What are you reading right now? Page 235

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Paul Wimsett

  • Sunday 11th November 2018, 9:27pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,391 posts

Michael, when you say don't spoil a gag you do realise that's all you have? So we have of choice of spoiling your gags, go Ha! or ignoring you completely.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Monday 12th November 2018, 11:56am [Edited]
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,370 posts

If you take the word CHOICE, turn it round and upside down and then hold it up to the light, it still says 'CHOICE'. So why do it?

Quote: Briosaid @ 11th November 2018, 8:45 PM

Are you buying a ticket for the Spice Girls get together?

Yes. What's the difference between the Spice Girls and my mother's legs? The Spice Girls can get back together.
Back on topic: Ingmar Bergman, 'Images'. He always cheers me up.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Monday 12th November 2018, 3:17pm [Edited]
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,391 posts

Are you planning on being the next Tim Vine because it's a bit full on at the moment? You're not on stage now, less is more. Read your posts back if you don't believe me.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Tuesday 13th November 2018, 3:38pm [Edited]
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,370 posts

I'm actually a tad disappointed by Bergman's 'Images'. It's based on conversations rather than writing, so it's rather vague and generic. Nice photos but the 'text' isn't very informative... 'Magic Lantern' is far denser.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Saturday 8th December 2018, 1:55pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,370 posts

My favourite writer is Jane Austen. Without her, Helena Bonham Carter would be out of a job.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Sunday 9th December 2018, 7:31pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,391 posts

Are you reading Jane Austen then? O:-)

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Monday 10th December 2018, 12:18pm [Edited]
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,370 posts

Totally in the minority but I can't stand Jane Austen. Overpaid, underworked little madams have 456783rd-rate mental breakdowns over whether hubbie wubbie weally does twuly love me. Brontes and Virginia Woolf I could get into, but this is just too cute 'n' twee for me.

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lofthouse

  • Monday 10th December 2018, 9:12pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,797 posts

Fidel Castro - my life

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Briosaid

  • Monday 10th December 2018, 9:38pm
  • 1,356 posts
Quote: lofthouse @ 10th December 2018, 9:12 PM

Fidel Castro - my life

That sounds interesting. How are you finding it?

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Tuesday 11th December 2018, 1:05pm [Edited]
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,370 posts

The true joy of poetry is that it is such an infinite, multi-layered phenomenon. One may return to the same verses time and again, always to discover new depth and truth therein. An opus may appear invigorating in one's youth, wise and pensive in one's middle age, strangely soothing in one's Autumnal years. For poetry is the experience that may never recur, the proverbial fine wine that matures with age, the well of emotion that never runs dry.
My favourite poet is Andrew Dice Clay.

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beaky

  • Tuesday 11th December 2018, 3:25pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,735 posts

I've never seen you waxing so lyrical, Michael! I couldn't agree more.

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Teddy Paddalack

  • Tuesday 11th December 2018, 4:42pm
  • Everton, England
  • 3,190 posts

Mine is Dylan Thomas as he has force that he projects so well.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Wednesday 12th December 2018, 11:40am [Edited]
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,370 posts
Quote: beaky @ 11th December 2018, 3:25 PM

I've never seen you waxing so lyrical, Michael! I couldn't agree more.

About Diceboy? The nature of genius is that it is misunderstood in one's lifetime. When Andie dies, it'll be OMG, he was what got me into comedy in the first place...

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Briosaid

  • Wednesday 19th December 2018, 10:57pm
  • 1,356 posts

Got a heap of books for my birthday the other day and have started with the latest Rebus - 'In a House of Lies'. Rankin hasn't lost his touch.

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Kenneth

  • Thursday 20th December 2018, 12:52am
  • Australia
  • 5,426 posts
Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 11th December 2018, 1:05 PM

My favourite poet is Andrew Dice Clay.

And some fell on stony ground.