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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:14 PM
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My six-year old is singing Johnny Cash.
More specifically, "Ring Of Fire". He's also been quoting Monty Python at me all day.

Do I have the coolest freaking kid on the planet or what? :grouphug:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:15 PM
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1. Johnny Cash AND Monty Python?
The kid is definitely freaking cool!
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:20 PM
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3. Yes! I'm so proud.
The Monty Python thing is HILARIOUS. He *loves* Holy Grail. He's been walking around all day going "Nee!" at me, demanding shrubbery, and asking me endlessly "WHAT...is your name? WHAT...is your quest? WHAT...is your favorite color?!"

And now he's singing Johnny Cash.

I tell you, I'm feeling pretty darned good about the world at the moment. :applause:
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:28 PM
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5. Good work so far mom!
WHAT.. is your quest?


ROFLMAO
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:16 PM
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2. Just don't let him hear "Hurt".
That one is beautiful but brutal.

All of Cash's anger, bitterness and self-loathing are on display there. It moves me to tears when I hear it or see the video. It's the musings of a broken old man just before the final curtain.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:22 PM
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4. He prefers songs that are more upbeat.
He's not nearly old enough to appreciate sadness and melancholy yet.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:34 PM
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6. Nice, sounds like a great kid. Just be careful on the Cash lyrics.:-) n/t
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:37 PM
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7. He only has access to certain songs.
He's cool, but he's still only in first grade. ;)
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:40 PM
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9. Heh, heh. I'm just saying, there are much more "interesting" lyrics. n/t
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:39 PM
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8. Hell yes you do. My eldest belted "The Ramones" at 6 years old. Ew!
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:57 PM
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10. My 6 year old daughter watched The Holy Grail
and then asked me what Oral Sex was...

Nee indeed...

:rofl:

RL
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:04 PM
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11. OMG!!!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I'm exceedingly glad that my little guy seems to find that part uninteresting and doesn't pay much attention to it. :blush:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:23 PM
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13. It was a hall-of-fame parenting moment
"It means kissing, honey. Gross, huh?"

"Yes, daddy, kissing is gross."

RL
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:21 PM
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12. That is cool.
Now I've got Ring of Fire stuck in my head.

That's a good thing though.
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:49 PM
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14. OMG--if I had only known about the Monty Python thing--
my kids are fanatical!!! My daughter just bought the black knight, complete with removable arms and legs, to give to her secret santa person at school.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:54 PM
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15. Oooooo! *want want*
Where on earth did you find such a thing?? I've never seen any Monty Python toys.

Hang on--let me dig around. There is an incredibly cute picture of my son "officiating" a bout between two SCA fighter knights, complete with striped pole. LAY ON! xD
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:13 PM
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16. Here they are:
I couldn't find the one of the actual bout, but here are some taken from a fighter practice we attended one night last summer.



Brendan facing off with his trusty plastic home-made sword.



Brendan learning how to referee a fight.



Brendan hamming it up for the camera with said trusty home-made sword. :)

The guy helping him hold the pole is the leader of a local SCA "clan" who wants Brendan to join his youth program. We're thinking about it, but the SCA is a pretty big time commitment, and with school and work--we aren't sure if we'll be able to manage it. But he definitely loves anything to do with knights and swords and such. :)
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:01 PM
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17. OH, he is beautiful!
Here is a link I think you will need someday, if my assumptions are correct : http://www.thinkgeek.com/index.shtml ;)
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C_eh_N_eh_D_eh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:47 PM
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21. I found a few of them...
... though ThinkGeek doesn't actually appear to have any in stock.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/778d /
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/8148 /
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/7cbb /
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/7cc6 /

I've seen a few of these at my local game store, plus a plushie Black Beast of Aaaaaaagh!, but they've been there for a long time.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:04 PM
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18. He sounds pretty cool...
but my cool kid sings Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Buble.

Maybe we should get them together! :D
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:31 PM
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20. I walk the line because that's amore!
:D
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:29 PM
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19. Too Cool!
my 6 year old was singing Cat Scratch Fever

I'll have to play some Johnny for him

he needs some better tunes
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