Things I should have known before now... (1 Viewer)

therealjohnny

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Poor old Roger Whittaker lived in Galway and went broke when the the economy went tits up. He had to sell off all his instruments and is now living in France.
 

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'OK' originated during a fad in the early 1800s by young folk to create their own argot, by deliberately misspelling and then acronymising terms.
e.g. 'KC' was 'knuff ced', 'OW' was 'oll wright' and 'OK' was 'oll korrect'.

not much changes, eh?

anyway, OK stuck because the telegraph machine was invented soon after and it became the default 'message received' response/
 

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when robert altman was making MASH, he had the music for 'suicide is painless', and he knew he wanted that song title. but he wanted the lyrics to be really shit, so he decided to try writing them himself. he decided he wasn't able to dumb himself down enough, so gave the job to his 14 year old son to do.

in later years, he claimed that his son had earned far more off the royaties to the song, than he had from having made MASH.
 

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Hollow Man is a Paul Verhoeven movie. Suddenly the fact that the first thing invisible Kevin Bacon does is go off sexually assaulting people makes sense. Oh he's making a point
 

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Not sure which thread to put this in, I picked this one. Their tunes were always around, but I've never listened to a full album.
 

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