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March 13th, 2003


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05:56 pm - Reasons to be cheerful
1. The BBC's "indoor Olympics games. They're written in a very chirpy style and come perilously close to breaching the boundaries of sensibility. Browse soonest before RoSPA (a charity about Preventing Accidents, oddly enough) declare that they exceed the mandate. Amused me, though.

2. The existence of blairstripone.

2bis. The BBC News featured a few words from a Major Duncan McSporran today, whose accent was refreshingly un-Scottish. I shall hold my tongue rather than complain about unlikely names in fiction at least once in the future.

3. This joke (source) which will only make sense to the British - and those of a certain age at that:
Q. What are the four most dangerous words in the English language?
A. Bombalurina feat. Timmy Mallett.
Current Mood: disquiet

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From:picklepuss
Date:March 13th, 2003 11:09 am (UTC)
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1. Best part: you can listen to "Chariots of Fire".

3. Surprisingly enough, no, I don't get it.
From:daweaver
Date:March 13th, 2003 11:09 am (UTC)

The Timmy Mallett Experience

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What a plonker

(From The Mary Whitehouse Experience, 1991)
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:March 13th, 2003 11:59 am (UTC)

Re: The Timmy Mallett Experience

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Timmy seems to be rather an easy target compared to the ones I remember TMWE normally taking on, though maybe it's just false memories of comedy being more subversive than that.

Oh, look. Question Time and Red Dwarf tonight. Good.

I watch remarkably little commercial TV these days. It's not deliberate.
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From:jumbach
Date:March 13th, 2003 11:45 am (UTC)
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You're right; I don't get it, but I do understand most British humo[u]r. My dad says I have a real dry sense of humo[u]r. P.G. Wodehouse, Rowan Atkinson, etc.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:March 13th, 2003 11:54 am (UTC)

Ba! Ba! Ba! Ba! Ba-ba ba ba ba ba!

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You would have had to have seen and/or heard Mr. M. to fully appreciate the reference. The closest US cultural equivalent I can think of - and this is a streeeeeetch into territory which I do not fully understand - is Pee Wee Herman. queerasjohn may be culturally qualified to do better than this - help me out here, please.

*researches*

Minus the alleged and convicted sexcrime, I might add.
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From:addedentry
Date:March 13th, 2003 01:37 pm (UTC)
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The indoor Olympics sounds like a spoiler for The People's Book Of Records (well, with some added Banzai).

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