08 March 2011

Bring out your dead....after a pint....

From the Soldier side: I find it kind of funny, but often when I read something on another blog or someplace, it may jar a memory of something from the past. I did so many “little adventures” in the Army and National Guard over the years, that I’ve forgotten many of them. However, I was reading America’s First Sergeant at: http://castrapraetoria1.blogspot.com/   post the other day about the troops from Wales and some history with the US Marines.

Well, when I was stationed in the Berlin Brigade http://www.berlinbrigade.com/  I met some soldiers from Royal Regiment of Wales: http://www.rrw.org.uk/

The troops I met were in mortars like me, so we first started looking at each other weapons and kit on a professional point of view. Then, since they were about my age, away from home and liked to consume alcoholic beverages, we started drinking.

One night they invited me over to their pub… we had a “few pints” and they asked if I wanted to go to the cinema. I had to think for a minute and translate that into American…”oh, you mean a movie?”

Yes, Yank a movie. I asked what was showing…they told me something called “Monte Python.”

I had no idea what or who that was, but after a few pints, I’d try anything.

It was Monty Python and the search for the holly grail. Let me tell you, it was 100 times better watching it for the first time drunk. Damn it was funny.

Bring out your dead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbSQ6O6kbs

Black Knight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eMkth8FWno&feature=fvsr

Gwell Angau na Chywilydd - Better Death than Dishonour

Rhowch i mi peint!


Coffeypot said...

Monty Python is extra funny after a jount, too...so I hear.

TheNewMagoo said...

Please feel free to give us a couple of verses of "Men of Harlech" should the mood strike you.

And then bring me a shrubbery!

Coffeypot said...

Damn! What's this thing you call proof read???? That should have been JOINT not jount.

suz said...

My sister and I used to stay up late Sunday nights to watch the series on PBS, and for a while I had a Monty Python interactive screen saver, with LOVELY biological sounds triggered by key strikes!

CI-Roller Dude said...

CP,maybe you smoked too many jounts?
Nmagoo, I told my troops before we could leave Baghdad, "we had to bring the sergeant major a shrubbery."
Only a few got it.

Suz, the Old Mpython crew had no limits... but looks kind of tame by today's standards.

Momma Fargo said...

Love me some Monty Python after rum and diet cokes. LOL

Paxford said...

"Brave Sir Robin ran away"


remind me to tell you the tale of the Plush Dead Parrot sent to my MP loving adoptee. :D


SAM said...

It's been 12days you did not post anything to the blog. I am freaking boring......

Hogdayafternoon said...

As for the Middle East, well its always so confusing...even more so than the Welsh