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Mama Deb
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Sometimes, it just takes me longer

I *finally*, after two years and several re-readings, "got" the joke the Weasley Twins were making with the product they were advertising in their shop windor in HBP.

I got the primary meaning of U-No-Poo immediately (and it would be an effective treatment for diarrhea. In fact, I can see medical uses for a number of their products - the Vomiting Pastilles in their entirety and the anti-hemorrhagic in Nosebleed Nougats in particular. Should be in every parent's medicine cabinet.) But - yeah, I'm slow - I didn't get why people were frightened of it.

Finally, last night, it came to me, and what it rhymes with.

As I said, I'm slow.

In other news - thanks to Amazon.com, I now have my very own copy of 1776, (director's cut dvd) so that next year we can watch it at a reasonble hour instead being up to 1AM. Not that...well. Who can sleep after John Cullum (Edward Rutledge) sings the most powerful lesson in the Triangle Trade ever? I can't help thinking that hearing that particular song sung by that particular man on Broadway must have been - there are no words.

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I don't get it...

Didn't even realise it was a joke/rhyme...

/me slow

I'm not alone!

U-No-Poo = You Know Who

Re: I'm not alone!

*thwaps self on forehead*

I didn't get that at *all*.

Re: I'm not alone!

Well, we knew that Voldemort has everybody scared s***less.

Yeah, I didn't get it either until Deb answered you. Heh.

*facepalm*

I didn't get it, either.

*hides behind her non-native-speaker status*

... yet another who didn't get it until it was pointed out to me!

Just noticed this on my friendsfriends list. Huzzah, 1776! My mother and I always feel the same way every time we hear John Cullum sing 'Molasses to Rum.' If you're not mesmerized, you must have no soul. I envy anyone who got to experience that live.

If I ever get a time machine, I'm going to spend quite a few trips attending various live Broadway performances.

Heartily agree re John Cullum's perf in "Molasses to Rum to Slaves," especially with the stage lighting like Hell itself (likely not an accident, either) and the lyrics blasting the North's hypocrisy in criticizing the South for the slave trade. As I remarked in a review on Amazon.com, it is a bold marker of the original sin in which America was born. (What historical info I have on the actual events of the constitutional convention gives me to understand that there wasn't really nearly as much discord over the slavery issue as the play/film depicts, but this may be a concession of the playwrights to modern sensibilities. And I may be entirely wrong.) And I've been a fan of John's anyway since I first saw him as an alcoholic actor guest-starring in QUANTUM LEAP, and later as Holling Vincoeur in NORTHERN EXPOSURE; a truly gifted actor, singer and dancer, he is.