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20 June 2009


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Mr H is often referred to as Competitive Dad... Do you also remember the character Mark Williams played in the Fast Show as the Dad with the suitcases, running around shouting 'Come on, girls' to the wife & 2 daughters? Been there as well.
The show was brilliant. Ted and Ralph were great as well.

Hilarious - a good Saturday laugh. Thanks D.

Adored The Fast Show, especially the old buffer who told stories, or rather wittered on and then added that he was very, very drunk (at the time of the incident he was relating.) Ted and Ralph great, and also the young lad who marched along with an ever-changing backcloth for which everything was "Brilliant!" Jesse's best diet was the week he had mostly been eating Bourbon biscuits. No, perhaps the very best was when he emerged out of his little hut only to walk right back in again without telling us his latest diet!

I do indeed know that type! So full of misplaced confidence and unaware of the cringing of those around them!

My favourite episode of the Fast Show, needless to say, was the one that Johnny Depp guest-starred in. That was very, very funny. LOL!

The Fast Show as brilliant and put so many new sayings into our vocabulary (which was nice).

Glad you all enjoyed the clip and , of course, now I want to go and watch the entire three series from start to finish.

Jay, I deliberately didn't put the sketch with Johnny there - I regard him as yours . . .

Hope you're all having a happy summer Sunday and that it's not too scorchio for you.

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Thought for life

  • The House of Breath, William Goyen
    We are the carriers of lives and legends - who knows the unseen frescoes on the private walls of the skull?

Thinking about . . .

  • Daniel Klein, Travels with Epicurus
    I too listen to music more and more. Throughout my life, music has stirred me more than any other art form, and now, in old age, I find myself listening to it almost every evening, usually alone, for hours at a time.
  • Julia Blackburn, Thin Paths
    I began writing because I liked to write things down. I learnt foreign languages because they seemed to enter my head by a process of osmosis.
  • Joan Bakewell, Stop the Clocks
    I live contentedly alone. It's better that way and I am often thoughtful about what has been and what might have been. There are many like me.
  • Patti Smith, M Train
    Oh to be reborn within the pages of a book.
  • Patti Smith, M Train
    Why is it that we lose the things we love, and things cavalier cling to us and will be the measure of our worth after we’re gone?
  • Judith Kerr, Observer Magazine, 22 November 2015
    I don't believe in God. I find it much easier to believe in ancestors. I like to imagine they are pointing us in the right direction.

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