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Squirrel breaks opera singer's nose
News.Com.AU ^ | September 06, 2006 | staff writer

Posted on 09/09/2006 6:31:54 AM PDT by yankeedame

Squirell breaks opera singer's nose

September 06, 2006

A SQUIRREL scampered into the bicycle wheel of an unlucky Finnish opera singer, causing him to fall, knock himself out and break his nose just ahead of the world premiere of a new opera.

Esa Ruuttunen was pedalling his way to the Helsinki Opera House last month when the squirrel ran into his spokes.

The singer ended up concussed and in a local hospital, rather than at his rehearsals for the Finnish opera Kaarmeen hetki (Hour of the Serpent), which opens on September 15.

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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: finnish; nomoose; squirrel

1 posted on 09/09/2006 6:31:55 AM PDT by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame

But what of the squirrel? That must have, at the very least, hurt.


2 posted on 09/09/2006 6:37:20 AM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: yankeedame

An opera singer getting exercise!? That's news!


3 posted on 09/09/2006 6:40:09 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: yankeedame
No word on the injuries to the squirrel?
4 posted on 09/09/2006 6:40:39 AM PDT by El Gato
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To: yankeedame
The squirrel was undoubtedly no opera fan.


5 posted on 09/09/2006 6:44:35 AM PDT by Condor51 (Better to fight for something than live for nothing - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: yankeedame

Was the opera "Cyrano de Bergerac"?


6 posted on 09/09/2006 7:15:02 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (If you read only one book this year, read "Stolen Valor".)
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To: El Gato; Mogger

The squirrel became nutty and a bit squirrelly.


7 posted on 09/09/2006 7:16:04 AM PDT by Redcitizen (When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk. -Tuco)
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To: sitetest

Ping


8 posted on 09/09/2006 7:19:37 AM PDT by good old days
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To: CrazyIvan; yankeedame; BlueLancer

Must foil sqvirrel plot against Boris Godunov.

9 posted on 09/09/2006 7:23:10 AM PDT by dighton
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To: HairOfTheDog; Overtaxed

That's a baaaaad squirrel!


10 posted on 09/09/2006 7:25:16 AM PDT by ecurbh (Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Mogger; ecurbh

No mention of the poor squirrel :~\


11 posted on 09/09/2006 7:26:48 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Head On. Apply directly to the forehead!)
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To: good old days; 1rudeboy; 31R1O; afraidfortherepublic; Andyman; Argh; aristotleman; baa39; Bahbah; ..

Dear good old days,

LOL! I had to check the actual article to make sure this wasn't a joke.

Classical Music Ping List ping!

If you want on or off this list, let me know via FR e-mail.

Thanks,


sitetest


12 posted on 09/09/2006 7:57:04 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: yankeedame

I stuffed him down in an old shoe box, punched a couple of holes in the top
And when Sunday came I snuck him into Church
I was sittin' way back in the very last pew showin' him to my good buddy Hugh
When that squirrel got loose and went totally berserk...

The day the squirrel went berserk
In the First Self-Righteous Church
In the sleepy little town of Pascagoula
It was a fight for survival that broke out in revival
They were jumpin' pews and shoutin' Hallelujah!


/ (Ray Stevens') "Mississippi Squirrel Revival"


13 posted on 09/09/2006 7:57:41 AM PDT by Graymatter (TV-free and clean for 3 years, 2 months.)
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To: Mogger

"Opera Singer Breaks Squirrel"


14 posted on 09/09/2006 7:59:50 AM PDT by bannie (HILLARY: Not all perversions are sexual.)
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To: yankeedame

Was he going to perform in the Ring Cycle?


15 posted on 09/09/2006 8:00:44 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: yankeedame

Tree rats. One more reason to drive a car, preferably a large domestic SUV that takes them down in one pass.

(When you hunt big game make certain you use enough gun. (Car.))


16 posted on 09/09/2006 8:06:11 AM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: yankeedame; mikrofon; martin_fierro
TOPICS: Breaking Nose;
17 posted on 09/09/2006 8:07:24 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Finnish line.)
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To: dighton
Local 12

V.T.S.U.

18 posted on 09/09/2006 8:28:03 AM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God is, and (2) God is good?)
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To: yankeedame

It's always unpredictable what will happen when a squirrel runs into another squirrel.


19 posted on 09/09/2006 8:30:45 AM PDT by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are intimate bedfellows)
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To: Charles Henrickson; yankeedame; martin_fierro

Looks like the singer took a diva...


20 posted on 09/09/2006 8:36:01 AM PDT by mikrofon (Squirrel no Fandom of the Opera)
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To: yankeedame
The singer ended up...in a local hospital, rather than at his rehearsals for the Finnish opera Kaarmeen hetki (Hour of the Serpent)...

"Moment of the Squirrel" tops "Hour of the Serpent."

21 posted on 09/09/2006 8:38:56 AM PDT by Graymatter (TV-free and clean for 3 years, 2 months.)
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To: Graymatter
Finnish opera Kaarmeen hetki

Finnish for- "Carmen, hurting"

22 posted on 09/09/2006 8:43:24 AM PDT by mikrofon (So Suomi)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

Squirrel ping


23 posted on 09/09/2006 8:44:32 AM PDT by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)
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To: All
That'll teach him to sing: "No, Nuts For You" from that famous opera:

"There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe"

She had so many kids she didn't know what to do.

Hubby came home and after a whack and a bang

The blender was whirring as she merrily sang:"No Nuts For You"!!

24 posted on 09/09/2006 8:54:34 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: yankeedame

That's kind of a hilarious event, but I've never liked squirrells...there're some of the stupidest creatures on the planet if you ask me (aside from Demcorats). They run out into the middle of the road and stop dead still with a car coming at them at 40 mph. Dumb animals...


25 posted on 09/09/2006 8:57:17 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: G8 Diplomat
My daughter made road apples out of one. She was about 20 at the time. She cried and cried and finally got ahold of herself.

Three days later, one of my office girls called her as a rep from Cruelty to Animals...and said someone had reported her as hitting a squirrel and not reporting it. Told her that there was a $50 fine. My daughter got fuming bad.

Then Momma picked up the phone and said: "Hi Honey"!! We still like that one!! Now....She aims for them!!

26 posted on 09/09/2006 9:25:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: yankeedame; Charles Henrickson; mikrofon
A SQUIRREL scampered into the bicycle wheel of an unlucky Finnish opera singer, causing him to fall, knock himself out and break his nose

A likely story.

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1 tbsp white creme de cacao
1 tbsp light cream

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.  

27 posted on 09/09/2006 9:39:41 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Pink Squirrel)
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To: yankeedame
The squirrel obviously hates Wagnerian opera! ;-)


28 posted on 09/09/2006 2:43:07 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: yankeedame
Squirrel breaks opera singer's nose

Now THAT is a headline.

29 posted on 09/09/2006 2:44:24 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (the war on poverty should include health club memberships for the morbidly poor)
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To: sitetest
Basic info on the composer of Käärmeen hetki, Mikko Heiniö

http://www.fennicagehrman.fi/comp_heinio.htm

30 posted on 09/09/2006 2:48:51 PM PDT by decal ("D For DUmmie")
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To: T'wit

I thought you'd appreciate a PING on this one :-).


31 posted on 09/09/2006 2:51:33 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
Yes, thank you, I'm delighted you pinged. This is a hoot.

Hope all's well out your way :-)

32 posted on 09/09/2006 5:59:51 PM PDT by T'wit (It is not possible to "go too far" criticizing liberals. No matter what you say, they're worse.)
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To: yankeedame; T'wit
This is Esa Ruuttunen.

He's a baritone and done a lot of Wagnerian opera, so I guess my statement above is not all that far off the mark ;-).

Päivi Nisula (Kundry) and Esa Ruuttunen (Klingsor)

Excerpt from the Review of the performance of Parsifal by the Finnish National Opera, April 2005

Special mention should go though to Jorma Silvasti's Parsifal (every inch the innocent made wise by compassion) and to Esa Ruuttenen's menacing Klingsor. In his case I have often wondered whether his vocation as an ordained Christian minister helps make him such a wonderful operatic villain; if so it's a very great asset.

33 posted on 09/09/2006 9:03:59 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
That's the thing of it. Klingsor was menacing the squirrel, little expecting that the squirrel would fight back. The reporter did not get the real story because he did not hear the squirrel sing, "Sie sind im Begriff, troll Hund zu sterben!" ("You are about to die, troll dog!"), before the attack.

The squirrel was a countertenor, btw.

34 posted on 09/10/2006 3:11:31 AM PDT by T'wit (It is not possible to "go too far" criticizing liberals. No matter what you say, they're worse.)
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To: T'wit

Too bad there wasn't a hund-en-tenor around to go after the squirrel-counter-tenor.


35 posted on 09/11/2006 8:03:59 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: dighton
Hey, that's me!

--Boris

36 posted on 09/11/2006 6:04:52 PM PDT by boris (The deadliest weapon of mass destruction in history is a leftist with a word processor.)
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To: yankeedame

37 posted on 09/11/2006 6:07:12 PM PDT by boris (The deadliest weapon of mass destruction in history is a leftist with a word processor.)
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