "They're coming to take me away, HA-HA".

But, sometimes good things happen. For example, my favorite root beer from my youth returned to the market last year. Folks, this is what a root beer should be. And.... Mint Julep Candies! Ummm, Ummm good!

Another training diet plan, shot to heck.
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Hi,

I always liked that song.
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The first time I heard that song I was 12, it was on the Steve Allen show!!!!!
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