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Old 01-07-2014, 10:06 PM   #1
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Antiques Roadshow - Chekhov's Gun. Maybe this should in Safety & Training?

http://youtu.be/aqKAzGadmYo

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Old 01-07-2014, 10:15 PM   #2
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Was that for real or what..?

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Was that for real or what..?
Im pretty sure that wasn't Pete Best's snare drum. I don't know about the rest of it though.
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Was that for real or what..?
If you watch the closing, it shows the studio that filmed it. I believe the website's name was BoatComedy.com
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LMAO!!!

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or the other title, "How Not To Handle A gun Loaded Over A Hundred Years Ago!"

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I love Antiques Roadshow. Funny.

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Of course it was a joke. Antone Chekhov was a writer of children stories at the turn of the 20th century. That fake flint lock was a copy of a 16th century English Traveling pistol. That said, Who ever did the skit should receive an academy award.

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Good stuff! I thought it was real until the balloon popped. Lmao

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This was a play on Chekhov's comment on the art of stage drama. If a gun is hanging on the wall, he wrote, it must fire in the end. Meaning, everything has to be there for a reason, the rest should be cut off. Perhaps someone has missed the pun.

He was a playwright and short story writer of world renown. He never wrote for children, although his classic works have been included in the grade school curricula.

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