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hutch0
Date: 2008-01-10 23:59
Subject: a new aye aye is among us...
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This is Raz, a baby Aye Aye who has just been born at Bristol Zoo.



The Aye Aye is, of course, the presiding spirit of the villages, and they're outlandishly endangered. I read somewhere there may be only about a thousand of them left in the wild, mostly in Madagascar.
Welcome, Raz. It's a tough old world.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-01-11 01:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You ever hear the old Take It From Here episode set among the Roman legions, who numbered off from the right:

ay
ay ay
ay ay ay
ay vee . . .


and so on?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-01-11 21:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That sounds familiar from somewhere, but I don't remember Take It From Here at all.
I do, however, remember - from either Carry On Cleo or the movie version of Up Pompeii a cohort of centurians marching along and the leader calling out "Sinister, dexter, sinister, dexter!" which I thought was weirdly sophisticated.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-01-11 21:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Take It from Here was on the Home Service (later known as Radio 4) and starred Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and, I think, June Whitfield. I used to listen to it as a kid, and then through into my teens. I've heard occasional reruns of it since.

The first half of each broadcast was not dissimilar to a Round the Horne "magazine"-style format; the second half always was a new slice of life centred on a family called The Glums -- Edwards as Dad, Whitfield (I think) as daughter Eth, and Bentley as her ever-in-attendance swain Ron. Mrs Glum was never voiced at all, but represented only by an occasional sound of carpet slippers on lino shuffling rapidly away in panic.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-01-11 22:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yep, I know what you mean now. I know I never heard it because I never heard The Glums.
Round The Horne, though, now you're talking...
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