Sunday, September 11, 2005

Joke Squad.... Assemble!

Which is how I thought we should start all GW comedy writing meetings from now on. It would have been nice if someone else had joined in though, particularly with the 'sticking the arm up in the air like a Power Ranger, only manlier' bit. I wasn't really expecting Richard to join in, it's not his kind of thing (although he wore a pastel t-shirt the other day - hi Richard), but Rob could have tried. I like to think the meme's been planted though, and one day in the future, at quite an important meeting Rob'll suddenly find himself assuming the stance and shouting the words. Maybe at a wedding, for double points.*

A quick tableux : in the lift on the fourth floor of Talkback, holding a very hot cup of coffee. The floor dropped about three inches when I got in, then the doors closed while I was dithering about maybe taking the stairs instead.

Utter silence for a moment, then the lift dropped another couple of inches, then stopped. It really did seem like there was quite a high chance of plunging five storeys (I'm including the basement) into the ground. And in one of those strange moments, where humans act in a way that is both sensible, and completely insane, I carefully held the coffee away from me. At about arms length.

Anyway, I didn't die, and perhaps I never will. Someone got in the lift after I got out, and I thought 'should I say something?'. And then I thought 'nah'.

One who we thought had left the blogging fold has returned with a great new name. I agree wholeheartedly that life should have a change button, but I'm already freaked out when my Mac asks me to 'choose my identity'. Once I stared at the screen so hard, coloured lights started flickering across my vision, twisting and arcing as though I was staring into the mind of god. Then I realised it was just the screensaver, but still.

And World of Warcraft asks you if you want to 'enter world', not 'leave world', which would make more sense, unless I'm overthinking it.

I did some work as well this week, and social things, which was nice, and saw bands which were good. It's not all silliness.

Planet Sketch which did some work for, now has its own website. GW Stuart got way more on it than me though. I hate him so much.





*Still, it's better than the Black Power salute I used to give at meetings without ever really thinking about it. I stopped doing it, sadly not because it's Wrong Wrong Wrong, but because I walked into a meeting a while ago, and one of the actors did it to me first, and I just stared at him, jaw agape, thinking 'I have nothing, I only had that one thing, and now it's gone. I am bereft'.


11 comments:

Miss Moon said...

Lifts are very scary places! Glad you escaped unscathed.

Oh quick question - do boys google girls names or is that just a girl thing??

Not that I do it! Well only for writing research purposes.

james henry said...

Google girl's names? I am confused...

Miss Moon said...

Yeah. If a girl likes a boy she often googles his name for research purposes. It may sound weird but loads of girls do it. It's well documented in chick lit -for example in The Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes(or should I say chic lit) I just wondered if it's a really a girl thing or if boys do it too?? I guess not by your reaction - do you know any boys who do it? It's something I may write about. See my blog for the other reason if you want. Sorry this is a bit long! I feel like a weirdo now.

Anonymous said...

Imagine if that someone is now dead because of you. Don't want to dampen your spirits or anything, but just imagine...

Bearded Lady said...

1) A google mens names all the time. Its good to research potential husbands. Annoying if they have normal names like John Clarke or something cos loads come up. I'm now only interested in men who have exotic names of 15 or more letters.
2) On first reading i assumed the lift dropping was going to be about weight gain. Now i realise it was mechanical and am upset you continued to allow me to use it.
3) I hate stuart too but for 'office prev' reasons
4) Why wasn't i informed of Power Ranger things. Fay and I actually have Power Ranger rings that came free with an iced bun when we met Seven years ago. Mine is yellow, hers red.

Miss Moon said...

Thanks Oriane - I don't feel so weird now. Wow! 15 or more letters - that's tricky.

Stef the engineer said...

I think googling names of dates, potential partners etc. is a normal, modern, healthy thing to do. Googling the names of people you've heard about, and caught a glimpse of, in order to find out where they work, what they do in their spare time, and how to engineer a "chance" meeting without them suspecting, crosses a certain line. Apparently.
I like the idea of Black Power salutes to start meetings. We have suppliers coming this afternoon, and I'll give it a try. It may get us a discount. Or is this something that doesn't travel between the creative and business worlds?

james henry said...

I think it's probably only okay if you're black. Or a panther. But if you're not either of the above and you try it, do let me know how you get on...

patroclus said...

Hmm, James And The Black Panther has quite a macho ring to it.

Kirses said...

who hasn't done the 'vanity google' on their own name? Yeah um, me neither...

Maud said...

I heard that Johnny Borrell of Razorlight once fell so deeply in love that he googled a girl's name, then found an old article she was in, and wrecognised a street from the photo. So he went all around that area knocking on doors. He never found her though.

And I heard this from his brother, so, reliable source.