Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cheap music...

So; I got up unfeasibly early this morning to do some work before my training course. Put it this way, I was already fully awake (for me) by the time David Cameron was saying nice things about my local MP on Farming Today...

Anyway. It did mean that I got a leisurely stroll down to the course, and despite having no camera, I thought I'd go round the outside. Which meant I walked past the somewhat distracting spectacle of someone who, from the back, looked exactly like Josh Lyman (in Tuesday-suit, bouncing-on-the-balls-of-the-feet-and-full-gesticulation mode) leading a bunch of students. As I got within ranting range, it transpired the guy was Italian; which gave me full licence to listen.

[Warning: if you speak a foreign language I understand and love, and are within my hearing, I'll be listening to everything. Even the details of your sister-in-law's mother's Doberman's gynae operation, frankly... ]

This was Civil War stuff. But they were just by this statue; and the guy threw out both arms in expositionary mode and said "Olllllliverrrrrr Crrrrrromwelllll". [Photo of Citizen C taken on previous occasion...]


So - conjunction of this (favourite/famous actor), that (statue) and the other (italiano)... I've spent the entire day at my training course with the phrase "Oliver Cromwell's Waiting (Talking Italian)" going round in my head... Thankyou, Bananarama, and goodnight...

4 comments:

Anne said...

LOL - you may have just given me an earworm...

Long time no see - how's things?

Barbara-Kay said...

Interesting. Please, what would a "Tuesday-suit" look like? When I did an on-line search I found many articles about lawsuits filed on Tuesdays, but no illumination.

'Tis interesting how we can speak the same language so differently, eh?

Rosie said...

Wonder who'd be the more entertaining to listen to: Oliver Cromwell or Robert de Niro? (In Italian or otherwise).

Liz said...

Hi Barbara-Kay - that's a "West-Wing"ism, not a Britishism... You'd need to google for a transcript of the episode "Mandatory Minimums", but basically Josh wears his best suit to impress a woman and claims it's his regular Tuesday suit...