Monday, March 07, 2011

come friends, who plough the sea

Lightning Round!

2 points for the name of the song
2 more points for the name of the musical

(other points awarded by whim, as always)




Thanks for playing!

I'll have the votes tabulated and a winner announced within the next little while.


(It might be longer than you're expecting.  We're taking Heather to her first movie tonight for a little Family Home Evening Treat, and by the time you read this, we'll be in the theatre, watching previews!)

(Oh, how I love a good movie preview.)

(We're seeing Tangled, in case you were wondering.) 

38 comments:

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Pirates of Penzance -

Jake said...

If you like this play you should see pirates of the great salt lake. Its awesome!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

This is sung by the cast. Mabel is played by Linda Ronstadt. (sp??) in the movie.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

The Pirate King is played by Kevin Kline (sp) in the movie.

This is a Gilbert and Sullivan production

Jake said...

Blackbeard
Jack sparrow
Long john silver
Citarra
Jacobo
Barbosa
Captain hook
Smee
One eyed wiley
Davey jones
Bootstrap

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

When I was in 8th grade I played Kate in this production. (she was one of the daughter's) and taught the kid playing the Pirate King how to do a little Russian kick dance for this song.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I saw this at USF. Fred Adams played the Major General (and is it bad to say he did not do very well at it) and the girl who played Mabel had a nose like Klinger. That is awful but it is all I could focus on all night and the only thing I remember about the production.

Jake said...

Let that be a lesson to you do not take me to the theatre. Personally I thought Klinger looked better in a dress. In truth i forgot i went to this one until melissa reminded me of my Klinger comment.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

One of our favorite board games is called Pirates Cove :)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Some of the kids favorite books is called How I became a Pirate and Pirates don't change diapers!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I have never ridden the pirate ship at Lagoon because of my motion sickness but I have always wondered what it was like.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

When we moved to South Bend Robert snuck a boat in the back of our moving truck. We have since turned it into a pirate ship for the kids to play in, it also doubles as part of the drainage system in the back yard.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

A few years ago I made matching pirate costumes for the kids for Halloween complete with red and white striped pants and a red and white striped skirt for Jessi.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

One of the kids favorite things to do when we come to Cedar is go to Discovery Park and play on the Pirate ship. Then they jump off the ship and go dig for dinosaur bones.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Dinosaurs are a favorite around here. There is the
stegasaurous
Pteradictal
T-Rex
Teranadon
Brontosorus
Brachiosaurus
Velicoraptor
Campalosaurus
Ankelosaurus
Allosaurus
Triceratops
Protoceratops


(okay, I am an accountant and did horrible in spelling, obviously)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Jurassic Park is a great movie about dinosaurs. Jeff Goldbloom was one of the actors starting in it.

Jeff Goldbloom was also in one of our all time favorite westerns, Silverado.

Silverado also starred Kevin Costner (in his younger years.

Kevin Costner went on to star in Field of Dreams (Previously mentioned.) where he brought Terrance Mann to see a baseball game.

Terrance Mann was played by James Earl Jones. James Earl Jones co-starred in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.

The star in these films was none other than Harrison Ford. In his younger years Harrison Ford starred as Han-Solo in Star Wars.

Years Later, when the first Star Wars Prequel (The Phantom Menance) came out Liam Neeson starred as Qui-Gon-Ginn.

Liam Neeson also starred in the movie production of Les Miserables playing ValJohn (sp?). An amazing broadway production that has yet to be brought up in this particular round of MMM.

Co-Starring in this production of Les Miserables was Geoffry Rush as the protaganist, Javert.

A few years later Geoffry Rush co-starred in a few more Pirate movies.

And wham, from Dinosaurs back to Pirates :) (And even an extra Broadway in the journey :)


jeffory Rush
Liam Neeson
Harrison Ford - Partiot Games
James Earl Jones - Field of Dreams
Kevin Costner - Silverado
Sam Niel Jeff Goldbloom - Jurrasic Park

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

i forgot to delete my mental notes at the end of the last post :)

Doug said...

Pittsburgh Pirates
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Oakland Raiders
Minnesota Vikings (really pirates of their time)
Seattle Mariners (Pirates in training)

Harmony said...

Wow, Melissa!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Pirates of Penzance was set in England. My mother was born in England.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

i tried out for the part of Ruth in this play, and obviously did not get it. I have yet to remember why I wanted to be the old pirate maid??

Harmony said...

I once saw Clayne Robison do a parody of "Modern Major General." Oh how I wish I could remember the lyrics--something about a "modern Mormon senator" that made fun of Orrin Hatch's proclivity for cheesy religious songs jotted down on paper napkins. It was hilarious, trust me!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

We'll I don't think that is enough whimming to pull ahead but I am to tired to keep my eyes open any more and the battery on the computer is almost dead. At least I can say I went down with all my "cannons a blazing" like any good pirate :)

(So Robert, was that final performance a la Micheal. I hope :)

Barbara C said...

Wow, what a throwdown. Don't know if I even want to get into it. Besides, Cake Boss is on. Right now I like the show.

But I will say that Charlotte was in the UFO production of Pirates! And their Major General was heads and tails above Bro. Adams!

Barbara C said...

We were talking gardens tonight. Dad can't wait to plough and plant.

I have seen the Mediterranean Sea, from two countries, Spain and Italy.

I have ploughed through the seas on several cruise ships.

Speaking of plowing, good story. We visited the Arizona at Pearl Harbor in December. Every time a naval vessel passes the memorial the crew line the decks and stand at attention until the ship has passed. We were able to see this. It was very stirring.

Robert said...

After reading Melissa’s and Jacob’s (to a lesser degree) post fest I’ve been thinking.

The thing about PIRATES is they don’t usually have GUNs so they don’t make too bad of COMPANY. However, if you ever come across them in the STARLIGHT, unless you’re a real MAN, you had better HYDE. Now if you’re a DAMN, GOOD MAN like TARZAN or OLIVER and don’t act too much like a LADY then you just might be able to sneak away without a SOUND. That way you won’t have to deal with these WICKED people.

Thanks Charlotte for a fun although somewhat unproductive day.

Harmony said...

I know this belongs with the absurd cuckoo bird post, but I'm putting it here instead. Apologies to Rogers and Hammerstein, and to Tasha for spewing forth pseudo-poetry:

My Favorite Things

Black beans and chicken and baseball and shortstops,
Good books and movies and whim points and rooftops,
Memories with Charlotte and actors that sing,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Pushups and Crossfit, stone lions and gardens,
Roofers and bakers and doctors and cousins,
Good friends who knit and enjoy running around swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the snow falls, when the kids whine,
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply log on to charlottelaughs,
and then I don’t feel so bad!

Bale and Ballam and Adams and Andrews,
Lightning and scriptures and heroes and skate shoes,
Broadway and birthdays and chocolate cake flings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Jimmer and Jacob and fun puns and bloggers,
Salzburg and mountains and Newsies and Dodgers,
Beanies and game nights and kites on their strings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the snow falls, when the kids whine,
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply log on to charlottelaughs,
and then I don’t feel so bad!

(I really tried to work pig poop into my song, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. It's just not one of my favorite things. Sorry Robert!)

Jeri said...

you people frighten me - in a really super amazing way!
and now I know one of Melissa's secrets - she make MENTAL notes! I knew you needed to be somewhat "mental" to love this game as much as I do but to actually have to use real mental powers...

I was going to jump on and make a last rush for whim points, but unless the great and powerful oz, I mean Charlotte, gives me 50 points - and that;s before counting Melissa's run - I think I'll just go to bed and start saving my pennies so I can invest in a few more musical soundtracks...

thanks for the FUN!

Jeri said...

OK - Harmony gets OODLES and OODLES of points for that song! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

LOVE IT!

Harmony said...

Thanks Jeri!

Charlotte said...

WOW. That's all I can say. WOW.

Melissa:
2 points for the Musical
1 point for knowledge of who sings it
1 point for composers
1 point for Pirate King actor
1 point for BEING in a production of the Pirates of Penzance
1 point for making me laugh about Klinger Mabel.
1 point for loving a Pirate game
1 point for pirate kids books. (I'll have to tell Eric to check them out. He's getting restless about our current collection.)
1 point for NOT riding the Tidal Wave at Lagoon yet. For anyone else, I'd probably recommend it, but for you Melissa, not so much.
1 point for owning a pirate ship
1 point for having wanna be pirate kids.
2 points for dinosour names, even though they have nothing to do with this post. I can't believe I'm allowing this!
5 points for a masterful circular story involving dinosours, one of Eric's favorite movies (Silverado), Han Solo, Lim Neeson, Les Miserables, Geoffry Rush, and Pirates of the Caribbean. AMAZING.
1 point for being the daughter of a Brit
1 point for trying out to be Ruth.
1 point for the canons a blazing pun.




Robert
1 point for being the reason Jacob and Melissa own a pirate ship
8 points for the best paragraph of the night, in my opinion.

Jake:
1 point for general random-ness (though not your best work)
5 points for an impressive group of Pirate names. Nice.
1 point for being the originator of the Klinger comment.

Doug:
3 points for pirate sports teams. Nice job.

Harmony:
1 point for making me wish I could hear that parody.
Okay--I'm sorry if this turns out to be a game changer, but I just have to do it.
FIFTY points to Harmony for that AMAZING song. Love it, love it, love it. I just sang it to Eric--twice.

Jeri:
1 point for bringing Oz back into the conversation.
1 point for helping to create the fun.

Mom:
1 point for remembering that I was in this show.
1 point for getting ready to plough the earth.
1 point for being Mediterranean sea see-er. (Hilarious Charlotte!)
1 point for touching story about the U.S.S. Arizona.

Barbara C said...

Oh wow. Harmony! I can't recall a better parody. I can't even recall half the songs you mentioned. What fun.
Charlotte, thanks for letting me play along. And thanks for letting me share all my years of memories.
How was Heather and Tangled?

Barbara C said...

Sorry Tasha, How WERE Heather and Tangled?

Charlotte said...

I missed the comment about Melissa sewing Pirate Halloween costumes. One more point.

Heather loved Tangled, and I loved watching her watch it. Actually, there was a point in the movie, where all the lanterns were flying up to the sky, and Heather was transfixed, and I thought of the many Disney movies I've seen with nieces and nephews on my lap, and how great that was, and how great it was to have my own little girl on my lap, and I might have even cried a little bit. But don't tell anyone that, okay? I wouldn't want to seem overly sentimental or anything.

Harmony said...

Oh dear. Jeri, I'm sorry! I didn't mean to get you Slytherin-ed this year! You were the best pun-er and whim-er out there and you deserved 3rd! Charlotte, can I share whatever I win with her?

Good job to Mom Corry and Melissa, and good game to the rest of you too! It was fun, as it always is when Charlotte is involved.

Charlotte, thank you, thank you, thank you! Now to seriously cut back on my screen time...

Harmony said...

Oh, wait. I have to be honest. The Dodgers have never been one of my favorite things/teams. I just couldn't resist the bloggers-Dodgers rhyme.

Harmony said...

And one last confession. I skipped my Crossfit workout tonight to get my poem written before MMM was over. Trade-offs, y'know? :-)

Charlotte said...

A happy trade-off for me, indeed.

(And I'll look the other way about the Dodgers. Some rhymes are just too good to miss.)

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