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Sunday, November 05, 2006

I don't know why he's an opera singer

Today is the twelth aniversary of the following exchange. See if you can spot the horrible mistake.

"Pete: Hey, it's bonfire night! Let's go to the park and burn Catholics! There's a funfair!
Gabe: Let's hit up those rides! I'll sit next to you!
Me: OK guys, let me just finish this home-made soup! It's 90% fat!
All: Awesome!"

That's right: the horrible mistake was that we all over-used exclamation marks.


At 7:19 am, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Dan Marino, Former Quarterback of the Miami Dolphins said...

And the result was one of my best days in England. God bless Bonfire Night - though I'm sure you would've preferred it without the soup. At least you were a badass about the whole thing.

At 8:13 am, November 06, 2006, Anonymous DMFQOTMD said...

"Invisible Pink Unicorns are beings of great spiritual power. We know this because they are capable of being invisible and pink at the same time. Like all religions, the Faith of the Invisible Pink Unicorns is based upon both logic and faith. We have faith that they are pink; we logically know that they are invisible because we can't see them."

At 9:05 am, November 06, 2006, Blogger Nathan said...

Now, I love the IPU (blessed be her holy hooves) as much as the next guy, but I'm not sure I see her relevance to Bonfire night.

At 3:03 pm, November 07, 2006, Blogger Maxwell Edison said...

On an unrelated tangent, I quite liked being a Steel town girl on a saturday night, but Garfunkel will do if that's what's on offer.

At 3:47 pm, November 07, 2006, Blogger Nathan said...

It was a reference to that song, that I guess was from a film? It goes on to state that said steel-town girl is a maniac in dance-floor contexts. I thought it was kind of clever, although it would have been better if it were "An industrial revelution town girl on a staurday night". A pig-iron girl on a saturday night?

Anyway, the Garfunkel on the Water name was implied as part of my quasi-religious titles series. I don't know why, but "on the water" just makes a name sound mystic.

At 12:59 pm, November 08, 2006, Anonymous Emathy said...

There is nothing wrong with over-using exclamation marks!!! And as for the soup, its beauty resounds frequently in my mind!


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