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August 10th, 2003


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04:07 am - Midnight Caller
One advantage - possibly the one advantage - of keeping the hours that I do is that when people telephone me at 3:40am, they do not wake me up with their call.

I was downstairs, getting a glass of apple juice, when Mum called from upstairs that my bedroom phone was ringing. Accordingly, I sprinted upstairs to beat the seven-ring guillotine of the voicemail and was delighted to find out that it was a non-LJ friend from London who I have known for almost ten years calling at the end of his drunken (but not that drunken) and enjoyable stag night. (Possibly three of you may know him.) He told me about the fun I had missed and we sang approximately 30 seconds of each of some of our favourite songs together, in lieu of having been able to sing them with great volume and remarkably little accuracy at the stag night.

The playlist was:
  • A Tribe Of Toffs - John Kettley Is A Weatherman
  • The New Christy Minstrels - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Chas and Dave - The Sideboard Song (Live) (Got My Beer In The Sideboard Here)
  • Tom Lehrer - National Brotherhood Week
    and that all time drunken stag-night classic...
  • Black Lace - Agadoo
Now perhaps he has a couple of excuses that I don't in that (a) it was his stag night and (b) he was tewwibly, tewwibly... dwunk. However, I take being phoned for singing as the closing activity of choice for your one and only stag night as an extremely high compliment.

Now I suppose it would be traditional at this point to post an embarrassing photo of the bridegroom on his stag night. However, I can do better than that. I can post an embarrassing sound file (.wav, 342 KB, very quiet - turn the sound up) of the bridegroom ringing me at 1am last Saturday and singing drunkenly to my voicemail.

Cheers!
Current Mood: this defines quality jollity
Current Music: Ladies and gentlemen, it's "Wailin'" Nick Parish

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From:alice_and_lain
Date:August 9th, 2003 08:38 pm (UTC)
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Ooo. Thou art Evil. *makes memo to never call people whilst drunk because they could do things like this*

Although, while posting the sound file is Evil, it is also quite Funny...

~Amber
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 10th, 2003 03:43 am (UTC)
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Well, I look it as being about It's your stag night + I've known you for 8¾ years + You keep ringing me and singing in the early hours of the morning evil. Everyone else just gets Slightly Naughty or Mildly Mischievous. ;-)
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From:alice_and_lain
Date:August 10th, 2003 07:06 am (UTC)
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Nah, you're Evil. Especially since that watchful_entity person is watching you. If they're watching you, you MUST be Evil, especially considering all the flamewars you start and all the incendiary comments you send. *rolls eyes*

If you couldn't tell, I was being heavily sarcastic above. When I saw that this person was "watching" you, I nearly busted a gut laughing. Considering that I find you one of the more level-headed, polite and considerate persons of the fandom, the idea that they think you Cause Trouble is hilarious.

~Amber
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 10th, 2003 10:44 pm (UTC)
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I will admit to being a pointer, a laugher and a miscellaneous stirrer of the shit from time to time. That may be crime enough for the entity.

I'm very curious about the United Kingdom connection and the "sixth language" thing, though. I conclude troll, but an interesting and entertaining one. There ought to be something that we could work out from that, but what?
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From:leiabelle
Date:August 9th, 2003 10:45 pm (UTC)
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Yes, but did he sing "I May Be A Tiny Chimney Sweep, But I've Got an Enormous Broom"?

*snerks, hopes you read PoU and will get it*

Sooooo bad for posting that sound file... but v. v. amusing. :D
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 10th, 2003 03:44 am (UTC)

Yep, big PoU fan

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Not part of our repertoire, alas. How would you feel about "I've Got A Brand New Combine Harvester", though?
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From:leiabelle
Date:August 10th, 2003 10:22 am (UTC)

Whew!

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Oh go on then. *puts on headphones and waits*
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 10th, 2003 10:49 am (UTC)

Re: Whew!

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I can do the lyrics, but can't find the tune for you. In fact, I suspect I don't have a copy of the tune. Boo, hiss. Help... anyone?

Throoooow me a frickin' boooooooone...
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From:ericklendl
Date:August 10th, 2003 11:02 am (UTC)

Here, have a bonerang...

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About 3MB. File will stay up for at least 48 hours...no guarantees after that.

You knew I'd deliver, didn't you? :-)
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 10th, 2003 11:13 am (UTC)

Let's get ready to rumble

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OO-ARRR!

That's my "Current music:" entry sorted out for the next week and a half. Thanks. :-)
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From:the_maenad
Date:August 10th, 2003 03:54 am (UTC)
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Maaaaaaah boomerang won't come back! Maah boomerang won't come back!
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From:ericklendl
Date:August 10th, 2003 06:30 am (UTC)
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Have you tried throwing it?
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From:leiabelle
Date:August 10th, 2003 10:21 am (UTC)
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What do you call a boomerang that won't come back?
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 10th, 2003 10:52 am (UTC)

Another icon I'm likin'

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He haaaad a backless boomerang, so heeeeere he could not stayyyyy...

(...because "a stick" doesn't scan.)
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From:leiabelle
Date:August 10th, 2003 08:01 pm (UTC)

Why thank you

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Hee, you know I had to say it though. *geek*
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From:brigbother
Date:August 10th, 2003 01:03 pm (UTC)
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Keith.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 10th, 2003 01:08 pm (UTC)

One old joke to the tune of another

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Whatever you like, it's not going to do anything about it. Oyyyyyyyyyy!
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From:leiabelle
Date:August 10th, 2003 08:09 pm (UTC)

And one more, just for good measure

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Just don't call it late for dinner!
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 10th, 2003 10:58 am (UTC)
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"Ooh, yes! Never thought of that. Daddy will be pleased."

I saw the "Daddy will be pleased." at the end of Chapter 25 of OotP and was immediately reminded of Charlie Drake. Is that so wrong? ;-)
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 10th, 2003 11:00 am (UTC)
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Whisper it, but Charlie Drake has fallen ever so slightly out of favour with the traditional Singing Car. Too much of the song is recited rather than sung for optimum singability.

You shall have to come to ManorCon again some year. They're holding the 14th World Dip Championship there next year, you know, ten years after the 4th in '94...

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