Thursday, June 30, 2005

Inappropriate.

No joy finding a transcript of the 'Fine Line' discussion, which is a shame. I've asked Izzy to put up a new topic on the forum when she gets a chance though, as it's an interesting debate. I'll let you know when it's up.


It occurred to me that Gutenberg and Lindisfarne would be a great title for a TV detective show ('Gutenberg, stop repeating yourself! And Lindisfarne, if I see you colouring in one more crime report...'

Which reminded me that GW Stuart and I were thinking about a GW spin-off detective series called 'Wanking and Crying', the characters being Inspector Roy Wanking and his faithful sidekick Constable Trevor Crying. They'd have a grumpy superintendent who kept getting confused about their names, thus:

SUPER: (to Crying) Now, you're Wanking, and he's Crying?
WANKING: No sir, I'm Wanking, he's Crying.
SUPER: Ooh, I get so confused.
CRYING: Cup of tea, sir?
SUPER: Lovely.

Teatime slot on a Thursday, marvellous.

19 comments:

Bearded Lady said...

of course the original wanking and crying was discussed about two and a half years ago and was to be the title of stuarts autobiography. with the spin off slapping and smiling

james henry said...

Hmm, he clearly came with a barely fleshed-out concept, which I had to take through development and introduce the correct number of beats as well as emotional truth. Don't tell him I said that though.

Ori, did you know birds keep flying to their death in Stuart's immediate vicinity? It's freaking him out - ask him about it. I think it might be a whole new curse.

Steve Dix said...

I used to work with a Herr Wanker. He didn't speak much english.

Just as well, really.

james henry said...

I know Peg Bundy from Married... With Children came from Wanker County, which always made me snigger, but never got a laugh from the studio audience. I think they've cottoned on to the meaning over there now, which is a shame in some ways.

And it used to be such a lovely word.

Lizzy said...

I would so watch that! Although I might have to tape it in sekrit and hide it from my family.....

Kalista said...

oh it's captain darling all over again...

Marsha Klein said...

"Gutenberg, these reports, I've never seen anyone produce so many. Thing is, they all look the same - you some kind of machine? And Lindisfarne it's all very well claiming ownership of every single incidence of precipitation in the north-east but I'll tell you this - there's no room for maverick coppers on this patch!"

Bearded Lady said...

are you and stuart lovers that you know so much about him of late?

james henry said...

Ori, my love for Stuart is purely fraternal, as well you know. Apart from that time, but it was dark, and we'd both had wheat.

sue_white said...

re: Herr Wanker

I used to be in a choir in Germany where we sang "Rudolph the rednosed reindeer". There was always lots of giggling when we were singing about the one reindeer named "vixen". Coincidentally it is pronounced exactly the same way as the german word "wichsen" which means, - wait for it!! - "to wank".

james henry said...

Out of interest, who found this post by putting a certain W-word into Google? Hmm?....

Kalista said...

Well it'll certainly bring a more 'diverse' crowd into the world of the blue cat. Nice to hear from mad Sue White!

strangeumbrella said...

Are you actually Sue White? err just wondering

Mummy/Crit said...

Not to be a pedant or anything, but James, are you going to fix the tyop in your title any time soon? It has been poking at my brain since the first time I read it, and only just figured out what was wrong...yeah, I know I'm sick. (I am, really)

james henry said...

Why are they so obvious when other people point them out.

'Tyop'? Are you trying to make me feel better?

Kalista said...

Irony, the sweet irony

Mummy/Crit said...

You bet James, protective colouring....so you'd know I wasn't _really_ having a go....

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