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12 January 2005 @ 10:05 pm
When the chips are down - what, the chips are down?!?  

I received some rather amusing correspondance today. It was from the library, requesting the 'immediate return' of the ten books I rented out (using two imaginary brothers and one sister, because you're limited to, like, two books on a kid's library card, which doesn't say much for the intelligence of the youth of today).

It probably would have been more hard-hitting if I had gotten it, I don't know, sometime in 2003, because they were due back on the thirteenth of September that year...

...ah, you have to commend their diligence and devotion to their work, these Cork County Council librarians.

Someone told me today I should be a librarian, and I think, on balance, and if the pimping doesn't work out, I shall do so.

On the film meme

Woe, alas, I'm such a loser I couldn't even come up with six film quotes and, worser and worser, they all came from chick flicks.

So I ask anyone if they can guess where this one comes from. And no, I don't think I've got it right, either.

'We are the country of Shakespeare, the Beatles, Winston Churchill, Harry Potter, David Beckham's left foot - David Beckham's right foot...'  and in complete contradiction to real events we stand up to America!

ETA: Just read sixty-odd pages of Midnight's Children in an hour. WOWOWOWOWOW.

 
 
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: 'Like Toy Soldiers', Eminem
 
 
 
Insufferable, man.: daddy issuescynicalpirate on January 12th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
Love Actually. Or Love, Actually if you prefer. Spoken by the charming-yet-oh-what-a-ponce-and-must-really-find-out-what-conditioner-he-uses entity that is Hugh Grant.

*beams*

We would so not stand up to America. We would cower in the corner and comment on how smart their cool American suits were. Goodnight.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 12th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
We would so not stand up to America. We would cower in the corner and comment on how smart their cool American suits were. Goodnight.

I know. But, like, Harry Potter. When America is drowned neath sea, and the sun has set forever on the British empire, THAT will be remembered.
Jennifer: furry draco by natmichfate_envies_us on January 12th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
When America is drowned neath sea, and the sun has set forever on the British empire, THAT will be remembered.

*snort*

That will be all. :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 13th, 2005 11:45 am (UTC)
Can think of worse things we could be remembered for!
Caitcoralia13 on January 12th, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC)
LOVE ACTUALLY, baby! That is actually a wicked good movie, in my opinion. I love when Hugh Grant kicks Billy Bob's ass in that part. It made me feel so patriotic, and then I remembered that I'm an American, and then I was confused. But no, no, NO, it's not a contradiction, because it's in the future, you see. Billy Bob is the president after Dubya, and that's why he says... whatever it is he says to the tune of "we intend to continue the poilicies of the previous administration" and one of the English aides says, "With all do respect, they were bad policies," and that's when my friends and I cheer every time, and then get a little sad. Seriously, though, that is what I think a lot of Americans are hoping for - for the UK to turn around and be like, "Sorry, bitches, we're leaving Iraq". We need to be knocked down a peg, and I think we will be, but hopfully by our allies deserting us, and not by another act of terrorism. Also, Hugh Grant listed, like, all the reasons I love England, except David Beckham, who doesn't really interest me one way or another. I admit soccer is more fun to watch than football, but it's still a sport. Can't escape that.

I think that libraries should be more like bookstores. The Dewey Decimal System does not excite me. Get me within 100 yards of Barnes & Noble, however, and I start to salivate.

Wait - am I to understand that there will be more H/G fic for me soon?!
Caitcoralia13 on January 12th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
And of course when I said "do", I meant "due". That is all. England rocks. Peace out.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 13th, 2005 11:53 am (UTC)
Imagine the possiblities, though; with all do-dah-do, let's go down to the disco!

Peace out? Heedlyhee. That's so squeeish. Stealing!
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 13th, 2005 11:52 am (UTC)
D'OH! That was Billy Bob Thornton?!!?!?! He was, like, flipping UNRECOGNISABLE IN THAT!

Actually, though, they were actually pissing on Blair and Bush; BB IS Bush, and Hugh was a less-morally-suspect Blair, or a how-we'd-like-him-to-be Blair. So I am led to believe, at least.

And how cool is it that he used HARRY POTTER as a reason not to go to war?!? I agree; except for Becks, they are all the reasons why you can still call it 'Great' Britain. (But, er, soccor is football. I no understand.)

Dewey Decimal System?

Oh, yes, I know what you mean - I can't go past a Waterstones without buying something. I mean, today I blew twenty euro on Animal Farm and The Mating Season, and technically I don't even have twenty euro.

YES! I said so in me email, did I not?
Caitcoralia13 on January 13th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
YES! It was Billy Bob! Every time I watch that movie with someone who hasn't seen it, they're like, "BILLY BOB IS THE PRESIDENT?! That's... so incredibly awesome."

Were they? I was led to understand that they were the NEXT administrations for both countries. Because then the line I quoted would make no sense, as the administration before Bush was Clinton, who was awesome and a Democrat, and has basically NO poilicies in common with Bush. Also, I thought there was one part where Hugh Grant reassures his aides that he's not going to pander to the president "like my predecessor", or something? Meaning Blaire? I don't know... I don't know much about Blair, etc., other than that my AP European History teacher called him "Bush's poodle" one time. :)
Harry Potter for peace! Fangirls say "No war in Iraq!" Make these t-shirts, please! I imagine you probably haven't seen/heard of the popular American joke: "Republicans for Voldemort"?

Ah, right, right - I was referring to American football which we, understandably, simply call "football", since it would be ridiculous to call something in our own country "American".

Dewey Decimal System is the system American libraries use to catelogue library books, based on the genre and the author's last name. I guess you use something else?

Did you? I must have missed it. CAN'T WAIT.
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gabbysun on January 12th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
All hail promptness and etcetera!


ETA: Just read sixty-odd pages of Midnight's Children in an hour. WOWOWOWOWOW.


*curious* Is it particularly good in some way?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 13th, 2005 11:47 am (UTC)
IT'S UTTERLY BRILLIANT! For a Booker prize winner, it sucked me in from the very first page - of course, it's the Booker of Bookers and all that. Although I dunno if it will top The God of Small Things for me at least. But it's massively compulsive reading!

gabbysun on January 13th, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
*g* I'll take your word for it!
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Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on January 14th, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
I'm Hungry.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2005 06:28 am (UTC)
And I just got the PG Wodehouse reference. Woo!
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on January 18th, 2005 03:40 am (UTC)
AAARG! FINALLY!

I worship at the alter of The Wooster.
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