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Interview the person below you.

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Dave B
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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1741 Post by Dave B » December 4th, 2011, 3:29 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

McVitie's dark chocolate whole wheat, which are terrible for my waist dimension, not very good for my heart but work wonders for my sense of well being.

Are you a dunker, and whatever the answer - why?
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
Me, 2015

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#1742 Post by thundril » December 4th, 2011, 6:03 pm

When first I learned to dip and dunk
My biscuits in my tepid tea,
They'd turn to sludge, and off they'd drop
And down into the tea they'd plop
And sink and sink and never stop
Until they'd gone from off the top
And, as a sullen mass of slop
At bottom, wait for me.

Do you write proper poems, or doggerel like me, or not at all?

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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1743 Post by jamesjones950 » December 4th, 2011, 7:01 pm

I write stuff that's half way between poetry and rubbish, possibly lyrics without music.

I wrote this for my missus:

"Oh sweet Maureen Jones it has to be said,
You have what it takes to knock a man dead,

Oh sweet Maureen Jones when you walk down the street,
Your charm and your beauty sweep me right off my feet,

Oh sweet Maureen Jones when you walk my way,
In the midst of winter it's a summer's day."

Got more.

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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1744 Post by jaywhat » December 5th, 2011, 6:19 am

I am now more into short (and very short) prose a la Lydia Davis.
[Lydia Davis (born 1947) is a contemporary American writer noted for her short stories. Davis is also a French translator, and has produced several new translations of French literary classics, including Proust's Swann’s Way and Flaubert's Madame Bovary. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis was published as a single volume in 2010. Best to Google her]




...and you?

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#1745 Post by Nick » December 6th, 2011, 6:22 pm

I'm writing a short story about a man who murders people so that he can wear his new suit to their funerals. (That's the gist, anyway). It's been a long time gestating, but it's coming along.

Can't think of a title though.....

Slows you down a bit, does that.......


What would you like from Santa this Christmas?

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#1746 Post by jamesjones950 » December 7th, 2011, 5:31 pm

Jeeves and Wooster, the complete box set

Or you can just send me HMV vouchers towards it.

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#1747 Post by stevenw888 » December 7th, 2011, 8:37 pm

Nick said:
Can't think of a title though.....
how about "Murder Suits you"

or
"If Death be his suitor"

or "A suit before dying" ( a play on "A Kiss before dying")
"There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots." - From the film "Top Gun"

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#1748 Post by stevenw888 » December 7th, 2011, 8:40 pm

oh BTW I want a Barnes and Noble Nook for Xmas.. It's like a kindle, only ten times better (it's in colour!) - so far they're only for sale in the States, but I won't let a little thing like that stop me....

Same question to the person below me...
"There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots." - From the film "Top Gun"

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#1749 Post by Fia » December 7th, 2011, 9:11 pm

'3 funerals and a suit' Nick?


suit yourself...

I want my eldest to get a Midwifery job. Failing that, long colourful fluffy socks :)


we seem to be on a roll, so what would you like?

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#1750 Post by Sel » December 7th, 2011, 11:12 pm

3 days at Douglas Fir Resort on Tunnel Mtn in Banff...ALONE...with good wine and some fine dining out.

Next person: same question. 'Tis the season.
"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge." Bertrand Russell

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#1751 Post by thundril » December 7th, 2011, 11:24 pm

A holiday for two somewhere warm where alcohol is free and xmas is unknown.

How long do you hang onto an unmatched sock in the hope that its fellow will turn up?

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#1752 Post by jaywhat » December 8th, 2011, 5:55 am

Nick wrote:Can't think of a title though.....
"The End Suits the Means" ? :smile:

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#1753 Post by jaywhat » December 8th, 2011, 5:59 am

thundril wrote:A holiday for two somewhere warm where alcohol is free and xmas is unknown.

How long do you hang onto an unmatched sock in the hope that its fellow will turn up?

For ever. What else can you do?
Mind you, as you get older you just don't bother and wear them with another unmatched sock. I have never looked at people's socks now I come to think about it, so why would anyone look at mine? :smile:



Same question...........

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#1754 Post by thundril » December 8th, 2011, 11:44 am

Yes, I am wearing odd socks at this very moment, and for that very reason. But I'm an old sod now, and have little vanity left, or little to be vain about.
So I will wear purple, with a red hat which doesn't go.

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#1755 Post by Sel » December 10th, 2011, 3:37 am

Abou Ben Adhem

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight in his room,
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,
An angel writing in a book of gold:—

Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the Presence in the room he said
"What writest thou?"—The vision raised its head,
And with a look made of all sweet accord,
Answered "The names of those who love the Lord."
"And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so,"
Replied the angel.

Abou spoke more low,
But cheerly still, and said "I pray thee, then,
Write me as one that loves his fellow men."

The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night
It came again with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed,
And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.

James Henry Leigh Hunt


This poem spoke to me as a teenager living in a convent boarding school and still attending church. I could not accept all of the dogma but this poem spoke to me. Even then I was Humanst at heart and quickly developing agnostic tendencies.

OK. Let's get it over with. Do you have a favorite Christmas Carol?
"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge." Bertrand Russell

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#1756 Post by jaywhat » December 10th, 2011, 7:20 am

Not just xmas but any time of year, my favourite Carol is -
Carol Kirkwood, a Scottish weather presenter, employed by the Met Office and best known for forecasting the weather for BBC Breakfast.




Favourite weather person?

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#1757 Post by Nick » December 11th, 2011, 12:26 am

The shipping forecaster, whoever that might be.... How sad is that?

I struggle to stay awake to hear the end of the night-time forecast. I snuggle under the douvet and drift off into the land of Nod. Aaaaah!

And if I hear the morning forecast, I tell myself not to be so silly to be awake at such an ungodly hour, and go back to sleep.

Are there really two half-past-fives in a day...?

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#1758 Post by thundril » December 11th, 2011, 12:33 am

Yes.

Got a recipe for a meal for one or two people that's easy, quick and unusual?

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#1759 Post by Nick » December 11th, 2011, 12:53 am

I've never found a recipe for two that I haven't managed to scoff on my own. While not necessarily quick or easy, most of mine, to the untrained or inexperienced trencherman, are unusual....

Best leave the question open for a more cultured or accomplished poster....

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#1760 Post by Dave B » December 11th, 2011, 10:02 am

1. Open cupboard containing tinned produce.
2. Close eyes.
3. Grab three tins at random.
4. Open tins and put contents in same pan, adding water and seasoning if necessary.
5. Heat as seems required.

There yer go, 'seasy, quick and almost certain to be unusual!

Over to the next unusual gourmet . . .
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
Me, 2015

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#1761 Post by thundril » December 11th, 2011, 10:00 pm

Sel wrote:Abou Ben Adhem

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight in his room,
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,
An angel writing in a book of gold:—

Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the Presence in the room he said
"What writest thou?"—The vision raised its head,
And with a look made of all sweet accord,
Answered "The names of those who love the Lord."
"And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so,"
Replied the angel.

Abou spoke more low,
But cheerly still, and said "I pray thee, then,
Write me as one that loves his fellow men."

The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night
It came again with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed,
And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.

Abu Ben Adhem's name led all the rest
Prompting a thesis wildly theoretical
That even recording Angels find it best
To keep us alphabetical

Author unknown

Totally off topic, but couldn't resist. :wink:

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