Thursday, April 19, 2007

Stone the Horses.

On a lighter note.

The Rolling Stones are to play in Belgrade, in a huge horse-racing stadium. Instead of moving the horses somewhere else, the authorities have decided to sedate them for the concert.

Animal rights groups are furious.

I don't see the problem. It's a Rolling Stones concert. Why shouldn't the horses be loaded with drugs?

Everyone else will be.


tom sheepandgoats said...

The obvious solution is for the Stones to lead off with the Mr. Ed theme song.

An old show on American TV, Rom. If you've never seen it, count yourself blessed.

Romulus Crowe said...

I don't recall seeing an entire episode of Mr. Ed but I've seen a few clips. A British comedian, Harry Enfield, did a spoof with a talking corpse (Mr. Dead) and used the theme tune. I wonder if it's on YouTube? Most things seem to be.

I picture the horses wearing flowery kaftans and dark glasses and nodding in time to the music. Perhaps they'll stage-dive into the audience. That would be something to see.

tom sheepandgoats said...

Actually, it wasn't really that bad of a show. I was a teenager then.

Make no mistake, it was not brain food. You could do a lot better. But you could also do worse.

Romulus Crowe said...

That's the trouble with growing up. When I was young I was mesmerised by shows like the Woodentops, Camberwick Green, the Magic Roundabout. I read several of the 'Get Smart' books.

Those all make me cringe now (apart from the Magic Roundabout, which is now full of double-entendres I didn't understand at the time). I need more complex entertainment these days.

The simple things just don't cut it any more. It's a shame.

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