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A Horse And A Knight Sitting In A Bar, Discussing A Naked Woman

July 28, 2014

I came across an old gag cartoon the other day. Probably at least 15 years old. The nice thing about old cartoons: I’ve forgotten most of them, so when I happen upon them, they make me laugh.

We all know Lady Godiva took her famous ride on a horse. That would have been the horse’s claim to fame. Naturally he would have told that story a few times. Here we see him using it to cadge a few drinks…

cartoon showing horse and King Arthur era knight sitting at bar, horse drinking and telling about time Lady Godiva rode on his back

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I’m not sure what inspired this cartoon, but it might have been hearing the 1966 hit song by Peter and Gordon. It’s one of my favorites. Catchy tune, and it always puts a big smile on my face. Here it is, hope you enjoy it.

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Do you have a favorite story you’ve told a million times?

Have you ever met a talking horse?

Have you ever ridden a horse?

Hope you’ll leave a comment.

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  1. July 28, 2014 11:21 AM

    We rode an elephant and we have a story about a camel ride. The song brought a smile to my face as well. Cute!
    Leslie

    • July 30, 2014 8:13 AM

      Elephants, camels– who needs boring old horses?? : )

      Sounds pretty exciting to me, Leslie. I’m thinking that just surviving a camel ride would make a great story– a story one would “trot out” at every opportunity! Thanks for your comment, always nice to see you. : )

      • July 30, 2014 10:26 AM

        We were lured into the camel ride under the guise of having our pictures taken near the Pyramids in Giza, Egypt. Not easy to jump off from that height.
        Leslie

      • July 31, 2014 7:42 AM

        Ha! Camels really should come with parachutes… : )

      • July 31, 2014 10:51 AM

        They are very tall and there’s no jumping off.
        Leslie

  2. July 29, 2014 5:29 PM

    Ah, yes, I do remember this song by Peter and Gordon. The only talking horse I’ve heard of was Mr. Ed. I’ll bet he’d tell that gabby horse: Neigh, I say. Not even for a free drink.

    • July 30, 2014 8:25 AM

      I had a feeling that song would ring a cowbell for you, Judy! Good ol’ Mr. Ed– was there really a time when a talking horse could entertain American television audiences for 5 years?? I guess we were more sophisticated back then… : )

      Thanks for visiting the Armstrong Stables and corralling us with your usual wit!! : )

  3. July 29, 2014 11:52 PM

    Haha, I think I can say for one that EVERYONE has a story they would be glad to tell, you know, 1, 2..maybe 300 times? For me, it would be my tuba story (check out my wordpress maybe?) :) And no sir, have not seen a talking horse, the closest I have come to seeing a talking horse was when Donkey from the movie Shrek turned into one in Shrek 2 x) Not to say I wouldn’t LIKE to meet one, I’m just saying x) And taking a ride on one? Only time I did that was when I was like 8 and horse was more of a pony (guess I’m still waiting for a talking horse to ride, so then I can ask it why it threw me off for no reason). But anyway Just wanted to say that I love your page! Things like this always give me a good laugh :)

    • July 30, 2014 8:39 AM

      Ha! What a great comment! Thanks so much, Josh, it’s nice to meet you.

      Hmm… a tuba story worth telling over and over? My curiosity is mightily aroused!– I shall definitely be visiting your blog for full details!

      You’ve ridden a pony? Hey, that still counts as riding a horse– I think. I rode a horse outside a supermarket once– I had to put a quarter in the slot for a 60-second ride, and people looked at me and shook their heads as they walked by… : )

      Glad you enjoyed the post, and thanks so much for your good-humored comment!

  4. July 30, 2014 11:49 AM

    LOL!!! I not only love this cartoon, I just love this whole idea. It could be a series! A comic strip even. What a great concept, Mark! . And I have a feeling that horse tells all his business to everybody every chance he gets! I’d love to hear what he has to say about Paul Revere! :D

    • July 31, 2014 7:56 AM

      Ha! Thank you, my dear Linda!! Say, you may be on to something, as the horse said to the guy who just mounted up. Yeah– a comic about a horse who won’t shut up. Instead of the Boring Guy you can’t escape at a party, it’d be the Boring Horse whinnying on about his boring exploits. We could call the strip “Horse Manure.” Gosh!– gives me delightful shivers just thinking about it… : )

      I’m sure Paul Revere’s horse could tell a few tales: “He wanted to stop at every alehouse along the way, but I said, ‘No, Paul, this is really, really important– you can hit the sauce later…’”

      Always lovely to see you, dear Linda!! : )

  5. July 30, 2014 11:52 AM

    First time for me that I hear this story! Here in G-Land we have no naked women on horses :-/ Only boring novels about rusty knights. In my garden are a lot of naked snails, but you are probably not verty interested in this fact.
    I could tell you a lot of weird storys about me, for example how I was locked in a loo in London or how in went to switzerland at the wrong arrival date. I even have a horse story how it bolt with me… :-D
    And what about you?

    • July 31, 2014 8:28 AM

      What?? No naked women on horses in Germany?? Consider yourself lucky, my dear Tutti!! We have them around every corner here in New Hampshire– no wonder so many horses hide in the barn!! : )

      But you do have boring novels about rusty knights? Excellent! You’ll be glad to know that Peter & Gordon also did a song about them. You can listen to it and dance around in your garden– but please don’t step on any of the naked snails… : )

      A horse bolted with you? What country did you wind up in– France or Poland?? I had a little rocking horse when I was a boy. It bolted with me once, and I wound up in a neighbor’s coal bin. My mom made me sit in the corner for getting my clothes all dirty. I began to understand that life could sometimes be unfair. It was a very traumatic experience… : )

      Thank you for riding over to visit my blog– a pleasure, my dear Tutti!! : )

  6. July 30, 2014 3:52 PM

    Still horsing around knights, eh? More Kaboomski to you, Sir LOL!
    ~ Lady Quipster (just jesting not jousting)

    • July 31, 2014 8:58 AM

      The knight-time is the right time!– that’s my motto! There’s a song with that lyric– I’d sing it for you, dear Lady Q., but I’m afraid it would make me a little, uh, hoarse… : P

      You and your delightful quips always send me– Kaboomski!– into orbit. Thanks for the lift!! Yours ever, Sir Launched-a-Lot : )

  7. August 1, 2014 8:14 PM

    Tee hee, very funny Mark, brought back very fond memories of Mr Ed the talking horse!

    • August 4, 2014 10:08 AM

      Ha! Good ol’ Ed! He didn’t get out much– he preferred to hang around the barn. I still enjoy saying, “Hello, Wil-BORE…” in a deep voice at parties. That’s usually when I’m asked to leave… : )

      Thanks, Jen– glad you enjoyed it, always great to see you!

  8. August 2, 2014 9:37 AM

    Just a wee bit naughty, isn’t this? Or, at least, it could be taken as such. Just a bit.

    • August 4, 2014 10:11 AM

      Ha! Thanks, Jak. Yes, it is a wee bit naughty– just like the guy who posted it. Just a bit, tho… : )

      Good to see you, thanks a heap for stopping by the barn! : )

  9. August 8, 2014 6:21 PM

    Har Har Har… I’m ever so glad you found this. It made my day [and night and the day after and after and....] That horse means business! ;-) Thank you for the song too – I remember it / beautiful song! This may sound strange but curiously I suddenly feel an urge for …chocolate! ;-)

    • August 11, 2014 10:07 AM

      Ha! Glad that cartoon made you whinny, my dear Marina! Odd to think that “Godiva” is now identified with chocolates. Speaking of horses, I’ve hired Pegasus to deliver a big box of Godiva chocolates to you. I figured he’d know his way around Mt. Olympus. There may be a few pieces missing. I had to test them, didn’t I? Nothing but the best for you!!

      • August 11, 2014 5:38 PM

        News from mt Olympus – Zeus himself announced that you have rightfully earned your place in the pantheon, because of those chocolates!!!!! :-)

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