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An update of surpassing randomness - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
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An update of surpassing randomness

I shan’t yet discuss the National Apostasy.  I’m simply not up to it.

 

The good Northern term ‘shrammed’ might have been invented for this week at Royal Birkdale. 

 

For a not-so-young-as-he-was father and husband, Mr Harrington retains quite a nice bum. 

 

On the subject of totty, and of totty-watching, I have added Mr Stenson and young Mr Michael Wood (amateur) to my list of shaggable golfers.  Mr Baddeley, although of course Most Unlikely to be Interested, remains in sole possession of second place.  The quasi-permanent leader is Mr Camillo Villegas, the only professional golfer to resemble an Oliver Frey drawing.

 

On the topic of overseas players, I blame Mr Woods for this: the incessant bellowing of ‘in the hole!’ on every shot by every player, however badly played.  This should be made a capital crime, subject to immediate execution sans appeal.

 

Naturally, for real totty since last we spoke, one cannot best Henley.

 

The Internet, and LJ in it, is a wondrous thing.  I’ve made a new correspondent friend, at BNC, and had the most stimulating conversations.  It’s always a joy to indulge a trick of the old intellectual rage.

 

It has been a busy few weeks, involving not only Henley and Southport, but Épernay and Hastings.  Much of it however was spent, mentally, in the 13th through 15th centuries.

 

At some point, I understand, the podcast of the Spellcast performance at Portus will be posted.  It happens to be that of this:

 

http://wemyss.livejournal.com/115491.html.

 

People have been very kind about it:

 

http://booksblog.guidelive.com/archives/2008/07/live-at-portus-2008-spellcasti.html. 

 

A correspondent of some gravitas recently wrote to me that my (footling, I thought) prose put her in mind of that of John Cowper Powys.  I’m still chuffed.

 

We have discussed before the need for an equivalent, in Wizarding currency, to the guinea.  I propose – shades of the wool trade of the Yorkist age! – the ‘staple’; your thoughts?

 

I shall be glad to be home, and return to the noiseless tenor (oh, very well, baritone) of my way.  More, therefore, anon.  I trust all of you are well.

 

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tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: July 20th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations - I look forward to hearing the podcast.

On the topic of overseas players, I blame Mr Woods for this: the incessant bellowing of ‘in the hole!’ on every shot by every player, however badly played. This should be made a capital crime, subject to immediate execution sans appeal.

Oh dear. Hanging may possibly be too lenient.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: July 21st, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you.

Drawing and quartering it is, then.
l_aqrchard From: l_aqrchard Date: July 27th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Congratulations

Shades of Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowldes, I hope. I was watching a DVD of Yes, Prime Minister recently, and found I'd lamentably forgotten just how good the whole thing was...
wemyss From: wemyss Date: July 27th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you, dear boy.

Standing on the shoulders of giants and all that, am I.
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