Friday, November 10, 2006

Your assignment

I have a friend (and I know that my definition may not concur with yours, and please don't rest under the misapprehension that comments about my lack of social contacts constitute wit), who, in company with his dear wife is traveling around the world on public transport.
He has gone through Europe, Russia, Mongolia and China and is now somewhere in South East Asia. He is keeping a journal of these journeys (well worth a read in their own right) on his myspace site.
As far as I am aware he does not often read this blog. So, if you have five minutes, go over there, please do not mention that I sent you, and post some helpful advice on his blog. You will need a myspace account for this, but it is free and relatively painless to obtain, and then you will be up to date with what all the young people are doing. You will, should you care to linger there a while, notice that I have shared some of my wisdom with him in his adventure. Please make your entries as bizarre as you can. Prizes for the best entry will not be awarded.

38 comments:

Frontier Editor said...

Now that I'm up to date with what all the young people are doing, I feel rather nauseous . . .

Vicus Scurra said...

Excellent FE. I knew I could trust you. Now, come along the rest of you, where's your homework/prep/assignment. "The dog ate it", "I left it at home, sir".

Dave said...

All right, all right. Some of us are off work ill, you know. It took long enough signing up to this ridiculous MySpace thingy as it is. How tall am I in cm? How am I supposed to know? I'm English, born in feet and inches and dying that way too.

Vicus Scurra said...

Dave. You are a very good student. I am not sure, at this moment, whether FE or you is my favourite.
I suspect Adam will win in the end.

Frontier Editor said...

Are we talking 'favorite' in a Renfield-ian or Watson-ian sort of way. I'm not much for drawing life force by consuming insects, and my medical knowledge is rather limted except for literary knowledge or radishes and how to do a tracheotomy using a pocketknife and a ballpoint pen. Dave, on the other hand, may have a theological background that would give this venture a "Name of the Rose" motif.

jrscw - a smaller version of the barge I use to haul garbage for a New Jersey 'family'

realdoc said...

First of all you set an impossible quasi-latin anagram and now you are making us go to myspace.

My response is a Joycean rearrangement of the words stick, up, turnip,arse, your and a.

Dave said...

'you is my favourite' sounds wrong somehow. I'm sure, however, the singular is appropraite, as you can have only one favourite. Where is Pavlov when you need him?

At least (unlike FE) you've spelled the word 'favourite' corectly.

Frontier Editor said...

Dave, the spelling of favorite depends upon which side of the 1942 mid-Atlantic gap you are.

Well, it mattered in 1942 if you were dealing with unrestricted submarine warfare, but I digress . . . come to think of it, we all digress here.

oajxctor - something active in a vaguely repulsive and anti-social manner

ziggi said...

sorry sir, it fell in a puddle and is currently drying on the aga

Pamela said...

Alas, I have no Aga to dry mine on, so I tossed it in the fire.

Dave said...

Do I win a bonus prize (perhaps a small turnip?) for having a go on his next posting too?

Vicus Scurra said...

I expect all of my readers to follow Anth's journey round the world. At some point he will finish up in jail, and we will need a whip round.
Avoid the trap of being too lavish with your comments. He thrives on ill-earned publicity.

Dave said...

Thank you so much for giving me directions to MySpace. Now I have something else to fill up my useless waste of space that I call a life.

[Advertisement follows] Still, I'll have something nice to say on my blog tomorrow. [Advertisement ends]

Vicus Scurra said...

Don't blame me for that, please.
I would counsel you all, if you have a vocabulary that reaches 3 figures and a mental age of over 12 to avoid myspace as a regular visiting place. It's not for the likes of us.

raincoaster said...

You do know that MySpace won't let you post comments to someone's blog until you've been a member a week, right? So now Dave's dirty MySpace secret is out.

Dave said...

I'm sorry, Raincoaster, but that isn't true. I'd never heard of MySpace until I read this post, followed Vicus' link, signed up and commented straight away. Perhaps I'm just lucky, or have an honest face or something.

Richard said...

Against my better instincts and despite it being part of Murdoch's world domination plans, I joined Myspace ages ago so I could post pointless and juvenile comments on Lily Allen's page. When I clicked on the login button it told me I had to be a member to do that. It told me I had to be logged in to read Anth's blog but I still managed it.

He's having fun, isn't he.

Frontier Editor said...

Strange - I posted within a minute of registering

Richard said...

I think it's the mutual disprespect between myself and Rupe, FE. I know he can't go a day without taunting me in some way. If I ever had Sky installed you can bet your life all I'd get would be a load of pointless repeats of sports I have no interest in and an empty bank account (Vicus will now tell me that that is actually the whole point of Sky)

Dave said...

So I think we're all agreed. Raincoaster is wrong, and I don't have a dirty secret.

Frontier Editor said...

Well Dave, you have no secrets dirtier than anyone else's secrets, and Rain's thinking is still a little Wobbly . . .

Vicus Scurra said...

I suspect it may be time to move on.
Please go and taunt Anth whenever you have the chance. He deserves it.

tom909 said...

Just popped over to Anth's blog - how the fuck did he end up in China. He made some wrong turn there that's for sure. I've never even seen a sign for the place.

realdoc said...

Just wondering what you think about Marcus Treskothick's present troubles.

realdoc said...

Just wondering what you think about Marcus Treskothick's present troubles.

Richard said...

Trescothick hasn't looked right at all this summer. It would be unfair to judge him not knowing the full story. He's a very talented player and will hopefully recover. I think they should have sent Robert Key in the first place, Ed Joyce is versatile but he's not played a test yet. Having said that, Rob Key had a poor season by his standards but usually responds well in the big arena.

Lorainne said...

"The cat ate me assignment - actually I aint done it and no one gonna make me do 'omework I only come to school coz I aint got nowhere else to go" THAT is ungrammatical - your blog isn't. Neither is it tedious, some parts are quite interesting.

Dave said...

Am I the only person keeping up the comments over at your old friend's site? That's it, if even vicus has stopped playing, then I'm going too.

Vicus Scurra said...

No, Dave, just waiting for him to post something new.
I did not want to spoil the succinctity of your last comment.

Richard Seamon said...

I have logged in there properly for the first time.

Adam said...
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Adam said...

*Trying to think up the modern, college student excuse*

Um...I turned it in via the Blackboard Digital Dropbox, which...uh...ate it. Yeah.

Blackboard- Modern network program that can be found on most college campuses. It can be used for assigning work, turning it in online, managing grades, and is also in control of our meal plan system. It became self-aware on 2:14am EDT August 29, 1997.

ieozuh- Issah's little known younger brother.

Vicus Scurra said...

Adam, you consistently make me laugh. I think suicide is called for.

Vicus Scurra said...

Adam, as part of your ongoing education, and never let it be said that I neglect this responsibility, I should point out that Isaiah was killed by being sawn in half (you can never find a good carpenter when Billy Graham's in town), so Ieozuh may have been his half-brother (geddit?)

Richard said...

I really do think Sam Peckinpah missed out by sticking with westerns.

Frontier Editor said...

But Peckinpah did such a good job with "Cross of Iron" - maybe he was subliminally drifting toward a calvarial motif before his death.

Or perhaps, like Adam, I'm just full of s**t >B^D>

Frontier Editor said...

Has Anthony made it to Vietnam? I could suggest he declare himself at Customs as Gary Glitter.

Adam said...

Yes, I get it and even chuckled. It is an added bonus for me that Billy Graham lives in and bases his work from the Charlotte, NC area, where I am from.

zkogve- Alien life form currently running the Scientology ministries in Clearwater Beach, FL.