August 15th, 2005

hugh house

Dancing The Entropy Tango

Here is a random meme.
From bonspiel
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal...along with these instructions.

Michael Moorcock
The Condition Of Muzak ("the final novel of the Cornelius quartet" allegedly)
He looked back towards the darkened dolphinarium in time to see the colonel and his brother ascending the steps to the street.


And it's on the desk, along with my multitude of writing notebooks, because of the whole stupid Jerry Cornelius/dS crossover part of me wants to write (the other part is gibbering slowly in a corner). The thing is, the more I think about it, the more I think that Meg Thatcher is Miss Brunner. Scary.

I think I need a Jerry icon. Or maybe Catherine.
hugh house

just trying something out


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edit: oh bugger, I did not spend hours of my carbon dioxide producing timescale just for this to go wrong. *curses html* *curses urge to emulate jerry cornelius*

Now you know what I meant about jerry being wtf-inducing. [tt] tags do not work. neither does [blockquote]

Double edit: you do not want to see how much html it took to do this. Am still annoyed that html is spelled in American... it caused me much trouble.
hugh house

Mounties and Chips (actually, we had rosti, they're nicer)

Was watching University Challenge on the tv (americans, think College Bowl), when a question about The Britsh and American Act being the basis of the constitution of which country came up. Of course, I got it right, it was Canada.

Dosk: You're obsessed with Canada
Me: Mmmhmm
Dosk: You're obsessed with Mounties. You're going to catch one one day, and it will turn out to be a Turnbull and you'll throw him back...
Me: Nu-uh
Me: we're going to catch them with big nets
Dosk: What about a bear trap?
Me: That will hurt them...
Dosk: With the teeth taken off and heavily padded
Me: Hmmm
Dosk: And then the red in their suits will run in the wash and they'll lose their Mountie essence.

ENTER OBLIGATORY QUESTION ABOUT THE SPEED OF LIGHT, WHICH I GET RIGHT SINCE DOSK THINKS THE ANSWER IS THE ASTRONOMICAL CONSTANT, THEN DOSK ATTEMPTS TO TELL ME WHAT THE SPEED OF LIGHT ACTUALLY IS AND WHAT IT DOES, SO I BLANK OUT...

Me: This is so going in my journal.
Dosk: Why? You never put any of my interesting facts in there, just the thing about Garak and...
Me: Because my journal people aren't interested in the speed of light, they're interested in Mounties...