Saturday, 3 November 2007


Memed by Lucy. Okay Five things I’m proud of but others would consider lame. Lucky the question wasn’t Five things I’m NOT proud of but others would (rightly) consider lame!

1) I am a Doctor Who fan. A Sci fi geek. Trouble is, that’s no longer something to be ashamed of. The geeks have inherited the Earth! I remember buying DWM in WHSmiths just after the first new series had aired, and the young lady on the till saying “Dr Who?” in a voice that I took to mean *sad!* before continuing: “When‘s it coming back then?” Wasn’t it better when these things were secret guilty pleasures? Well, no. As The Smiths said, them were rotten days.*

2) I stayed in and watched Music and Lyrics with The Girlfriend last weekend. Now I could say I tolerated it for her sake, but the truth is: I liked it. I even cried a little bit at the end. Oh yes. And I was sober. I don’t mind Rom Coms anyway. Why are lame films about lurve considered, well… lame, but lame films about killing people are cool? Don’t get me wrong, I like both, but who decides these things? And why do we listen to them??

3) I prefer staying in with The Girlfriend watching lame Hugh Grant movies** to going out these days. Yes, I am old and boring, and (nearly) old enough not to care.

4) I am happier working than “chilling” - Arnopp blogged about this somewhere
here and he’s right. Me get bored when have nothing to do. Me like to work. Me trying to convince myself of this as will have to get paid work soon.

5) I will kill again. Only joking. or am I?? Wha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Right, I meme
Stuart , Jon, Oli, Pillock and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Or Robin if any of the above are too busy appeasing any human rights abusing tyrannical Oligarchs.

* being a Smiths fan - also no longer lame.

** Not exclusively Hugh Grant films, I mean I wouldn’t want you to think that I’m some huge Hugh Grant fetishist, I mean I‘ve only dabbled a few times, ok? I can control it, it’s not a big thing. Why are you all looking at me like that??


Anonymous said...

"Why are lame films about lurve considered, well… lame, but lame films about killing people are cool? Don’t get me wrong, I like both, but who decides these things? And why do we listen to them??"

Never a truer word spoken! As you can probably guess, I'm another *not so secret* Hugh Grant rom-com fetishist. And no, I don't care! Better than crap starring Vin Diesel. At least Grant has some kind of charm and screen presence.

Lucy said...

I bloody fancy Hugh Grant. A lot. Even tho he's an old public school boy fob with daft hair. He's pleasingly witty and easy on the eye. And tall. Everything I look for in a fella. Apart from the fact he's old enough to be my Dad of course.

Suitably lame list, Mart. let's not forget the time you and me went to the cinema and both cried a bit at the end of WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW YOUR FATHER? I'd like to say it was years and years ago when we were just small, easily influenced children, yet sadly it was only four short weeks ago... And my bloody mascara ran.

Jon Peacey said...

Ta for the tag! Done and done! Unfortunately, having just checked what I put down it all seems staggeringly non-lame and entirely rational... apart from the bit about cats... and the fact that I can't count and confessed to six sins.

I caught Hugh Grant on a repeat of Top Gear the other day doing the Star-in-a-reasonably-priced-car (I'd love to do that) and he came across as a jolly nice chap and it really annoyed me because he's a 'public school boy fob with daft hair' (couldn't put that any better). He'd have to be a child prodigy to be my father...

Oli said...

Obliged. :)

Jon Peacey said...

"Wasn’t it better when these things were secret guilty pleasures?"

I never bought DWM when it wasn't a guilty pleasure. I gave up before a new series had even become a glint in RTD's eye... they'd got to the stage where they were interviewing JNT's next door neighbour's cousin's cat for insights on the show... or that's what it had started to feel like!