Sunday, July 23, 2006

not so sub-text

I'm working loads at the moment, which has come as a shock, obviously. The giveaway of how freaked out I am by all this came when I realised I had lost track completely of how much stuff I had promised to get in by first thing this coming monday morning, so I started writing the list up on my whiteboard, muttering worriedly to myself, and suddenly noticed that halfway through writing 'drama outline for big broadcasting company', I had in fact (and this is true) written 'oh fucking hell'.

Consequently I have been re-checking all the work I've done to make sure I haven't slipped in any particularly Freudian cocks.

Slips! I meant slips! You have to make that joke, or they take your license away.

19 comments:

Fat Roland said...

Is a Fredian cock anything to do with the Flintstones?

Whoops... there goes my childhood innocence.

Terri Nixon said...

Are Freudian Cocks anything like Chocolate ones? I have it on good authority they're quite cheering ...

Anyway, just because I had a text off my brother last night I thought I'd mention; that shop in Falmouth with the leather goodies, is called Hand And Machine apparently. Obviously it's far too late to use that info, but just in case it was making you break out into a sweat at 3 in the morning, not knowing ...
It's nearly Monday: stop reading and start writing!

Rabidus Badgerus said...

Wierdly I did the very same the other day! I was writing a letter and managed to put "fuck off" in it, at the end of a sentence about (bear with me) radishes. Unfortunately I only discovered my mistake when I recieved a very strange reply telling me of it.

Radish so red. :-)

james henry said...

Good work JB, and well spotted on the spelling FR - now amended.

TN, I did find that shop thanks, and am in the early stages of commissioning a bloody cool leather travelling bag thing - I just need to be in Falmouth for more than three days in a row, which hasn't happened for a while.

Alli said...

I know you won't post of picture of you anytime soon, but do you think we could see the commissioned bloody cool leather travelling bag thing? When it's ready. erm, please and thank you.

Anonymous said...

Are you working on 'The Complete Guide to Parenting'? I have a bet running on this - there is a Snickers bar at stake. Please say you are.

james henry said...

Aha, no, sorry, it's a different PD sitcom (he's a busy man), this one with Pippa H in it as his wife, and yes, I did shout 'Darling!' at her, as I've always wanted to do that. I'm nowt to do with the show, I was just invited along to see how a proper grown-up sitcom is put together. People were reading the scripts, and saying their lines without adding bits or anything, it was most odd, and will never catch on.

If the bag ever happens, it'll go straight up, although it will take a long time I suspect.

Anonymous said...

Bummer, looks like I have lost the bet and all the evidence suggested it was a sure thing too. I shall have to wander around Snickerless.

james henry said...

If you like, I'll owe you a Snickers. Then everything will be all right.

helen said...

I once managed to put a random sentence about a fruit bowl (and its contents) in an essay (I think it was history) without realising it, I think I may have been daydreaming, it was quite a boring essay if I remember rightly...aah well, if it didn't gain me any marks I don't think it lost me any.

Anonymous said...

Hee, thank you, may need to call it in soon, a girl really shouldn't be without her Snickers for long. Ok, need to step away from the wine.

Billy said...

I wrote a letter at work and finished it off by saying:

"If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to go fuck yourself"

Didn't send it luckily. Could have been, ahem, interesting.

wolfie said...

Are the Freudian Cocks one of those hypothetical bands which we're all keen on? Like a "Secret Machines" with added libido, perhaps? Or an all-male version of the Pipettes?

I was going to suggest that their support act would be the Jungian Knives, but that would just be silly...

skeadugenga said...

"how much stuff I had promised to get in by first thing this coming monday morning"

I'd sympathise, but it obviously means you're extremely in demand at the moment, which can only be a good thing?

james henry said...

Undoubtedly - but it's a bit of a shock after spending most of January to April this year humming and reading blogs....

Button said...

Don't knock humming as a valid and useful activity.
I spend large amounts of time in the office humming.

and reading blogs actually.

Kirses said...

hi, some time ago you put a recipe for lime cheescake on here. could you possibly direct me to it in your archives?, i need to make it again, because it was so good. would appreciate it if you have the time.

james henry said...

Scroll about 2/3 down here: http://www.james-henry.co.uk/blog/February2005.html

Hope it goes well...

Kirses said...

great i will write it down thsi time.

Thanks

K