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There is a new Batman cartoon. You can tell it's new and different, cos it's called The Batman. It's not very good, really, but I'm quite enjoying it because there's not much dialogue. And I get to do maniacal laughter labels, which always makes me happy. The main thing they seem to have changed - and you'll like this, I bet they had TONS of meetings about it - is that instead of being "Batman" and "The Joker", in the episode I just did, it was "The Batman" and "Joker". The well-known article switch, making the whole show innovative and exciting.

Have managed to arrange a shift swap for the 30th, so laerad, I can make your party (not sure what time, depends if I can change the time of my Saturday shift nearer the time), and pooka_joe, I can make Vampire. Hurrah!

I added kelnrblog to my friendslist, because ruudboy linked to it and one of the top entries was about Balamory.

"What’s the story in Balamory? That is the question being asked by those of us who are regular viewers of the CBeebies channel.

Balamory is a programme for pre-school children, set in a small island community off the coast of Scotland, where residents appear to have entered into a pact to make no mention whatsoever of the fascinating experiment in social engineering that is being conducted there.

In the nursery school, where much of the action in the eponymous fictional village takes place, there is an ethnic mix that frankly would be unlikely in Glasgow, possibly even in Hackney."

Well, the kids are just taken from Glasgow nursery schools, but I get his point. It is a bit noticeably non-islandy.

"That could be because the locals in Balamory are a pretty diverse bunch themselves; a black American painter and decorator; a hyperactive dance and gym instructress, also black, from Southern England by the sound of her, a schoolteacher with a spooky Stepford Wives hairstyle who wears the same olive green sweater every day, a middle-aged lady bus driver, a chubby camp guy who always wears pink and lives on his own in a castle, outcamped only by the fruitiest policeman since Charles Hawtrey in Carry On Constable; all of whom occasionally fetch up at the village sweetshop and café run by an interesting ménage, consisting of a middle-aged lady reminiscent of Mrs Overall in Acorn Antiques and a younger woman in a wheelchair, whose accent veers uncertainly between Cardiff and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne."

This is a great description of the Balamory people, ruined only by the misuse of the semi-colons. Grrr. And he gets *paid* to write.

I'm coming up to my 1,000th post, and I feel I should do something special. I was going to write A Defence Of Blogging - maybe I'll get round to it tomorrow.

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laerad
Oct. 19th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
Yay for making of party
sloopjonb
Oct. 19th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
Aye. And I pet there issn't one of those people in Palamory can speak a word of the Gaalic.
pickwick
Oct. 20th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC)
Only about two of them are even Lallan Scottish...
squirrelette
Oct. 19th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the soon to be 1,000th post. Can you get special, animated, sparkly explosions for that?
pickwick
Oct. 20th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC)
I'll have to look :o)
darth_n_furter
Oct. 19th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
hello
kenny here, can you add me as a mate?

ps, how you doing honey? long time no see.

rocky horror at Madness on halloween.......
pickwick
Oct. 20th, 2005 09:37 am (UTC)
Re: hello
Wheeeee! Cool.

Might be able to make Halloween, since I've just realised I've been getting my dates confused and LARP won't be that week. Where is Madness???
darth_n_furter
Oct. 20th, 2005 12:48 pm (UTC)
Re: hello
Near central station. Waterloo street I think its called
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