Von Trapped with no way out?

August 15, 2011

What’s wrong, Blog Guy? You look very frightened and upset.

I am. A neighbor told me about an event involving Nazis and dog bites and bee stings and…and…maybe yodeling.

That sounds vicious. What is this thing?

You know that 1965 Julie Andrews movie, “The Sound of Music,” about a woman who works for a naval officer in a land-locked country as the governess for his hundreds of obnoxious children?

Those kids! Liesl and Hansel and Gretel and Sneezy and Goofy and….

That’s the one. Well, there’s an event coming where they show that movie on a huge screen, and people sing along and wear costumes and stuff like that.

Are there good seats left?

I don’t think they use seats. I suspect they just strap you to a rough post, standing up and facing the screen. I believe they show the six-hour Director’s Cut, complete with 22 additional songs, many of them in German.

Six hours of standing up and singing? I’d fall asleep.

Not likely. They have roaming ushers, throwing ice water and poking you to make sure you’re singing.

Wait. You live in Washington DC, right? Won’t the authorities notice carloads of nuns and Nazis and goat herders converging on the capital?

No, it’s going to be held over in Virginia. You can do anything there. Here’s their Website. It says, “Sing along with Julie! Wave your Edelweiss!”

That’s just wrong. They want you to “wave your Edelweiss” in public?

Like I said, it’s in Virginia.

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Top: Maria von Trapp, daughter of Austrian Baron Georg von Trapp, plays a guitar and sings with traditionally dressed children in front of her former home, Villa Trapp, in Salzburg, July 24, 2008. Maria is staying in the house for the first time since her family fled the Nazi regime to the United States in late 1938.Β  REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Left: “Sound of Music” poster

Right: Screen grab from Singalong Website.

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Umm.. Frau Trapp looks JUST LIKE her father..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Nazis and dog bites and bee stings…oh my!

Doughnuts with medi-sprinkles,
Evening shoes that sparkle and twinkle.
A museum of goofy faces to be viewd
and The Coolest World Leader Dude.
Avoiding a zapper that stings…
These are a few of my favorite things.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Due to translation confusion, the original homestead was closed over the weekend when some music critic told Maria to ‘shut her trap’.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Great one, Georgia. Gosh, I hope you don’t know anybody who lives in Virginia….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Very nice, Georgia! The authorities want to speak with you now. πŸ˜‰

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

“I don’t think they use seats. I suspect they just strap you to a rough post, standing up and facing the screen.”
Nice one BG. Got beeswax to cram in your ears? I’ll lend you some

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Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

BG – you forgot about the eyelid clamps, like in ‘A Clockwork Orange’!

The gal in #3 looks like she just got the zapper in a tender place!

My dad saw the von Trapp family perform when he was a boy. He said that the movie was better…

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

The Director’s Cut is the one with the land mines, right? That ends in the hail of machine gun fire?

And Mmm, beestings, tasty nice. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Very close, Crow, but you’re thinking of the sequel, “Nun with a Gun”

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 08/01/11/sound-of-music-sequel-nun-with- a-gun/

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Sound of Music is a decent movie, but you have to get the abridged cut with all the singing removed.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Julie Andrews movie, but I did see a very memorable Senior Class Play version of TSOM at Rockdale County HS starring…Holly Hunter! πŸ˜€

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

The hills were alive
with the sound of the Civil War
The chess player came
and made not a sound!
There’s lots I could do
But I’d get arrested
keep my crazy self calmed down…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

AllThatJazz, good (and *naughty*) comments… πŸ˜‰ Spam Filter guys must be exhausted dealing with the Bachmann post. They must be having the wurst day ever.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Oh, I thought that the PoPe was watching dancers, sure looks like….. Worry every time a german appears on a balcony in front of a mass (sic) of people.

Posted by ming45 | Report as abusive