Monday, April 13, 2015

When A Horse Is Not A Horse

Nephew and niece-in-law, Matt and Lindy, took us out for dinner Saturday night. I don't know how to describe how I feel about this loving, generous, kind, interesting, funny, joyful, caring, adventurous duo. (And not just because they treated for dinner either.) 

Matt and Lindy will be here for coffee Tuesday morning and will then head off on more travels Wednesday. Málaga seems to be becoming a second home for them. I sure wish they would make it their first!

Anyway, just a bit of temporary public art at a construction site. Seen Saturday night in Málaga on Calle Álamo, across the street from the excellent restaurant, El Meson de Cervantes.

(Click the images for a better look.)




Mr. Ed, television's talking horse (1961–1966). 
Of course, of course...

27 comments:

  1. Mitchell, now I'll have that song going through my mind the rest of the day...Mr. Ed. So nice that you enjoyed your visitors, and the artwork is great!

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  2. Not sure what that horse would have to say if it could talk!

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    1. Wilma:
      It would definitely have something to say.

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  3. personally I love horses Lovely pictures. The great song

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  4. Interesting art work. At first I didn't like it, but it becomes more compelling the longer you look at it.

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    1. Stephen:
      I felt the same way about the art.

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  5. Interesting 'public art'.
    Good ole 'Mr.Ed'!

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    1. Jim:
      The graffiti definitely gets one thinking... and wondering.

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  6. Hello, I'm Mr Ed! What an absurd and preposterous tv show. What a funny and enjoyable tv show. I am not going to listen to the theme tune. It is already starting to circle in my brain.

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    1. Andrew:
      I did enjoy that TV show when I was a kid. And I still haven't gotten (that's American for "got") the theme song out of my head.

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  7. When we bought our house, the door into the utility room was papered with a poster of a horse looking over the door of his stall. Every time I saw it I was overcome by the urge to say, "Wilburrrr!" We took Mr. Ed down very quickly and painted the door. Of course. Of course.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      That utility room door sounds hilarious... and awful. Do you have a photo?

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  8. Banksy's got a rival! Yet so different that we can admire both..

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    1. Raybeard:
      There was some amazing art in Sevilla along the river. I don't know if Malaga has a similar area, but I loved seeing this. So much nicer than a bare (or marked up) construction wall.

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  9. So glad you had wonderful family visiting :)
    Crazy (but cool!) artwork!

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    1. Judy:
      It really was such a pleasure these past couple of weeks. It's going to be lonely now... but only for a couple weeks more.

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  10. As soon as I saw the post's title I started singing that song! Scary, innit.

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  11. Fun! And "Mr. Ed" re-runs are back on the tube in Wisconsin Dells.

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    1. Michael:
      I wonder what I'd think if I watched that show today.

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    2. I don't know what you would thing of the show -- maybe at least it wasn't "My Mother, the Car" -- but here is a tidbit for you: The theme song received renewed publicity twenty years after the show went off the air when Jim Brown, a preacher from South Point, Ohio, claimed in May 1986 that it contained "satanic messages" if heard in reverse. Brown and his colleague Greg Hudson claimed that the phrases "Someone sung this song for Satan" and "the source is Satan" would be audible. At their behest teenagers burned over 300 records and cassettes of secular music with alleged satanic messages.

      Mr. Ed was a fictional talking horse, but Mr. Brown was a real-life talking jackass.

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