Post by Nick Odell Post by J. P. Gilliver (John) Post by Serena Blanchflower Post by DavidK
I have just finished "Lies Sleeping" by Ben Aaronovitch again.
This particular lot had worked with us before and had taken to
wearing a sprig of mistletoe on their Metvests, presumably because
a bulb of garlic would look stupid. TSG officers spend a lot of
time waiting around in the backs of Sprinter vans and so are prone
to violent practical jokes and moments of whimsy. Seawoll had
suggested celery, but nobody but me got the joke.
I don't either; can anyrat explain?
*quote will never, ever be a noun to me.
(Oh dear - another case where you're right, but I'd accepted the
usage. I suppose the noun ought to be "quotation".)
Post by Serena Blanchflower
I think it may be a reference to
I admit to having had some help from Google for this. I'd had a
vague feeling that I might have heard of some spoof vampire story
where someone tried to kill a vampire with a stick of celery and was
looking to see if I could find a reference to it. I failed, but a
vampire rabbit sounds a better bet.
There's a scene in some movie - I think it might be "Love at first
bite" - where someone holds out a star of David, only for the vampire
to say with a grin, "Oy Vey, have you got the wrong vampire". I
remember nothing else of the plot (it's a comedy anyway), but that
scene stuck in my mind.
No, NO and yes.
It was Roman Polanski's Dance of the Vampires
A Christian Cross
A Jewish vampire
Mind you, I'm just as bad with Mel Brookes' Young Frankenstein. All I
remember (apart from Puttin' on the Ritz) is Gene Wilder's awe at the
big, bold, brass door furniture upon his arrival at Castle Fronkensteen
"What magnificent knockers," gasps Wilder.
"Why thank you, sir" responds Terri Garr.
Simon Groom on Blue Peter, anyone? I can't find the unadorned clip, but
it's the first bit of this:
I am prompted, most immodestly, to post a limerick of mine which was
read out on TMS some years ago. England had used a twelfth man named
Klokker, originally from Denmark, as wicketkeeper. Limericks were
solicited; this was mine:
That fine Danish keeper called Klokker
Has never been known as a blocker
There is nothing he leaves -
But in Denmark they like a big knocker.
May 2004, during a Test Match against New Zealand at Lord's, Google
Aggers once asked the producer, on air, whether he could read out my
hilarious Waqar limerick and was given a very firm "No", so I'm a little
surprised that one got through.
Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)