Gipsy! Give me your tears! If you will not give them to me, I will take them from you!

10 November 2006

  1. Point the first:
    Conferring was yesterday, so that meant a half-day off work. And I’ve another half day today. Yay for half days. Plus I’ll be taking the 23rd off, and maybe the 24th, so November is a great day for its lack of work. Plus Christmas holidays start on the 20th of Dec till Jan 3rd. Which is nice.
  2. Uimhir a dó:
    Went to see Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan last night. That is some pretty fucked up shit and no mistakes. Hilarious, but fucked up. And in case you’ve seen it and are wondering what is real and what isn’t Salon have a guide so you don’t have to do any work of your own.
  3. 3:
    I’m turning into a racist, or maybe just a poster-racist. Honestly. Seeing all those Polish ads up with no word of English is starting to bug me. Not as much as the dud who scribbled “Write in fucking English” on the Polish note[1] in out apartment block.
  4. Point the 4th:
    It felt really Christmassy yesterday. But I still haven’t bought any presents yet.
  5. FIVE:
    Those Brian O’Driscoll posters[2] on the sides of Dublin Bus look shockingly bad.
  6. Point the 6th:
    The end.


  1. despite the fact that the English version was next to it
  2. google is no help to me today so I can’t post an example

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6 Responses

  1. anne says:

    13 days of holidays for Crimbo? Are you playing with us???

    Hey, the Polish plumber is very good-looking. Count your blessings.

    I do hope you'll keep looking for an example of Brian O'Driscoll's badness, because dangling it in front of us like that without delivering is severely frowned upon by Amnesty International.

  2. I wouldn't call Borat hilarious, but it certainly had hilarious moments. The naked fight in the hotel bedroom is worth watching over and over again. Actually it kind of turned me on, especially the huge blubbery guy.

    But then there were parts like the loudmouth boys in the trailer, that were fascinating but not exactly mirthsome. And some sequences like the chap teaching American humour that were just lame.

    OK, I wasn't really turned on. I just said that.

  3. Fence says:

    I suppose if you are desperate I could take a photo of a bus Anne. Course it'd most likely be another month before I managed to get around to uploading it.

    Mal, it was hilarious. I don't think I've ever laughed more at the kino.

  4. Harlequin says:

    1. Glad you're enjoying being layzee
    2. So didja need the spare pair of clean pants then? Fella and I will probably go over the next few days.
    3. I remember reading somewhere (she said vaguely) about signs up in some furrin langwich around Dublin that were blatantly advertising backstreet abortions and the first the Gardaí knew about it was when someone who read furrin called to complain. Led to arrests and charges. Right under their noses.
    4. I didn't feel Christmassy. Just tired.
    5. They're shocking terrible alright.
    6. I took snuff tonight. Brilliant. Especially since I'm rereading Regency Buck this week! :-)

  5. Kelly says:

    Fency, I was watching Borat with my SON. We laughed so hard, though – oh my GOD. But even the little old ladies in the theater were laughing at the naked wrestling part, so even though it was offensive (and it was offensive at probably every level throughout the movie), it didn't actually strike at the heart of offense. You know what I mean? There was such an innocence about it. Anyway, I liked it.

  6. Fence says:

    H, no new knickers were needed, though I did pee before the film (am I sharing too much ;) ).

    Kells, so very very offensive, and yet, as you say, strangely innocent and acceptable. I did have to look away during parts of that wrestling scene though.