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Apparently it's Diana Wynne Jones's birthday today (er, yesterday, but in my mind it's about 7pm last night - bloody late shifts), so I take this opportunity once again to tell you all to READ HER BOOKS IMMEDIATELY. Thanks. (Also to acquire a Chrestomanci icon, though I must try and do something more interesting with it.)

Buckets of squee to sovietkiki for her exam results MADE OF WIN. Hurrah!

Tonight's work discussion: is the Scottish/ Irish plural second-person pronoun spelled "yous" or "youse"? I love that I have to think about things like that FOR MY JOB. (No idea what's causing all the capitals tonight, sorry.) I also got to send another of the "There are loads of f*cks and a c*nt in this programme, does it need a warning?" emails, which always amuses me because I am childish.

Today's Charlie Brooker link: Why clubbing is shit. More ranting, in case anyone hasn't figured out his style yet. I used to feel remarkably guilty for not really liking clubbing...now I have no shame, and bugger off home after the pub while being vaguely scathing about the people who actually want to go to Jumpin' Jak's. Though miss_s_b's post the other day reminded me that I did enjoy Jilly's in Manchester, even though their website is utterly terrible.

Edit: from carrie2004:

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Aug. 17th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
"There are loads of f*cks and a c*nt in this programme, does it need a warning?"

No. Last time I looked, Prime Minister's Questions was shown well before the 9pm watershed.

Today's Charlie Brooker link: Why clubbing is shit.

Quality. Much truth spoken in jest by Charlie, and pretty much a reiteration of why it is possible for the drummer out of Def Leppard to count the amount of times I've been clubbing in the last ten years on his fingers.

Aug. 17th, 2007 06:39 am (UTC)
Good grief, is Jilly's still going? It's the only club I've ever been in, and that was (counts on fingers, takes shoes off, counts on toes) at least 27 years ago!

I vote for 'youse'.
Aug. 17th, 2007 08:05 am (UTC)
Was in Jilly's last year and had a great time.
Aug. 18th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
It must be four or five years ago now that I was there. I remember they played the Dropkick Murphys and I was very impressed...
Aug. 17th, 2007 06:42 am (UTC)
We get the Guardian at work, and what makes it even funnier is that we happen to have a professor downstairs in mental health called... wait for it... Charlie Brooker.

I've never met him, to my knowledge!
Aug. 17th, 2007 08:05 am (UTC)
He seems to think of clubs as places to go and stand/sit about and talk to people while the music is too loud.

I think of clubs as places to go and dance to music I like.

I can see why I like them more than he does.
Aug. 18th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Well, yes. I'm a bit like him in that if I go out with my friends I want to talk to them. I can occasionally get into the dancing, but not very often.
Aug. 17th, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC)
I was amused by the BBFC Annual Report recently published which clearly declared that "very strong language" is always a euphemism for "contains 'c**t'".
Aug. 18th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Heh. Yeah, actually, now you come to mention it, that's the only thing that'll get the strongest warning label.
Aug. 17th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I'd had no idea about DWJ's birthday. Pity, as that makes her a fellow Leo!

Still, totally with you on the 'Everyone should read her books' front. And the having of Chrestomanci icons. :-)
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