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Pasty-faced - shadows of echoes of memories of songs
j4
j4
Pasty-faced
I saw someone who looked like
someone I was thinking of
in the queue for the pasty shop,
& it reminded me of this
which bears repeating:
Vinegar

sometimes
i feel like a priest
in a fish & chip queue
quietly thinking
as the vinegar runs through
how nice it would be
to buy supper for two

      -- Roger McGough
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mhw From: mhw Date: October 13th, 2004 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Weirdly enough, until I saw who actually wrote it, I was hearing it as a Laurie Anderson monologue.
sion_a From: sion_a Date: October 14th, 2004 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't really get my head round Laurie Anderson using something as uniquely British as fish and chips.
mhw From: mhw Date: October 14th, 2004 05:08 am (UTC) (Link)
You know how weird my head is, though.

But it's still horribly easy to hear it in her voice over the music to this.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 13th, 2004 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Pasty-faced is better than having pasties on your nipples any day of the week.
ewx From: ewx Date: October 13th, 2004 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you tried the latter?
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 13th, 2004 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
That statement was made on grounds of aesthetics rather than comfort; we're not talking about my nipples here. I've witnessed enough of the things to be sure that they do nothing for me in general and really would not suit j4 in particular.
j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2004 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think they're very silly! I haven't seen anybody that they suit, and I doubt if I'd be the exception.

As for comfort, I dunno, but instinct tells me NO! DON'T GLUE THINGS TO YOUR TITS!
addedentry From: addedentry Date: October 13th, 2004 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
The single image I have of pasties is the scene in The Graduate where Ben woos a girl by taking her to a strip club containing a dancer who can rotate her tassels in contrary directions. You'd be impressed, too.
j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2004 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
<pred>I haven't seen The Graduate...</pred>

But you're right, I probably would be impressed.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 14th, 2004 06:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I've seen the counter-rotation thing done in reality. It is impressive. Though I have to admit, one of the thoughts that went through my head was "if we'd had this for a demonstration of simple harmonic motion, physics classes would have been a lot more interesting."
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 14th, 2004 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm getting the feeling that we're not talking about the Cornish food product here.

(S)
j4 From: j4 Date: October 14th, 2004 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, the pasty shop I referred to originally is a purveyor of the Cornish delicacy; but "pasties" are also those little round things that exotic dancers and suchlike have over their nipples, often with tassels on.

Having said that, I wouldn't really want to glue a Cornish pasty to my tits either.
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: October 14th, 2004 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Did you not see that episode of Two Pints Of Lager then?
It works[1] for me!


[1] FSVO
livredor From: livredor Date: October 14th, 2004 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
*lightbulb moment*

Suddenly this whole thread makes a lot more sense. I thought you guys were just being intensely surreal.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 14th, 2004 08:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I can be intensely surreal, but nipples aren't usually in the forefront of my mind when so doing.

The take-home message from this thread is; go see The Graduate. It's brilliant.
verlaine From: verlaine Date: October 13th, 2004 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
And there I was namechecking Roger McGough in my comments earlier today... must be something in the zeitgeist.

I'd buy fish & chips with you any time!
j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd buy fish & chips with you any time!

Awww, thank you hon. :-)
It would have to be from FISHCOTHEQUE though! I totally love that name.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 14th, 2004 08:59 am (UTC) (Link)
"That'll be cod and chips twice."
"I heard you the first time."
mobbsy From: mobbsy Date: October 13th, 2004 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fishermen call the weighted stick that they use to kill the fish they catch a "priest".

Probably not something McGough had in mind, but interesting all the same.
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