Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Grabber-Thumper Picture Caption

Brideshead Revisited - the Sequel.

23 comments:

  1. Brideshead Visited - the Prequel

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  2. Bryan ''who's nicked me roll of lino?'' Appleyard consoled by The Ragged Trousered Philanderer.

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  3. Hopefuls Audition for New Men's Makeover Show: Does My Bonce Look Big In This?

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  4. Bryan gives viewers a subtle clue; ''I'll be 'enhancing' this part of the image later''.

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  5. ''git yer remainders 'ere! fourpence a pound, luvly remainders! missus, if they was any cheaper I'd be payin' yer to read 'em...''

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  6. ''...and for you luv (wink), I got some in the back of the truck I ain't coloured in!''

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  7. Susan B., noting B's long eyelashes,August 26, 2007 6:13 pm

    Who is Sebastian Flyte?

    Got to admit, by American standards, you Brits often look fey/gay in ways you don't intend. I adore Bill Nighy, as you know, but my husband finds his movements effeminate -- American guys just don't move that way, don't put their arms around their friends, and so forth. It's sad and you fellows are in the right. Come remake us. And get our guys to wear their clothes with style.

    Who is Grabber? I'm reading the title of the book he's holding and I think "Dave Pelzer." But he can't be that poor soul.

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  8. Is he called Grabber because that's what he appears to be doing to Mr. A's arse?

    and Mr. A's heart is thumping, obviously.


    Susan, Richard Gere? one of the funniest interviews I read was Michael Caine being asked whether he thought Gere was gay. He said, ''No, I wouldn't say he's gay but if they ever found themselves short-handed, he'd help out.''

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  9. 'Grabber and Thumper look on in admiration as Ian Russell once again slaughters the opposition in the caption contest. If the contest goes to a second day, all posting records should be shattered'

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  10. Norfolk journalists injured by reversing Ford pick-up as they pose for photograph.

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  11. it's been staring me in the face and I've only just noticed it: shirt in or shirt out? we need to know!

    it's really confusing because you've got far better togs - I mean, poor Grabber looks like he shops at Roadies Were Us - but I favour the belt and tuck-in style.

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  12. 'Pelzer's agents re-launch 'The Lost Boy' at Norfolk book fair'

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  13. As you say, Ian, tuck in/tuck out is a major issue and I have now moved over to tuck-in. That shirt, however, is simply too voluminous. And, Gordon, Grabber is the opposite of a journalist, he is a literary agent - not mine.

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  14. Well, Susan, I'm an American and I've been known to put my arm around a male friend from time to time and to let a male friend put his arm around me. I would worry if I worried about that. Of course, shallow as I am, I worry about little.

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  15. Thank you, Frank, Grabber and I are very secure in our sexuality. Grabber worryingly so.

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  16. Susan B., chastened,August 27, 2007 2:32 pm

    What can I say? An impression is an impression, sorry Frank.

    By the way, Frankster, Allan and I went down to the Dupree yesterday to see Debbie's drawings and the place was closed -- despite our having called and its stated hours. Very annoying. Somewhat mitigated by mojitos and fried plaintains at the Miami Cafe on South Street.

    Bryan, I think you are adorably handsome in your "blouson," with your mate. Sorry if I offended.

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  17. No, no, Susan, not offended, amused. And, now I think about it, I see American men embracing on TV all the time. Perhaps I'm watching the wrong kind of show.

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  18. One could draw many slightly inaccurate conclusions after watching too many episodes of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

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  19. Seriously, Gordon's contribution gets my vote (even though it appears you've already decided).

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  20. 'Pentapeptides go missing in Nadine & Baggott (ITV, 9pm)'

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  21. Look, I've only got one arm, so lay off the innuendos, all right?

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