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(Team Coco) Video Billy Connolly comforted Gerry Rafferty in his final days by texting him their fondest memories, like that time they smoked a Bible   (teamcoco.com) divider line 37
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2012-11-27 06:25:53 PM  
Clowns to the left of me
 
2012-11-27 07:38:53 PM  
I watched this on Conan last night. The interview was funny and depressing at the same time.
 
2012-11-27 08:29:03 PM  
Bibles usually have such thin pages it's like they were almost designed to be rolling papers.


Fark Me To Tears: I watched this on Conan last night. The interview was funny and depressing at the same time.


I just thought it was funny. What depressed you about it?
 
2012-11-27 08:33:05 PM  
Did this once in a hotel in Honolulu with a Gideon bible. Tastes nasty, and doesn't stick together well.
 
2012-11-27 08:34:52 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Did this once in a hotel in Honolulu with a Gideon bible. Tastes nasty, and doesn't stick together well.


This needs to happen in every hotel in Colorado Springs. Legalized pot, meet derptastic fundie Colorado Springs.
 
2012-11-27 09:06:50 PM  
Both geniuses in their own fields. One of my favourite jokes is a Connolly one - a plane carrying two Englishmen, two Irishmen and two Scotsmen crashes on a desert island. After a year the two Irishmen are still fighting each other on the beach, the two Scotsmen have set up a still and are getting drunk every night and the two Englshmen are still waiting to be formally introduced.
 
2012-11-27 09:24:40 PM  
Regarding the hash they had (in a thick Scottish accent): "You'll be duckin' under low bridges with this stuff"

Classic.
 
2012-11-27 09:31:51 PM  
Connolly is one funny bastid.

//when did Rafferty die?
///DRTFA
 
2012-11-27 09:39:14 PM  

Spiralmonkey: Both geniuses in their own fields. One of my favourite jokes is a Connolly one - a plane carrying two Englishmen, two Irishmen and two Scotsmen crashes on a desert island. After a year the two Irishmen are still fighting each other on the beach, the two Scotsmen have set up a still and are getting drunk every night and the two Englshmen are still waiting to be formally introduced.



Etiquette

The Ballyshannon foundered off the coast of Cariboo,
And down in fathoms many went the captain and the crew;
Down went the owners - greedy men whom hope of gain allured:
Oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured.

Besides the captain and the mate, the owners and the crew,
The passengers were also drowned, excepting only two:
Young PETER GRAY, who tasted teas for BAKER, CROOP, AND CO.,
And SOMERS, who from Eastern shores imported indigo.

These passengers, by reason of their clinging to a mast,
Upon a desert island were eventually cast.
They hunted for their meals, as ALEXANDER SELKIRK used,
But they couldn't chat together - they had not been introduced.

For PETER GRAY, and SOMERS too, though certainly in trade,
Were properly particular about the friends they made;
And somehow thus they settled it without a word of mouth -
That GRAY should take the northern half while SOMERS took the south.

On PETER'S portion oysters grew - a delicacy rare,
But oysters were a delicacy PETER couldn't bear.
On SOMERS' side was turtle, on the shingle lying thick,
Which SOMERS couldn't eat, because it always made him sick.

GRAY gnashed his teeth with envy as he saw a mighty store
Of turtle unmolested on his fellow-creature's shore:
The oysters at his feet aside impatiently he shoved,
For turtle and his mother were the only things he loved.

And SOMERS sighed in sorrow as he settled in the south,
For the thought of PETER'S oysters brought the water to his mouth.
He longed to lay him down upon the shelly bed, and stuff:
He had often eaten oysters, but had never had enough.

How they wished an introduction to each other they had had
When on board The Ballyshannon! And it drove them nearly mad
To think how very friendly with each other they might get,
If it wasn't for the arbitrary rule of etiquette!

One day, when out a-hunting for the mus ridiculus,
GRAY overheard his fellow-man soliloquising thus:
"I wonder how the playmates of my youth are getting on,
MCCONNELL, S. B. WALTERS, PADDY BYLES, and ROBINSON?

These simple words made PETER as delighted as could be,
Old chummies at the Charterhouse were ROBINSON and he!
He walked straight up to SOMERS, then he turned extremely red,
Hesitated, hummed and hawed a bit, then cleared his throat, and said:

"I beg your pardon--pray forgive me if I seem too bold,
But you have breathed a name I knew familiarly of old.
You spoke aloud of ROBINSON - I happened to be by--
You know him?" "Yes, extremely well." "Allow me - so do I!"

It was enough: they felt they could more sociably get on,
For (ah, the magic of the fact!) they each knew ROBINSON!
And MR. SOMERS' turtle was at PETER'S service quite,
And MR. SOMERS punished PETER'S oyster-beds all night.

They soon became like brothers from community of wrongs:
They wrote each other little odes and sang each other songs;
They told each other anecdotes disparaging their wives;
On several occasions, too, they saved each other's lives.

They felt quite melancholy when they parted for the night,
And got up in the morning soon as ever it was light;
Each other's pleasant company they reckoned so upon,
And all because it happened that they both knew ROBINSON!

They lived for many years on that inhospitable shore,
And day by day they learned to love each other more and more.
At last, to their astonishment, on getting up one day,
They saw a vessel anchored in the offing of the bay!

To PETER an idea occurred. "Suppose we cross the main?
So good an opportunity may not occur again."
And SOMERS thought a minute, then ejaculated, "Done!
I wonder how my business in the City's getting on?"

"But stay," said MR. PETER: "when in England, as you know,
I earned a living tasting teas for BAKER, CROOP, AND CO.,
I may be superseded--my employers think me dead!"
"Then come with me," said SOMERS, "and taste indigo instead."

But all their plans were scattered in a moment when they found
The vessel was a convict ship from Portland, outward bound!
When a boat came off to fetch them, though they felt it very kind,
To go on board they firmly but respectfully declined.

As both the happy settlers roared with laughter at the joke,
They recognised an unattractive fellow pulling stroke:
'Twas ROBINSON - a convict, in an unbecoming frock!
Condemned to seven years for misappropriating stock!!!

They laughed no more, for SOMERS thought he had been rather rash
In knowing one whose friend had misappropriated cash;
And PETER thought a foolish tack he must have gone upon
In making the acquaintance of a friend of ROBINSON.

At first they didn't quarrel very openly, I've heard;
They nodded when they met, and now and then exchanged a word:
The word grew rare, and rarer still the nodding of the head,
And when they meet each other now, they cut each other dead.

To allocate the island they agreed by word of mouth,
And PETER takes the north again, and SOMERS takes the south;
And PETER has the oysters, which he loathes with horror grim,
And SOMERS has the turtle - turtle disagrees with him.

-W. S. Gilbert
 
2012-11-27 09:51:48 PM  
Fark hypocrites

Burn a bible = funny
Burn a koran = POUTRAGE!!!!!
 
2012-11-27 09:53:35 PM  

OnlyM3: Fark hypocrites

Burn a bible = funny
Burn a koran = POUTRAGE!!!!!


Not "burn". "Smoke".
 
2012-11-27 09:58:33 PM  
Watched him on Conan last night. Laughed my uniback off thru the whole interview. Connolly is one funny sob.
 
2012-11-27 10:21:07 PM  

John Buck 41: Connolly is one funny bastid.

//when did Rafferty die?


January 4, 2011, of liver failure.

"...You shouldn't worry, yes that ain't no crime,
'Cause if you get it wrong you'll get it right next time, next time"
 
2012-11-27 10:37:30 PM  

OnlyM3: Fark hypocrites

Burn a bible = funny
Burn a koran = POUTRAGE!!!!!


Yawn. Boring. Next troll, please.
 
2012-11-27 10:42:19 PM  
"Baker St." really is the ne plus ultra of Seventies groove rock.
 
2012-11-27 11:07:04 PM  

miltonbabbitt: Regarding the hash they had (in a thick Scottish accent): "You'll be duckin' under low bridges with this stuff"

Classic.


And nobody laughed.
Kids today.
 
2012-11-28 12:00:54 AM  

fusillade762: Bibles usually have such thin pages it's like they were almost designed to be rolling papers.


Fark Me To Tears: I watched this on Conan last night. The interview was funny and depressing at the same time.

I just thought it was funny. What depressed you about it?


The whole "I turned 70" theme of Billy's interview, and then the stuff about Gerry Rafferty. I remember Connolly from when he was a lot younger... which, of course, makes me old, too. Even Billy seemed a bit down about the whole thing. I watched the interview because I like the guy, but it really brought me down.

(*sigh*) I think I'll go find something to slit my wrists with now... Be sure they recycle me into Soylent Green, or maybe into a nice bench for the park...
 
2012-11-28 12:03:13 AM  

theorellior: "Baker St." really is the ne plus ultra of Seventies groove rock.


I have the original vinyl 45 I bought when it hit the charts. That song has a great sound to it.
 
2012-11-28 12:12:58 AM  

OnlyM3: Fark hypocrites

Burn a bible = funny
Burn a koran = POUTRAGE!!!!!


Hey look! There's a new gun thread on the Politics Tab!
 
2012-11-28 12:25:40 AM  

John Buck 41: Connolly is one funny bastid.

//when did Rafferty die?
///DRTFA


Last year, the first time a video with this story, though not this video, went green.
 
2012-11-28 12:45:39 AM  

OnlyM3: Fark hypocrites

Burn a bible = funny
Burn a koran = POUTRAGE!!!!!


Just a wild stab in the dark, but maybe it's because one was done as a way to enrage Muslims and cost American lives and the other was done to be funny?

But don't let your derp-rage get in the way of writing something born of rational thought.
 
2012-11-28 01:08:11 AM  
I played the clip and my girlfriend said "you know, when your hair goes gray, it's gonna look just like that."
"I'd shave it right now to be a fraction as funny".
 
2012-11-28 01:36:48 AM  

I Like Bread: miltonbabbitt: Regarding the hash they had (in a thick Scottish accent): "You'll be duckin' under low bridges with this stuff"

Classic.

And nobody laughed.
Kids today.


A lot of what Connolly says -when he's not being censored- tends to go by most people; I'm pretty quick and there's still some lag time before I laugh at many of his jokes, and it's not his accent. He's just really verbally deft.

Fark Me To Tears: The whole "I turned 70" theme of Billy's interview, and then the stuff about Gerry Rafferty. I remember Connolly from when he was a lot younger... which, of course, makes me old, too.


Don't feel too bad; I remember when he first broke as a comedian here in the States in the late 80s, and he was old the; it was only later I found out that he'd been known in the UK for 20 years before that.
 
2012-11-28 04:31:40 AM  

theorellior: "Baker St." really is the ne plus ultra of Seventies groove rock.


"Right Down the Line" is the epitome of 'yacht rock.' It really is that good.
 
2012-11-28 06:35:35 AM  

OnlyM3: Fark hypocrites

Burn a bible = funny
Burn a koran = REAL FUNNEH
Burn a Korean = not so funny


ftfy troll..and coming from me , that's really rich...
 
2012-11-28 06:37:18 AM  
Going to see Billy in NYC next week. Gonna be great
 
2012-11-28 07:47:01 AM  
Happy 70th birthday, Big Yin!
 
2012-11-28 09:05:37 AM  

OnlyM3: Fark hypocrites

Burn a bible = funny
Burn a koran = POUTRAGE!!!!!



Actually, I would find both things to be funny.
 
2012-11-28 09:14:00 AM  

dickfreckle: theorellior: "Baker St." really is the ne plus ultra of Seventies groove rock.

"Right Down the Line" is the epitome of 'yacht rock.' It really is that good.


"City to City", the title track from that album, is even better.
 
2012-11-28 10:12:12 AM  

Chilkoot Charlie: dickfreckle: theorellior: "Baker St." really is the ne plus ultra of Seventies groove rock.

"Right Down the Line" is the epitome of 'yacht rock.' It really is that good.

"City to City", the title track from that album, is even better.


The whole album is pure gold imho. Glad to see I'm not alone.
 
2012-11-28 10:33:17 AM  
Got "City To City" on vinyl. It's a timeless classic all the way through. "Night Owls" is another good one.

I like Billy Connolly. He just seems like a genuinely good dude. If you haven't seen it, his "Route 66" travel show is quite entertaining. Only 4 episodes, though.
 
2012-11-28 12:27:07 PM  

coeyagi: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Did this once in a hotel in Honolulu with a Gideon bible. Tastes nasty, and doesn't stick together well.

This needs to happen in every hotel in Colorado Springs. Legalized pot, meet derptastic fundie Colorado Springs.


This isn't entirely the reason my church hands out bibles AND rolling papers. Though the little pocket New Testaments are a good size for this.

Actually, it's to give them a little dignity & safety so they can bust up the butts they find and not smoke from someone else's filter. We occasionally hand out tobacco and in an emergency buy beer for them. Nobody really wanted the condoms, I think they felt funny taking them from church people.

/evangelical
 
2012-11-28 07:13:24 PM  

fusillade762: Bibles usually have such thin pages it's like they were almost designed to be rolling papers.


Fark Me To Tears: I watched this on Conan last night. The interview was funny and depressing at the same time.

I just thought it was funny. What depressed you about it?


In high school we'd use the pages from the miniature Gideons bibles for rolling papers all the time. We weren't trying to make a statement, we were just resourceful.
 
2012-11-28 10:30:07 PM  

dickfreckle: "Right Down the Line" is the epitome of 'yacht rock.' It really is that good.


Funny thing is, I can't dispute this statement.
 
2012-11-29 01:21:07 AM  

GibbyTheMole: Got "City To City" on vinyl. It's a timeless classic all the way through. "Night Owls" is another good one.

I like Billy Connolly. He just seems like a genuinely good dude. If you haven't seen it, his "Route 66" travel show is quite entertaining. Only 4 episodes, though.


I caught the first episode on Netflix and it is friggin' great.
 
2012-11-29 07:18:13 PM  
One of those sites that thinks the WWW is just in the US. Outside, you get to watch the commercial and then nothing. Idiotic.
 
2012-11-30 12:46:20 AM  
That got boring REAL quick. He should have come down from that high before he started talking.
 
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