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Having the gift of the gab is rarer than you might suppose:

lifes journey, sometimes refered to as the bumpy road, can be made a lot easier and smoothed-out if you have it and a lot rougher if you don’t!

Although Sir Terry was much liked, the Editor struggled at first to find common ground here: the Eurovision Song Contest and its organizers as headquartered in Vienna which he visited briefly last year – and bumped into on the central station there, managing to crack a joke with the Station Master about golf whilst not personally considering retirement just yet. He thought it was more funny than the Editor did at the time – but we do share a slight sense of dark humour with our Saxon friends, also having a bit more of the Blarney in common. Terry didn’t take things (work, retirement or life) at all too seriously it appeared, including humour itself that is, unlike our foreign German-speaking friends 🙂

The Editor thinks both Terry Wogan and David Bowie read and listened to music and the arts widely (as enthusiastic autodidactic learners rather than structured academically-trained thinkers) and that therefore they were able to experiment more freely with ideas.

Bawler or Boomer?

Terry was certainly a boomer, never a bawler!

Life compared to a Waltz rather than a bumpy road

As he might have said: And now for some some steam music? Why for steam radio of course – to be enjoyed by older boilers like me – and you, and you!

To be followed hastily by; and of course younger boilers like your dear self, Madam!

(In typically self-deprocating manner)

And something for Radio 2 Listeners?

This one’s definitely more for Radio 3 listeners however: –

In some ways, life for Terry could be regarded as a waltz rather than a bumpy road, rather like Johann Strauss’ steam engine where dancers glide and reciprocate in gentle circular motion with each other – rather than clash up against immovable obstacles! Perhaps this is why people liked the elegance of steam engines compared with the rough argy-bargy of engine and carriage-shunting, Diesels, buffers and all the ‘stop-go’ motion involved in marshalling yards!

Round House Turntable – seeing things in the round – good things like music come in round packages

And for a Radio 4 type discussion perhaps..

Waltz piano sheet (and pianola) music from Vienna: the popular music of the time

The Editor claims also to be 1/16th. Irish though, from those Kellys from Cork rather than neighbouring Limerick.

Let us know of your encounters – witticisms, be they informal, remote or otherwise, with Sir Terry!

Terry shared with the Editor a common reluctance for having scripts for what he said live and online, and much of what Terry said was indeed straight from the heart and un-rehearsed, which gave it a spontaneity – and also made him inadvertently a master of understatement.

read on ..

Nick

(contact: nick4182@hotmail.com)

IOC: The search for an ‘escaped goat’ continues..

“Lost in Translation”:

 

the ‘satyrical’ movie!

A lot of head-scratching is going on currently – in the headquarters quite naturally, we’re told!

The International Olympics Committee is searching for the truth about the satyr – is it a myth? Can a Russian sportsman reportedly when doped make a comeback as a half-goat?

Our local litter-picker is reportedly a Buddhist who believes in recycling and reincarnation.

He wants to come back as a can of condensed milk – but please, oh please, unopened!

FIFA is also looking for a new Chairman

They just can’t seem to get the right staff these days .. here is a short interview test question we’d ask one candidate

Q. Should or could a footballer throw a match?

A. No, only a ball on certain occasions.

That is the correct answer!

One is reminded of other lost in translation comedies with wordplay – remember Benny Hill?

Some of the editors’ favorites: –

 

In an effort to appeal to the younger generation, cottingham.tv suggests they might try a modern computer game?

There’s an escaped goat! #findthegoat

Scapegoats are indeed a recurrent theme in comedy along with wordplay as you may see!

#lostintranslation ? #followthehaggis !

P.S: We may also even get round to reviewing the film!

Suggestions on a postcard please to Cottingham.tv please mark c/o The Head Attendant, Kingston Municipal Lavatories, Queen Victoria Square, Hull

 

P.P.S: Whilst we’re on the subject of taking the PPS’s:

Fame for Cottingham Comedy Stand-ups at last – or where to go in Hull

Blowback!

Alternatively speaking, you can see us featured as Cottingham Stand-up Comedy in The List with truly ground-breaking, earth-shaking events taking place directly opposite!

But please be careful to only turn your head to look across when precipitating into the porcelains..

Nick 🙂