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songs you don’t know: Bernard Cribbins, “Right Said Fred”

I’ll bet you’ve heard of Right Said Fred, everyone’s favorite gay one-hit wonder band from the early ’90s.  But I’ll bet you didn’t know that they got their name from a novelty skiffle tune from the grand old days of 1960s Britain.

I’ll bet you’ve heard of Bernard Cribbins, a British actor who played Donna’s grandfather on Doctor Who.  But I’ll bet you didn’t know that he used to sing novelty skiffle tunes, back in the grand old days of 1960s Britain.

You can see where we’re going with this.

Yep – Wilfred Mott is ultimately responsible for the “I’m Too Sexy” guy.

The song “Right Said Fred” will hit home for anyone who’s ever had to move a piano.  This is a very early stop-motion music video for the tune, and I think you’ll like it.

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Posted by on January 28, 2010 in doctor who, music, songs you don't know, tv, webtoons

 

at work, at the hospital

There is a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise in this hospital.  There is another Dunkin’ Donuts located one block to the left of this hospital.  There is also a Dunkin Donuts in Lower Allston, a brisk fifteen minute walk from this hospital.  Walk briskly for fifteen minutes towards Boston, past the Super 88 and near the Green Line tracks, and you will see, across the street from you, a Dunkin’ Donuts. In addition, there is a Dunkin’ Donuts near WGBH in Brighton, a brisk fifteen minute walk from the Dunkin’ Donuts that is located one block to the left of this hospital.  If you’re standing in the parking lot of that Dunkin’ Donuts, and you walk towards Soldier’s Field road, and then take a right after the bank, and walk maybe 20 minutes in that direction, you will see yet another Dunkin’ Donuts.  On your way there, you will pass a Star Market.  Inside the Star Market is a Dunkin’ Donuts. 

It is said that, when you are in London, you are never more than fifteen feet from a rat.  In Boston, you are never more than fifteen minutes from a cruller.
 
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Posted by on January 7, 2010 in Uncategorized