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One of a kind
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Name a CD you own that no-one else on your friends list does:
If this really only allows CDs, I'll go for the implausibly-named It's A Drug, It's A Drug, It's A Ha Ha Ha, It's A Trojan Horse Coming Out Of The Wall (American Gothic) by The Very Things.

If we're allowing vinyl, I'd prefer to go for Raw But Tender by Jaki Whitren.

Name a book you own that no-one else on your friends list does:
Mr Blossom's Shop by Barbara Euphan Todd.

Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that no-one else on your friends list does:
Hmmmm... tricky, I'm not really a movies person, as you all know. But I'd be surprised if anybody else has the silent movie (annoyingly retinted, with soundtrack by Rick Wakeman) of Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney.

Name a place that you have visited that no-one else on your friends list has:
Even trickier, as I am poorly-travelled, so I will have to cheat and choose somewhere small and dull and just hope that it's obscure enough:
Wymeswold
Willoughby Waterleys (damn you, hairyears!)
Robertsbridge. (Not dull, actually, but hopefully it'll fox the Leics rambling mafia!)

(If I'm wrong on any of these, please correct me!)
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nja From: nja Date: October 13th, 2004 04:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been through Wymeswold, on my way to the Rempstone Steam Fair earlier this year. I don't think you could really count that as a visit, though.
j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2004 04:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Ha! I thought your Leicestershireishness would be the weak point in my Wymeswold. But I agree, it doesn't really count as a visit. Phew.
sion_a From: sion_a Date: October 13th, 2004 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Likewise, many times. (We had a cunning cross-country route for getting from Stoke to Cambridge before the A14 was built which took in Wymeswold.)
hairyears From: hairyears Date: October 13th, 2004 05:30 am (UTC) (Link)
CD? Sheer bad taste can surely exclude all possibility that anyone else I know owns 'Ray of Light' by Madonna. Failing that, 'The Madonna Remix Project' by some chap from the Orb + various digital rights & freedom campaigners. Released as a tribute to Madge's 'WTF' mp3 message to file-sharing fans.

Book? Going Postal by Pterry.

Movie? Tricky. I own very few. Er, three. LOTR box set, Unforgiven and Blade Runner. Someone's bound to have them all.

Places visited? Ballylynan, Co.Carlow. Skull, Co.Cork. Penetanguishine (SP?) mission museum, Ontario. Enfield. Gumley, Leicestershire.

Said Nile, who's been to and through Wymeswold repeatedly with the Ramblers' Association.
j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2004 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I certainly have a ripped copy of Ray of Light, can't remember if I ever got round to buying the real thing. It's fantastic, though!

And I own Unforgiven (but have never watched it) and Blade Runner (which I have watched). Sorry!

You win on Wymeswold; I will revise that one forthwith.
hairyears From: hairyears Date: October 13th, 2004 06:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I win on Willoughby Waterleys, too! The Ramblers' programme of walks aims to cover every public footpath in the county over a five-year period, and I was a regular between 1981 and and 1985. There are odd corners of the county I haven't put mucky bootmarks on, mostly in the Loughborough RA's 'patch' in the far North-West, and the bits beyond Hinkley, covered by their club's programme.

Cycled through there, too: it's a nice quiet run between Piddling Parva and Piddling Magna for those too knackered to belt home on the A50.
j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2004 07:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Buggeration.
I will aim for a different area of the country!
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j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2004 07:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, come on, everybody on my flist has been all over Europe.

I suppose I might have got away with Bruson, except that sion_a has stayed at the chalet with us before.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 13th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Name a CD you own that no-one else on your friends list does:

This is a really annoying thing to try to figure out when you have someone who does as much DJing as elusis on your friends list, as most of the obscure things I've picked up recently were inspired by hearing songs from the artists in questions on mix CDs of hers. And I'm sure someone else out there has The 1712 Overture and Other Musical Assaults.

Mmm. The soundtrack to Hardware. The soundtrack to L'Homme de Train [ EVERYBODY SEE THIS FILM RIGHT NOW... oops, my subliminals are showing ]. If we're allowed count tapes, I also have an album of David Essex singing songs from various musicals which I doubt anyone else will admit to having.

Name a book you own that no-one else on your friends list does:

Hell's delight. This is what I get for buying books for people so much. I'll take a guess that no-one else on my friendslist owns Thea von Harbou's original novel of Fritz Lang's Metropolis.

Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that no-one else on your friends list does:

Leningrad Cowboys Go America.

Name a place that you have visited that no-one else on your friends list has:

I don't think I've gone anywhere in years that wasn't with a friend or to see a friend, and the weird little places in Ireland I've been with family are ruled out since fomorian got a journal. I'll say St.Cloud, Minnesota, and hope; that was visting my Evil Siamese Twin, who still rejects livejournal and all its works.
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rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 14th, 2004 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you liked it.

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