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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Well, Here's Another Nice Mess You've Gotten Us Into


As it's May the 4th, I was planning to do a homage to Star Wars, like so many other people have done today. But decided against it. Instead I'm doing an item about Laurel & Hardy.

There was a time when the BBC used to shot lots of the comic duo's short, and very funny films. Who can forget the one called 'The Music Box', where Stan and Ollie have to deliver a piano to a house up on a hill with lots of stairs, but end up smashing it.

So I was quite pleased to come across this rather old, but sadly damaged photo of the funny pair at the vintage carnival that we went to on Saturday.

I don't know when it was taken, or if it comes from one of their films, but it's quite an amusing scene of them being carted off in the back of an old Model T Ford. I don't know what they had been up to, or if they were escaping from some angry person that they had humiliated in some way with their antics.