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Old 31st Oct 2006, 20:51   #51
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Don't know. They're 'Sarf Lahndan - Hard as Fuck' (the t-shirts said) so maybe it's a different one. But it still popped into my head.

There are myriad London references in their lyrics: 24 Minutes to Tulse Hill, The Only Living Boy In New Cross, Taking of Peckham 123, And God Created Brixton, etc.

Looks like a south of the river leaning there, duntit?
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Old 31st Oct 2006, 21:12   #52
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Sarf london - Well, yes, that explains it. I just noticed all the London refs in the lyrics (having looked at Itunes). Anyway, got sucked into downloading a load of stuff I might regret in the cold light of day, such as some Sigue Sigue Sputnick and Steeleye Span (no, really. . . but it seemed a good idea at the time, reliving some stuff from childhood, LPs that my parents had). Oh dear . . .
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Old 31st Oct 2006, 21:13   #53
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Hm, you girls didn't disconnect the doorbell did you??
We had a group of three just now but they were only partial t-o-t-ers, since they were my son's goth friends come round for him to wander around town with them. They got chocolate anyway
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No visitors at all to our house, though clearly there had been in other parts of the town, evidenced by a traffic bollard balanced on the roof of a VW Golf this morning...
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Old 1st Nov 2006, 9:40   #55
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None to my house either, hurrah. But I actually have disconnected the doorbell. It's connected to a battery unit that's too low in the entryway, I found my one year old wandering around sucking on a D-cell the other day.

Our sitting room window looks directly out to the street, though, I would have seen anyone coming.
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Old 2nd Nov 2006, 11:43   #56
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The wonderful illustrators Kozyndan obviously went to a party the other night - and check out this photo of Rapunzel and a Whoopee Cushion! Genius.
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I missed the whole thing as I was away, but Mrs Junk Monkey videod the bunch of guisers who came around to perform Boney M's Rasputin for (at?) me.

(For those of you Saaf of the border: Guising is not the same as Trick or Treating in that the guisers have to do a party piece to earn their treats not just threaten mayhem).
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Stewart's a ghost ship. (Where's the chest hair? ) And I'm thinking about going as a battered Fannie Mae. What are some other Palimps' ideas for costumes this year?
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(For those of you Saaf of the border: Guising is not the same as Trick or Treating in that the guisers have to do a party piece to earn their treats not just threaten mayhem).
I seem to have blanked that part of it from my memory. I do remember trawling round the streets of our estate, in various get-ups, but the party piece bit I just canny mind. Maybe because it was mortifying . . .? Who knows. Peanuts. Hundreds of them. That's what sticks in the memory.
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My brothers and I used to dress up and go guising around the couple of streets around our house. The party piece was the same every year - we rehearsed the song "My grandfather's clock was too tall for the shelf..." with my youngest brother singing 'tick-tock' all the way through.

There was decent money to be made guising in those days (in Dundee)!
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