The Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boys….

May 8, 2010

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Blog Guy, somebody told me about a very unusual military orchestra the Russians have, but I don’t believe them. Do you know what I’m talking about?

Yes, probably the Bashful Brass, a group made up entirely of undercover secret agents, so they can’t let their faces be seen when they perform.

brass crop 280But that’s amazing! How do they keep their identities secret?

As you can see, they shuffle around, use their saucer caps, look down a lot and basically act very shy.

Really? Do you know anything else about them?

Well, as a journalist I interviewed their conductor. I said, “Maestro, I think you’ve got the best undercover secret agent group in the world.”

I get it, soften him up with flattery. What did the maestro say to that?

“Well, I hate to blow my own horn….”

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A Russian military brass orchestra performs during a medal ceremony for British, U.S. and French military personnel for taking part in the military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the victory over Nazi troops in Moscow, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin

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So top secret that if you heard the music, they would have to kill you!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

They’re not shy, they’re hiding from the pesky paparazzi, with their flashing cameras – “No pictures! You’re blinding us!”

Posted by vwgal | Report as abusive

They’re smiling. Is that allowed?

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

What happened Unca? Hard landing with the jetpack? Yeah.. those microbursts can ruin a day.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I kinda like that smile on the guy on the far right… its a nice smile… :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@Knit: its drill-smile :P

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

They’re just very young kids who’ve been flirted at by the French contingent, which is an all-female unit

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

If it was your fave recliner, why were you gonna trash it?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Why would you use your fav recliner for knife practice? What are walls or target boards for???

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Depends what your walls are made of. Dart boards are RUBBISH for throwing knifes though.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Stab, stab stabity stab.
Speaking of which, you should really take it down from above the bed, CG.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

There’s always time for a little stabby stabby, unca. :)

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

E, you think these two should get a room? ;)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

When you say ‘room’ do you mean more a padded cell?

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Sheesh ! You haven’t even moved in yet and already I need to relocate the shooting/knife/archery gallery ?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I don’t like this one bit. We’ve got OE commenters moving in together, and other commenters meeting in Dublin… I don’t think the universe can handle this.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

I’ll settle for you not using ‘the gallery’ whilst I’m in bed.
You should have more faith in the universe Mr B.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

He doesnt E…. he is just plain jealousssssssss!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Wow, I totally missed this one!!

Shra, I think everyone is jealous that we’re meeting up. Jealous…or scared!

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

He he he…. Await our pictures!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I’m jealous. :) Though I may well be in Shra’s direction later in the year.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I’ve been in Shra-town a couple of times this year already. Unfortunately I’ve been travelling with 20+ lads on both occasions and I don’t think they accept plus-one’s at funerals.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

CG/Nurse, oh come up here you girls!!!!! Am sure E would join us too with her famouse chocolate mousse !!

BG, watcha make of this now? Your across-the-pond commentators are meeting up/making plans! You got anything to say????

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive