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2014-02-22 08:59:39 PM
images.catholic.org

RIP
 
2014-02-22 08:59:48 PM
She couldn't hide forever.
 
2014-02-22 09:00:48 PM
That's one way to solve a problem called Maria.
 
2014-02-22 09:01:01 PM
Hundreds of pictures of the Von Trapp family and People magazine chooses one where Maria is flipping a bird at her family photo?
 
2014-02-22 09:01:33 PM
Whoa whoa whoa back up. The Sound of Music was based on a true story?
 
2014-02-22 09:02:51 PM

Foxxinnia: Whoa whoa whoa back up. The Sound of Music was based on a true story?


It's TWUE!
 
2014-02-22 09:03:31 PM
That's how you solve it.
 
2014-02-22 09:04:01 PM
And I thought this would be about blazing saddles
 
2014-02-22 09:04:15 PM
The hills are alive...with a thousand eyes. And all of 'em watching you.
 
2014-02-22 09:06:41 PM
This is the 5th?, 6th? old person to die this year and make it on Fark?
 
2014-02-22 09:07:44 PM

poufpiece.files.wordpress.com


RIP MARIA VON TRAPP

 
2014-02-22 09:09:18 PM
For some reason I thought that Alan Alda or Mike Farrell had died when I clicked that link.
 
2014-02-22 09:10:18 PM

Peter von Nostrand: And I thought this would be about blazing saddles


You were expecting a Teutonic Twat?
 
2014-02-22 09:11:10 PM

Foxxinnia: Whoa whoa whoa back up. The Sound of Music was based on a true story?


This.

I did not know that.  Weird, wild stuff.
 
2014-02-22 09:11:19 PM
p.gr-assets.com
She was still alive??
 
2014-02-22 09:11:27 PM
Dammit. Came to make a "problem solved" post but I see the joke is already well represented.

RIP inspirational singing lady.
 
2014-02-22 09:13:04 PM
I like the German chicks from the movie better!
 
2014-02-22 09:13:12 PM
I hate you subby.
 
2014-02-22 09:14:58 PM
 
2014-02-22 09:16:39 PM
" 'In Austria, the principal occupation is gathering Austrich feathers.' " - M T
 
2014-02-22 09:17:35 PM

Foxxinnia: Whoa whoa whoa back up. The Sound of Music was based on a true story?


yes
 
2014-02-22 09:17:47 PM
Hari kari
Kamikaze
You won't see another morning
Bye bye
 
2014-02-22 09:18:42 PM

BigLuca: Foxxinnia: Whoa whoa whoa back up. The Sound of Music was based on a true story?

This.

I did not know that.  Weird, wild stuff.


Until very recently, their grandchildren were still touring as the Real von Trapp Singers or some such nonsense, but at least once a year they'd come to the Yankee Candle flagship store out here for some damned reason. (Though from this article, if the family has a lodge in VT, that makes some sense.) They stopped last year to pursue individual music/recording careers, but they're kind of a big deal in western MA.

/aunt works at that store
//the von Trapp weekends and the Longaberger basket event weekends are the two busiest non-holiday weekends of the year
///it makes the otaku phenomenon seem almost mainstream
/almost
 
2014-02-22 09:21:24 PM
cc_rider: Goodbye...

ftfy
 
2014-02-22 09:25:48 PM
Actually, only one of the verses in the Sound of Music song says goodbye. However the finale goes over the top.


Song:
So long, farewell
Auf Weidersehen, good bye

Finale:
(Children)So long, farewell
Auf Weidersehen, goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
(guests)
Goodbye
 
2014-02-22 09:26:15 PM

The Bananadragon: BigLuca: Foxxinnia: Whoa whoa whoa back up. The Sound of Music was based on a true story?

This.

I did not know that.  Weird, wild stuff.

Until very recently, their grandchildren were still touring as the Real von Trapp Singers or some such nonsense, but at least once a year they'd come to the Yankee Candle flagship store out here for some damned reason. (Though from this article, if the family has a lodge in VT, that makes some sense.) They stopped last year to pursue individual music/recording careers, but they're kind of a big deal in western MA.

/aunt works at that store
//the von Trapp weekends and the Longaberger basket event weekends are the two busiest non-holiday weekends of the year
///it makes the otaku phenomenon seem almost mainstream
/almost


I just dropped in to mention that we're neighbors.

/not in the creepy sense
//in the "whoa, small world" sense
///Scenter of the Universe
 
2014-02-22 09:27:02 PM
So she escaped the Nazis and move to Vermont?  Does that seem odd to anyone else?
 
2014-02-22 09:29:10 PM

24.media.tumblr.com


RIP

 
2014-02-22 09:29:19 PM

Rixel: For some reason I thought that Alan Alda or Mike Farrell had died when I clicked that link.


I was thinking Christopher Plummer.
 
2014-02-22 09:29:51 PM
The Hills are alive with the Sound of..... *gawk!

Thud.
 
2014-02-22 09:32:28 PM

HighlanderRPI: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x360]
RIP


You're all wet.
 
2014-02-22 09:34:39 PM
Nowhere does the article say how old she was. That there is some fine reportin'.
 
2014-02-22 09:34:53 PM

HighlanderRPI: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x360]
RIP


WTF is wrong with this country? Not everyone who played a role in West Side Story named Maria has died.

Just asking. Would you care to buy an enema?
 
2014-02-22 09:35:51 PM
img2.timeinc.net

Cool hats!
 
2014-02-22 09:36:12 PM
img.fark.net
RIP, Marie
 
2014-02-22 09:36:38 PM
Maria Agatha Franziska Gobertina von Trapp (28 September 1914 - 22 February 2014)

Thanks, Wikipedia.
 
2014-02-22 09:37:16 PM

media.salon.com


R.I.P Maria

 
2014-02-22 09:39:23 PM

a particular individual: Nowhere does the article say how old she was. That there is some fine reportin'.


She was the last surviving member of the musical family of seven brothers and sisters and passed away in her sleep at home in Vermont at the age of 99 on Tuesday, PEOPLE confirms.
 
2014-02-22 09:40:34 PM

a particular individual: Maria Agatha Franziska Gobertina von Trapp (28 September 1914 - 22 February 2014)

Thanks, Wikipedia.


FTA:
"She was the last surviving member of the musical family of seven brothers and sisters and passed away in her sleep at home in Vermont at the age of 99 on Tuesday, PEOPLE confirms."
 
2014-02-22 09:41:49 PM
Hope she didn't get a window seat.
 
2014-02-22 09:43:13 PM

Foxxinnia: Whoa whoa whoa back up. The Sound of Music was based on a true story?


With quite a few liberties such as their escape.The movie shows them hiking over mountains when in reality they boarded a train at a station next to their estate which took them to Italy from where they went to London and then the US. But having Julie Andrews singing about the food in the dining car might have been a bit anti-climatic.
 
2014-02-22 09:46:24 PM

GardenWeasel: a particular individual: Nowhere does the article say how old she was. That there is some fine reportin'.

She was the last surviving member of the musical family of seven brothers and sisters and passed away in her sleep at home in Vermont at the age of 99 on Tuesday, PEOPLE confirms.


99.998er: a particular individual: Maria Agatha Franziska Gobertina von Trapp (28 September 1914 - 22 February 2014)

Thanks, Wikipedia.

FTA:
"She was the last surviving member of the musical family of seven brothers and sisters and passed away in her sleep at home in Vermont at the age of 99 on Tuesday, PEOPLE confirms."


Did I ever mention that I'm a farking idiot?

/I'm a farking idiot.
 
2014-02-22 09:49:45 PM

a particular individual: GardenWeasel: a particular individual: Nowhere does the article say how old she was. That there is some fine reportin'.

She was the last surviving member of the musical family of seven brothers and sisters and passed away in her sleep at home in Vermont at the age of 99 on Tuesday, PEOPLE confirms.

99.998er: a particular individual: Maria Agatha Franziska Gobertina von Trapp (28 September 1914 - 22 February 2014)

Thanks, Wikipedia.

FTA:
"She was the last surviving member of the musical family of seven brothers and sisters and passed away in her sleep at home in Vermont at the age of 99 on Tuesday, PEOPLE confirms."

Did I ever mention that I'm a farking idiot?

/I'm a farking idiot.


It's Saturday nite so we collectively dismissed the "idiot" card in favor of the "booze" card.
DRINK!
 
2014-02-22 09:50:30 PM
Best Cheap Trick song ever
 
2014-02-22 09:53:08 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

R.I.P. Admiral Ackbar
 
2014-02-22 09:56:08 PM
Kids loved that movie, I hated it.  Only movie where I rooted for the Nazis to win.  There was that one scene where they're trying to escape and the young Nazi wanna-be has them at gun point, I'd start shouting, "Shoot them, you fool, before they sing again!"  The wife was not pleased.
 
2014-02-22 09:58:18 PM
Haven't been drinking, but did she die on Tuesday as people says? They people are not always right.
 
2014-02-22 09:59:34 PM
clowncar on fire: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 288x374]

R.I.P. Admiral Ackbar


img.fark.net
 
2014-02-22 10:00:16 PM

zimbomba63: Kids loved that movie, I hated it.  Only movie where I rooted for the Nazis to win.  There was that one scene where they're trying to escape and the young Nazi wanna-be has them at gun point, I'd start shouting, "Shoot them, you fool, before they sing again!"  The wife was not pleased.


I felt the same way about Glee.
 
2014-02-22 10:00:24 PM
Sound of Music was always one of my favorite movies.  Just wasted some time and did some reading on the Von Trapp family.  Some things I learned that I didn't know.  Maria (the deceased's step-mother, Julie Andrews in the movie) and the Baron were actually married in 1927 and their escape from the Nazis happened 10 years after.  Thus the children at the end of the movie should have appeared 10 years older.  But they wouldn't have been as cute I guess so liberties were taken with the story as usual.  Also, Baron and Maria had 3 children of their own who are all alive.  A sad thing I learned that the youngest Von Trapp child, Gretl in the movie (who had the sore finger) died at age 30 in 1951 from complications of delivering her first (still born) baby.  She is buried holding her stillborn baby, next to her father, the Baron.
 
2014-02-22 10:03:19 PM

GardenWeasel: a particular individual: Nowhere does the article say how old she was. That there is some fine reportin'.

She was the last surviving member of the musical family of seven brothers and sisters and passed away in her sleep at home in Vermont at the age of 99 on Tuesday, PEOPLE confirms.


She did nazi that coming.
 
2014-02-22 10:03:34 PM
Not von Trapp, but still a song from one of those great show tunes from the day. Gary, Indiana, Gary Indiana, my hometown.
 
2014-02-22 10:04:10 PM

zimbomba63: Kids loved that movie, I hated it.  Only movie where I rooted for the Nazis to win.  There was that one scene where they're trying to escape and the young Nazi wanna-be has them at gun point, I'd start shouting, "Shoot them, you fool, before they sing again!"  The wife was not pleased.


I rather like the first half of the movie but then it starts to drag.  I will admit that the goodbye/goodnight song I've always enjoyed.
 
2014-02-22 10:08:23 PM

HotWingAgenda: [images.catholic.org image 250x280]

RIP


That actress married a dentist in LA.
 
2014-02-22 10:13:04 PM

Fano: Foxxinnia: Whoa whoa whoa back up. The Sound of Music was based on a true story?

It's TWUE!


Well that showed up faster than I expected.
 
2014-02-22 10:26:01 PM

eldie: Sound of Music was always one of my favorite movies.  Just wasted some time and did some reading on the Von Trapp family.  Some things I learned that I didn't know.  Maria (the deceased's step-mother, Julie Andrews in the movie) and the Baron were actually married in 1927 and their escape from the Nazis happened 10 years after.  Thus the children at the end of the movie should have appeared 10 years older.  But they wouldn't have been as cute I guess so liberties were taken with the story as usual.  Also, Baron and Maria had 3 children of their own who are all alive.  A sad thing I learned that the youngest Von Trapp child, Gretl in the movie (who had the sore finger) died at age 30 in 1951 from complications of delivering her first (still born) baby.  She is buried holding her stillborn baby, next to her father, the Baron.


The dust ... It's thick. :(
 
2014-02-22 10:26:06 PM
The movie was closely based on the show, which was loosely based on her story, which was about as loosely based on what actually happened.
 
2014-02-22 10:26:38 PM
She probably would have had an easier time hiding from the Nazis if she wasn't running about singing at the tops of her lungs. Heck, whole reason Anne Frank survived as long as she did was because she was mute.
 
2014-02-22 10:29:40 PM

zimbomba63: Kids loved that movie, I hated it.  Only movie where I rooted for the Nazis to win.  There was that one scene where they're trying to escape and the young Nazi wanna-be has them at gun point, I'd start shouting, "Shoot them, you fool, before they sing again!"  The wife was not pleased.


That made me think about the Pia Zadora Diary of Anne Frank story. "She's in the attic!"

/yes, I know it is an urban legend, but the idea makes me chuckle
 
2014-02-22 10:32:27 PM

Robert1966: The movie was closely based on the show, which was loosely based on her story, which was about as loosely based on what actually happened.


that sounds really loose.
 
2014-02-22 10:37:27 PM
What? Wikipedia says Maria von Trapp died of heart failure on March 27, 1987. Is there another one?
 
2014-02-22 10:38:19 PM
If Fark adds an RIP category for HOTY, this and Goodnight, pa are among my top contenders.

/RIP
//hope they already don't. Can't use booze as an excuse.
///slashies
 
2014-02-22 10:38:57 PM

eldie: A sad thing I learned that the youngest Von Trapp child, Gretl in the movie (who had the sore finger) died at age 30 in 1951 from complications of delivering her first (still born) baby. She is buried holding her stillborn baby, next to her father, the Baron.


Oh, good lord.  The poor woman...
 
2014-02-22 10:39:52 PM
They make a nice beer.  I'll have some next time in Burlington.


cdn.beeradvocate.com
 
2014-02-22 10:40:51 PM

Degenz: What? Wikipedia says Maria von Trapp died of heart failure on March 27, 1987. Is there another one?


That's her stepmother.  Maria was the second eldest daughter and was named Louisa in the movie.
 
2014-02-22 10:42:19 PM

rkiller1: So she escaped the Nazis and move to Vermont?  Does that seem odd to anyone else?


Not at all. They have a farm that makes kick-ass cheese that's available at our local cheesemonger
 
2014-02-22 10:43:15 PM

Degenz: What? Wikipedia says Maria von Trapp died of heart failure on March 27, 1987. Is there another one?


haha  good catch.

IRS is gonna be pissed
 
2014-02-22 10:43:33 PM

JosephFinn: Degenz: What? Wikipedia says Maria von Trapp died of heart failure on March 27, 1987. Is there another one?

That's her stepmother.  Maria was the second eldest daughter and was named Louisa in the movie.


Okay, thanks. Too many singing kids, apparently, but all good.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/sound-music-child-died-arti cl e-1.1698769

Also, they did a remake of The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Not bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpYB5siEnIw
 
2014-02-22 10:48:58 PM
That must have been a hard headline to come up with
 
2014-02-22 11:00:04 PM

rkiller1: It's Saturday nite so we collectively dismissed the "idiot" card in favor of the "booze" card.
DRINK!


That's the nicest thing anyone's ever said to me.
 
2014-02-22 11:05:51 PM

Degenz: JosephFinn: Degenz: What? Wikipedia says Maria von Trapp died of heart failure on March 27, 1987. Is there another one?

That's her stepmother.  Maria was the second eldest daughter and was named Louisa in the movie.

Okay, thanks. Too many singing kids, apparently, but all good.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/sound-music-child-died-arti cl e-1.1698769

Also, they did a remake of The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Not bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpYB5siEnIw


wow what a pure video. a little corny but in a nice family way.
 
2014-02-22 11:11:41 PM
The children that Maria (governess) had with the baron are still alive, I think.
 
2014-02-22 11:12:19 PM

bizzwire: rkiller1: So she escaped the Nazis and move to Vermont?  Does that seem odd to anyone else?

Not at all. They have a farm that makes kick-ass cheese that's available at our local cheesemonger


Also considering where they came from in Europe, Vermont probably reminded them of home.
 
2014-02-22 11:12:29 PM
www.taurusarmed.net
 
2014-02-22 11:14:31 PM

yadumey: If Fark adds an RIP category for HOTY, this and Goodnight, pa are among my top contenders.

/RIP
//hope they already don't. Can't use booze as an excuse.
///slashies


Free Mandela
 
2014-02-22 11:19:32 PM
Waldo Pepper: wow what a pure video. a little corny but in a nice family way.

Yea, it is nice. This being Fark I'd normally make a snarky comment. But in this case, it's really rather heart warming what they did. I guess I'm just an old softy.
 
2014-02-22 11:21:00 PM

BigLuca: Foxxinnia: Whoa whoa whoa back up. The Sound of Music was based on a true story?

This.

I did not know that.  Weird, wild stuff.


static3.businessinsider.com
 
2014-02-22 11:28:51 PM

JonnyBGoode: BigLuca: Foxxinnia: Whoa whoa whoa back up. The Sound of Music was based on a true story?

This.

I did not know that.  Weird, wild stuff.

[static3.businessinsider.com image 400x300]


Dude, I had a whole shiatload of stuff to post and you ruined it all with that.
 
2014-02-22 11:33:28 PM
Does this mean that Hitler won?
 
2014-02-22 11:37:10 PM

a particular individual: Nowhere does the article say how old she was. That there is some fine reportin'.


99

I have lived near the von Trapp lodge for neigh on 20 years.

I'm quite sick fo the balderdash about the entire thing.
It's become a gatdang side show what with the tourists and the skiers and the heroin junkie trust busting trustafarian kids spat out by the better then thou noveou riche coonts that spatter the hills with their coontry club land raping rent hiking real estate venture capitalist flatlander opportunist bastards that come to Vermont and try to make a killing on industrializing the landscape to incorporate a better, thicker portfolio for them selves and their snot nosed crotch goblins.

How do you solve a problem like maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Maria?
(one nun at a time)
A flibbertigibbet?
A will of a whisp
a clown

You dig a hole and stick her in it before she starts to stink.

You know, they had an entire ski resort built on top of Mount Mansfield on the premise that Stowe is a paradise in the winter time. The whole von Trapp clap trap is part of that marketing scheme. And rather than garner the correct and compliant permits for sewage, the newly built Octagon House restaurant just had a huge discharge pie fo rsewage that spwewed the craps and greases out onto the landscape in into the creeks, and waterfalls of the "Stoweside" of the mountain.

That is what industrialists will use local publicity for.

The von Trapp Lodge?
I won't say what kind of luck you would have as a cook, or maid there.

I do have a working knowledge of what happens when you let money take over and use mthology for its own purpose, however.

/Sad to see the old bird go, tho.
//She cheated at cards.
///Don't ask me how I know.
 
2014-02-22 11:38:22 PM
I heard the family actually escaped Austria riding out on kangaroos.
 
2014-02-22 11:46:28 PM

The Bananadragon: if the family has a lodge in VT, that makes some sense.


It's in Stowe, a real high-end place.

http://www.trappfamily.com/

They have a German-style microbrewery too if my memory serves me right.
 
2014-02-22 11:50:07 PM

Fano: yadumey: If Fark adds an RIP category for HOTY, this and Goodnight, pa are among my top contenders.

/RIP
//hope they already don't. Can't use booze as an excuse.
///slashies

Free Mandela


Free!? I'll take two.
 
2014-02-22 11:52:03 PM

SpdrJay: I heard the family actually escaped Austria riding out on kangaroos.


Why wouldn't they run away with all those venomous snakes and spiders, saltwater crocs and great white sharks.  The Nazi were really just a minor nuisance, when something is trying to bite you every second step you take..
 
2014-02-22 11:57:00 PM

a particular individual: Nowhere does the article say how old she was. That there is some fine reportin'.


Second paragraph: She was the last surviving member of the musical family of seven brothers and sisters and passed away in her sleep at home in Vermont at the age of 99 on Tuesday, PEOPLE confirms.
 
2014-02-23 12:01:33 AM

Degenz: What? Wikipedia says Maria von Trapp died of heart failure on March 27, 1987. Is there another one?


This is the Baron's daughter, Maria, who passed away. She just happened to have the same first name as his second wife, Maria.
 
2014-02-23 12:22:29 AM
You know, it just amazes me how much great talent is available if you just Google it. I went to the Sound of Music but kept getting distracted by all the other awesome soundtracks. Those guys didn't have all the technical innovations we have nowadays and thus had to work so much more to stand out.

It's farking amazing what they did.
 
2014-02-23 12:24:39 AM
I don't know, the baron had that other babe, the countess, after him.  I would have chose her over Julie Andrews, who came off as too much of a goody two shoes.  The countess looked like she was ready for anything in the sack, plus, she had some ideas you never thought of.

/ Per the movie, wasn't the baron suppose to be in the Austrian Navy.  Austria is a land-locked country.
 
2014-02-23 12:27:53 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Degenz: What? Wikipedia says Maria von Trapp died of heart failure on March 27, 1987. Is there another one?

This is the Baron's daughter, Maria, who passed away. She just happened to have the same first name as his second wife, Maria.

In traditional Catholic families that both the Von Trapp couple's family came from, naming a child Mary, Marie, Maria was very common.  How better to gain favor in God's eyes than to name a daughter after the "Blessed Mother."

 
2014-02-23 12:28:25 AM
 
2014-02-23 12:29:37 AM

eldie: How better to gain favor in God's eyes than to name a daughter after the "Blessed Mother."


Hey-sues Cruise.
 
2014-02-23 12:32:01 AM

vudukungfu: zimbomba63: Austria is a land-locked country.


So you're telling me that's what the blue part is?  I didn't know that!
 
2014-02-23 12:33:34 AM
She defeated the nazis.

...singlehanded.
 
2014-02-23 12:33:53 AM
I blame Carrie Underwood.
 
2014-02-23 12:39:18 AM

eldie: Bathia_Mapes: Degenz: What? Wikipedia says Maria von Trapp died of heart failure on March 27, 1987. Is there another one?

This is the Baron's daughter, Maria, who passed away. She just happened to have the same first name as his second wife, Maria.

In traditional Catholic families that both the Von Trapp couple's family came from, naming a child Mary, Marie, Maria was very common.  How better to gain favor in God's eyes than to name a daughter after the "Blessed Mother."


That's just really, really WRONG.
 
2014-02-23 12:39:50 AM

vudukungfu: eldie: How better to gain favor in God's eyes than to name a daughter after the "Blessed Mother."

Hey-sues Cruise.

Ha? Needs some explaining...

 
2014-02-23 12:48:06 AM
For those confused about Captain VonTrapp being in the Austrian navy, it was actually the Austro-Hungarian navy which did have sea access (out of Pola, which really hasn't changed much) up until they lost WWI. VonTrapp was actually a Hell of a u-boat captain, which is why they wanted him back.
 
2014-02-23 12:50:04 AM

zimbomba63: I don't know, the baron had that other babe, the countess, after him.  I would have chose her over Julie Andrews, who came off as too much of a goody two shoes.  The countess looked like she was ready for anything in the sack, plus, she had some ideas you never thought of.

/ Per the movie, wasn't the baron suppose to be in the Austrian Navy.  Austria is a land-locked country.

The countess did come off as a more modern minded woman who would be more sexually adventuress.  But she didn't have much use for the Baron's 7 children and stated her intention to send them off to boarding school.  In real life (as per Wikipedia) and in the movie, Maria was very close to the children and the children adored her and they did not like the countess.  As an added aside, also as per Wikipedia, unlike the movie where Maria appeared very attracted to the Baron, in real life prior to her marriage she stated she did not love the Baron but entered into the marriage because she was so fond of his children.  The couple obviously had some "fondness" for each other since they had 3 children of their own, all who survive today.

 
2014-02-23 12:50:31 AM

SilentStrider: Hari kari
Kamikaze
You won't see another morning
Bye bye


This. For a second I was afraid Robin Zander or Rick Nielson punched their ticket.

Most underrated band ever?
 
2014-02-23 01:44:27 AM

Foxxinnia: Whoa whoa whoa back up. The Sound of Music was based on a true story?


If you watch the video, there's a notice in the credits: "Based on a whitewash of the Anschluss".
 
2014-02-23 01:59:13 AM

Bucky Katt: [img2.timeinc.net image 600x450]

Cool hats!


Bunch of fine looking Australian babes with their Emu hats and Kangaroo Boots!
 
2014-02-23 02:27:37 AM

Foxxinnia: Whoa whoa whoa back up. The Sound of Music was based on a true story?


The more you know...

martinimadness.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-23 04:27:50 AM
The hills are ALLLIIIIIIVVVEEEEEEE....

.....with the sound of rigor mortis!
 
2014-02-23 06:37:06 AM

a particular individual:

Nowhere does the article say how old she was. That there is some fine reportin'.
Second sentence of TFA: "She was the last surviving member of the musical family of seven brothers and sisters and passed away in her sleep at home in Vermont at the age of 99 on Tuesday, PEOPLE confirms."
 
2014-02-23 07:05:34 AM
s23.postimg.org
Auf Lederhosen.
 
2014-02-23 07:37:59 AM
The Hills are alive

...And they're out to get youuuu....
 
2014-02-23 09:20:55 AM

Lava Lamp Repairman: That's one way to solve a problem called Maria.


I was thinking along similar lines...but this was the daughter named Maria, not the nun played by Julie Andrews.
 
2014-02-23 09:38:39 AM

vudukungfu: a particular individual: Nowhere does the article say how old she was. That there is some fine reportin'.

99

I have lived near the von Trapp lodge for neigh on 20 years.

I'm quite sick fo the balderdash about the entire thing.
It's become a gatdang side show what with the tourists and the skiers and the heroin junkie trust busting trustafarian kids spat out by the better then thou noveou riche coonts that spatter the hills with their coontry club land raping rent hiking real estate venture capitalist flatlander opportunist bastards that come to Vermont and try to make a killing on industrializing the landscape to incorporate a better, thicker portfolio for them selves and their snot nosed crotch goblins.

How do you solve a problem like maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Maria?
(one nun at a time)
A flibbertigibbet?
A will of a whisp
a clown

You dig a hole and stick her in it before she starts to stink.

You know, they had an entire ski resort built on top of Mount Mansfield on the premise that Stowe is a paradise in the winter time. The whole von Trapp clap trap is part of that marketing scheme. And rather than garner the correct and compliant permits for sewage, the newly built Octagon House restaurant just had a huge discharge pie fo rsewage that spwewed the craps and greases out onto the landscape in into the creeks, and waterfalls of the "Stoweside" of the mountain.

That is what industrialists will use local publicity for.

The von Trapp Lodge?
I won't say what kind of luck you would have as a cook, or maid there.

I do have a working knowledge of what happens when you let money take over and use mthology for its own purpose, however.

/Sad to see the old bird go, tho.
//She cheated at cards.
///Don't ask me how I know.


I sense you're holding something back......
 
2014-02-23 09:43:59 AM
www.mtv.com

Approves of this headline.

/certainly not obscure
 
2014-02-23 11:18:10 AM
Funny, I am going to see Pink Martini next week in Atlanta
 
2014-02-23 11:31:35 AM
static.tvtropes.org
 
2014-02-23 12:58:04 PM
You are 99, going on dead now, mourners will fall in line...
 
2014-02-23 03:15:38 PM
 
2014-02-23 03:48:34 PM

zimbomba63: I don't know, the baron had that other babe, the countess, after him.  I would have chose her over Julie Andrews, who came off as too much of a goody two shoes.  The countess looked like she was ready for anything in the sack, plus, she had some ideas you never thought of.

/ Per the movie, wasn't the baron suppose to be in the Austrian Navy.  Austria is a land-locked country.


It wasn't landlocked when Baron Von Trapp served in the Navy. He was a pretty decorated submarine commander during WWI.

\Border changes due to the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire,
\\How the fark do they wok?
 
2014-02-23 04:05:20 PM

cptjeff: It wasn't landlocked when Baron Von Trapp served in the Navy. He was a pretty decorated submarine commander during WWI.

\Border changes due to the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire,
\\How the fark do they wok?


Maybe that's the joke...

fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net
 
2014-02-23 04:15:01 PM

LordOfThePings: cptjeff: It wasn't landlocked when Baron Von Trapp served in the Navy. He was a pretty decorated submarine commander during WWI.

\Border changes due to the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire,
\\How the fark do they wok?

Maybe that's the joke...

[fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net image 200x263]


I doubt it's a joke. I've heard people make that comment before, and it's never been anything but ignorance.
 
2014-02-23 04:19:48 PM

Captain Horatio Mindblower: Foxxinnia: Whoa whoa whoa back up. The Sound of Music was based on a true story?

If you watch the video, there's a notice in the credits: "Based on a whitewash of the Anschluss".


Yeah, I soon got sick of the "Sieg Heil, mate!" and "This is Ubergruppenfuhrer Bruce."
 
2014-02-23 04:46:40 PM

cptjeff: zimbomba63: I don't know, the baron had that other babe, the countess, after him.  I would have chose her over Julie Andrews, who came off as too much of a goody two shoes.  The countess looked like she was ready for anything in the sack, plus, she had some ideas you never thought of.

/ Per the movie, wasn't the baron suppose to be in the Austrian Navy.  Austria is a land-locked country.

It wasn't landlocked when Baron Von Trapp served in the Navy. He was a pretty decorated submarine commander during WWI.

\Border changes due to the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire,
\\How the fark do they wok?


In the movie, they made it sound as if he was still in the Navy.  The Anschluss was what, 20 years after the break up of the Austro-Hungarian empire.  The passage of time, how does it wok.
 
2014-02-23 04:58:13 PM

Matthew Keene: HighlanderRPI: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x360]
RIP

You're all wet.


Now I am, too. Yum.
 
2014-02-23 06:52:21 PM

Delay: Actually, only one of the verses in the Sound of Music song says goodbye. However the finale goes over the top.


Song:
So long, farewell
Auf Weidersehen, good bye

Finale:
(Children)So long, farewell
Auf Weidersehen, goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
(guests)
Goodbye


I absolutely LOVE The Sound of Music.  I totally love all the sappy lovey-dovey parts and tear up every time I see the movie.  However, when the guests all sing "goodbye" to the children upstairs, that part just makes me cringe and I can hardly keep my eyes open or take my hands off my ears when that happens.  Just too much!
 
2014-02-24 05:59:25 AM
Scarlet fever was no joke. My aunt had it as a child. Her doctors said if she ever had any children the stress of delivery would kill her. So she had ten. Had to get artificial heart valves later in life but ten kids when they said she should have none.
 
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