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Sorry about the above ^^^. It's all [livejournal.com profile] fracture242's fault. I've had bloody Bodycount in the House going through my head ever since something on her journal yesterday set it off.

There is something so gloriously silly about that song, though, that you really have to forgive Ice T, despite it all: I particularly like the introducing-the-band bit in the middle, and that line 'And back here on the bass is my main motherfucker named Moose Man!'. Right up to the word 'named' that's fine and thoroughly rock'n'roll, but he just so utterly loses it as soon as he starts talking about Moose Man. I mean ghetto names are all very well and no-one could hope to be more hip to that sort of thing than am I, but what on earth possessed anyone to think that Moose was a good idea? Mm, moose. If you ask me, Ice T should make sure he gets himself a less ludicrously soubriqueted main motherfucker if he wants to be taken at all seriously. Which, to be fair, I suspect that he doesn't. Isn't he playing a cop in some tv series nowadays? Thus forever laying to rest the nonsense that Americans don't get irony.

Oo, though, talking of really laboured attempts to get song titles into LJ posts, for some reason this morning as I awoke my first thought was how fantastic it would be if Dr Clegg the Elder were to attend Pride and then (perish the thought!) get enormously drunk. Because when it was written up on LJ there would never be a better reason to have 'Beers, [livejournal.com profile] steers and Queers' as the title! I hasten to add that it only seemed funny and like a splendid idea whilst I was still very much Lethe-wards sunk and that I mention it solely to give you all an insight into the rather worrying state of my subconscious in the fond hope that you'll then have sympathy and that sort of thing and I'll be able to get away with murder, ha-ha! Oh, and for anyone that doesn't know fifteen-year-old Revolting Cocks songs, this whole paragraph isn't going to make an enormous amount of sense. Honestly, Simon, what crack are you on today?

Ye-es, so, moving on...

What I was actually meaning to post about was the fact that I've so far failed to hold a flat-warming, despite moving in in (oops) January! The flat is, well, on the bijou side, so, much as I'd like to have everyone along at once and throw a wild revolting debauch that would put the worst excesses of the later Roman republic to shame (and believe me, I really would like that: as it happens I'm reading a biography of the Earl of Rochester at the moment and it keeps making me want to be Restoration and Repulsive), unfortunately it makes a lot more sense if I go for the altogether more pedestrian and middle-class succession-of-witty-little-dinner-parties option.

Anyway, the nub of my gist is that invitations shall shortly be issuing forth, BUT anyone who does not immediately receive one should not assume thereby that they are unloved and malodorous and that I don't even read their facebook status updates. Whilst it would, admittedly, be quite fun in an impish sort of way to do the A-list, then B-list, then C-list and so on approach, just so everyone knows where they stand, what I would actually genuinely quite like to have a stab at is engineering, you know, interesting and diverse sorts of gatherings with people who don't necessarily know each other, the better to promote conversation and all that sort of nonsense. Sounds like a recipe for a hideous disaster or a series of hideous disasters, I hear you say, and you may well be right, but nonetheless I intend to give it a go before calling it off in utter defeat and just inviting people who like each other round. The Balaclava spirit and all that...

But yes, so, what I'm really saying is, I'll hopefully be able to have you all over to see the new place fairly soon, but please don't take umbrage and de-friend me when you see people putting things on their LJ like 'Went to Simon's last night and had honestly the most enjoyable three hours of my life. I take pity on anyone who wasn't there.' when you haven't yourself been invited. You all shall make it over at some point! Unless you're ghastly, but that of course won't be the case because I don't have people like that on my friends list, no sirree.

Whilst I'm here, though, two last points: (a) given that Americans call petrol 'gas', what do they call gas? and (b) is it very very horrible of me to think that The Guardian's poll on whether Mrs Thatcher should receive a state funeral was really lacking a 'The sooner the better' option?

Date: 2008-07-18 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-soap.livejournal.com
making me want to be Restoration and Repulsive

And have a tin nose?

Date: 2008-07-18 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] childeric.livejournal.com
Yeah, okay, there's a downside to it. But I'm only on page 74, so it's all still beer and skittles (well, okay, elopement and Drury Lane floozies) at this stage and hasn't got as far as the raddled and syphilitic not-quite-so-glamorous face-falling-off bits yet).

Date: 2008-07-18 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kixie.livejournal.com
And the pissing blood, don't forget the pissing blood!

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Date: 2008-07-18 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mr-tom.livejournal.com
I don't think Thatcher would like a state funeral. Shurely she'd rather have a privatised one?

Also - her plot at Highgate has already been prepared. Photo (http://lh6.ggpht.com/_sje3zj-HtG0/RzkYA7ldNKI/AAAAAAAAH9Q/Bo5hdwBmep0/Backstreet+Detroit+009.jpg)

Date: 2008-07-18 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] childeric.livejournal.com
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Date: 2008-07-18 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mr-tom.livejournal.com
Boo to Picasa!

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Rq7gUO8MRowjZs5PZqrKRA

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Date: 2008-07-18 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kixie.livejournal.com
Actually, if I put 'Steer' into my predictive text thingie it always comes up at Queer. I'm tempted to just refer to him as that 'cos I'm tired lazy and cba to correct it the whole time.

Hang on -- what do you mean by gas? Like the gaseous state of matter, or what comes out of the gas hob, or...?

Date: 2008-07-18 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] childeric.livejournal.com
Yes, I do rather think of him as Queer Steep Steer, as that's what how my phone always likes to think of him when I'm texting.

By gas, I mean the stuff that comes from under the North Sea and that is pumped into houses to cook with and run boilers and so on. Admittedly, it's a bit stupid and indiscriminate that we call that 'gas' when really that word should simply describe any substance in that physical state - the mind truly boggles at the phrase 'liquid natural gas' although it is regularly used - so I'm not by any means trying to claim British English makes the remotest degree of sense on this.

Date: 2008-07-18 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kixie.livejournal.com
*laughs* Yes, mine goes to Queer then Steep as well. Queer Steep Steer. I think that nickname should stick. And he is steep, in the sense that's he's fairly tall. I mean, he's not Tolkin-Elf-Tall like you are, but even so.

They call it gas.
'Gas' implies fuel, or the stuff that powers something, whether it be an oven, car, heating, etcetera. I think. It's been awhile since I've lived there and oddly enough, when I visit I don't talk about gas to friends and family. ;)

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Date: 2008-07-18 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sprezzatoura.livejournal.com
I think the Song Title as a Post Title game should be made into some sort of competition, but I'm too tired to think how.

Date: 2008-07-18 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] childeric.livejournal.com
Oo, yes, there's scope for amusement there! Slight risk of turning into a R4 panel game, but with care that could be seen off... :)

Date: 2008-07-18 04:14 pm (UTC)
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I did think of that a while ago, but I've just silently used song-titles as post-titles for about four years...

Date: 2008-07-18 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steer.livejournal.com
Heh... but don't you remember the classic Ziggy's dance move during Rev Co of pointing at beer, pointing at me and then pointing at He-who-shall-not-be-named-but-is-definitely-straight-though-he-watches-a-lot-of-oiled-wrestlers. Never failed to irk him.

Date: 2008-07-18 02:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vin_petrol
He-who-shall-not-be-named-but-is-definitely-straight-though-he-watches-a-lot-of-oiled-wrestlers

Trash recently declared she would never fly into or out of Dallas airport, as that would be in the same state as him, and the risk was just too much to take! :-)

Date: 2008-07-18 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] childeric.livejournal.com
Indeed I do! Although the thing I always found most remarkable at Ziggy's was how much the said person looked like a Lemmings blocker whenever he danced to 'Midlife Crisis' by FNM. Apart from the fact that he's 6'2" and doesn't wear a weird little white cap thing, the resemblance was quite startling. Of course it helped that I was playing an awful lot of Lemmings at the time so probably had it on the brain.

Date: 2008-07-18 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steer.livejournal.com
Hah... I pointed that out to him at the time but he was not impressed. Maybe he doesn't like lemmings.

Date: 2008-07-18 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rich-r.livejournal.com
Now look - three people have mentioned he-who-shall-not-be-named. There's a great danger of him appearing...

Date: 2008-07-18 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fracture242.livejournal.com
Oh that's right - blame the poor little Goth chick. I can't even defend my honour - you're so monstrously big I can't even reach your face to punch you ;p

Date: 2008-07-18 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kixie.livejournal.com
But you *can* trip him up (he probably won't notice the small people from his vast height) and then get him when he's down! ;)

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Date: 2008-07-18 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] childeric.livejournal.com
Hahahahaha, yes, blame the Goths!

God, a thought has just struck me, though. Maybe I've been misinterpreting that song all these years, and it wasn't 'Moose Man', but 'Mousse Man' and he was actually just revelling in his love of hair-styling products. Or perhaps he had a particularly gluttonous predilection for chocolate-y puddings.

Coo, makes you think, doesn't it? I see that song in a whole new light now. And that's all thanks to you! So that's okay. You are forgiven. :)

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Date: 2008-07-18 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thepaintedone.livejournal.com
Question. Have you watched Bonekickers yet, and if so how hard did you laugh?

Date: 2008-07-18 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] childeric.livejournal.com
Not yet! I fear it. It looks terrible. But I know that I'm going to succumb at some point and go and get it from a torrent.

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Date: 2008-07-18 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nodis.livejournal.com
I`m pretty sure most Americans say Gas as "matter, consisting of a collection of particles without a definite shape or volume that are in more or less random motion" would be a wee bit too long. Can you imagine how much more progressed pollution would be by now, if they didn`t use the word "Gas"? They tend to shorten their figures of speech as it is, so sentences would probably rather end that way: "I have to fill up my lighter with ..... ah fuck it , I`m not saying that - I just buy a new one."

Erm yeah , to the actual post. Nothing really to say to it, as I neither live in the same country as you, nor am I such a party cracker or close friend of yours that there was any way to offend me here.
BUT, this said, I`m going to be over soon and it would be lovely to get you out for a pint, maybe !
I also might be screaming on my lj for a couch at some point, but I haven`t thought that one through, yet as there are no real plans made up at all for now. It`s always good to belong to the working class and therefore having no fear of getting completely stuck. Makes a trip much chillier. Couches just tend to be more fun - for me, not my hosts ;P

I guess now I got ranty ...

Date: 2008-07-21 08:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] childeric.livejournal.com
Would be excellent to see you when you're over, and you are extremely welcome to crash at mine! It's not quite as central as I used to be, unfortunately, but it's still handy enough and pretty quick into town by tube. When do you think you may be coming?

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Date: 2008-07-19 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-d-medievalist.livejournal.com
is it very very horrible of me to think that The Guardian's poll on whether Mrs Thatcher should receive a state funeral was really lacking a 'The sooner the better' option?

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