Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Business Unusual

Apologies to my approximately 2.5 online admirers - for this year I've SOLD OUT without getting any money. I've dropped the no nickname, the freaky picture and I've blocked my profile. Why? No, it's unrelated to my general hatred of mankind. But due to the fact that, unbelievably, part of my current course is learning to use Blogger. I know, it's remarkably easy to use and, in addition to this, not particularly worthwhile. But, hey, who am I to argue with the department of education.

Hopefully you can understand that I am reluctant to allow fellow TAFE students to go from my Clark Kent-style public persona to my Tourette's-afflicted angry nerd online persona. If not, then the fact that I'm in a female-dominated course for librarians may well help illustrate the point. So from now on Den of Inadequacy will need to be shut off entirely FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD!

Yes, you're stuck in here, like the British Government in the end of Threads! Or, more likely, not. I don't know how the internet works. I wasn't trained in political science...

Anyway, apologies for this. If I was quick-witted and recognized the danger of my secret life being discovered in THE REAL WORLD I could have created a dummy email and thus a new Blogger account to sign up with. But I am TOO HUMAN.

I'll still be posting here in my usual style and with my usual regularity. So see you in June!

8 comments:

Youth of Australia said...

And on St Patrick's Day too!

Well, I'll just hang round here trying not to suffocate before the emergency services arrive and find my nicotine-stained corpse slumped by the paperwork authorizing execution of any and all people who survived the nuclear holocaust.

To follow the metaphor, so to speak.

Jared Hansen said...

Ah, yes, so it is! I should have remembered, what with actually being the only person in my class to wear green today.

I guess I should have followed that tradition and spent the extra 2 hours I have to wait for the train in the pub..

Youth of Australia said...

Well, I can't talk, I spent more time in the tax office today than the pub. Mind you, the pub's bloody horrible so it wasn't so bad a loss.

Christ, and the Idiot's Lantern's on tonight as well...

Jared Hansen said...

The tax office? Surely you don't need to pay tax. And, yes, pubs aren't very cool.

I knew you'd be riled about TIL, as with any reminder of its existence, but what amazed me is that according to The Guide it's the 'final'! WTF?

Youth of Australia said...

The tax office? Surely you don't need to pay tax.
It's amazing how many forms you have to sign to prove you don't have to pay tax as you haven't earned any that financial year.

And, yes, pubs aren't very cool.
My local isn't. The cleanest air is in the smoking garden, the pool tables are broken, the chef hates the customers and you need ID to buy orange juice.

It's SO much more boring than it sounds.

I knew you'd be riled about TIL, as with any reminder of its existence, but what amazed me is that according to The Guide it's the 'final'! WTF?
Eh?!

Mind you, they haven't shown any ads for DW since ROTC.

Youth of Australia said...

According to the weekend guides, it isn't, yet I am inclined to trust The Guide. But the ABC is pretty much stuck showing Season 2 if nothing else - see how they screened ALL of Brining Up Baby despite having to put up the disclaimer "Um, these women have no idea what they're talking about and if you do what they say, well, it might kill your babies so don't say you weren't warned".

Maybe they're taking it off for a week. Surely if it was ending, it would have been LAST week?

Unless the ABC has a vendetta against me personally. Which, you know, is possible.

Jared Hansen said...

It's amazing how many forms you have to sign to prove you don't have to pay tax as you haven't earned any that financial year.

...well, I don't. Maybe I'm special?

My local isn't.

Yeah, I wasn't being sarcastic. Not a pub person at all.

The cleanest air is in the smoking garden,

They enjoy their irony.

the pool tables are broken,

Well, that loses them points from me..

the chef hates the customers

..you have a chef??

and you need ID to buy orange juice.

I had to show ID to buy lemonade once.

Maybe they're taking it off for a week. Surely if it was ending, it would have been LAST week?

Yes, surely that would have been enough to make ANYONE switch off.

(The joke is I do not like the episode)

Unless the ABC has a vendetta against me personally. Which, you know, is possible.

Sigh. What have you gone and done now?

Youth of Australia said...

...well, I don't. Maybe I'm special?
You're always special.

They enjoy their irony.
There's a lovely fish pond there, too. It's a pity the rest of the pub exists, really.

..you have a chef??
Yeah. A bistro. He once made my dad and me wait two hours for a steak sandwich. My dad was really annoyed, and we haven't been

I had to show ID to buy lemonade once.
Once. I'm talking, "Hello, I was here three minutes ago buying a fruit juice. Can I have another?" "ID." "It was you I was talking to, as I have been coming here for the last twenty years or so..." "ID." "Fuck it, I'm off home."

Yes, surely that would have been enough to make ANYONE switch off. (The joke is I do not like the episode)
I get that. But the fact is it works better than a series finale than TIL. Mind you, TIL WOULD make me not tune in next week. Maybe that's it?

Sigh. What have you gone and done now?
I might have been a rather... vitriolic commenter back when they had shows relaying public opinion, like Feedback or Backchat.

OR they had an eight week gap to fill and I'm just unlucky they started it with TCI, instead of ending it with The Impossible Planet.