Saturday, February 05, 2011

still singing

"Yes, we have no bananas"


aand .. 'i do like to live beside the seaside'

(images from http://www.abc.net.au/news/photos/2011/02/03/3129282.htm)

8 comments:

Davo said...

Am, of course, personally nowhere near these events. However, have been watching what happens next and .. well, this post seems to sum up (at least from my point of view - and have spent some time in that area)- the basic attitude of those who live there.

Davo said...

and yes, as an indication of MY mindset .. reminds me of a Joan Littlewood production of "Oh, what lovely war".

Song ..'they were only playing leapfrog' ..

Davo said...

Perhaps tony rabbit and the Flat Earth party might like to figure out how to PAY for this folly?

They will get no contributions from me ..

Vest said...

In the song 'Yes we have no bananas' "What was the nationality of the geezer flogging the bananas"?

Davo said...

Um, It's the title of a novelty song written by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn. Sung by Eddie Cantor in the 1922 Broadway revue "Make it Snappy". Origin of the phrase unknown.

vest@dailygaggle.com said...

Read the lyrics and you will discover he was a Greek.

Davo said...

ah, vestie .. translations .. was Iosis a greek?

Davo said...

.. aaaand yes, if anyone HAD been paying attention .. there was considerable 'local' opposition some time ago to the building of a "marina" in that location.