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As a long term advocate of secular education, AIBU to be horrified that my ds came back from rugby tournament singing

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Martorana Sat 22-Mar-14 09:12:22



meditrina Sat 22-Mar-14 09:13:54

I don't like clicking unknown links. What is it, please?

HappyAgainOneDay Sat 22-Mar-14 09:14:35

It's a lovely song so what does it matter what it's about?

Martorana Sat 22-Mar-14 09:15:56

Quite safe, I promise, meditrina- just a song on UTube.

NewtRipley Sat 22-Mar-14 09:17:04

Great song

Think yourself lucky, in my day rugby players sang about what they'd like to do with busty ladies and a pint of beer.

Goblinchild Sat 22-Mar-14 09:18:11

Drop kick me Jesus through the goalposts of life:

'Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life
End over end, neither left nor to right
Straight through the heart of them, righteous up rights
Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life

Make me, oh, make me, Lord, more than I am
Make me a piece in Your master game plan
Free from the earthly temptation below
I've got the will, Lord, if You got the toe

Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life
End over end, neither left nor to right
Straight through the heart of them, righteous up rights
Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life

Bring on the brothers who've gone on before
And all of the sisters who've knocked on your door
All the departed, dear, loved ones of mine
Stick 'em up front in the offensive line'

Sung by a chap in a cowboy hat. grin

Nomama Sat 22-Mar-14 09:18:23


It could be much worse. And I bet he was only singing the chorus!

LeaveYourSisterBe Sat 22-Mar-14 09:18:37 is a link to the lyrics (OP, I agree it's a pain in the arse to be expected to click through to unknown links, and even more so to then spend a few minutes listening to the song if you don't know it).

From the lyrics, sounds naff and American to me (it's about American football not rugby I think?).

Martorana Sat 22-Mar-14 09:21:17

Sorry, I didn't think clicking a link on Mumsnet was an issue- and I thought it would have more ......impact..... listned to than read!grin

Martorana Sat 22-Mar-14 09:21:56

newt-there's time. He's only 12!

motherinferior Sat 22-Mar-14 09:22:33

Kinky Friedman, innit. Is reffed in the divine Lisa Alther's novel Original Sins

<displays embarrassingly long pedigree of (a) country music (b) 1980s feminist novels...>

HopeClearwater Sat 22-Mar-14 09:27:10

<bows humbly to motherinferior> Love that Kinky Friedman.

motherinferior Sat 22-Mar-14 09:29:56

I actually ended up in email conversation with LA a couple of years ago. I was hyperventilating with excitement. Original Sins is a truly excellent book IMO.

Martorana Sat 22-Mar-14 09:31:00

Mother inferior- I think I love you.

motherinferior Sat 22-Mar-14 09:31:49

I also loved the 1980s C&W spoof by Spare Tyre cabaret called 'Hank Wangford was going to put my coil in'...

meditrina Sat 22-Mar-14 09:32:42


I always thought that "Drop Kick me Jesus" was an urban myth.

Sallyingforth Sat 22-Mar-14 09:32:45

OP you should understand that your child is going out in the world and will be exposed to all sorts of things that you might not like. You should teach them to think rationally about new influences rather than to strictly follow your own prejudice.

meditrina Sat 22-Mar-14 09:36:00

(BTW, to be a bit po-faced for a moment, not clicking on unknown links isn't "an issue on MN" it's basic Internet security. And it does seem like stating the bleedin obvious to point it out, but sometimes there are people who deliberately link malicious things, either to attack your computer or to distress the user)

OK, as you were.

motherinferior Sat 22-Mar-14 09:38:36

Ah, but it's all about modification, Sallyingforth. For instance, I am perfectly happy to indulge DD1's current vampire fixation but have warned her that if she reads Twilight, I'll have to let her go....

Ggsoph Sat 22-Mar-14 09:43:16

Brilliant- have just sent a link to DP with a suggestion he plays it before today's match (it's win or get relegated!). He's utterly atheist but at this stage in the season I think he'll take any help they can get grin

Tanith Sat 22-Mar-14 09:55:11

In my day, it was Eskimo Nell blush blush blush

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 22-Mar-14 10:02:00

Or that ruddy engineer.....

TheBody Sat 22-Mar-14 10:05:46

Eskimo Nell!! takes me back.

you are horrified at this op. take a chill pill. wait until you find the empty conform wrappers and the beer bottles under your babies bed.

TheBody Sat 22-Mar-14 10:06:31

or 4 and 20 virgins went to Inverness...

probably can guess the rest.

Sallyingforth Sat 22-Mar-14 10:33:30

I must apologise for my earlier post. Should never have split that infinitive sad

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