Music, My life

Minnie the Moocher

This great song was played on WMNF this morning as I was driving to work. It reminded me of watching Jeeves and Wooster with my kids, laughing at Bertie’s analysis of the meaning of the lyrics, and especially Jeeves’ chorus: “Ho dee ho dee ho dee ho, sir.” A couple of the most memorable lines from the Jeeves & Wooster are included in their skit.

Here are the two versions:

Man, I miss my kids.


11 thoughts on “Minnie the Moocher

  1. We’ve been streaming Jeeves and Wooster. Pretty funny. I could never watch House because I could only see Hugh Laurie as the goofy characters he played on British TV.

    • Yeah, it’s amusing to watch 101 Dalmatians and see Mr. Weasley and House being idiotic goons. Have you watched the Fry & Laurie show? You would enjoy it. I enjoyed House for a while, but eventually I got bored of all the dysfunctionality and conflict.

  2. Love these vids! Hugh Laurie is so funny! πŸ˜›
    πŸ™‚ What great memories you made with your kids, Tim! Yes, I’m sure you miss them a lot! 😦
    I love today how we can stay in touch in so many ways thanks to the computer and phones! I think about how it was (in The Dark Ages) for our parents…there was snail-mail and the occasional expensive long distance phone call. Ack. πŸ™‚
    HUGS to you and Alicia!!! πŸ™‚

    • I lived away from home for high school and beyond. My mom wrote every week, and I usually wrote every couple of weeks. I wrote tons of letters back in the day. Now we have cell phones, Skype, Facebook, e-mail, etc., but I only talk to my youngest daughter once a week or so, my son every couple of weeks, my second daughter about once a month, and the oldest (in Taiwan) a couple of times a year. No one does letters or even e-mail.

      In college I dated a girl by mail. It didn’t go well. With Alicia I called several times a day and Skyped in the evening.

      • Yes, it’s nice to have all the options today to stay in touch. My kids text weekly or a few times a week…one of them texts daily…and then there are phone calls, Skype, etc. So, I enjoy the contact. πŸ™‚

  3. I’m always surprised yet shouldn’t be that you are so conscienous yet you still connect with so many things I like as if you’re more sober of the world than I. for this I must seemingly ask out of nowhere your take on the high chefery comment upon ketchup. do you believe as I do , that ketchup is a vital component to the hot dog experience? Most of my favorite chefs seem to sneer at my love of ketchup. of course, in fairness I must make sure you are aware of my beliefs however mad/loco that ketchup belongs with so many things be this not just hot dogs french fried potatoes and their milked over cousin potatoes au grtin but also macaroni cheese… let me just say I like me some ketchup….I might even have it with certain cuts of steak… yet oddly I’m not the keenest on bbq sauces which many say are but doctored up ketchup. I know now time makes this quest impossible but i do remember visiting Ontario’s Windsor (Canada) in the 80’s and such is before the french speaking change up and actually got the suurprise that I had to ask for ketchup as they offered their french fries with vinegar packets not ketchup in the most English of fashion. of course 20 years later such was just a memory. obviously now I doubt highly that I can repeat it either. but what do you think upon the high holy subjects of not just ketchup consumption but the proper way to food?

    • I largely gave up ketchup years and years ago. I use salsa or barbecue sauce or both on the rare occasions of having a hot dog or hamburger. I have used ketchup this year at least once for french fries, because I was too lazy to go ask for salsa at the fast food counter, but french fries are a rarity in my life as well.

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