Thursday, 11 January 2007

"AH DUNNO!"

A daily open thread for gossip, jokes, and personal notes.

Anticant's thought for today:

"Destiny is in ourselves, but we have to go out into the world to meet it."
- CHARLOTTE WOLFF

14 comments:

Jose said...

Well I'd rather say destiny is not only in ourselves but in the confluence of others' destinies with ours. We're all of us interdependent.

butwhatif said...

That Wolff lady would never have got a job with Readers Digest. ("Destiny comes, registered post, to your doorstep.")

anticant said...

The Wolff lady was a most unusual person. I'll blog about her soon. A Jewish psychologist, refugee from the Nazis, she did hand-readings in Paris and London for celebrities including the Duchess of Windsor, Virgina Wolff, and Aldous Huxley!

zola said...

That explains it.

zola said...

I propose that we ban the term "Readers Digest" from all future posts and comments.

BTW : If those damned Bloomsbury type bloomers get waved around this site then expect the worst !!!
Ice berlin was the limit.
Be warned the beagle will be sniffing around the Burrow for any bloomers.

butwhatif said...

Come on Zola - you just don't appreciate how stifled and cramped the climate in the UK has become over the past few years. Roll on, AC, with your Bloomsbury set, and indeed with IB. We need a damn good 'whig out'. (And IB really was one, IMHO, despite his attacks on whiggish notions of historical inevitability.)

It's impossible to ban Readers Digest from future posts, Zola. Just ask that helpful UK postman, who tried recently to tell his customers how avoid all those RD "You are a winner!" mail shots. He nearly lost his job over it.

i have 4 free digital cameras said...

A tale of our times is Reader's Digest. Inertia selling.
Get your free gift and then forget to cancel your direct debit and you pay for it for a long time.
Much the same as Nu-Lab.
In fact, same as any party at the moment, though we have given Tony a direct debit which he has given to BushyBaby.

Judge anticant said...

Zola, if you carry on in this vein you will be accused of entry-ism and given a show trial for bourgeous deviationism.

Any further insinuations from you or anyone else that posts in the burrow are plagiarised from the Readers Digest and do not emanate in all their pristine purity from the richly tangled skeins of anticant's and ben trovato's memory holdall will be regarded as lese majeste and receive condign punishment from the Beadle, who is even now gearing up for an orgy of knicker stripping. You have been warned!

By Order

butwhatif said...

Confession time: I read Freddy Forsythe's "Day of the Jackal" via one of those Reader's Digest 'condensed versions'. It should have said "Just add your own milk and stir" on the inside of the jacket.

But save me time, it did. Hooray for condescending condensation.

ben trovato said...

Cor! You'll be admitting to enjoying Jeffrey Archer next! How low can you go?

For syndication rights to the burrow's priceless inimitable gems, apply to our agents, Messrs. Floggit & Hifee.

lavenderblue said...

Butwhatif....
I thought all your mail came in Plain Brown Packages............

zola said...

What is this thing that Butwhatif has with a bit of brown?
love to know.

lavenderblue said...

Butwhatif moves in a mysterious way....not to mention somewhat restricted since he opened his latest Brown packages.

Judge anticant said...

The above three comments should have been posted on the "Political Basket Case" thread.

It would appear from this new evidence that whereas the Tories used to deal in brown envelopes, New Labour have escalated to using Brown packages [lined with ermine]. Dame Eliza and Chief Commissioner Sir Useless Sniffer have been detailed to investigate, and their report is awaited with apprehension in Nos 10 and 11 Downing Street, and with eager curiosity everywhere else.