Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Who Ate All The Pies?

There must be some subtle form of irony you can find in this.




Food crisis? What food crisis? My goshness!


What has caused the food crisis?


In a world where everything is Wikipediable, the answer may lie in the famous football chant "Who Ate All the Pies?" This chant is usually sung to the tune of ‘Knees Up Mother Brown’ and is aimed at overweight footballers, officials or opposing supporters.


Origin


According to The Cat's Pyjamas: The Penguin Book of Cliches, the " chant was first sung in 1894 by Sheffield United supporters, and directed at the club's goalkeeper William Fatty Foulke, who weighed over 140 kg.


Later chants


The chant has been associated with the striker Micky Quinn, who was particularly identified with the chant following an incident in a match between Quinn's then club Newcastle United and Grimsby Town in March 1992, in which a fan threw a pie onto the pitch which Quinn promptly picked up and ate.


The lyrics


The lyrics of the chant are:


Who ate all the pies?

Who ate all the pies?

You fat bastard,

You fat bastard,

You ate all the pies!



15 comments:

Mo said...

Nothing subtle about the irony there.

The newspaper's editor is my new hero. :D

joyunspeakable said...

OK...what? where? those Kenyans be Healthy...very healthy if you ask me

KK said...

LOL... I agree with Mo. No subtlelty there.

Mo said...
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Mama Shujaa said...

Irony and The Blight of Africa...(burp)...

Mo said...

More importantly, how many curtains had to die in order to make that dress... I'm thinking a few windows worth... lol... ok, I'll stop now. :P

Our Kid said...

Mo... Spot on. I am trying to get the scene out of my mind where the Honourable Minister will be begging for food and telling our donors 'We are starving!'

Joyunspeakable... Yes. We healthy! So no Health Care plan for us, no?

KK... I have had the pleasure to meet the Minister. Very charming person. I was in a restaurant (oh no... here we go... subtle irony again?) and she passed over and said 'Hi'. Very charming.

Mama Shujaa... Tsk tsk. This is no blight! A very African woman. Do you know in some communities during weddings people sing the song 'Our girls thighs are so fat!' as a song of endearment. I like.

Mo... No curtains were harmed in the production of this dress.

Shiko-Msa said...

She gone and ate all the pies?! And then she gone and graced the header of an article about food shortage? tsk tsk.

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Mama said...

Ok you guys stop dissing, that there is my member of parliament and she didn't eat anybody's pies!! I saw her the other day rapidly downing copious amounts of food....you could tell she was starving!! And nobody's curtains died, Mo! Hahahahahahaha!

Our Kid said...

Shiko Msa... This just shows that we feed our people well. I am so proud.

Mama... So she ate her own pies? Those must be a lot of pies.

She is your MP, right? And she is a dentist, right?

kellie said...

Methinks she ate the starving babies.

willpress said...

Minister for Special Programmes? Hmmm...

Sleek said...

Aaaah, you crazy one...i like it here

Nyambura said...

I'm bursting a gut here :-D