Anton Chekhov's gun. 3 minute video

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  1. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    Antiques Roadshow - Chekhov's Gun. Maybe this should in Safety & Training?

    [ame]http://youtu.be/aqKAzGadmYo[/ame]
     
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  2. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Was that for real or what..? :confused:
     

  3. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    Im pretty sure that wasn't Pete Best's snare drum. I don't know about the rest of it though.
     
  4. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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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  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    or the other title, "How Not To Handle A gun Loaded Over A Hundred Years Ago!":p
     
  6. bamashooter68

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    I love Antiques Roadshow. Funny. :)
     
  7. nitestalker

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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.:)
     
  8. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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

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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.
     
  10. Vincine

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    So, . . he wasn't a hockey player?
     
  11. Chekhov was not a hockey player of any repute. Who knows what he did during bouts of writer's block. Actually, Anton Chekhov was famous for two things: One was his collaboration with Franz Liszt which resulted in the Chekhov-Liszt. The other thing is that his 19th generation grandson served aboard the USS Enterprise as a helmsman. :rimshot!:

    I was suspicious when I saw the hokey mustache on the appraiser.
     
  12. nitestalker

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    He never wrote children's books? His books are a part of contemporary children's literary experience? Literary history is a matter of adoption over time. I suspect they do not teach this at the "University Of Wikipedia".:rolleyes:
     
  13. Mercator

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    Chekhov was not a writer of children's books. Nor was Shakespeare whose works are also read in grade school. Being a doctor, Chekhov used Latin expressions often and even coined some. One comes to mind: sarcasmus senilis.