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Top of the Pops
I'm watching TOTP2 with my family. We do all talk a lot of nonsense, you know.


"Name a dead BeeGee."
"Er... Gibb. The one who died."


"Was that a womble?"


[Fairytale of New York]

"1987! I told you it was ages ago. She's been dead for years."
"I said *comparatively* recent."
"It's still ages ago."
"Why does nobody write any Christmas songs any more? Why is it always the 70s ones?"
"What, like the Darkness, last year?"
"That was rubbish. I can't even remember it."
"Yeah, well, modern Christmas songs are rubbish."
"Why don't they write any *good* ones?"
"The 70s ones were rubbish too. It's just nostalgia."
"Well, they were catchy."
"They were rubbish."

[something by Beyoncé]

"Cor, she's fit."
"She's a slapper!"
"Well, it's the same thing."
"No it isn't! Fit is, y'know, fit. It means you *would*."
"Well, she's a slapper, so *she* would."
"But that doesn't mean *you* would! She's a three-paper-bag job."
"I think I'm losing the level of this conversation..."


"Is that Kiki Dee? Wouldn't've known what she looked like. She looks like the Butterflies woman, innit. With red hair instead."


"Kevin! Isn't it."
"Kevin Rowland. ... Our gardener's got feathers in his hat."


When it's time for tea (I don't know what a traditional Christmas Eve meal would be, but it probably wouldn't be fondue) I will switch this computer off; this evening I will do something that doesn't involve using a laptop. I need a break from staring at a screen, and I want to go to bed before midnight so that when I wake up it's Christmas for the first time.
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strange_powers From: strange_powers Date: December 24th, 2004 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
But... but... Beyonce's not a slapper!
j4 From: j4 Date: December 24th, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
*So* is!
strange_powers From: strange_powers Date: December 24th, 2004 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
SOB! Take that back!
juggzy From: juggzy Date: December 24th, 2004 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
*So* isn't.
perdita_fysh From: perdita_fysh Date: December 24th, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Round at my parents tonight, with one sister & family and some old family friends, I don't think the family friends were getting half of the injokes in the conversation that flowed as fast as the sherry did. We were watching Who Wants to be a Millionaire Celebrity Edition with the sound off and making up what they were saying. As well as a protracted conversation where my dad became sure that Eamon Holmes' mum was Gloria Huniford.

I don't remember any of it now, but we laughed a lot at the time.

Families R Great.
sbp From: sbp Date: December 25th, 2004 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
She's only been dead a year or two - I saw her at the Jazz Cafe about a year before it happened, which was an ace gig. :-(
imc From: imc Date: December 27th, 2004 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)
December 2000.

And I wouldn't know Beyoncé if she came up to me and said "I'm Beyoncé."
mpinna From: mpinna Date: December 25th, 2004 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you must have been xmas stalking me. I watched TOTP2 as well last night. And ate fondue. Mmmm. Have a happy one!
ewx From: ewx Date: December 27th, 2004 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mm, fondue.
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