Here's a little tribute to one of our forum stalwarts, the one and only Timeblue.
As forum regulars will know, Timeblue had rather a disappointing holiday in Croatia earlier this year, thanks to the bad weather. This lyric rewrite addresses the experience, as well as certain other episodes in Timeblue's career.
To be sung to the tune of "Mr Blue Sky", here is: Mr Timeblue.
Sun ain't shinin' in the sky There's nowt but clouds in sight It's still raining Everybody's cold and grey And "do ya" know, It's t'usual wet day, hey hey
Flooding down the avenue - See 'ow the sun hides, t'blighter! It's a pity, Cos Dubrovnik streets are pretty Mr Timeblue is dripping here today!
Oh, Mr Timeblue, please tell us who Made pigeon pie and baked for so long Travel forms went wrong Oh, Mr Timeblue, forumheads knew You'd have to find a way to log on Where we all belong (On this forum!)
Hey, you with the grumpy face, Dave is playing near your place! Off celebrating - Missed the show, oh how frustrating, BSJ's made a cake worth waiting for!
Oh, Mr Timeblue, please tell us who Stood at the bar with Mik for so long When he played his songs Hey there, Mr Time, We're so pleased Muk's doing fine, Swims around, sees what you do, Ever-beady eyes on you...
Up late again, check the forum and have a coffee, no need to hurry out, everywhere’s shut, Horace was so sad, he'd have to exercise and walk the dog, something he didn’t care for, But if he moaned any more, he'd be in, locked in.
Don't be afraid, just knock on the door, Leave the pizza there stop mumblin and fumbling, Then a voice from above said- Horace Wimp, this is your slice, Don’t eat it all save some for your wife, Make a stand but not to close, And you will have a negative diagnose.
Horace started a queue, he was running low on beer and toilet paper, he had thought ten was enough, he was afraid, Asda up the road, Sainsburys down the street the shelves are empty, his head was reeling, when Waitrose said OK just one,
Don't be afraid, just knock on the door, Leave the curry there stop mumblin and fumbling, Then a voice from above said- Horace Wimp, this is your Naan, Don’t eat it all save some for your wife, Make a stand but not to close, And you will have a negative diagnose.
Horace says this is it, they’ve cancelled my trip to Gibraltar, he asks where’s my money, I need it back, Horace cries, (Into a tissue, he safely disposed of) Everybody’s in the lurch, when Boris rushes in and says we need more research, this mask could save my life, and it did.
Don't be afraid, just knock on the door, Leave the Chinese there stop mumblin and fumbling, Then a voice from above said- Horace Wimp, this is crispy duck, Don’t eat it all save some for your wife, Make a stand but not to close, And you will have a negative diagnose.
The world may be in lockdown, but there is one place we can still get together - the forum pub.
Here's a song to celebrate that special place, and the good times we have there.
(For non-Brits, a "do" is British slang for a party or a celebration.)
To the tune of Xanadu.
A place, where nobody's scared to go We love all the cheap that flows We're gonna plan a do And now, open the wine as we, meet in our hostelry, We've got our cans of brew
We'll thrill to Helmut's dancing and Bluebird's art (six feet apart) Now get a glass and we'll have a drink or three, I'll stir the tea Cans of brew, shandy too, (Pour me a beer) We'll plan a do Uno too, and Timeblue, (Ninjas are here) We'll plan a do Grand and new, our bar-room tiles all lined - by H. W. !
We love those records of long ago The classics by ELO They're played at forum dos. The cream, on BSJ's cakes in here! We'll eat them tier by tier When we're at forum dos. A million likes when posting and here you are, a Hyperstar It's never closing time when you join our sprees, virtually Down a few - stand with Hugh! (Fan of a beer) "It's Over"-due - Now that we're here, let's have a beer - and plan a do! Plan a do! Plan a do!
elophile: OH, Yes! Will you take a little sip when no one is looking?
Jun 23, 2020 20:10:41 GMT
Horacewimp: I’ll check and see if he takes sugar ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jun 23, 2020 20:47:50 GMT
elophile: I bet he takes honey... good for the vocal chords!
Jun 26, 2020 0:41:49 GMT
elophile: And no milk. You don't want to get all phlegmy...
Jun 26, 2020 0:42:37 GMT
Grroosss: Well. I discovered r/ELOcirclejerk and the ELO Discord yesterday. Lots to offer (and fans my age!) but too much chaos to take in all at once... Feels good to be back home ::animated-smileys-hug-008::
Jun 30, 2020 22:06:28 GMT
BSJ: Circlejerk is waaaaaay out there!
Jun 30, 2020 22:53:00 GMT
Helmut83: Is there an ELO Discord? Good data, Grroosss! Gotta check it out, I've been a regular at discord since about two months ago when quarentine boredom drove me there.
Jul 5, 2020 3:12:01 GMT
Helmut83: I couldn't find it though. Maybe you got mixed up with Reddit?
Jul 5, 2020 3:18:29 GMT
orioles70: hope all good forum members saved some fireworks to set off tonight for 50th anniversary festivities, I personally arranged for a comet to arrive right on schedule, try to Zoom in with your telescope and see the bright orange and blue streamers
Jul 14, 2020 1:58:56 GMT
BIuebird: Hello forum friends! I apologize for my long absence, we've had quite a bit of stressful stuff going on.
Jul 14, 2020 13:49:08 GMT
Horacewimp: Hey BIuebird great to see you back hope you are keeping well ::c0112::
Jul 14, 2020 14:16:05 GMT
BSJ: Hi BIuebird! Happy to see you! ::t31232::
Jul 14, 2020 18:05:14 GMT