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Monday, 30 June 2008
Lydia the Tattooed Lady Revealed
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The other day I linked to Lydia and rhymed her with clamydia. Commenter David C offers a penetrating analysis, and shows Lydia the Tattooed Lady kicking against the pricks.

If you watch the above clip from the movie, you'll see that when Groucho lists the three beauties that were all rolled into Lydia, the first one sounds like it rhymes with "vice". According to Nick Markovich, administrator/archivist of the Yip Harburg foundation, this was Thaïs, an Athenian courtesan who allegedly convinced Alexander the Great to burn the palace of Persepolis. Jules Massanet wrote an opera called Thaïs.

Prick her for more:

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Posted on 06/30/2008 5:45 PM by Mary Jackson
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23 Jan 2012
Send an emailMaverick
What a neat article. I had no innlkig.

30 Jun 2008
Special Guest

And here is Milstein playing "Méditation" for violin from Thaïs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXuzLRVi6qk

And by the way, Blue 6,10.  Peche 18, brown cow, Brecht alpha alpha niner.



30 Jun 2008
David C.

Thanks for the link.  I think this post is one of my better ones, and I think people will enjoy it.

D.C.