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[*] posted on 19-3-2009 at 18:04


Yeah, that! I like that line! Other lines I find particularly entertaining are:
Better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick
Brass razoo
Bung on a blue
Camp as a row of tents
Cocky on the biscuit tin
Didn't come down in the last shower
Face like a stopped clock
Happy as a bastard on Father's day
If it was raining palaces I'd be hit by the dunny door
Talk under wet cement with a mouthful of marbles
Who's robbing this coach?
You don't have to be dead to be stiff.




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[*] posted on 20-3-2009 at 07:02


A few of those are classics and used very regularly. If you complain about something that has just happened to you, someone might say "yeah well, it's better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick". If you try and lie to someone and they know it, they might say "I didn't come down in the last shower", or alternatively, "do you think I was born yesterday?". I've never really understood that last shower one. If someone is very talkative and loud you'd say they could talk under six feet of wet cement with a mouthful of marbles.

Also, if you make some outlandish request, someone might say "What do you think this is? Bush week?" That's another one i've never understood. And if someone says to you, "How are you?" you could say "Fit as a fiddle".

I bet Poly would have more of them.

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[*] posted on 20-3-2009 at 11:35


Yeah where's Poly anyway?

Fit as a fiddle? Hmmm...




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[*] posted on 20-3-2009 at 13:09


a fiddle makes you happy, ergo>>>

I grew up in a world full of those bonny. Living in so many places with different traditions and dialects there are so many of those. By the time I could think for myself I wanted to make up my own.
a couple that come quickly to mind

You make a better door than a window = Get out of the way

Where did you grow up? In a barn? = either Shut the door, or Zip up your pants or something like that

Eatin grass with the ducks = I have no money

Off like a prom dress = In a hurry

Don't get your undies in a wedge or Don't tie your titties in knots = Relax

He's on crack! = I could never do that



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[*] posted on 21-7-2009 at 16:23


Reading 2 very different books right now.
One is The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh & Henry Lincoln. It's the conspiracy theory book that inspired the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, and Gabriel Knight 3: Blood Of The Sacred, Blood Of The Damned. It's very interesting pseudo-science.

And I'm reading Samuel Becket's Worstward Ho. No, I don't understand it very much either, but it's very nice all the same.




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[*] posted on 23-7-2009 at 06:53


I've read a similar thing that was called (I think) 'Sacred Virgin and the Holy Whore' that alleges amongst other things that Jesus was female.



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[*] posted on 23-7-2009 at 14:35


Yeah, it's by Anthony Harris.
That sure sounds like fun! I'll see if my library carries it (which is probably a pretty big if).




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[*] posted on 28-7-2009 at 13:56


It was my grandfather's copy that I read. I don't know where he got it from, but after I read it I googled it and it hardly comes up anywhere on the net. It must be really obscure. I was thinking "Man, this book is so controversial, it must be really famous!" but no, almost not at all.



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[*] posted on 20-9-2009 at 15:07


I'm reading Gogol's Taras Bulba. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taras_Bulba
I never realized that Darkwing Duck was so... clever in its references...




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[*] posted on 11-11-2009 at 21:19


Just finished up on Macbeth today.

You know Shakespeare is so much better when you don't get it funnelled down your throat... (recalls the 2000 Merchant of Venice in Olivier Theatre in London... 3.5 hours, miserable acoustics making it impossible to understand a word...)




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[*] posted on 22-11-2009 at 07:22


I've just read The Smartest Guys in The Room and The Informant! Both really good.



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[*] posted on 13-1-2010 at 09:04


Audio book of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. It's very odd to read a book of which you know the story by heart already. But I'm loving it!



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[*] posted on 18-9-2010 at 13:43


I finally finished Anthony Burgess' Earthly Powers. Starting up took a little long though I loved it from the first chapter, but I read the second half of near 650 pages in the time space of three days. Amazing book.



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[*] posted on 11-11-2010 at 21:28


I am "reading",more looking, in a book bbp gave to me.
Pictures of my town of birth and youth in the 19th century. Most pictures are between 1890 and 1910.
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[*] posted on 21-2-2011 at 17:19


A leg to stand on - Oliver Sacks. Wow... I wish I had read that when I was in the hospital! If ever you have a friend who loses functioning of a limb and you want to give him a present, consider this book!

It deals with the neurological issues the author suffered when he tore a tendon and a nerve in his left leg. Among them: He lost all perception of that leg, like it wasn't his. It's a very common, but little described, occurrence with people who injure themselves in such manner. And indeed I had issues like that: it just can't be your leg lying up there in a cast, all swollen. So it was very consoling to know it's normal. Your mind does play tricks with you at such times.




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[*] posted on 22-2-2011 at 04:00


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... I didn't know that Living Daylights was Australian... James Bond is a man of the world!

I realise this is an old post, but George Lazenby was an Australian.




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[*] posted on 22-2-2011 at 13:08


^I knew that. I continue to think he's a total asshole.



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[*] posted on 23-2-2011 at 12:46


Quote: Originally posted by BBP  
^I knew that. I continue to think he's a total asshole.
Why's that? Personally, I don't know anything about him other than the fact he's an Aussie and he once played James Bond.



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[*] posted on 23-2-2011 at 13:55


He's very arrogant. It really shows in the movie itself, but even in interviews he continues to think he's the Bee's Knees. Arrogance is a highly unattractive trait. See how I got off Dweezil.

Of course the only other thing I've seen Lazenby in is 4 Dogs Playing Poker. That movie can be very well described with that internet joke: http://thechive.com/2010/04/13/creative-writing-assignment-goes-hil... . There are some bits where one of the authors tries to get "insightful into the characters" (very badly developed characters, 30 minutes in you probably won't have remembered their names), and another writer includes the word Fuck as many times as he can.




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[*] posted on 9-3-2011 at 21:48


"The Rest is Just Noise" by Alex Ross, about the music of the 20th century. Not theoretical but critical. What I mean is he's telling the story of 20th century music as opposed to it being a book about how to write music. It's a very engaging book. Wow, a lot of artists and composers around the end of the 19th into the start of the 20th century were such a depressing bunch.



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