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jim simpson
Feb-09-2006, 8:13am
I found this image to be a little scary!

jim simpson
Feb-09-2006, 8:14am
The original carrothead?

Feb-09-2006, 8:21am
That mandolin has a real tuber... i mean tubby bass end.

Feb-09-2006, 8:22am
I think I'm more bothered by the fact that they're not wearing any clothes. Wrap a lettuce leaf around those guys.


Feb-09-2006, 8:56am
WOW!! A six carrot boat!!! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Feb-09-2006, 9:05am
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Jason Kessler
Feb-09-2006, 9:21am
Deeply disturbing...

jim simpson
Feb-09-2006, 9:34am
Carrothead's worst enemy! Mandoline!!

Fred Keller
Feb-09-2006, 9:49am
That's what is referred to as "Roots Music" right?

Plamen Ivanov
Feb-09-2006, 10:12am
I think the inscription in the left upper corner is in German, but I can hardly read it. Anybody see it better than I?

Feb-09-2006, 10:53am
Yep it looks German - can't read much of it (b/c I don't speak German) but I do read "Captain and Lieutenant" at the end of it.

Roots music - that's funny Fred!

Feb-09-2006, 10:59am
didn''t someone post about playing with the veggie tales group- any pics in costume???

Martin Jonas
Feb-09-2006, 10:59am
I make it "Ein Schifflein kam gefahren Kapitšn und Leutenant...". German indeed, it translates as: "A little ship came by, Captain and Lieutenant...". Not that this makes any sense, but then it doesn't in German either. I suspect it's a fragment of a song lyric (especially as it has an additional "e" in the word "Leutnant", presumably to make it scan).


Martin Jonas
Feb-09-2006, 11:06am
Got it: it's indeed a German folk song lyric, and the full words, plus the tune in MIDI format, are here (http://www.musicanet.org/robokopp/Lieder/einschif.html). #The words here are very slightly different ("Ein Schifflein sah ich fahren"/"I saw a little ship go by"), but it's clearly the same source.

No idea about the connection with carrots, but it's a song of the Hanoveranian soldiers fighting for the British in the American Revolution in 1781, and the second verse is about food to feed the soldiers on the boat (fried fish with cress, strangely).


Plamen Ivanov
Feb-09-2006, 11:26am
Great input, Martin! I expected you to enlighten us. Thanks!

Good luck!

Feb-09-2006, 11:27am
The picture must be from a childrens book or song parody thing like "All things Dull and Ugly"

The babel fish translator is choking on some of this so I won't post it...

jim simpson
Feb-09-2006, 11:29am
Great intelligent posts here! Certainly not "garden variety" responses.

Jim Garber
Feb-09-2006, 2:35pm
Here (http://www.gemueseorchester.org/anfang_e.htm) is the site where you can find the soundtrack for that postcard. Excellent music for the vegetarian who likes to play (music) with his/her food). http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif


Mark Walker
Feb-09-2006, 6:38pm
And who would have ever thunk that picture would generate 18 replies! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Feb-09-2006, 6:52pm
I'll make it 19 http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Feb-10-2006, 11:06am
I'm thinking the artist was "experimenting" (was he wearing a lab coat?) with some sort of mind altering substance...

Feb-10-2006, 2:40pm
Is it just me, or does anyone else think of Mr. Hankey when they look at that pic?

Mark Walker
Feb-12-2006, 8:19am
So does this mean the Germans invented the concept of 'Veggie Tales?' http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Jim Garber
Feb-12-2006, 8:59am
Here (http://www.gemueseorchester.org/anfang_e.htm) is the site where you can find the soundtrack for that postcard. Excellent music for the vegetarian who likes to play (music) with his/her food). http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Has anyone linked to the site I noted? Very strange and goes well with the postcard.


Linda Binder
Feb-12-2006, 10:36am
I just listened to the vegetable orchestra's clip "Radetzky March" and my dog, sitting next to me just went nuts! I thought she was going to bite the speaker. Interesting....

Feb-12-2006, 11:11am
Beauty, eh? Music with a beet!

Chip Booth
Feb-13-2006, 5:26pm
holy Smokes, jgarber, that vege site just sent me into serious flashback mode http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Feb-15-2006, 1:10pm
And nobody's playing a "tuber?"