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27 Nov 2022, 5:43 pm

Uncerground, overground wombling free...



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27 Nov 2022, 5:51 pm

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27 Nov 2022, 5:53 pm

The Wombles of Wimbledon Common are we...



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27 Nov 2022, 5:58 pm

Some wombles have a dark and shady past.

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28 Nov 2022, 12:34 am

I remember seeing these creatures on the French CBC channel when they aired various children's cartoon shorts (in French)



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28 Nov 2022, 8:18 am

Being a Yank... I thought that you were posting on drugs. And that you had 'wombats' confused with 'muskrats'. Was gonna explain to you that "I dont know what wombats do, but I know that muskrats 'ramble', and not 'womble'.


https://youtu.be/-5yzstut2uc

https://youtu.be/0vpuFYQwZ5o



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28 Nov 2022, 8:31 am

^ The Wombles was a British stop-motion children's programme. Wombles helped the environment by collecting and recycling rubbish in creative ways.

Not to be confused with The WOMBLES (White Overalls Movement Building Libertarian Effective Struggles) who were a loosely aligned anarchist and anti-capitalist group based in London. They gained prominence in the early 2000s for wearing white overalls with padding and helmets at May Day protests, mimicking the Italian group Tute Bianche.


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28 Nov 2022, 8:55 am

Anyone else got the tune stuck in their head on repeat?

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28 Nov 2022, 9:48 am

^Louis Armstrong... is now your ear worm?

Could be worse. Better anything by Satchmo than "Baby Shark". :lol:




Actually I am the one who was bit confused. I had Muskrat Ramble confused with this song:

https://youtu.be/0a1d87Tbu7I



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28 Nov 2022, 10:01 am

Where_am_I wrote:
Anyone else got the tune stuck in their head on repeat?

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Haha!



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28 Nov 2022, 10:47 am

Cleanse your soul with this, heathen. :evil:


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28 Nov 2022, 10:48 am

May I be the Mayor of Womble Town?



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28 Nov 2022, 2:07 pm

I am most certainly a Womble.


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28 Nov 2022, 7:59 pm

I looked up Wombles on Wiki. I thought they were hedgehogs or something, but they're fictional creatures. i was surprised to learn they're almost human sized, I thought they were the size of hedgehogs or cats. They take rubbish left by humans and recycle it into useful things. They live all over the world but the stories and animation are mostly about the Wombles that live on the Wimbledon Common in the UK. The creator got the idea for Wombles when her daughter kept mispronouncing Wimbledon as "Wombledon".

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28 Nov 2022, 8:27 pm

Another good version.


https://youtu.be/OzBLs5hiv_8

But how can this become an 'ear worm' on one listening? Its so complicated and so syncopated that you cant even hum it.

Its not simple like the "the Achy Breaky Heart".

When I hit pause and TRY to remember the melody I cant. Though part of it is that its similar to the tune of another song I know. In my head "Muskrat Ramble" turns into "the Fixin to Die Rag" by Country Joe and the Fish (a late Sixties anti war rock song).



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28 Nov 2022, 8:38 pm

Underground overground Wombling free....