Trailer Park Boys TV - Tracy Chapman - Joe Louis - Union Station 1950 - Lennon & McCartney - Louise MacNeice - Hunter S Thompson - Tommy Cooper -
Lehey, can you please get the flying fuck out of our way; we gotta go get Rush tickets. Trailer Park Boys s3e5: Closer to the Heart
… Some folks call her a runaway.
A failure in the race.
But she knows where her ticket takes her.
She will find her place in the sun.
And she’ll fly, fly, fly … Tracy Chapman, She’s Got Her Ticket
Mike has even put the ringside seats at one hundred dollars apiece. Funny how that came about. A newspaper man came up to Mike’s office and asked him the price of ringside tickets. Mike was just joking when he said one hundred dollars. Nobody ever heard of a price like that for a ticket in those days. You know something, that newspaperman went out and put that ridiculous price in the paper. The real knocker is that people started calling on the phone and buying those tickets. Mike said, what the hell, if they’ll pay that amount to see the fight, leave it. And that’s how one-hundred-dollar tickets got started. Joe Louis with Edna and Art Rust, A Hell of a Way to End the Year
Tickets, please. Union Station 1950 starring William Holden & Nancy Olsen & Barry Fitzgerald & Lyle Bettger & Jan Sterling & Allene Roberts & Herbert Heyes & James Seay & Parley Baer & Ralph Sanford et al, director Rudolph Mate, conductor
… She’s got a ticket to ride,
But she don’t care … John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Ticket to Ride 1965
It’s no go to the merryground, it’s no go the rickshaw,
All we want is a limousine and a ticket for the peepshow. Louise MacNeice, Bagpipe Music, 1938
Buy the ticket, take the ride. Hunter S Thompson
‘Did you think I was funny?’ Tommy Cooper asked the Queen.
‘Yes, very funny, Tommy,’ replied the Queen.
‘Did your Mother think I was funny?’ Tommy asked.
‘Yes, she laughed non-stop,’ said the Queen.
‘Would you mind if I ask a personal question?’ Tommy asked.
‘No, you can ask, but I am may not be able to answer,’ the Queen replied.
‘Who are you supporting in the Cup Final?’ asked Tommy.
‘Neither, I am impartial,’ said the Queen.
‘In that case,’ said Tommy, ‘do you mind if I have your Cup Final tickets?’ Cooperisms website, Tommy Cooper at Royal Command Performance