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Topic # 27565 30-Oct-2008 17:16
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I am wondering if anyone has or knows where I can find a Mr. Whippy - Greensleeves ringtone?

I have been looking for one on and off for years now but still can't find any Greensleeves tune that resembles the Mr. Whippy one. I did used to have it on an old Telecom Sanyo I had...

I have exhausted Google and would really, really, really appreciate it if anyone could help me out!

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  Reply # 174679 30-Oct-2008 17:21
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I have since found it playing on the Mr. Whippy Australia website but dont know how to get it off the page and save it...

http://www.mrwhippy.com.au/index1.htm 

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  Reply # 174684 30-Oct-2008 17:31
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http://www.mrwhippy.com.au/music/trad.mp3

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  Reply # 174843 31-Oct-2008 12:05
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Ahhhh that is awesome, thank you soooo much!

Only problem is that it will not let me move it onto my BlackBerry in mass storage mode or save it to my library although it has let me add it to a playlist in Media Player...

Any ideas? Thanks again!



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  Reply # 174844 31-Oct-2008 12:16
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Sorry, have since managed to save to BlackBerry by going to the site directly on my phone and saving it from there.

Thanks again, so much for that. I have been trying to find it for about two years now so I really appreciate it!

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  Reply # 174865 31-Oct-2008 13:50
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two years? man you must have really loved mr whippy as a kid!




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  Reply # 174867 31-Oct-2008 14:01
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Haha, it was okay. It more reminds me of the whole 'NZ childhood' before PC (political correctness not personal computer) days, which I didn't write and anyone is welcome to remove it if it's too long...


I'm talking about hide and seek/spotlight in the park.
The corner dairy, hopscotch, four square, go carts, cricket in front of the garbage bin and inviting everyone on your street to join in.
Skipping (double dutch), gutterball, handstands, elastics, bullrush, catch and kiss, footy on the best lawn in the street, slip'n'slides, the trampoline with a sprinkler under it, hula hoops, jumping in puddles with gumboots on, mud pies, building dams in the gutter and the smell of the sun and fresh cut
grass.

'Big bubbles no troubles' with Hubba Bubba bubble gum. A topsy. Mr. Whippy cones on a warm summer night after you've chased him round the block.
20 cents worth of mixed lollies lasted a week and pretending to smoke "fags" (the lollies) was really cool!..
A dollars' worth of chips from the corner take-away fed two people (AND the sauce was free!!).

Being upset when you botched putting on the temporary tattoo from the bubblegum packet, but still wearing it proudly. Watching Saturday morning cartoons: 'The Smurfs', 'AstroBoy', 'He-man', 'Captain Planet', 'Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles', 'Jem' (trulyoutrageous!!), 'Super D'', and 'Heeeey heeeeey heeeeeeey it's faaaaaaat Albert'.
Or staying up late and sneaking a look at the "AO" on the second telly, being amazed when you watched TV right up until the 'Goodnight Kiwi!'

When After School with Jason Gunn & Thingie had a cult following and What Now was on saturday mornings!
When around the corner seemed a long way, and going into town seemed like going somewhere.
Where running away meant you did laps of the block because you weren't allowed to cross the road??
A million mozzie bites, wasp and bee stings (stee bings!).

Sticky fingers, goodies & baddies, cops and robbers, cowboys and indians, riding bikes til the streetlights came on and catching tadpoles in horse troughs.

Going down to the school swimming pool when you didn't have a key and your friends letting you in, drawing all over the road and driveway with chalk.
Climbing trees and building huts out of every sheet your mum had in the cupboard (and never putting them back folded). Walking to school in bare feet, no matter what the weather.

When writing 'I love....? on your pencil case, really did mean it was true love.
"he loves me? he loves me not?" and daisy chains on the front
lawn.
Stealing other people's flowers from their gardens and then selling them back to them...

Running till you were out of breath and laughing so hard that your stomach hurt.
Pitching the tent in the back/front yard (and never being able to find all the pegs). Jumping on the bed. Singing into your hair brush in front of the mirror, making mix tapes...

Sleep overs and ghosts stories with the next door neighbours.
Pillowfights, spinning round, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for the giggles.
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon and Weetbix cards pegged on the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle. Collecting WWF and garbage pail kids cards.

Eating raw jelly and raro, making homemade lemonade and sucking on a Rad, a traffic light popsicle, or a Paddle Pop... blurple, yollange and prink!

You knew everyone in your street - and so did your parents!
It wasn't odd to have two or three "best friends" and you would ask them by sending a note asking them to be your best friend.

You didn't sleep a wink on Christmas eve and tried (and failed) to wait up for the tooth fairy.
When nobody owned a pure-bred dog, when 50c was decent
pocket money and when you'd reach into a muddy gutter for 10c.

When nearly everyone's mum was there when the kids got home from school.
It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.
When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at the local Chinese restaurant (or Cobb'n'Co.) with your family.

When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed her or use him to carry groceries and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.
When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.

Basically, we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! Some of us are still afraid of them!!!

Remember when decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo" or rock, paper, scissors.
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastes and money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in Monopoly.

Terrorism was when the older kids were at the end of your street with pea-shooters waiting to ambush you, or the neighbourhood rottie chased you up a tree!

The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was boy/girl germs, and the worst thing in your day was having to sit next to one.
Where bluelight disco's were the equivalent to a Rave, and asking a boy out meant writing a 'polite' note getting them to tick 'yes' or 'no'. When there was always that one 'HOT' guy/girl.

Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot. Your biggest danger at school was accidentally walking through the middle of a heated game of "brandies".
Birthday beats meant you didn't want to go to school on your birthday!

Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.
Taking drugs meant scoffing orange-flavoured chewable vitamin C's, or swallowing half a Panadol.
Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
Going to the beach and catching a wave was a dream come true. Boogie boarding in the white wash made you the next Kelly Slater.
Abilities were discovered because of a "double- dare"


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  Reply # 174872 31-Oct-2008 14:07
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I usually don;t get down with that type of thing.....but +1 lol you had me at cobb n co - go the traffic light "cocktails"!




For billions of years since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived, every single person on your Mum and Dads side, successfully looked after and passed onto you life.  What are the chances of that like?

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  Reply # 174873 31-Oct-2008 14:08
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I'll just make a blank arbitary post here so i reach the 100 mark. Cool




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  Reply # 174885 31-Oct-2008 15:16
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No neither do I but it sums up my childhood nicely Smile

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Reply # 174891 31-Oct-2008 15:22
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People who have music of any kind for a ringtone should be shot.

Having said that, the opening theme music to Stargate - SG1 is my ringtone :-P

Mr Whippy soft serve cones with flake + chocolate dip FTW!




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  Reply # 174895 31-Oct-2008 15:40
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I have twisted nerve - the whistling bit from kill bill as my ring and the bit from the holy grail wherre the guy gets shot with an arrow and then say "message for your sir" as my sms tone - I love annoying people.... lol





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  Reply # 174897 31-Oct-2008 15:43
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I work in an office that revolves around mobiles so there has to be some way to distinguish whose is demanding their owners attention. No doubt mine will drive everyone crazy after a few months Laughing


I would say the long and loud old school Nokia message tone would be more of a shootable offence...

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  Reply # 174933 31-Oct-2008 17:12
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Nokia Long and Loud - great tone... I miss it!

My email alert is "uh-oh" message alert from the old ICQ. Goes off 20 - 200 times a day :-)




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