Thursday, January 12, 2012

Scott of the Antarctic

100 years ago today Captain Scott taught his band to play in the Antarctic. Their fingers were too cold to play the instruments. It was tragic. Just some shivery singing and gloved fingers thumping on guitars. Incredibly the album went to number one and stayed there for 13 weeks. Only to be knocked off the top by Adele's album '45 minutes of crying while eating cake'.

I think that paragraph is respectful enough to the incredible bravery of Scott, Oates and the rest, isn't it? Almost as respectful as this episode of Nuke Noodle from last year:

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