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Review: A Mighty Petomane

29 May 03 - 05:43 PM (#961482)
Subject: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: voyager

With close to 150 postings to A REVIEW OF A MOVIE (my god)
I believe we should inject some levity into this thread (poof)!

Hence - A Mighty Petomane
   
A Mighty Wind

A Mightier Wind

voyager


29 May 03 - 05:50 PM (#961487)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: Burke

I love it. Especially "At his peak, this ... entertainer won sellout crowds at Paris' renowned Moulin Rouge, with his appearances outgrossing top performers like actress Sarah Bernhardt several times over"

... Omission is so I don't spoil the fun.


29 May 03 - 09:33 PM (#961587)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: Bob Bolton

G'day voyager & Burke,

This is just a bit of linguistic thread drift ... but the line, in the second 'blicky' " ... good manly pumpf (fart)... " reminds me that local linguist/trivia buff Rabbi Brasch asserts that the name "pumpernickel" derives from pumpf = 'fart' and nickel = German for 'devil' ... thus they called their dark, dense and aromatic bread = Devil's Fart!

(And don't even ask why the French serve up little choux pastries called pettes des nonnes ... 'Nun's Farts'.)

Regards,

Bob Bolton


29 May 03 - 09:42 PM (#961595)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: MMario

obviously because they are light, delicate and quickly gone - as any fart of a nun would be - if they farted.


29 May 03 - 09:46 PM (#961598)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: SINSULL

Petomane was the name of the Mayor in Blazing Saddles. I can't be the only one who caught that.


30 May 03 - 05:32 AM (#961720)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: John MacKenzie

A blow by blow account .....Giok


30 May 03 - 05:53 AM (#961731)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: Liz the Squeak

Believe me, nuns fart... so do monks and friars. It's considered a skill in some abbeys to be able to make it sound like a ball bearing rolling down a corrugated iron roof, as it 'travels' down the pew.

Don't call 'em pews for nothing!

I'm slightly disturbed to learn that Bratling may be developing this dubious 'skill'..... On one hand I could earn a fortune, on the other, I really DON'T want to inflict her on an unsuspecting world.....

Expect a Spaw posting any day now....

LTS


30 May 03 - 07:13 AM (#961765)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: Dave Bryant

Wasn't it the jester of Charles II who had a party piece in which he could throw a triple somersault, and fart and burp at the same time. I gather that the doppler effect was quite amazing.


30 May 03 - 07:44 AM (#961771)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: The Walrus

I don't know about Charles II's jester, but, as I understand it, Joseph Pujol (Le Petomaine) had to retire sometime in his 60s about/after the Great War (IIRC he started his career after his military service in the early 1870s) after he developed the unfortunate habit of 'following through'.

During the time of his fame, there were a number of imitators, but none to match (so I am told).

Walrus


30 May 03 - 09:04 AM (#961821)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: John MacKenzie

Gosh that was frightening!! I thought for a moment Dave said tiple somersault!
Giok


30 May 03 - 09:43 AM (#961842)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: Giac

SINS --

Blazing Saddles was my first thought when I read the thread title. This is what a Blazing Saddles website says about it:

In the office of the governor is near-sighted and sex-obsessed Governor William J. LePetomane (director Mel Brooks himself), with a large GOV in white letters on his back. [The governor is named after the stage name of a French performer known as the 'fart expert.']

Mary, too


30 May 03 - 09:47 AM (#961845)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: Giac

Oops. Meant to include a link to the site, for those (?) who aren't familiar with the film, or who would just like to read some of the insanity.

Blazing Saddles


30 May 03 - 09:48 AM (#961848)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: Kim C

Sins and Giac, that's what I thought too!!!!

I think he said, The Sheriff is Near.........


30 May 03 - 01:18 PM (#962008)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: Kim C

And something else.... who's seen Jackie Chan's "Shanghai Noon"? There's a scene where a man and his wife are looking incredulously at the Chinese men guarding the ransom. Wife expresses a concern at the "Injuns," and husband says, "they're not Injuns, they're Jews!" Reminded me of Mel's Jewish Indian in Blazing Saddles. :-)


30 May 03 - 07:02 PM (#962246)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: Liz the Squeak

Sorry, Blazing Saddles to me is the campfire scene (apparently the first time farts had ever deliberately been included in a film) and Madeline Khan asking if it was 'twoo wat dey say about you guys? Ooh, it's twoo, it's TWOO, IT'S TWOOOO!!!'

LTS


06 Jun 03 - 04:08 PM (#963372)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: GUEST,Wordless Woman

This is a bit of a drift. Petomane and his *talent* were mentioned in yesterday's newspaper theatrical review of The Puppetry of the Penis ( www.puppetryofthepenis.com ). The show is billed as penis origami and rated the oddness of it all on par with Le Petomane.


06 Jun 03 - 04:26 PM (#963381)
Subject: RE: Review: A Mighty Petomane
From: Nerd

I also think his name, Pujol, is funny. According to the articles, he was of Catalan extraction. If he'd ended up in Spain instead of France, his name would be pronounced (approximately):

Poo-Hole!

Coincidence? Perhaps...