Friday, 17 September 2010

Mind Like a Cesspit

Is it just me or was the play listed on BBC Radio Four's schedule last Monday rather unfortunately named? It was described as being a dark drama set in the heart of Soho's gay scene and its title was "The Cracks".


While we're on the subject (what subject?) I am reminded of the time when I was living in Belgrade and an old Serbian man was reportedly attacked by unknown assailants on Kosovo Polje and left with an empty Kneza Mihajlovic mineral water bottle shoved up his bum. This piece of news, largely thanks to the unusual involvement of the glass container, was covered widely in the newspapers of the world. As a result, my aunt went to enormous trouble to ring me (in the days before it was easy to get through on the telephone to what was still essentially a Communist country) to ask which end of the bottle had been used. Clearly, impure minds run in the family.

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  1. I don't blame her, it a crucial detail of the story. In Africa they use pineapples.

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  2. I'm going to be very careful where I source my pineapples from now on.

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  3. Ah, the old "I was attacked by some unknown assailants and they did this to me" excuse. Up there (so to speak) with "I accidentally sat down on it".

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  4. She was obviously wondering if somebody could get threepence back off the empties.

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  5. Gaw - You are very brave to impugn a member of such a noble race
    Kevin - I didn't realise you knew her

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  6. I'm sure she'd like you too, Nurse, although the thing she is most fond of these days is large quantities of strong drink.

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