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6 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Are coffin nails tougher than ordinary nails?

I'll have to add this to the list of life questions that I'm putting together from Demonland statements, including:

  • do fish really rot from the head?
  • do cats really have hard heads?
  • are snakes more likely to be mad if they are cut?
  • is the statement "could be anything" always a compliment?

I'm sure there are others, too. 

Would make a terrific coffee table book.

Would buy. Please link you online store once you get it written.....

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19 hours ago, Ron Burgundy said:

Thanks for this.

I really wish Robbie was alive to see this. Hopefully he knows about it somehow.

 

In another Time and Space, he KNOWS! A close family member said as much!

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6 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Are coffin nails tougher than ordinary nails?

I’m pretty sure this is an example of a mixed metaphor. The two separate expressions are ‘as tough as nails’ and ‘(the final) nail in the coffin.’

 

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6 hours ago, faultydet said:

Lever was the first name i thought of. 

Second was McDonald.

Based purely on the language that seemed to be spiked with a bit of humour, I was thinking it had to be either Max or Gus (or both, operating in podcast mode).

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13 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

I’m pretty sure this is an example of a mixed metaphor. The two separate expressions are ‘as tough as nails’ and ‘(the final) nail in the coffin.’

 

Which reminds me of the Goon Show and one of the characters, an undertaker, mangling the metaphore by saying, "You've hit the nail right into the lid".

See The Moriarty Murder Mystery here

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Just now, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Which reminds me of the Goon Show and one of the characters, an undertaker, mangling the metaphore by saying, "You've hit the nail right into the lid".

See The Moriarty Murder Mystery here

Love the Goons... I even have the complete series of Telegoons on DVD.

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6 hours ago, faultydet said:

Lever was the first name i thought of. 

Second was McDonald.

I was thinking N Jones. 

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2 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Which reminds me of the Goon Show and one of the characters, an undertaker, mangling the metaphore by saying, "You've hit the nail right into the lid".

See The Moriarty Murder Mystery here

Now THAT is comedy. Thanks for the memory.

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45 minutes ago, FlashInThePan said:

Nah, I’ve never heard it before either but apparently it is a saying of its own:

https://avedictionary.com/hard-as-a-coffin-nail/

The AvE dictionary?! Not exactly the Macquarie or the Oxford. Nonetheless, I stand corrected. 🙂

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7 hours ago, hardtack said:

Love the Goons... I even have the complete series of Telegoons on DVD.

Hard, I love the Goons too but only knew them through cassettes. Was the Telegoons a TV show or video of them doing the radio show?

My favourite quote has to be "He said said that's a nasty lump on your bonce mate, and I said where? And he said there, and he pointed it out with a dirty great club!" 

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6 hours ago, Left Foot Snap said:

My favourite quote has to be "He said said that's a nasty lump on your bonce mate, and I said where? And he said there, and he pointed it out with a dirty great club!" 

That would be Willium from the one where they were ancient Britons invaded by Rome and ended up at the Colosseum.

 

from "The Silent Bugler":
Seagoon: Wait a minute. How do I know you're not enemy agents. I want proof of your identities.
Bloodnok: Very well, my card, sir, Major D. Bloodnok.
Seagoon: My card. Captain Harry Seagoon.
Eccles: Here's my card.
Bloodnok: The two of clubs!

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20 hours ago, Steno said:

I will give you another quote, said day after GF….

”makes it very hard for young players to return home (to play AFL) when they know they have a 10 year reunion to attend”

Reunion? This lot will still be in their premiership window in 10 years time.

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21 hours ago, Premiers said:

I remember that.  I think it was after he kicked his brilliant 'soccer' goal.  As he walked back to the middle he was snarling!

Lab playfulness + Doberman snarl = lethal combo!

Trac was in full berserker mode after that goal 😂 

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1 hour ago, Mazer Rackham said:

That would be Willium from the one where they were ancient Britons invaded by Rome and ended up at the Colosseum.

 

from "The Silent Bugler":
Seagoon: Wait a minute. How do I know you're not enemy agents. I want proof of your identities.
Bloodnok: Very well, my card, sir, Major D. Bloodnok.
Seagoon: My card. Captain Harry Seagoon.
Eccles: Here's my card.
Bloodnok: The two of clubs!

I'm not sure Mazor, I don't think it's that one. I wish I still had the tapes. I am remembering it was about WW2. I don't recall hearing a Roman one. I'll check around a bit to confirm. BTW, my favourite episode was always The Red Fort, where they built a gun boat in the dessert.

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2 minutes ago, Left Foot Snap said:

I'm not sure Mazor, I don't think it's that one. I wish I still had the tapes. I am remembering it was about WW2. I don't recall hearing a Roman one. I'll check around a bit to confirm. BTW, my favourite episode was always The Red Fort, where they built a gun boat in the dessert.

There's one called The Histories of Pliny the Elder

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2 hours ago, Mazer Rackham said:

That would be Willium from the one where they were ancient Britons invaded by Rome and ended up at the Colosseum.

 

from "The Silent Bugler":
Seagoon: Wait a minute. How do I know you're not enemy agents. I want proof of your identities.
Bloodnok: Very well, my card, sir, Major D. Bloodnok.
Seagoon: My card. Captain Harry Seagoon.
Eccles: Here's my card.
Bloodnok: The two of clubs!

I bow to you Mazer, it was Willium, and the episode was Histories of Pliny the Elder.

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13 hours ago, Left Foot Snap said:

Hard, I love the Goons too but only knew them through cassettes. Was the Telegoons a TV show or video of them doing the radio show?

My favourite quote has to be "He said said that's a nasty lump on your bonce mate, and I said where? And he said there, and he pointed it out with a dirty great club!" 

It was a Goons show made for television in the 1960’s, using puppets and voiced by the Goons themselves… Sellers, Seacombe, Milligan etc. It was brilliant.  There were about 26 episodes made and each ran for about 15 minutes.

As for quotes, one of my favourites was:

<knocking at door>     
“Who is it?”    
“It’s me!”   
“It can’t be. I’m in here!”

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I'm sure there are a number of younger Demonlanders who have read this thread and are still scratching..... their heads, asking; who?, what?, when? Probably followed by comments about an older generation. Should be thankful they know who Ronald Dale is I suppose.

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