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Uke Republic
01-30-2011, 07:27 AM
Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR UKULELES!
Okay sorta taken from Braveheart. Got one?

pdxuke
01-30-2011, 07:33 AM
"As God is my witness, I'll never be UKELESS again!"
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind

Stackabones
01-30-2011, 07:37 AM
Show me the ukulele!
--Jerry Maguire

Ukulele JJ
01-30-2011, 07:37 AM
I'm pretty sure that Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for ukes--ask what ukes can do for your country!"

JJ

pdxuke
01-30-2011, 07:37 AM
"Well, if you lose a son, it's possible to get another. But there is only one "

Casper Gutman, [I]The Maltese Falcon

equiplay
01-30-2011, 07:38 AM
"Is this a dagger I see before me - No, it's a ukulele!!" Macbeth

pdxuke
01-30-2011, 07:39 AM
"Of all the uke stores in all the world, she walks into mine.."

Rick, Casablanca

pdxuke
01-30-2011, 07:39 AM
"Is this a dagger I see before me - No, it's a ukulele!!" Macbeth

"Low G, or not Low G, that is the question."
Hamlet

pdxuke
01-30-2011, 07:44 AM
"I came, I saw, I bought."

Caesar, upon visiting Uke Republic for the first time..

(Okay, I gotta stop now!;) )

lordlogan
01-30-2011, 07:51 AM
A Uke for a Uke makes the whole world musical, Gahndi i believe

Stackabones
01-30-2011, 07:52 AM
Give me Liberty, or give me Ukes!
--Patrick Henry

lordlogan
01-30-2011, 07:53 AM
All i'm saying is Give Ukes a chance!

Lennon

pdxuke
01-30-2011, 08:01 AM
Give me Liberty, or give me Ukes!
--Patrick Henry

"A penny saved, is.. a down payment on a new uke.."

Ben Franklin

equiplay
01-30-2011, 08:05 AM
I hear the sound of Distant Strums - Jim Reeves

mm stan
01-30-2011, 08:07 AM
That's the secret to life....replace one uke with another...

Charles Shultz..

didgeridoo2
01-30-2011, 08:11 AM
"We're gonna need a bigger uke."

-Jaws

equiplay
01-30-2011, 08:17 AM
Where did all these damn ukuleles come from?
General Custer

darkwater
01-30-2011, 08:24 AM
A uke, a uke, my kingdom for a uke.
Shakespeare, Richard III

vacuousnacho
01-30-2011, 08:49 AM
Everybody should have and play a "UKE" its so simple to carry with you and it is one instrument that you can't play and laugh! It's so sweet and also very old - some are made of wood - some are made of armadillos. I love them - the more the merrier - Everyone I know is in to the ukulele is 'crackers'. So get yourself a few and enjoy yourselves

George Harrison

dktoller
01-30-2011, 09:04 AM
"Mr. Watson. Come here. I need you... And bring my uke."
-Alexander Graham Bell

Plainsong
01-30-2011, 09:50 AM
Four scores and seven ukes ago...

Lincoln, reflecting on his love of music and his onset of UAS.

Uke Republic
01-30-2011, 10:10 AM
Love it! Oh and I'm using it:)
Alas poor soprano, I knew him well.
Me after my baby boy decided to use his soprano as a carpet surfboard and probably Hamlet
"I came, I saw, I bought."

Caesar, upon visiting Uke Republic for the first time..

(Okay, I gotta stop now!;) )

Nickie
01-30-2011, 10:13 AM
"Ukulele, my dear Watson.".
Sherlock Holmes

pdxuke
01-30-2011, 10:24 AM
And God said, “Let there be uke,” and there was uke. God saw that the uke was good..

Genesis 1:3-4, American Ukulele Edition

pdxuke
01-30-2011, 10:26 AM
Love it! Oh and I'm using it:)


Darn--wish this was a contest! ;)

Uke Republic
01-30-2011, 10:42 AM
Darn--wish this was a contest! ;)
Great idea! you win one for sure. Then the next top 3 quotes win a Sailor Brand Ukulele magnet sent to their home. These are all so good. Already posted can win too. They might try to move this so okay no contest , I'll just randomly pick 3 people.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=19858

pdxuke
01-30-2011, 10:44 AM
Great idea! you win one for sure. Then the next top 3 quotes win a Sailor Brand Ukulele magnet sent to their home. These are all so good. Already posted can win too. They might try to move this so okay no contest , I'll just randomly pick 3 people.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=19858

cool! any case stickers ?

Ukuleleblues
01-30-2011, 10:46 AM
These are all so funny, brought a smile to my face. Here's mine:


"It doesn't matter if you win or lose as long as you are playing your uke."

and

"Uke, I am your father"

Dath Braguinha

Uke Republic
01-30-2011, 10:47 AM
cool! any case stickers ?
Just ukerepublic case stickers but those will be coming and also shirts. I have some shirts through cafe presshttp://www.cafepress.com/SailorUkes

pdxuke
01-30-2011, 10:52 AM
These are all so funny, brought a smile to my face. Here's mine:

"Uke, I am your father"



Oh wow, that's a GREAT joke! Bravo!

Uke Republic
01-30-2011, 10:59 AM
We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall strum in France, we shall strum on the seas and the oceans, we shall strum with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our ukulele, whatever the cost may be. We shall strum on the beaches, we shall strum on the landing grounds, we shall strum in the fields and in the streets, we shall strum in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Churchhill facing the darkest days of WW2.

Ukuleleblues
01-30-2011, 10:59 AM
Four scores and seven ukes ago...

Lincoln, reflecting on his love of music and his onset of UAS.


Har Har Har, Even Lincoln's got UAS

OldePhart
01-30-2011, 11:00 AM
Well, it's not a quotation, but everybody knows the first four books of the New Testament of the Bible are Matthew, Mark, Uke and John. And since Uke and John are together in the bible, I detect a higher meaning directing that I should never be without a uke...

John

France
01-30-2011, 11:10 AM
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I uke and I understand.

Confucius

OldePhart
01-30-2011, 11:22 AM
One small instrument for man, one giant ukulele for mankind's happiness - Neil Armstrong

John

OldePhart
01-30-2011, 11:24 AM
Play ukulele for a man he'll be happy for an hour,
Give a man a ukulele he'll be happy for a day,
Teach a man to play ukulele and he'll be happy for a lifetime.

John

BobN
01-30-2011, 11:29 AM
"Is that a pocket uke, or are you just happy to see me?"
--Mae West



"You may my glories and my state dispose,
But not my ukuleles; still am I king of those.
-- William Shakespeare, "Richard II"

mm stan
01-30-2011, 02:27 PM
Have a Happy Uke Day!!

Ron
01-30-2011, 03:33 PM
I'm not quite sure what JacK Nicklaus was getting at when he said "A perfectly straight shot with a big club is a fluke".
He may have been comparing his favourite ukulele with the perfect golf shot; he may have been referring to how he felt when he first heard one....either way he is obviously a player.......

didgeridoo2
01-30-2011, 04:11 PM
"I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that ukulele."

-William Jefferson Clinton

mybote
01-30-2011, 04:18 PM
"The hills are alive with the sound of ukuleles."

the sound of music

pdxuke
01-30-2011, 04:25 PM
"And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your ukulele can do for you, ask what you can do for your ukulele."

JFK

dkcrown
01-30-2011, 04:26 PM
Man can not live by bread alone. He must also have uke.

pdxuke
01-30-2011, 04:31 PM
"Blessed be the uke makers, for they shall inherit.. a vintage Kamaka....""

Jesus (who I'm certain played a pineapple...)

dkcrown
01-30-2011, 04:37 PM
I have a dream, that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true feeling of the Aloha spirit and play ukulele.

I have a dream....

Dr. Martin Luther King

philpot
01-30-2011, 04:48 PM
"UKE! Dont bring me dowwwwwn..."

-ELO

dkcrown
01-30-2011, 04:50 PM
Leave the gun, take the ukulele.

The Godfather

pdxuke
01-30-2011, 04:56 PM
Leave the gun, take the ukulele.

The Godfather

That was an out loud laugh, which is hard to do to an old comedy writer. Great joke!

dkcrown
01-30-2011, 04:56 PM
I know what you're thinking. "Did he buy six ukes or only five?" Well to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I kind of lost track myself. But being that this is a Moore Bettah tenor, the most beautifully crafted ukulele in the world, and would blow your mind to play it, you've got to ask yourself one question: " Do I feel lucky?" Well, Do you, punk?

Clint Eastwood
Dirty Harry

mangorockfish
01-30-2011, 05:02 PM
Like sands through an hourglass, so are the ukes of our lives.

Nickie
01-30-2011, 05:14 PM
"We must free ourselves from the bondage of Big Oil. We must use more uklear energy!"
President Barack Obama

pepamahina
01-30-2011, 05:14 PM
"And I don't need any of this! I don't need this stuff, and I don't need you. I don't need anything - except this Kamaka, and that's the only thing I need, is this. I don't need this or this. Just this Kamaka. And this Moore Bettah. The Kamaka and the Moore Bettah and that's all I need. And this Martin. The Kamaka, the Moore Bettah and the Martin, and that's all I need. And these Dolphins. The Kamaka, and these Dolphins, and Martin and the Moore Bettah. And this Mainland. The Kamaka, this Moore Bettah and the Martin and the Mainland and that's all I need. And that's all I need, too. I don't need one other thing, not one - I need this! The Martin, and the Mainland, and the Moore Bettah, and the Dolphins, for sure. Well, what are you looking at? What do you think I am, some kind of a jerk or something? And this Pohaku! And that's all I need.
Steve Martin in "The Jerk"

pepamahina
01-30-2011, 05:17 PM
Leave the gun, take the ukulele.

The Godfather

"Keep your friends close, but your ukuleles closer."
The Godfather, Part 2

pepamahina
01-30-2011, 05:26 PM
"I'll get you my pretty, and your little ukulele too!"
The Wizard of Oz

OldePhart
01-30-2011, 05:26 PM
Sing softly and strum a wicked ukulele - Theodore Roosevelt in a letter to Henry Sprague.

OldePhart
01-30-2011, 05:28 PM
We cannot allow rogue nations to obtain ukular weapons! G. W. Bush

philpot
01-30-2011, 05:29 PM
It is a great pity that every human being does not, at an early stage of his life, have to [play ukulele]...
~Rebecca West

pepamahina
01-30-2011, 05:30 PM
"The ukulele is mightier than the sword."

OldePhart
01-30-2011, 05:33 PM
"Let them play ukuleles" - Marie Antoinette (yeah, I know, it's almost certain Marie never said it and it seems to have already been a legend by her time)

OldePhart
01-30-2011, 05:34 PM
"Mr. Gorbachev, play this ukulele" - Ronald Reagan

pepamahina
01-30-2011, 05:35 PM
Here's ukeing at you, kid!
Casablanca

philpot
01-30-2011, 05:35 PM
“The day of [large instruments] has long since passed. The day of [ukuleles] has come” – Joseph Chamberlain

OldePhart
01-30-2011, 05:38 PM
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of the ukulele" - Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities.

OldePhart
01-30-2011, 05:39 PM
somebody stop me - i need to go to bed! - me

philpot
01-30-2011, 05:40 PM
He who is not courageous enough to [play ukulele] will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali

pepamahina
01-30-2011, 05:41 PM
"You play that thing? You're braver than I thought!"
Princess Leia to Han Solo, Star Wars

OldePhart
01-30-2011, 05:42 PM
Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some play the ukulele. William Shakespeare (or whoever the scholars are claiming this week about who ghost wrote his plays).

philpot
01-30-2011, 05:42 PM
If you come to a fork in the road, [play ukulele.]
Yogi Berra

OldePhart
01-30-2011, 05:43 PM
I have not yet begun to play [ukulele] - John Paul Jones

Chris Tarman
01-30-2011, 05:43 PM
"UKE! Dont bring me dowwwwwn..."

-ELO

I always wondered what they were saying there!

OldePhart
01-30-2011, 05:44 PM
I MEAN IT - STOP ME - I NEED TO GO TO ZZZZZZZZZZ - Me

dkcrown
01-30-2011, 05:45 PM
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the uke
KoAloha, K'anilea, Moore Bettah, Collings, Fluke
Kamaka, Ana'ole, my family thinks I'm Kooks
UAS is marching on

Glory, Glory halle uke jah
Glory, Glory halle uke jah
Glory, Glory halle uke jah
UAS is marching on

Chris Tarman
01-30-2011, 05:45 PM
"And I don't need any of this! I don't need this stuff, and I don't need you. I don't need anything - except this Kamaka, and that's the only thing I need, is this. I don't need this or this. Just this Kamaka. And this Moore Bettah. The Kamaka and the Moore Bettah and that's all I need. And this Martin. The Kamaka, the Moore Bettah and the Martin, and that's all I need. And these Dolphins. The Kamaka, and these Dolphins, and Martin and the Moore Bettah. And this Mainland. The Kamaka, this Moore Bettah and the Martin and the Mainland and that's all I need. And that's all I need, too. I don't need one other thing, not one - I need this! The Martin, and the Mainland, and the Moore Bettah, and the Dolphins, for sure. Well, what are you looking at? What do you think I am, some kind of a jerk or something? And this Pohaku! And that's all I need.
Steve Martin in "The Jerk"

You, madam, are a genius.

Chris Tarman
01-30-2011, 05:47 PM
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the uke
KoAloha, K'anilea, Moore Bettah, Collings, Fluke
Kamaka, Ana'ole, my family thinks I'm Kooks
UAS is marching on

Glory, Glory halle uke jah
Glory, Glory halle uke jah
Glory, Glory halle uke jah
UAS is marching on

Bravo! Bravo!

philpot
01-30-2011, 05:50 PM
Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the [ukulele's] fate.
Sun Tzu

philpot
01-30-2011, 05:54 PM
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and PLAY UKULELE!!!
Bob Marley

philpot
01-30-2011, 06:03 PM
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by playing ukulele, which is obviously the freaking best.
Confucius

SuzukHammer
01-31-2011, 01:15 AM
http://www.jemfest.com/misc/Simon/CK/bands/han_chewbacca_on_millennium_falcon.jpg

"Punch it Chewy"
Han Solo to Chewy asking him to improvise a solo in the key of A against his 12 bar blues progression

Plainsong
01-31-2011, 01:50 AM
Oh man, those Sailor Uke labels are just dreamy. I'm a sucker for traditional flash style stuff. I can't wait to see the ukes they go in!

BobN
01-31-2011, 03:28 AM
"Two ukuleles in every house and a car in every garage"
--Herbert Hoover

BobN
01-31-2011, 03:38 AM
To uke, or not to uke: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
With The old strings and neck to narrow, of a cheap uke,
Or to play a song against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?
--William Shakespeare -(Hamlet)

fabioponta
01-31-2011, 04:53 AM
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the price of their ukuleles but by the content of their music chords."

I have a dream today!
Martin Luther King, 1963.

Captain_Lovehandles
01-31-2011, 05:14 AM
All your uke are belong to us.

funnyguy0804
01-31-2011, 05:24 AM
I uke, therefore I am.
- René Descartes

:)

BobN
01-31-2011, 05:32 AM
What about a real quote:


"Now everybody's got a crazy notion of their own. Some like to mix up with a crowd, some like to be alone. It's no one elses' business as far as I can see, but every time that I go out the people stare at me, with me little ukulele in me hand."
--George Formby

luke'nlele
01-31-2011, 06:41 AM
Great thread, Uke Republic!

All we can say is, "Love means never having to say you're sorry"... about your UAS :) :)
from Love Story

BobN
01-31-2011, 06:53 AM
"Suzanne takes you down
To the festival by the river
You can hear the ukuleles
You can spend the night forever
And you know that she's half crazy
And that's why you want to be there
And she has a ukulele
That came all the way from Hawaii
And just when you want to tell her
That you forgot to bring your Kala
She loans you her Kamaka
And she lets the music answer
That you've always been her lover"

--Leonard Cohen (Suzanne)

downtoearthed
01-31-2011, 07:04 AM
Thank you all for sharing these, this a great thread!

Be true to your work, your word, and your ukulele. - Thoreau

Chris Tarman
01-31-2011, 07:47 AM
"Suzanne takes you down
To the festival by the river
You can hear the ukuleles
You can spend the night forever
And you know that she's half crazy
And that's why you want to be there
And she has a ukulele
That came all the way from Hawaii
And just when you want to tell her
That you forgot to bring your Kala
She loans you her Kamaka
And she lets the music answer
That you've always been her lover"

--Leonard Cohen (Suzanne)

That is awesome.

mds725
01-31-2011, 08:22 AM
All your uke are belong to us.

Too funny. I'd forgotten that "All your base are belong to us" craze!

philxbx
01-31-2011, 09:15 AM
"This Ukulele symbolizes my individuality and belief in personal freedom". Sailor (Nicholas Cage) Wild at Heart

RyanMFT
01-31-2011, 09:51 AM
Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you played my ukulele.....prepare to die!

- The Princess Bride

RyanMFT
01-31-2011, 09:54 AM
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a ukulele.
- Oscar Wilde

mousenut
01-31-2011, 09:55 AM
Uke complete me - That chick from Jerry Macguire

I told the doctor I broke my uke in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. - Henny Youngman

Buying a more expensive uke makes you a better player as much as buying more expensive pans makes you a better cook. - Can't remember

I walked through a mall the other day with my Daschund and my ukulele.
I don't know if people were staring at me wondering why I had a dog in the mall or if they were just wondering how well he could play. - Me

RyanMFT
01-31-2011, 10:04 AM
"A woman needs a man like a fish needs a ukulele"

Plainsong
01-31-2011, 11:29 AM
Doxy and uke! I have both of those! She barks at the tv, but she ignores the uke. :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5161/5315558961_c0700d26f4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/apollostowel/5315558961/)

She's a wirehaired in fluffy snuggly winter mode. Most of the doxies, and there are many many, are wirehaireds here.


Uke complete me - That chick from Jerry Macguire

I told the doctor I broke my uke in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. - Henny Youngman

Buying a more expensive uke makes you a better player as much as buying more expensive pans makes you a better cook. - Can't remember

I walked through a mall the other day with my Daschund and my ukulele.
I don't know if people were staring at me wondering why I had a dog in the mall or if they were just wondering how well he could play. - Me

mousenut
01-31-2011, 11:48 AM
Doxy and uke! I have both of those! She barks at the tv, but she ignores the uke. :)

Mine bark at air. One was paralyzed and came back and now barks at the world out of revenge. The other is just fat and wants more snacks.

If that is hockey on TV, you are a triple threat!

Ukuleleblues
01-31-2011, 11:51 AM
I uke, therefore I am.
- René Descartes

:)

I thought that was a Ukulele Red quote from 06 19878

OldePhart
01-31-2011, 02:30 PM
"If I had a uke, I'd play it in the morning, I'd play it in the evening, all over this land" - Lee Hayes and Pete Seeger - made popular by Peter, Paul, and Mary, covered by everybody and their brother in the 60's and early 70's.

BTW, notice how eerily simlar Pete's last name is to Seaguar, the company that makes the fluorocarbon strings on many of our ukes (regardless of what name might be on the package). Coincidence? Me thinks not! LOL

John

Jane
01-31-2011, 02:33 PM
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a ukulele.

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

kalmario
01-31-2011, 02:52 PM
Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you played my ukulele.....prepare to die!

- The Princess Bride

had to smile about this one

kalmario
01-31-2011, 02:54 PM
' what am i going to tell the kids?'
' tell them i'm going uking!'

- jaws.

pepamahina
01-31-2011, 05:07 PM
You, madam, are a genius.

(blushing) Why kind Sir, by "genius" you must surely mean "silly girl who will do anything for some cool case stickers".

Uke Republic
01-31-2011, 05:13 PM
I love the smell of soundholes in the morning, smells like victory.
Appacolele Now

tori8984
01-31-2011, 05:44 PM
" ... you just shot an unarmed man. -- Well he should have armed himself if he is going to decorate his bar, with my UKULELE" Clint Eastwood in the Unforgiven.

tori8984
01-31-2011, 05:53 PM
... we serve hard drinks to people who want to get drunk fast, and we dont need no ukuleles around here to give the joint atmosphere. Nick the bartender to George Bailey It's a wonderful life.

wickedwahine11
01-31-2011, 05:55 PM
"It's not the uke in your life that counts, it's the life in your uke."

OldePhart
01-31-2011, 06:04 PM
Often the ukulele will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
Carl Jung

Chris Tarman
01-31-2011, 06:10 PM
(blushing) Why kind Sir, by "genius" you must surely mean "silly girl who will do anything for some cool case stickers".

It's just that.. (and I don't mean anything BAD by this, it's just my observation)... you don't often find women who can quote Steve Martin movie lines (or other comedy movies)word for word the way my friends and I did back "in the day". At least, I couldn't find any when I was looking for one!

kalmario
01-31-2011, 07:02 PM
It's a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, two ukuleles, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.”

- the blues brothers

Harold O.
01-31-2011, 07:26 PM
"What do you mean you don't like her? What's wrong with her? She's rich, she's beautiful, she has huge...ukuleles."
"But I don't want ukuleles."
"Listen, we live in a bloody swamp, man, we need all the ukuleles we can get."

Monty Python, Holy Grail

mangorockfish
01-31-2011, 08:01 PM
Nero!!! Put that damn ukulee down, Rome's burning. Local fire marshall to Nero when Rome burned

Captain_Lovehandles
01-31-2011, 11:37 PM
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy uke.

ltlquail
02-01-2011, 02:25 AM
Sloth Love Chunk!

Sloth Fratelli, The Goonies

Pukulele Pete
02-01-2011, 03:33 AM
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a ukulele; what else does a man need to be happy?

Albert Einstein

haolejohn
02-01-2011, 04:03 AM
"uncommon chunking was a common strumming pattern."-Admiral Nimitz-Iwo Jima

ksiegel
02-01-2011, 12:50 PM
"Sometimes a ukulele is just a ukulele...."

-Sigmund Freud.

"This is another fine uke you've gotten us into, Stanley!"
-O. Hardy

We may live without poetry, music and art;
We may live without conscience, and live without heart;
We may live without friends, and live without books;
But civilized man cannot live without ukes.

-Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Earl of Lytton


If a man insisted always on being
serious, and never allowed himself
a bit of fun, relaxation and ukulele,
he would go mad or become unstable
without knowing it.

-Herodotus

Uke Republic
02-01-2011, 04:33 PM
Better to strum on your feet than to pick on your knees.

Emiliano Zapata

mousenut
02-02-2011, 05:07 AM
This is my uke. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My uke is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my uke is useless. Without my uke, I am useless. I must play my uke true. I must play better than my enemy, who is trying to better me. I must outplay him before he outplays me. I will. Before God I swear this creed: my uke and myself are defenders of my country, we are the masters of our enemy, we are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.

Recruits of the new uke army

Chris Tarman
02-02-2011, 07:32 AM
One Uke to rule them all.
One Uke to find them.
One Uke to bring them all.
and in Aloha bind them.

bbycrts
02-02-2011, 12:05 PM
"Son, you've got a ukulele on your head."

Raising Arizona

mm stan
02-02-2011, 12:22 PM
To be a uker or not to be a uker....that is the question...

OldePhart
02-02-2011, 01:23 PM
One Uke to rule them all.
One Uke to find them.
One Uke to bring them all.
and in Aloha bind them.

Swwweeeeettttt! :worship:

Swedgin
02-02-2011, 01:39 PM
"You know, there's like a boat-load of gangs at this school. This one gang kept wanting me to join because I'm pretty good with a Ukulele. " - Napoleon Dynamite

LaFawnduh is *the* best thing that has ever happened to me. I'm 100% positive she's my soul mate. Don't worry Napoleon, I'm sure there's a uke out there for you too. Peace out. - Kip

Swedgin
02-02-2011, 01:42 PM
Mountain Man: What do you want to do now?
Toothless Man: [grinning] He got a real pretty uke ain't he?
Mountain Man: That's the truth
Toothless Man: [to Ed] You gonna do some playin' for me, boy. And you better play good.

- Deliverance

Chris Tarman
02-03-2011, 06:45 AM
Mountain Man: What do you want to do now?
Toothless Man: [grinning] He got a real pretty uke ain't he?
Mountain Man: That's the truth
Toothless Man: [to Ed] You gonna do some playin' for me, boy. And you better play good.

- Deliverance

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
For about 2 years, it seemed like every time I flipped through the channels, Deliverance was on, and it was always THAT scene. I finally got to see the whole thing eventually.

pepamahina
02-03-2011, 09:02 AM
One Uke to rule them all.
One Uke to find them.
One Uke to bring them all.
and in Aloha bind them.

Now who's the genius?

Chris Tarman
02-03-2011, 01:05 PM
Now who's the genius?

Mwahahahahaha

Plainsong
02-11-2011, 03:00 PM
I got a little something in the mail today from Ukerepublic for my take on Abe Lincoln's UAS. Man if this is the logo going into the Sailor ukes, I can't wait until I have some funds to get one. Just to show you how much I enjoy this imagery, here it is with the necklace I wear 99.9% of the time. The pedant is a 40's Sarah Coventry piece that I snagged for cheap.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/5436141819_c13dff445b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/apollostowel/5436141819/)

(Sorry, I was having fun with Hipstamatic)

And our new Sailor Ukulele Fridge. :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5133/5435478255_c4fa08e147_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/apollostowel/5435478255/)

Thanks Mike! You're awesome!

Uke Republic
02-11-2011, 03:12 PM
Now that looks even better!
I got a little something in the mail today from Ukerepublic for my take on Abe Lincoln's UAS. Man if this is the logo going into the Sailor ukes, I can't wait until I have some funds to get one. Just to show you how much I enjoy this imagery, here it is with the necklace I wear 99.9% of the time. The pedant is a 40's Sarah Coventry piece that I snagged for cheap.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/5436141819_c13dff445b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/apollostowel/5436141819/)

(Sorry, I was having fun with Hipstamatic)

And our new Sailor Ukulele Fridge. :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5133/5435478255_c4fa08e147_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/apollostowel/5435478255/)

Thanks Mike! You're awesome!

JT_Ukes
02-11-2011, 03:22 PM
"Ukuleles are coool"

The 11the Doctor.

OldePhart
02-11-2011, 03:25 PM
And our new Sailor Ukulele Fridge. :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5133/5435478255_c4fa08e147_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/apollostowel/5435478255/)


That is not a real refrigerator. Real refrigerator is covered with "art," phone numbers, pizza and chinese takeout magnets...and magnetic toys up to about the three-foot level. LOL


Mine is probably in the mailbox - and I can't get into the mailbox because my wife has the key with her and she's visiting her parents out of state (oops).

John

JT_Ukes
02-11-2011, 03:32 PM
It's a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, two ukuleles, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.”

Strumm it!
- the blues brothers

Fixed it for you.

Plainsong
02-11-2011, 04:15 PM
We had some magnets, but somehow during the water pipe install in the building, they grew legs and walked off. Anders hates fridge art, so I'm thinking he's the culprit. We had LOLspeak magnets and everything. You could make messages like "Oh hai, I bought u a pizza, but I eated it." The pizza delivery places suck so hard here it's amazing. It's like sick on a thin crust. Now once you get to Turku things change, but Helsinki is not known for its fine take-out cuisine.

But now that I have the sailor uke magnet, the next time Anders colors in a picture, I can display it proudly! (Oh a good thing he doesn't read this forum!) :)

thatukuleleguy
02-11-2011, 06:16 PM
"Momma always says there's an awful lot you could tell about a person by their ukes" - Forrest Gump

"That's one small uke for man, one giant leap for mankind." - Neil Armstrong

"One morning, I shot an elephant with my uke. How that elephant got a hold of my uke, I'll never know." - Groucho Marx

"Ukers of all countries, unite!" - Karl Marx

thatukuleleguy
02-11-2011, 06:22 PM
"I've got a fever and the only prescription is more ukes." Christopher Walken describing UAS in one sentence.

Chris Tarman
02-11-2011, 06:45 PM
"I've got a fever and the only prescription is more ukes." Christopher Walken describing UAS in one sentence.

Man, I wish I'd thought of that! Good one!

joeybug
02-12-2011, 01:48 AM
"I've got a fever and the only prescription is more ukes." Christopher Walken describing UAS in one sentence.

I love this one!

philpot
02-12-2011, 05:18 AM
Inscribed above the gates of Hell, the place of eternal torment and torture:

"Abandon ukes, all ye who enter here."

bottlegreen
02-12-2011, 10:20 AM
"Go get the Bettah."
- Marlon Brando, Last Ukulele in Paris

O_O I know.

pdxuke
02-12-2011, 10:32 AM
"Go get the Bettah."
- Marlon Brando, Last Ukulele in Paris

O_O I know.

HAHA! Great!

mendel
02-12-2011, 10:36 AM
The two Ukes entered the Sack-o-Suds....

-My Cousin Vinny

bottlegreen
02-12-2011, 10:51 AM
Mendel, that was beautiful.

Plainsong
02-12-2011, 11:22 AM
The two Ukes entered the Sack-o-Suds....

-My Cousin Vinny

The judge asks: Two ukes? What is a "uke"?

Last night at about 4am, as I'm trying to come down from the one-cup-of-tea-too-many by drinking a Bacardi and Coke with too much Bacardi, I saw on Facebook that the best traditional tattoo studio in the area was doing a free tattoo day over at this store called Weekday. I thought I was drunk and read that wrong. So today I went there an hour before they opened (the tattooing was only to begin at noon, and this was 9), with a mixtures of sleepy-time and adrenaline rush going on in my body. It turns out going early was a good idea, between 12 and 6pm, they'd only get to like 25 people, since it was only two guys. I was number 16. The guys doing the tattooing would be like, if you watched Miami Ink, like getting Ami and Garver of traditional style tattooing. AND FOR FREE!

I went there to get an anchor, and I could get a cool pic for you of the anchor and the anchor necklace and the magnet... but there was this sweet traditional two color swallow... and I couldn't resist her. Still though, when she heels it'll be a cool match to the Sailor Uke magnet. :D

If you're not a fan of tattoos, or a fan of traditional flash, then none of this will make sense to you. But today I got a free tattoo by a superb artist and met some wonderful people. The bad news? I can't play the uke for a week. It's my inner right forearm. Since I'm still on my tattoo-high, this was as good a place as any to gush, since it's totally in keeping with the logo's design. :)

Ukuleleblues
02-12-2011, 11:29 AM
"Uke talkin' to me? Uke talkin' to me? Uke talkin' to me? Then who the **** else are Uke talkin' to? Uke talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the **** do Uke think you're talking to?"

Deniro - Taxi Driver

AhrimRaziel
02-13-2011, 04:57 PM
"In closing, let me thank you, the American people, for giving me the great honor of allowing me to strum as your entertainer. When the Lord calls me home, whenever that day may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this ukulele of ours and eternal optimism for its future player. I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for this uke there will always be a bright dawn ahead."
Ronald Regan

"Nothing in life is certain except death and ukuleles."
Benjamin Franklin

"The happiest people are those who play the most interesting songs. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of instrumental development, who love good tabulature, good acoustics, good chords, good techniques, and Lanikai's ukuleles are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves; they are the cause of happiness in others."
William Phelps

Uke Republic
02-13-2011, 05:40 PM
Rum, tattoos and anchors? This might be for an all new quote! The swallow is a fave of sailors too along with a host of other birds. Should be a cool pic once healed:)
The judge asks: Two ukes? What is a "uke"?

Last night at about 4am, as I'm trying to come down from the one-cup-of-tea-too-many by drinking a Bacardi and Coke with too much Bacardi, I saw on Facebook that the best traditional tattoo studio in the area was doing a free tattoo day over at this store called Weekday. I thought I was drunk and read that wrong. So today I went there an hour before they opened (the tattooing was only to begin at noon, and this was 9), with a mixtures of sleepy-time and adrenaline rush going on in my body. It turns out going early was a good idea, between 12 and 6pm, they'd only get to like 25 people, since it was only two guys. I was number 16. The guys doing the tattooing would be like, if you watched Miami Ink, like getting Ami and Garver of traditional style tattooing. AND FOR FREE!

I went there to get an anchor, and I could get a cool pic for you of the anchor and the anchor necklace and the magnet... but there was this sweet traditional two color swallow... and I couldn't resist her. Still though, when she heels it'll be a cool match to the Sailor Uke magnet. :D

If you're not a fan of tattoos, or a fan of traditional flash, then none of this will make sense to you. But today I got a free tattoo by a superb artist and met some wonderful people. The bad news? I can't play the uke for a week. It's my inner right forearm. Since I'm still on my tattoo-high, this was as good a place as any to gush, since it's totally in keeping with the logo's design. :)

Plainsong
02-14-2011, 09:19 AM
Oh wow, I didn't put all those elements together at first, tattoos, rum, sailors... Although yes I am big into traditional flash like I'm an old salty sea dog, and I don't know why. :)

Here she is, right after the first cleaning. There's already more definition in the shading and I'm only on day two. It's healing better than any of my others thus far. No scabs. Leaving it wrapped for 24 hours worked.

And because this is where the uke needs to rest, no playing for about a week.

20640

OldePhart
02-14-2011, 06:14 PM
Finally got my key so I could get into the mailbox today, found a cool little magnetic button and some stickers from Mike at Uke Republic. That Sailor Brand logo is pretty cool - I may have to buy one just for the logo! :)

Thanks Mike!

John

pdxuke
02-14-2011, 07:55 PM
Oh wow, I didn't put all those elements together at first, tattoos, rum, sailors... Although yes I am big into traditional flash like I'm an old salty sea dog, and I don't know why. :)

Here she is, right after the first cleaning. There's already more definition in the shading and I'm only on day two. It's healing better than any of my others thus far. No scabs. Leaving it wrapped for 24 hours worked.

And because this is where the uke needs to rest, no playing for about a week.

20640

I love the old flash as well. Wish I had the guts to do it. Your bird is lovely.

RyanMFT
02-14-2011, 08:54 PM
Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, two ukuleles, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.
Jake: Hit it.

- The Blues Brothers

Uke Republic
02-15-2011, 05:42 AM
Oh wow, I didn't put all those elements together at first, tattoos, rum, sailors... Although yes I am big into traditional flash like I'm an old salty sea dog, and I don't know why. :)

Here she is, right after the first cleaning. There's already more definition in the shading and I'm only on day two. It's healing better than any of my others thus far. No scabs. Leaving it wrapped for 24 hours worked.

And because this is where the uke needs to rest, no playing for about a week.



20640

Ouch! Good ink:)

Finally got my key so I could get into the mailbox today, found a cool little magnetic button and some stickers from Mike at Uke Republic. That Sailor Brand logo is pretty cool - I may have to buy one just for the logo! :)

Thanks Mike!

John
You are now a member of an elite group. Stand tall, walk proud and hold up things on the fridge:) You are welcome and thanks for your wit. Guess I should give a few more away. I'm picking them at random - Sailor Brand magnets rock, the ukes do too!

ichadwick
02-17-2011, 02:42 AM
For me, it's the final line from the great 19th century novel, Tale of Two Ukuleles, by Charles Dickens:

"It is a far, far better uke than I own, than I have ever owned; it is a far, far better fretboard that I play on, than I have ever known."

Chris Tarman
02-17-2011, 03:44 AM
"E Pluribus Ukem"

philpot
02-17-2011, 03:57 AM
The first thing men notice about a woman is her eyes. Then, when her eyes aren't looking, they notice her ukuleles.
-- Conan OBrien

Uke Whisperer
02-17-2011, 04:57 AM
"Friends Romans Countrymen lend me your ukes....."
(something to do with Caesar and Mark's call for playing of a "processional progression" of Brahms' Lullaby)

Plainsong
02-17-2011, 06:46 AM
All of Hawaii is divided into 4 parts. The first part is called Kamaka.

- The first line of Caesar's Commentaries translated to English, commenting on the major K-brands.

Deek
02-18-2011, 01:43 AM
Yuh yuh uke, muh muh make me HAPPY!

Simple Jack,
Tropic Thunder

grammy
02-18-2011, 08:11 AM
I've played ukes you people wouldn't believe. A Kamaka tenor off the shoulder of Orion. I watched ukuleles glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. [pause] Time to play.
Rutger Hauer - Blade runner

Eric Blooduke
02-19-2011, 01:42 AM
One for the Scots:

It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for ukuleles -- for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.

Declaration of Arbroath 1320

Dougf
02-19-2011, 10:15 AM
My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin uking in five minutes.

Ronald Reagan doing a radio sound check.

OldePhart
02-19-2011, 10:17 AM
I...did...not...play...that...woman's, miss Lewinski's,...ukulele.

Bill Clinton

joeybug
02-19-2011, 10:18 AM
I...did...not...play...that...woman's, miss Lewinski's,...ukulele.

Bill Clinton

:rofl: :rofl:

Uke Whisperer
02-20-2011, 03:18 AM
"Uke to others as you would have then Uke to you"

Uke Whisperer
02-20-2011, 03:29 AM
"If you have to ask, you probably won't understand!"
(regarding: "Ukulele?")

Uke Whisperer
02-20-2011, 03:43 AM
"everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was"

bottlegreen
02-27-2011, 05:55 AM
Yuh yuh uke, muh muh make me HAPPY!

Simple Jack,
Tropic Thunder

Wish I hadn't just taken a sip of tea before reading this. LOL doesn't begin to describe what just happened here. Cough, cough, mop, mop.

Gipserio
02-27-2011, 06:20 AM
Does the ukulele form make you uncomfortable Mr Lebowsky?
Uh, is that what this is a painting of?
In a sense yes.

The Big Lebowsky

Ukulele Etc.
04-28-2011, 09:56 AM
"All ukes need is love..."

-The Beatles

Ukulele Etc.
04-28-2011, 10:00 AM
"There's a lot of countries that have got a direct stake into whether or not North Korea has Uke-ular weapons."

-President George W. Bush

cheekybibbles
04-30-2011, 08:53 AM
They peed on my ****ing uke.

-El Duderino, The Big Lebowski

Teek
04-30-2011, 02:13 PM
Quote Originally Posted by Chris Tarman

One Uke to rule them all.
One Uke to find them.
One Uke to bring them all.
and in Aloha bind them.



Man, that one made me cry. (dabs eyes with shirt tail)

Teek
04-30-2011, 03:12 PM
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't uke a lot today, at least we uked a little, and if we didn't uke a little, at least we didn't drop our uke, and if we dropped our uke, at least it didn't crack; so, let us all be thankful.

- Buddhist philosopher on ukeing


Uke on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. Uke on, and fear not the guitars, or the sharp fret ends on life's path.

- Kahlil Gibran


If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot play ukulele," then by all means play ukulele and that voice will be silenced.

- Vincent Van Gogh


The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have ukuleles. I used to feel for every uke I had, I would buy another.

-Marilyn Monroe

Uke Whisperer
05-08-2011, 07:48 AM
“Uke each day to keep the psychiatrist away”

--me--

Uke Whisperer
05-08-2011, 08:07 AM
I can uke only two tunes: One of them is Yankee Doodle and the other isn't.
---Ulysses S. Grant---

Uke Whisperer
05-08-2011, 08:19 AM
The notes I can handle no better than many Ukers. But the pauses between notes---ah, that is where the art resides.

garywj
05-08-2011, 09:07 AM
For God so loved the world that He gave us the ukulele. (3:16)

FlakMonkey
05-08-2011, 10:29 AM
'I came, I saw, I uke'd.'

- Julius Caesar

Plainsong
05-08-2011, 11:03 AM
Infinite ukuleles through infinite tunings - the Vulcan philosophy on tunings

The need for many outweighs the need for few, or one - their philosophy on UAS.

FlakMonkey
05-08-2011, 11:31 AM
I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, and I give unto him that is out of tune the chromatic tuner of life, freely.

- Revelations, 1:8

Teek
05-08-2011, 11:45 AM
I can't believe I forgot about Trek.

"I don't want my uke taken away. I need my uke. It makes me who I am."

Captain Kirk

brunette_moment
05-08-2011, 03:01 PM
"Uke had me at hello"

The "show me the money!" movie whose name escapes me ...

Plainsong
05-08-2011, 04:21 PM
I can't believe I forgot about Trek.

"I don't want my uke taken away. I need my uke. It makes me who I am."

Captain Kirk

Ah bringin' out the Star Trek V! Represent!

The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to play the uke, whether it's soprano uke or concert uke or tenor uke! It is the guiding principle on which Starfleet is based. And if you can't find it within yourself to stand up and play your uke, you don't deserve to wear that uniform!

Hippie Dribble
05-08-2011, 09:24 PM
what a wonderful thread this is. Here's one from the Bard...

"For I know, no-one can play the uke like Bind Willie McTell" (Bob Dylan)

hobblecreek
05-09-2011, 07:55 AM
[Eric 'Otter' Stratton and Mrs. Wormer are in the supermarket vegetable section]

Otter: Mine's bigger.

[Mrs. Wormer looks questioningly at him]

Otter: My ukulele. It's bigger. I think ukuleles can be very sensuous, don't you?
Marion: No, ukuleles are sensual. People are sensuous.
Otter: Right. Sensual. That's what I meant. My name's Eric Stratton. People call me Otter.
Marion: My name's Marion. People call me Mrs. Wormer.
Otter: Oh, we have a Dean Wormer at Faber.
Marion: How interesting. I have a husband named Dean Wormer at Faber. Still want to show me your ukulele?