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Blackadder: Have you ever been to Wales, Baldrick?

Baldrick: No, but I’ve often thought I’d like to.

Blackadder: Well don’t. It’s a ghastly place. Huge gangs of tough, sinewy men roam the Valleys, terrorizing people with their close-harmony singing. You need half a pint of phlegm in your throat just to pronounce the place names. Never ask for directions in Wales, Baldrick. You’ll be washing spit out of your hair for a fortnight.

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  1. Calvin

    Hey, watch it Monte; I’m Welsh and I can sing like a bird. Everybody turns to look at me when I sing in church. 🙂 Hoik hoik.

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  2. Mat

    Well, a quote from Blackadder is a bit left field, was it popular in the US?

    I should know better, but I always get a laugh out of those bad “an Englishman, a Welshman and an Irishman” type jokes. So….

    An Englishman, Irishman, Welshman, Scotsman were captured while fighting in Iraq, and the leader of the captors said, ‘We’re going to line you up in front of a firing squad and shoot you all in turn. But first, you each can make a final wish.’

    The Scotsman responds,”I want Scots pipers piping Scotland the Brave,” just one more time to remind me of the auld country, played by the combined pipes of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

    The Irishman replies, ‘I’d like to hear “Danny Boy”, sung in the style of Daniel O’Donnell, with Riverdance dancers skipping gaily to the tune.’

    The Welshman answers, ‘I’d like to hear “Men Of Harlech” just one more time to remind me of the auld country, sung as if by the Treorchy Male Voice Choir.’

    The Englishman says quickly, ‘I’d like to be shot first.’

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