Re: Chunky Bacon

Am I too british or too young to understand?

Gem

I don’t get it either. It’s quite a mental image though! :wink:

Ok this was mainly to satisfy my own curiosity but…

Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said,

“Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.”

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six foot four and full of muscles
I said, “Do you speak-a my language?”
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
And he said,

“I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.”

Lying in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, “Are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty?”
And he said,

“Oh! Do you come from a land down under? (oh yeah yeah)
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.”

On 26 Oct 2006, at 16:38, Cameron, Gemma (UK) wrote:

Am I too british or too young to understand?

Probably too young; the Ruby community is not ageist :-). Men At
Work was not a recent band at all. Same era as Saturday Night Fever,
as far as I recall.

David J. wrote:

Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said,

Just seeing those lyrics brings to mind the MTV video that was produced
for that track. Gawd, that was too long ago!

or for the more visually stimulated:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd1AT7V4-E8

Cameron, Gemma (UK) wrote:

Am I too british or too young to understand?

I don’t know. How old are you, and how British are you? :wink:

As for Rick’s reference, I do remember the Men at Work song,
from 1983 or so. (Gack, that was 23 years ago. Who permitted
that to happen?)

As for the reply by J2M, I think that was just surrealism.

Hal

Hal F. wrote:

Cameron, Gemma (UK) wrote:

Am I too british or too young to understand?

I don’t know. How old are you, and how British are you? :wink:

Age may as yet be indeterminate but I think we can resolve that
Britishness:
http://www.britishness-test.co.uk/

As for Rick’s reference, I do remember the Men at Work song,
from 1983 or so. (Gack, that was 23 years ago. Who permitted
that to happen?)

Gulp… pregnant (geddit) pause for reflection :wink:

I have already started work on a web development framework for those of
us who remember this song from the first time round; Ruby on
Stabilizers (and a speed limiter plugin)

As for the reply by J2M, I think that was just surrealism.

Have you every worked for a large American multinational corporation…
as close to old communist China as I would like to get. I must now go
and code this application… I know it is pointless, but the chairman
demands it! :wink:

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