Friday, March 28, 2008

the whole gang

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I am, of course, fucking huge, coming at you like a reverse Tardis.

david

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Phrases I have been thinking about for post titles

The equivalent of ohrwurms in the head of me, a writer (that sounds pompous, well done me), is the occasional sparkle of a phrase as it crosses the corpus callosum from right brain to left. Here's some I can't get out my head (you too, Kylie):

  • Creamy Spartan surprise
  • Trumpet blocked by sausage, not a sexual reference, or does it?
  • Mouldy friends reunite in back alleys, hand round crisps
  • Holes are absent plugs
  • Dog bark can't be rubbed
  • Delicate bitch polish

They fizzing bang from one side of skull to the other, narrowly missing ear bones, and therefore not escaping, until now.

Friday, March 21, 2008

m singing

There's this middle class apres-food thing that you can do, where you all sit around, full of red wine and puffed about food, where, with eight or nine dinner party guests, you each in turn hold a note, and get a high on the harmonies that arise (even though you are tone deff). And it is not to demean that that I now present my small boys completely undermining that.

What we need to do, is kill the children

See, terrorists, at one time were children. They had teddy bears and sip-cups with milk or juice in them. And they were full with life and looked out on their bomb-torn landscapes and only saw playgrounds. Unexploded bombs were rockets to the moon, and bullet casings were gold nuggets scattered on the ground.

The sky was hot metal blue above the smoking ruins of yellow buildings where once their dad sold taps and sinks and other sundry plumbing supplies. Until the daisy cutter cut the tops off all their friends who looked up when the airplanes came in.

So these children, their brothers, their little sisters, who play in the depleted uranium dirt that is wound in to the length and breadth of ground thereabouts, will some day take up arms and collect bullets like cigarette cards. And they will shoot your young son, who last summer was mowing your lawn for a couple of dollars.

He will die in the dirt, his blood in his hands as he sees the white surround his last sight. So kill them now, now they are five and seven, while they are not watching the latest Pixar movie, not eating burgers in the mall, while they are running from barbed wire castle to minefield den with little gleeful smiles. They are playing.

So we will kill them, as we made them.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Chess

On that, I remember one time I had a conversation with a chess player - every chess player has an opening gambit before they get to the board, usually it's "I haven't played for a long time, and I'm not very good", which, translated, means "I played yesterday, and I study opening books written by Steinitz".

My opening gambit is a little different, and goes like this:

"I can tell I am very much better than you, and I will beat you in the most humiliating manner possible. So much so your mother will be embarrassed she made the effort to expel you from her womb."

This can be seen as quite confrontational (really?) except that I always explain that it is just a gambit, just ironic. Except this one time, when the guy said, "I haven't played in a long time, I'm not very good" blah blah bollocks bollocks. And I did my usual trick: "Hey, that's a good opener, my opener is this..." and then say the thing with a smile.

Total sense of humour bypass, when I say, "I will beat you", he says "No, you won't." (with a big fat period on the end).

I say, "Hey, whether you'll beat me or not is immaterial, it's just my counter gambit to your dissembling false modesty." (I really talk like that when I'm being an arsehole).

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He says, "Yeah, I get that, but you wouldn't beat me,"

I say, "No, I'm not trying to predict whether you would beat me or not, I'm just trying to point out what a cliché this conversation is"

"I know, but you wouldn't beat me"

"Well, given you appear to have completely missed the sarcasm, then I think I would beat you. At knight odds. Fucker."

Then I realised I'd fallen for my own trap. Big hairy dog's balls!

So I played him. He was shit. I got to the stage where I was saying things like "are you sure you want to do that?" which wound him up even more. Until I was making concessions, because he was getting red in the face, and a bit of dribble was coming out of the corner of his mouth.

I lost in the endgame, which was ok, because I could see the irony.

I love the intermaweb

I just came across one of the funniest things I have read on teh internets in a long time.

I read FSJ on many occasions. The stuff is good but the comments occassionally approach genius. On this post a person called Acap wrote this gem:

I know, most consumers would have the best comfortable computers for prices as low as possible. But Apple helps to sell "MicrosoftJunkware" as long the real Appleprices don't come lower. You will see, Microsoft will be in two years or lesser more over than it is today, when quality software from Apple can run without restrictions in usual price segments. For the incorrigible snobs, Apple can sell beside still along exclusive pieces knitted with diamonds, mahaghoni, gold or special art inlayed designs from picasso, modigliani, cezanne, van gogh asl. if it must bee, or intarsias with wood from the from humans ripped rain-forrests. The american spacecraft can go to forreign planets like the moon to keep some original moonstones if apple planes one day to give away a real Apple with real moonstone-design for one of this some incorrigible snobs on earth. If it must bee i can offer some artists excrement that Apple can melting that down in acrylcase. I' ve also some sampled cork from many years before for recycling in reserve if this peoples from the prosperityclass wish to have. Why don't offer Apple Cupertino tomorrow "the shit your own design Apple" on the free market place. It wounds me really.

That is fantastic. I don't agree with the sentiment. But that's just fab.

Needless to say, I immediately replied:

Acap! Hi! I too have nasty in my earbones from bad apple barrel. They are harping on thing that boils my blood. We too have same corruption incoming from Curpetino attorney ceasing our desists. They are making farts at funeral and giggling into plastic cups they have kool aid in. No. Really. I've been here.

And I really, really, have to say, I wasn't taking the piss. I just love this invented dialect.

More please Acap.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

If you give me license to talk to you as a peer...

...then don't be offended if I swear at you - I'm usually reticent. It's only people I respect I feel able to say fuck off to.

Is that clear now, fucker?

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Sunday, March 09, 2008

mild side-effect

Of mild depression (or general pissed-offness as it is technically referred to technically) is the wish, every now and then, to have invented anti-gravity. To be so full of misdirected energy, with no focus, that maybe just using it to lift yourself, without touch on any ground-based thing, a couple of feet (a metre metric) off the sofa would dissipate the sparking in your brain - channelling that English head charge into better avenues (tree-lined at least).

Or run up a wall.

Or jump up high with no down, just keep going, until the wind got thin, and you were above the herring-boned altonimbus, and only space-junk to avoid (laser platforms and dead monkeys in strait-jackets in red rockets).

Or, just say fuck it, do another day.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Two registers

One: I'm drunk; everything is fine

Two: I'm sober; what was I thinking?

the government has elected this

not here no more

Finally fucked off facebook

A suppurating stream of juvenile pus that it was. I'm now on indefinite hiatus from all those daft-arse "applications" and super-intrusive beacon crap.

I only really had a couple of friends on there that I had any time for anyway. Hopefully they will not take it personally. It was the unremitting fuckwittery that did for me, not the shit rolled in glitter messsaging system, although that sucked dysons too.

And I have these anyway:

Saturday, March 01, 2008

goodbye Mefanwy, the van we had

67B5DB56-D482-4E4E-A915-9694F0C2D9B2.jpg The van goes to a new owner today. Sad day.