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[Jul. 17th, 2007|11:04 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I'm reading A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon at the moment, and in
the bit I was reading on the train this morning one of the characters ate a
Chinese takeaway in the bath. What madness is this? The concept of eating
in the bath is an entirely foreign one to me; surely nobody actually does
this? And Chinese food in the bath? Supposing you drop a bit of sweet and
sour chicken in the bath, that would make the water incredibly sticky and
unpleasant wouldn't it? No, this is nonsense.

Staying with the kind of decadence that saw the end of the Roman Empire,
there's a discussion just gone on in the office about underfloor heating.
Underfloor heating? What's wrong with wearing a pair of socks?

Lily Allen last night was excellent. In reply to damnspynovels's question in the post with the picture, I don't
think there were any new songs - there were some I don't know but I only
have her album and I assume these were B sides because most of the audience
seemed to know them. And yes, sevenwindmills I did see Jack
Penate, and I thought he was good. Lily was joined on stage at one point by
one of The Specials, whose name I've shamefully forgotten to play a cover
of a Specials song, the name of which I shamefully don't know. Because I
have a good in depth knowledge of a fairly small set of bands/artistes
people always think I have a good general music knowledge but I don't
really. I couldn't, for example, name one song by Prefab Sprout. There were
covers of Heart of Glass and Oh My God as well, and
warnings of the dangers of crack.

While I'm on a roll of answering questions in subsequent posts rather than
just in reply to the comments they were asked in, mrs_leroy_brown, is "You magnificent b@stard." not a Seinfeld
thing? They may have stolen it from somewhere else, but I can clearly
picture Kramer saying it. And then racially abusing some black people, etc.
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[User Picture]From: mrs_leroy_brown
2007-07-17 10:13 am (UTC)
I first heard magnificent bastard on MST3K, so that means it's from something or other. Also recently on NewsRadio in the context 'I read your book, you MB...'

dammint, if teh Timternet doesn't know than whom can I turn to? Hmm? WHOM? To whom can I turn?
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2007-07-17 10:17 am (UTC)
I read that book. It was alright. For a much better version read All Families Are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland.
Anyway, yes, the food would leave an unacceptable film of grease on the water. Nasty.

PS I hate Lily Allen.
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[User Picture]From: spoonrefuter
2007-07-17 10:40 am (UTC)
I once rented a posh apartment in Tasmania (this is not a tautology) and it had underfloor heating in the bathroom (as well as all sorts of other Luxurious Things I had not experienced in a bathroom before).

This Was Nice.
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[User Picture]From: katstevens
2007-07-17 10:44 am (UTC)
Ooo was this at Somerset Haus?

I know a Prefab Sprout song, that one about the jumping frog!
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-07-17 11:25 pm (UTC)
Yes it was. It's lovely there innit.
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[User Picture]From: ultraruby
2007-07-17 10:53 am (UTC)
Iain eats in the bath! He has coffee in the bath, drinks beer and wine in the bath, smokes fags in the bath, and sometimes (if I am feeling kind) I bring him toast or dinner or whatever other food he hollers for. Personally I think baths are a bit strange in general, but eh.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-07-17 11:26 pm (UTC)
Toast? Ew, toast crumbs in the bath! Sludge!

I think baths are a bit strange in general

What, the whole wallowing in your own filth thing. I can see that, but it's nice sometimes.
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[User Picture]From: bonyandidle
2007-07-17 11:06 am (UTC)
It's from the film Patton
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066206/quotes

"[Outmaneuvering Rommel]
Patton: [referring to Rommel's book, 'Infantry Attacks' or 'Infanterie greift an'] Rommel... you magnificent bastard, *I read your book*!"

...which I've never seen
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[User Picture]From: mrs_leroy_brown
2007-07-17 11:15 am (UTC)
THANK YOU!. Also makes Bill McNeal's quote even better!
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