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(Contact Music)   Vera Lynn is releasing a new album. Vera Lynn is 97-years old   (contactmusic.com) divider line 61
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2014-03-20 08:43:56 AM  
Great lady. She's a class act.
 
2014-03-20 08:52:50 AM  
Does anybody else remember Vera Lynn?
 
2014-03-20 08:55:44 AM  
I guess we met again after all.
 
2014-03-20 09:07:05 AM  
I always wondered what became of her.
 
2014-03-20 09:17:40 AM  

doyner: I guess we met again after all.


beat me to it and I haven't had enough coffee yet to work something out about the "white cliffs of dover"
 
2014-03-20 09:46:30 AM  
Vera Lynn is well fit.  Not like Gracie Fields, she mings bad.
 
2014-03-20 10:18:44 AM  
I'd still do Gracie Fields if she asked, though.
 
2014-03-20 10:27:37 AM  

Demetrius: I always wondered what became of her.


Beat me to it.
 
2014-03-20 10:29:29 AM  
FTFA: The 97 year-old singer started performing onstage when George V was still on the thrown, at aged 7.

This sentence gave me cancer.
 
2014-03-20 10:52:34 AM  

BKITU: FTFA: The 97 year-old singer started performing onstage when George V was still on the thrown, at aged 7.

This sentence gave me cancer.


What?  You're not aware of the ancient tradition of the king fling?
 
2014-03-20 10:53:17 AM  
Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.
 
2014-03-20 11:22:33 AM  

SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.


Everybody else in here feels the way you do.
 
2014-03-20 11:39:25 AM  
Build a wall around this thread.  It is over.
 
2014-03-20 11:58:34 AM  

doyner: SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.

Everybody else in here feels the way you do.


Some sunny day.
 
2014-03-20 12:01:29 PM  
Was she on "Alice"?
Zip it dingy.
 
2014-03-20 12:13:57 PM  

SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.


Then I'll throw in the obvious "Dr. Strangelove ending" reference.

Both are fine, fine references, btw.
 
2014-03-20 12:18:12 PM  

BKITU: FTFA: The 97 year-old singer started performing onstage when George V was still on the thrown, at aged 7.

This sentence gave me cancer.


Dictation soft where four the when.
 
2014-03-20 12:24:39 PM  

Nogrhi: Build a wall around this thread.  It is over.


Bring the boys back home.
 
2014-03-20 12:25:08 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.

Then I'll throw in the obvious "Dr. Strangelove ending" reference.

Both are fine, fine references, btw.


There is another:

Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip
 
2014-03-20 12:25:50 PM  
When I saw the name Vera Lynn I thought she was a porn star.

NTTAWWT
 
2014-03-20 12:30:39 PM  

SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.


(knock knock knock knock)...."Time to go!"
 
2014-03-20 12:30:52 PM  

BKITU: FTFA: The 97 year-old singer started performing onstage when George V was still on the thrown, at aged 7.

This sentence gave me cancer.


He held the throne till about his 9th birthday, if I remember my history correctly.
 
2014-03-20 12:31:47 PM  

johnh2005: SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.

(knock knock knock knock)...."Time to go!"


Are you feeling ok?
 
2014-03-20 12:38:42 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: When I saw the name Vera Lynn I thought she was a porn star.

NTTAWWT


userserve-ak.last.fm

WE'LL MEAT AGAIN, DON'T CARE WHERE, DON'T CARE WHEN....
 
2014-03-20 12:39:08 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: johnh2005: SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.

(knock knock knock knock)...."Time to go!"

Are you feeling ok?


Is there anybody out there?
 
2014-03-20 12:52:39 PM  
Came for the Pink Floyd and Robyn Hitchcock references...leaving satisfied. Yip-a-dang!
 
2014-03-20 12:54:02 PM  

KingKauff: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: johnh2005: SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.

(knock knock knock knock)...."Time to go!"

Are you feeling ok?

Is there anybody out there?


Now you've got me singing.
 
2014-03-20 01:13:17 PM  

Alphax: KingKauff: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: johnh2005: SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.

(knock knock knock knock)...."Time to go!"

Are you feeling ok?

Is there anybody out there?

Now you've got me singing.


The entire fourth side of the Wall? I know I am.
 
2014-03-20 02:16:43 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: BKITU: FTFA: The 97 year-old singer started performing onstage when George V was still on the thrown, at aged 7.

This sentence gave me cancer.

He held the throne till about his 9th birthday, if I remember my history correctly.


1865 to 1936, so about 70 years, king for about 25.
 
2014-03-20 02:26:47 PM  

Billy Liar: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: BKITU: FTFA: The 97 year-old singer started performing onstage when George V was still on the thrown, at aged 7.

This sentence gave me cancer.

He held the throne till about his 9th birthday, if I remember my history correctly.

1865 to 1936, so about 70 years, king for about 25.


ts2.mm.bing.net
 
JRB
2014-03-20 02:29:09 PM  

KingKauff: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: johnh2005: SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.

(knock knock knock knock)...."Time to go!"

Are you feeling ok?

Is there anybody out there?


Hello

is there anybody in there?
 
2014-03-20 02:30:19 PM  

JRB: KingKauff: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: johnh2005: SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.

(knock knock knock knock)...."Time to go!"

Are you feeling ok?

Is there anybody out there?

Hello

is there anybody in there?


Just nod if you can hear me
 
2014-03-20 02:31:58 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: JRB: KingKauff: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: johnh2005: SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.

(knock knock knock knock)...."Time to go!"

Are you feeling ok?

Is there anybody out there?

Hello

is there anybody in there?

Just nod if you can hear me


Is there anyone at home?
 
2014-03-20 02:33:38 PM  

KingKauff: The entire fourth side of the Wall? I know I am.


"See he keeps hanging up." 
"But it's a man answering."
 
2014-03-20 02:35:48 PM  

dittybopper: Vera Lynn is well fit.  Not like Gracie Fields, she mings bad.


+1 to you!
 
2014-03-20 02:40:46 PM  
Imagine if she and Christopher Lee hooked up.

i.huffpost.com
 
2014-03-20 02:50:54 PM  

Rustico: Does anybody else remember Vera Lynn?


I figured this would make it into the story. I know I would have never have known who she was if I didn't look up who she was after listening to The Wall one day.
 
2014-03-20 02:55:06 PM  
While we're visinting English WW2 songbirds who survived to great age: Beryl Davis

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

She was 15 when she recorded with Django.  She died a couple of years ago, still singing until almost the end.
 
2014-03-20 02:56:04 PM  

mainsail: dittybopper: Vera Lynn is well fit.  Not like Gracie Fields, she mings bad.

+1 to you!


Those RAF pilot skits crack me up every time.

That, and the one Mitchell and Webb skit about Nazis.

/Hans, are we the baddies?
 
2014-03-20 03:10:05 PM  

dittybopper: mainsail: dittybopper: Vera Lynn is well fit.  Not like Gracie Fields, she mings bad.

+1 to you!

Those RAF pilot skits crack me up every time.

That, and the one Mitchell and Webb skit about Nazis.

/Hans, are we the baddies?


"Have you looked at our caps, recently?"
 
2014-03-20 03:13:49 PM  

SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.


This
 
2014-03-20 03:53:22 PM  

dittybopper: WE'LL MEAT AGAIN


Meat?  You can't have any meat.
 
2014-03-20 03:55:39 PM  
Isn't this where...

...we came in?
 
2014-03-20 05:24:58 PM  

ko_kyi: KingKauff: The entire fourth side of the Wall? I know I am.

"See he keeps hanging up." 
"But it's a man answering."


"Wanna take a bath?"
 
2014-03-20 06:50:09 PM  
Get off her lawn.
 
2014-03-20 07:17:20 PM  

Ed Grubermann: ko_kyi: KingKauff: The entire fourth side of the Wall? I know I am.

"See he keeps hanging up." 
"But it's a man answering."

"Wanna take a bath?"


Would you like to learn to fly?
 
2014-03-20 07:35:58 PM  

dittybopper: Herb Utsmelz: When I saw the name Vera Lynn I thought she was a porn star.

NTTAWWT

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x745]

WE'LL MEAT AGAIN, DON'T CARE WHERE, DON'T CARE WHEN....


Is that her? 'Cause damn.
 
2014-03-20 08:12:47 PM  

KingKauff: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: JRB: KingKauff: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: johnh2005: SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.

(knock knock knock knock)...."Time to go!"

Are you feeling ok?

Is there anybody out there?

Hello

is there anybody in there?

Just nod if you can hear me

Is there anyone at home?


Come on now, I hear you're feeling down
 
2014-03-20 08:30:25 PM  
This place is bigger than our apartment.
 
2014-03-20 08:40:06 PM  

Walker: Was she on "Alice"?
Zip it dingy.


Threadjack/
I bet you didn't know the tv series Alice was a spin off of a Martin Scorsese movie.
 
2014-03-20 09:02:27 PM  
What ever happened to Vera Lynn?

WHAT? SHE'S STILL ALIVE!
 
2014-03-20 09:18:11 PM  
/shaves eyebrows

scene:
If I had my way, I'd have every one of you shot!
 
2014-03-20 09:28:04 PM  

borg: Walker: Was she on "Alice"?
Zip it dingy.

Threadjack/
I bet you didn't know the tv series Alice was a spin off of a Martin Scorsese movie.


I knew it was a spinoff of  Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, but didn't know it was Scorsese.  Kudos.
 
2014-03-20 10:43:41 PM  
I know one guy who'd love getting backstage with her!

img.fark.net

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-20 10:51:31 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: dittybopper: WE'LL MEAT AGAIN

Meat?  You can't have any meat.


How can you have any pudding if Ye don't eat your meat?
 
2014-03-20 11:39:37 PM  

KingKauff: The entire fourththird side of the Wall? I know I am.

FTFY
 
2014-03-20 11:53:02 PM  

jake_lex: KingKauff: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: JRB: KingKauff: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: johnh2005: SilentStrider: Pink Floyd has been referenced, I have no further purpose in this thread.

(knock knock knock knock)...."Time to go!"

Are you feeling ok?

Is there anybody out there?

Hello

is there anybody in there?

Just nod if you can hear me

Is there anyone at home?

Come on now, I hear you're feeling down


Well I can ease your pain, get you on your feet again
 
2014-03-21 03:59:50 AM  
Are all these your guitars?
 
2014-03-21 07:52:49 AM  

NateAsbestos: dittybopper: Herb Utsmelz: When I saw the name Vera Lynn I thought she was a porn star.

NTTAWWT

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x745]

WE'LL MEAT AGAIN, DON'T CARE WHERE, DON'T CARE WHEN....

Is that her? 'Cause damn.


Well, not currently, but yes, that's what Vera Lynn in her prime was like.

That's why she was the favorite of RAF pilots:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWjteyDEUQ4
 
2014-03-21 01:39:08 PM  

mainsail: dittybopper: mainsail: dittybopper: Vera Lynn is well fit.  Not like Gracie Fields, she mings bad.

+1 to you!

Those RAF pilot skits crack me up every time.

That, and the one Mitchell and Webb skit about Nazis.

/Hans, are we the baddies?

"Have you looked at our caps, recently?"


"Under the banner of a rat's anus..."
 
2014-03-21 02:23:33 PM  

Valiente: mainsail: dittybopper: mainsail: dittybopper: Vera Lynn is well fit.  Not like Gracie Fields, she mings bad.

+1 to you!

Those RAF pilot skits crack me up every time.

That, and the one Mitchell and Webb skit about Nazis.

/Hans, are we the baddies?

"Have you looked at our caps, recently?"

"Under the banner of a rat's anus..."


That one never fails to crack me up.  It's one of the very best British comedy sketches of all time.
 
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