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Odd news roundup

Some random odd news stories: church organists behaving badly, sneaking in ornately disguised fragments of secular tunes (such as theme music from Blackadder and Monty Python songs, which, it must be said, sounds very C. of E.) in between hymns. Meanwhile, some mysterious vandals planted ash saplings in 100 gardens in Kent in the dead of night. And when the current Miss Peru arrived at the Gabonese Presidential palace, the splendidly named President Omar Bongo, apparently thought her visit had a different purpose in mind:
She said after arriving at Gabonese President Omar Bongo's palace "he pressed a button and some sliding doors opened, revealing a large bed."

(I was just thinking; "Omar Bongo" would be a good pseudonym to use if one was recording an album of bachelor-pad lounge exotica.) (via Found)

There are 3 comments on "Odd news roundup":

Posted by: Mihaly http:// Fri Feb 6 11:09:51 2004

Readers might be interested to know that the Blackadder theme was composed by Howard Goodall (also did the famous Red Dwarf Theme!).

Goodall presented an excellent series on musicology "Great moments in Music" (or "Big Bangs" or something); Interesting to see just how far and wide musical influences extend. Related, perhaps is the new movement of putting classic bible hymns to new and upbeat music.

Posted by: Ben-Gurion Jacarutu http:// Fri Feb 6 13:46:30 2004

Hey, when Miss Peru (or Miss Brunswick for that matter) drop around I assume they're here for some horizontal exercise as well.

Good to see you back up.

Posted by: Ben-Gurion Jacarutu http:// Sat Feb 7 02:39:18 2004

After all, it's not like they buy a lot of books....