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October 28, 2006 4:44 AM   Subscribe

The Krankies Sing Bowie [nsfw] - in a rare tv clip, scottish cultural icons the krankies join forces with david bowie - fandabidozi.
posted by sgt.serenity (28 comments total)

 
A Metafilter post featuring The Krankies! Now all I need to make my Mefi life complete is a post featuring The Broons and Oor Wullie! Great work!
posted by metaxa at 4:49 AM on October 28, 2006


Now all I need to make my Mefi life complete is a post featuring The Broons and Oor Wullie!

i think jackmo is working on that one.
posted by sgt.serenity at 4:51 AM on October 28, 2006


Suddenly I feel nostalgic for how *good* the K-Fed album sounded...
posted by unSane at 4:54 AM on October 28, 2006


I once wrote a piece about Irvine Welsh for i-D magazine that was titled 'Oor Wullie's on The Broon'.

My best title ever.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:19 AM on October 28, 2006


I used to write as Francis Gay in the Sunday Post.

Yeah, kneel before Zod the lot of you : )
posted by sgt.serenity at 6:05 AM on October 28, 2006


So which one was David Bowie?
posted by A189Nut at 6:19 AM on October 28, 2006


Damn. That is just some totally wack shit. I don't even know what to say. Except... y'all got some totally other shit going on in Scotland. (I do love that Macallan, though...)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:51 AM on October 28, 2006



> So which one was David Bowie?

The one dressed up like Angus Young
posted by jfuller at 6:54 AM on October 28, 2006


nsfw?
posted by es_de_bah at 7:00 AM on October 28, 2006


nsfw?

I think that's just the sarge poking a little good natured fun at, you know, us uptight 'murikuns...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:21 AM on October 28, 2006


I have been afraid of Wee Jimmy Krankie for as long as I can remember. When I was really small, he induced a visceral, churning fear. Years later, I found out that he was an adult woman, and my fear was supplemented with a more rational disquiet.

I have never understood why the BBC subjected the nation's children to such an unsettling experience.
posted by beniamino at 7:54 AM on October 28, 2006


The really unsettling part is that The Krankies are married.
posted by influx at 8:18 AM on October 28, 2006


Wow, I hadn't ever heard of the Krankies before. Kind of disturbing.
All day now I'm going to be saying, "C'n I come teu?" like a tiny middle-aged woman-boy.
posted by chococat at 8:39 AM on October 28, 2006


Ah, Francis Gay, the Pangloss of Dundee! We've unmasked you now, Sarge, flogging your evil wares on e-bay. So were Darth Krankie and Krankie part of your conspiracy?
posted by Flitcraft at 9:18 AM on October 28, 2006


"He's told us not to spoil it"...? Wowza!
posted by robself at 9:36 AM on October 28, 2006


after years of psychotherapy, I now realize that much of my discomfort with the world can be traced back to a steady diet of The Krankies as a kid.
posted by forallmankind at 9:36 AM on October 28, 2006


Ah, sgt, I could so easily have been your colleague. I interviewed for a place as a DCT trainee and got accepted. The editor (in his cigar smoke filled office) advised me that "writing stories for nice wee people" was a waste of my degree, and I should go back to being an engineer ...

But The Krankies; 'splains a lot ...
posted by scruss at 9:59 AM on October 28, 2006


Fire
IN 1954, when my late wife and I were married, my work pals gave us an electric fire. It’s still working to this day using the original element and was made by The Carron Company of Stirlingshire.

B. Hall, Sunderland.

posted by sgt.serenity at 10:40 AM on October 28, 2006


Irn-Brus all round!
posted by meehawl at 3:24 PM on October 28, 2006


C'mon. That's a hot bass line.
posted by bardic at 4:15 PM on October 28, 2006


This is very Scottish-centric. I mean, I live in the USA, and I've never even heard of the Krankies. I think I've heard of David Bowie, but the preacher said he's one of those fruity-boys. I think Matt should nix this one.
posted by koeselitz at 5:06 PM on October 28, 2006


I wish this were scottish-centric. Sadly, the fact is that these disturbing people have negatively influenced the lives of children in such far-flung realms as England, Wales, and perhaps even Northern Ireland. If it were scottish-centric, I would be far less screwed up than I am today.
posted by beniamino at 11:00 PM on October 28, 2006


I bumped into the pair in a boozer in Glasgow once. They were dressed like adults at the time though.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 1:30 AM on October 29, 2006


you were in your schoolgirls outfit though : )
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:58 AM on October 29, 2006


This is very Scottish-centric.

Sadly not, all UK children were subjected to this perversion. Wee Jimmie (real name: Jeanette Tough) was seriously injured in a freak beanstalk accident a couple of years ago, though, so future generations will be spared.

The really Scottish stuff is so spectacularly shit it would explode the MetaFilter. The Singing Kettle, I'm looking at you. Also, Belle & Sebastian.
posted by jack_mo at 5:57 AM on October 29, 2006


i think jackmo is working on that one.

I'm English, and so can't understand the 'humour' in Oor Wullie.
posted by jack_mo at 5:59 AM on October 29, 2006



*doffs cap with deep respect at singing kettle reference*
posted by sgt.serenity at 6:38 AM on October 29, 2006


The horror. The horror.
posted by eegphalanges at 5:57 PM on October 29, 2006


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