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Nice one, Rob. Interesting that your cultural heroes are all male. Can women not do culture?
No, obviously not, Harriet:-)It is interesting actually, because I could have gone on and on with that, but, as you know, Norm encourages the concise reply. So I stopped- and they were all men. That does say something about me, I suppose. But: May Sinclair, Ella Fitzgerald, Penelope Fitzgerald, Norma Waterson, Stacey Kent, Barbara Bonney, Barb Jungr, Harriet Devine... OK?
I am touched by the distant hand of fame to know such a famous chap. But do you like Stephen Leacock too? I have always wondered if he was your kind of read?
Bonjour Madame - fame is relative, and you are relatively much more famous, as the long line of your devoted blog followers will attest.Leacock - yes, I remember reading all his work as a teenager. Norm's very strict about categories, so only one humorist allowed- I could have gone for Beachcomber, Groucho Marx, Alan Coren, Alphone Allais, Flann O'Brien, or indeed Leacock, but I think Plum has given me the most pleasure over the years.
Given that stroking cats is one of your favourite hobbies, please give Boris a warm stroke from me too.To tell the truth, I am rather puzzled by the new phrase you chose to introduce yourself on the right column - "Eng lit guy" - not the kind of language we were used to on this blog... A dramatic move must have occurred, I guess. GL, who still visits your blog - usually in a silent mode though!
Boris has been duly stroked. No change there, then!The "Eng Lit guy" was a joke really - I keep getting spam that starts "Hi, I'm Paul and I'm one of those internet guys..."So, no dramatic changes in my ststus. I'll change it back.
I like that interview, Rob.Must get "Touch of Evil". And Stephen Fry for Prime Minister? Deserves to be supported.
Oh! dear, I am now very embarassed to see that you changed the "Eng lit guy" mention because of what I wrote! I am really sorry.I was rather thinking that you were considering getting more musical, since you have written several music-related posts lately. I was foreseeing a change in your editorial line. Then, I thought people from the music field would use such words - sounding more cool and trendy than formal language, but you know better than me about that. Thank you for the strokes to Boris, I am glad to know that this won't change.Wishing you a nice week end,GL
Thanks GL. The blog is quite musical at the moment, but just reflects what I'm up to. Some literary content is due soon. I''ll have to read something!
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