Book Club

greg66_tri_v2.0
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edited December 2008 in Commuting chat
The first rule of Book Club is that no one talks about Book Club ...

So. MrsG66 has Book Club round. It's like a fcuking dinner party in here, except I'm not invited. Like a large and unwelcome rat, I grab whatever food I can hold during brief and unwelcome visits to the kitchen.

Has anyone else suffered from "Book Club"? Or am I alone in my plight.


In related news, I watched the last 10 mins of "Mad About Your Garden".

Ellie makes me go all tingly. In a bad way. :twisted:
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  • Greg66 wrote:

    Has anyone else suffered from "Book Club"? Or am I alone in my plight.

    I can't talk about it...

    I've been invited to many. Never attended. If one was held in my house I'd make damn sure to subject them all to my views on whatever they had read...

    Especially if it's one of those 'oh woe is me I was abused' books.

    No offence meant to Mrs 66 of course.
  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    Nope.

    Sofa's not big enough.

    I'd welcome them though. Provided they brought scotch eggs. Anyone who brings scotch eggs is welcome in my house.
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  • spen666
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    I never read the books I was supposed to study for my English Literature O'Levels, so I'm unlikely to read others for "pleasure"
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  • spen666 wrote:
    I never read the books I was supposed to study for my English Literature O'Levels, so I'm unlikely to read others for "pleasure"

    Ditto. It's surprisingly easy to nail an exam about Henry IV without having read it.

    And Scotch Eggs FFS? It's a well known fact that no matter how much you chew a scotch egg, they reform perfectly in your lower intestine, park u, and sit there for a year.

    Instant constipation.
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  • don_don
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    Can't say I've suffered as such, since Mrs. don_don has gone to her mates' places for book-club up until now. It seems more like an excuse to get p1ssed and have a laugh if you ask me.

    They might come over to our place soon, which is fine, since its a group of rather attractive yummy-mummies :D

    I may even serve drinks and canapes clad in nothing but a thong and a dickie-bow :shock:
  • batch78
    batch78 Posts: 1,320
    They might come over to our place soon, which is fine, since its a group of rather attractive yummy-mummies

    Photos or it never happened :wink:
    I may even serve drinks and canapes clad in nothing but a thong and a dickie-bow

    On second thoughts, maybe not. :lol:
  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    Greg66 wrote:
    And Scotch Eggs FFS? It's a well known fact that no matter how much you chew a scotch egg, they reform perfectly in your lower intestine, park u, and sit there for a year.

    Instant constipation.

    Never had that constipation problem; your bowels evolve X-Men stylee to deal with them.

    Besides, it's well known that Scotch Eggs are an excellent recovery food - I read in C+ earlier this year.

    And they're ace. Food, of, the Gods.
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  • itboffin
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    G66 is taking very powerful drugs, this "club" you speak of G66 did they all look strangely similar, same face, height, hair, clothes even... all standing or sitting at the same time?

    Have you been spending hours checking out the flock wallpaper? the floor? your hands?

    And you do realise that's not the TV you we're watching, it was the washing machine :shock:

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  • Greg66 wrote:
    The first rule of Book Club is that no one talks about Book Club ...

    So. MrsG66 has Book Club round. It's like a fcuking dinner party in here, except I'm not invited. Like a large and unwelcome rat, I grab whatever food I can hold during brief and unwelcome visits to the kitchen.

    Has anyone else suffered from "Book Club"? Or am I alone in my plight.


    In related news, I watched the last 10 mins of "Mad About Your Garden".

    Ellie makes me go all tingly. In a bad way. :twisted:
    You are so easily fooled. They just pull the books out when they hear you coming. The stuff they have to put away is so skimpy, its not a problem to hide it.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,062
    Greg66 wrote:
    The first rule of Book Club is that no one talks about Book Club ...

    So. MrsG66 has Book Club round. It's like a fcuking dinner party in here, except I'm not invited. Like a large and unwelcome rat, I grab whatever food I can hold during brief and unwelcome visits to the kitchen.

    Has anyone else suffered from "Book Club"? Or am I alone in my plight.


    In related news, I watched the last 10 mins of "Mad About Your Garden".

    Ellie makes me go all tingly. In a bad way. :twisted:
    You are so easily fooled. They just pull the books out when they hear you coming. The stuff they have to put away is so skimpy, its not a problem to hide it.

    You might stand half a chance if you'd just stop with all the "exterminate, exterminate!"

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  • il_principe
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    don_don wrote:
    Can't say I've suffered as such, since Mrs. don_don has gone to her mates' places for book-club up until now. It seems more like an excuse to get p1ssed and have a laugh if you ask me.

    They might come over to our place soon, which is fine, since its a group of rather attractive yummy-mummies :D

    I may even serve drinks and canapes clad in nothing but a thong and a dickie-bow :shock:

    Mrs Don Don eh? Well I never. Puts your relentless pursuit of LiT in a new light.
    :lol:
  • Greg T
    Greg T Posts: 3,266
    Mrs Don Don eh? Well I never. Puts your relentless pursuit of LiT in a new light.
    :lol:

    LiTs is prime other woman material.

    Met on t'internet = YES
    Foxy = YES
    Fun = YES

    The only hurdle you have to overcome is convincing her that embarking on a painful and ultimately disasterous liason with a married man who's frankly past his best and just bored and has the hump with his Mrs for mismatching his favourite socks is a good idea.

    This is quite a big ask as

    Stupid = NO

    There again I like to think that she has low moral standards so you might get lucky.
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  • Greg T wrote:

    LiTs is prime other woman material.

    Met on t'internet = YES

    Ah, yes, but she's not Thai, is she? And he only met her on t'internet, he didn't buy her, did he? So not really a top-drawer t'internet acquisition.
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  • Greg66 wrote:
    Greg T wrote:

    LiTs is prime other woman material.

    Met on t'internet = YES

    Ah, yes, but she's not Thai, is she? And he only met her on t'internet, he didn't buy her, did he? So not really a top-drawer t'internet acquisition.
    This thread isn't going well.
  • DonDaddyD
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    Greg66 wrote:
    The first rule of Book Club is that no one talks about Book Club ...

    So. MrsG66 has Book Club round. It's like a fcuking dinner party in here, except I'm not invited. Like a large and unwelcome rat, I grab whatever food I can hold during brief and unwelcome visits to the kitchen.

    Has anyone else suffered from "Book Club"? Or am I alone in my plight.


    In related news, I watched the last 10 mins of "Mad About Your Garden".

    Ellie makes me go all tingly. In a bad way. :twisted:

    Book Club? Remember when I jokingly said "When I grow up I want your life" Well I don't. Book Club!? Bah

    My advice:

    Join said book club, explain that you have chosen not to read the book the group suggested and that you've decided to read Ultimates volume 2

    Explain that firstly comics are stories expressing the social climate (at the time of being written) cast under a futuristic/sci-fi/fantasy setting thereby making them an expression of post-modernism. I.e. Captain America is always the post-modern All American solider. His recent death and mantle being handed to Bucky who carry's a gun and (as a character) open to flaws, fear and mistake justifies this claim.

    Continue to explain that the book (you read) intends upon itself to be an expression of the fear bought about by America's recent foreign policy and desire to sort the Middle East out.

    America in the book gathers super-powered people to use them as 'persons of Mass destruction'. Having agreed never to deploy or use their newly acquired weapons outside their continent, this agreement is quickly broken when Captain America is used to save hostages being held in Iraq. Later the Ultimates (the team of super powered people) are used to relocate people in a Middle East country for their own gain. These actions result in retaliation from Russia, China and those who Bush deemed the 'Axis of Evil'. The retaliation resulted in America being toppled in a day culminating in the Statue of Liberty being torn down....

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    Never had that constipation problem; your bowels evolve X-Men stylee to deal with them.

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    Other characters also have advance healing but aren't Homo superiors such as the Hulk, who is the result of actual an freak mutation through the exposure of Gamma Radiation giving physical form to Dr Banner's numerous personalities bought about by the abuse he endured by his father.

    *Geek alert*

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    Can't say I've suffered as such, since Mrs. don_don has gone to her mates' places for book-club up until now.

    Is that what you’re calling Lost_in_Thought now!? :shock:

    I'm bitter today....
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  • biondino
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    tl;dr
  • Clever Pun
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    DDD you read the watchmen???
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  • DonDaddyD
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    Clever Pun wrote:
    DDD you read the watchmen???

    Isn't that Alan Moore?

    No I haven't, I've been desperately meaning to! Ultimates apparantly is very much like Watchmen.
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  • fury21
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    Greg66 wrote:
    In related news, I watched the last 10 mins of "Mad About Your Garden".

    Ellie makes me go all tingly. In a bad way. :twisted:
    yeah the garden 'wildlife' caught my attention too.
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  • fury21 wrote:
    Greg66 wrote:
    In related news, I watched the last 10 mins of "Mad About Your Garden".

    Ellie makes me go all tingly. In a bad way. :twisted:
    yeah the garden 'wildlife' caught my attention too.
    Did you guys like Monty Don, or no? Rugged, intelligent...
  • DonDaddyD
    DonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    fury21 wrote:
    Greg66 wrote:
    In related news, I watched the last 10 mins of "Mad About Your Garden".

    Ellie makes me go all tingly. In a bad way. :twisted:
    yeah the garden 'wildlife' caught my attention too.
    Did you guys like Monty Don, or no? Rugged, intelligent...

    What the hell are you guys talking about!
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  • DonDaddyD wrote:
    fury21 wrote:
    Greg66 wrote:
    In related news, I watched the last 10 mins of "Mad About Your Garden".

    Ellie makes me go all tingly. In a bad way. :twisted:
    yeah the garden 'wildlife' caught my attention too.
    Did you guys like Monty Don, or no? Rugged, intelligent...

    What the hell are you guys talking about!
    What about Percy Thrower? In his heyday, he was quite a catch.
  • Clever Pun
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    DonDaddyD wrote:
    Clever Pun wrote:
    DDD you read the watchmen???

    Isn't that Alan Moore?

    No I haven't, I've been desperately meaning to! Ultimates apparantly is very much like Watchmen.

    yep that's the one.... read it before the movie next year...

    it's excellent
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  • Clever Pun
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    DonDaddyD wrote:
    fury21 wrote:
    Greg66 wrote:
    In related news, I watched the last 10 mins of "Mad About Your Garden".

    Ellie makes me go all tingly. In a bad way. :twisted:
    yeah the garden 'wildlife' caught my attention too.
    Did you guys like Monty Don, or no? Rugged, intelligent...

    What the hell are you guys talking about!

    this

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/wildaboutyourgarden/images/homepage/gallery_ellie_harrison.jpg
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  • DonDaddyD
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    The Irony is, Greg's thread about 'I hate book clubs' is slowly becoming a book club thread.
    Clever Pun wrote:
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    Clever Pun wrote:
    DDD you read the watchmen???

    Isn't that Alan Moore?

    No I haven't, I've been desperately meaning to! Ultimates apparantly is very much like Watchmen.

    yep that's the one.... read it before the movie next year...

    it's excellent

    Not a big fan of comic books being adapted into movies especially when they are based on actual the story (those that I've read in any case). X-men and Spider-man are the main culprits of this. Though I did like Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and Batman Dark Knight. In fact that was than the story it was based loosely on (Long Halloween) but that could be attributed to my absolute disgust for all things Jeph Loeb (I don't even like the way his name is spelt).

    I really want to see Wanted though.

    Also Captain America, Avengers and Thor (my all time favourite comic book hero) have films planned to be released in coming years.
    Clever Pun wrote:

    Not really my type to be honest.
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  • Coriander
    Coriander Posts: 1,326
    Clever Pun wrote:
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    fury21 wrote:
    Greg66 wrote:
    In related news, I watched the last 10 mins of "Mad About Your Garden".

    Ellie makes me go all tingly. In a bad way. :twisted:
    yeah the garden 'wildlife' caught my attention too.
    Did you guys like Monty Don, or no? Rugged, intelligent...

    What the hell are you guys talking about!

    this

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/wildaboutyourgarden/images/homepage/gallery_ellie_harrison.jpg

    No, we're not, we're talking about this

    http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/0 ... 68x692.jpg

    Mmmmmmm....
  • don_don
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    Greg T wrote:
    Mrs Don Don eh? Well I never. Puts your relentless pursuit of LiT in a new light.
    :lol:

    LiTs is prime other woman material.

    Met on t'internet = YES
    Foxy = YES
    Fun = YES

    The only hurdle you have to overcome is convincing her that embarking on a painful and ultimately disasterous liason with a married man who's frankly past his best and just bored and has the hump with his Mrs for mismatching his favourite socks is a good idea.

    This is quite a big ask as

    Stupid = NO

    There again I like to think that she has low moral standards so you might get lucky.

    Well, those of you that followed that particular thread will know that GregT is my dad, so generally I respect his opinion...

    But, "past his best"? I'm a little hurt :(

    Having said that, I've been thrown into emotional turmoil now we know that LiT is really Big Dave the Trucker :shock:

    I'm left feeling a bit confused, and perhaps slightly dirty, but I know what my heart tells me and that's what's important. :?
  • DonDaddyD
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    Coriander wrote:
    Clever Pun wrote:
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    fury21 wrote:
    Greg66 wrote:
    In related news, I watched the last 10 mins of "Mad About Your Garden".

    Ellie makes me go all tingly. In a bad way. :twisted:
    yeah the garden 'wildlife' caught my attention too.
    Did you guys like Monty Don, or no? Rugged, intelligent...

    What the hell are you guys talking about!

    this

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/wildaboutyourgarden/images/homepage/gallery_ellie_harrison.jpg

    No, we're not, we're talking about this

    http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/0 ... 68x692.jpg

    Mmmmmmm....

    Wow attraction and beauty is really subjective to the individual... :shock:
    Food Chain number = 4

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  • Clever Pun
    Clever Pun Posts: 6,778
    Coriander wrote:
    Clever Pun wrote:
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    fury21 wrote:
    Greg66 wrote:
    In related news, I watched the last 10 mins of "Mad About Your Garden".

    Ellie makes me go all tingly. In a bad way. :twisted:
    yeah the garden 'wildlife' caught my attention too.
    Did you guys like Monty Don, or no? Rugged, intelligent...

    What the hell are you guys talking about!

    this

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/wildaboutyourgarden/images/homepage/gallery_ellie_harrison.jpg

    No, we're not, we're talking about this

    http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/0 ... 68x692.jpg

    Mmmmmmm....

    are we now... that means that monty is called Elle... or Greg66 likes a nice bit of man sauce
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  • DonDaddyD wrote:
    Coriander wrote:
    Clever Pun wrote:
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    fury21 wrote:
    Greg66 wrote:
    In related news, I watched the last 10 mins of "Mad About Your Garden".

    Ellie makes me go all tingly. In a bad way. :twisted:
    yeah the garden 'wildlife' caught my attention too.
    Did you guys like Monty Don, or no? Rugged, intelligent...

    What the hell are you guys talking about!

    this

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/wildaboutyourgarden/images/homepage/gallery_ellie_harrison.jpg

    No, we're not, we're talking about this

    http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/0 ... 68x692.jpg

    Mmmmmmm....

    Wow attraction and beauty is really subjective to the individual... :shock:

    What about Charlie Dimmock?

    No, that's just stupid. Sorry.