Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A Note from the Lazy Hungover Bastard

Thanks to World Beater for calling me that. I am not, however, hungover and not being lazy is why my posting rate has slumped. I face a mountain of work. I shall continue to blog but probably not so much in the mornings. I have to read most of the London Library - a great and eccentric institution whose metal floors result in perversely pleasurable static shocks as one browses - and I read better in the mornings so my postings will probably come later. It doesn't seem to matter whether I post or not. Nige's erudite posts are keeping up the traffic at commendable levels. Perhaps I shall try to keep you informed from my reading. Actual news seems to be passing me by. I have observed, however, that all male television presenters now look like estate agents. This may be because, as Nige has observed, their natural trade is going under. Or because the estate agent look - perfect hair, tight suits, noisy ties, bland but criminal features - is regarded as some kind of ideal.

11 comments:

  1. Apologies Bryan for calling you lazy.

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  2. and a bastard.

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  3. you forgot the long pointy shoes, or am I ignorant, with my broad feet, that everyone wears them?

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  4. Glad you've responded so fast to Messrs Brown and Balls and taken up this reading lark. Keep it up and you might never get another ASBO.

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  5. PS. If you want a real shock in that place, try the periodicals level where they keep 'Foreign Affairs' with its glass floors. Really nasty.

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  6. Is this a new book?

    I struggle to understand how movement over a metallic surface gives rise to electrical discharges. Even if you're wearing Hush Puppies.

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  7. There is some dispute over the nature of this work, could be a book. I, too, am puzzled by the static shocks when I work on these metal floors. God knows, I do not wear Hush Puppies. But they happen.

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  8. The estate agent look is also the temp agent look, though most handlers are women. The women are usually blonde Stepford Wives; the men all have £50 haircuts.

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  9. Hush Puppies are not necessarily bad...

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  10. Ah yes, I forgot you were an HP man, Nige. It's the name.....

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  11. ... but some of them are indeed very bad.

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