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    The Pirates of Penzance: Act I. "I am the very model of a modern Major-General"

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    I am the very model of a modern Major-General,
    I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral,
    I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical
    From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;
    I'm very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,
    I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,
    About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot o' news,
    With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.
    I'm very good at integral and differential calculus;
    I know the scientific names of beings animalculous:
    In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
    I am the very model of a modern Major-General.
    I know our mythic history, King Arthur's and Sir Caradoc's;
    I answer hard acrostics, I've a pretty taste for paradox,
    I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus,
    In conics I can floor peculiarities parabolous;
    I can tell undoubted Raphaels from Gerard Dows and Zoffanies,
    I know the croaking from The Frogs of Aristophanes!
    Then I can hum a fugue of which I've heard the music's din afore,
    And whistle all the airs from that infernal nonsense Pinafore.
    Then I can write a washing bill in Babylonic cuneiform,
    And tell you ev'ry detail of Caractacus's uniform:
    In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
    I am the very model of a modern Major-General.
    In fact, when I know what is meant by "mamelon" and "ravelin",
    When I can tell at sight a Mauser rifle from a Javelin,
    When such affairs as sorties and surprises I'm more wary at,
    And when I know precisely what is meant by "commissariat"
    When I have learnt what progress has been made in modern gunnery,
    When I know more of tactics than a novice in a nunnery
    In short, when I've a smattering of elemental strategy
    You'll say a better Major-General has never sat a gee.
    For my military knowledge, though I'm plucky and adventury,
    Has only been brought down to the beginning of the century;
    But still, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
    I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

    Source: Musixmatch
    Songwriters: Radim Linhart / Arthur Sullivan / W.s. Gilbert

    The Pirates of Penzance: Act I. "I am the very model of a modern Major-General" lyrics Fox Tunes Inc, Tcf Music Publishing Inc

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    been a g&s fan for over 50 years, me my grandparents turned me on to 'em.
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      #3
      IF.jpg I prefer Kipling.

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        #4
        My Pop took me to see this on Broadway. 1972.Richard Keily.

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          #5
          OKOKOKOKOK.......I see your Pirates......raise you an If and a Dream........now for real SPICEY conversation.....we should discuss Porgy & Bess.

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            #6
            behindthetimes
            UN-BANNED. Again..
            behindthetimes ok a classic comedy musical Little shop of Horrors with Steve Martin
            the sadistic dentist and Bill Murray the masochistic patient. I had a toothache one night and was going to see the dentist in the morning. it was going to be a root canal and my friends say why don't we go to the movies theater, so I figured I'd try to get my mind off the tooth and I'd never seen the movie previously, then this scene comes up.
             
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              Bill Murray at the dentist's office scene
               
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                behindthetimes
                UN-BANNED. Again..
                behindthetimes

                Morning Ralph ... Now for a real classic
                 
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                  #9
                  i enjoy the entire "Carry On" series from the UK

                  carry on camping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLaufsjB-rk&t=1896s

                  "OH, matron !!"
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