The Best Motto

Gd, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannon change
Courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

You woke up this morning - Congratulations! You got another chance!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Swan Lake - Act 2, Pas de Quatre

Here is to my strange childhood! This number is forever more stuck in my brain as a song about bananas and their unavailability in Moscow:)

15 comments:

La Poutine Cachere said...

Hilarious :p

SubWife said...

For me it will always be a reminder about August 19-21, 1991, Russian "putch". So many people came to support the democracy only to reject it a few years later. Good times, good times.

Moshe said...

We had bananas sometimes.

Barb Chansky said...

LPC, thanks! Next time when we meet face to face remind me to tell you the lyrics, the translation, and, most importantly, the long explanation (because the translation alone will not cut it)

Sub, by the Grace of Divine Providence, we were already here in 1991, so, all I remember are the idiotic comments of "so, no more Russia?" But I agree with you, that country is truly unique.

Moshe, of course we had bananas sometimes, smarty pants! That was not the point:)

SubWife said...

Could I get a refresher on the lyrics too? I don't remember... Sad, I know.

Moshe said...

Ditto for the lyrics...I think I didn't get the joke...

Barb Chansky said...

OK, younger generation:)
Next time I see the respective parties, I will remind you of the lirics:)

Sally Hazel said...

v moskve banani deficit... I knew Right away what you were talking about and I can't get it out of my head now:)

Sally Hazel said...

I watched the video again and this time I thought that the balerina's are my potential clients...

SubWife said...

I never heard the lyrics, I think. Must have something to do with not being from Moscow.

Re: potential clients... There must be a reason why these dames retire at 38 in Russia. Reminds me of a joke one Russian comedian married to a ballerina used to say,"She turned 38, and now i am sleeping with a retiree."

Moshe said...

От улыбки лопнул бегемот,
Обезьяна подавилася бананом,
Тёмный лес срубили дикари
И захлопали большие чемоданы.

И тогда наверняка
Выпьем кружку коньяка
И кузнечик побежит сдавать бутылки,
С голубого синяка начинается тюрьма,
Ну а дружба начинается с бутылки!

Moshe said...

В лесу родилась елочка
В лесу она росла
Она для маскировочки
Посажена была

А елочка - не елочка,
Ракетный полигон,
И каждая иголочка
По сорок мегатонн.

Ефрейтор в шубке заячьей
Ухаживал за ней,
Машинным маслом смазывал:
"Смотри, не заржавей".

Но вот однажды звездочка
По небу проплыла,
И много-много гадостей
На крыльях принесла.

Нажал майор на кнопочку,
Простите, на сучок,
В звезду вонзилась елочка
По самый корешок.

Когда упала звездочка,
Желанье загадал:
Чтоб мир на всей планете был,
И атом мирно спал

Moshe said...

По стенкам бегают клопы,
Туды-сюды, туды-сюды:
"Отдай штаны! Не твой размер!"

В Москве бананы дефицит,
За ними очередь стоит:
"Купи банан! Купи банан!"

Но тут Горилла прибежал,
Забрал бананы, убежал:
"Какой нахал! Какой нахал!"

Sally Hazel said...

There you go, Moshe! I guess my hint helped?

Moshe said...

indeed it did :-D