Thursday, 15 January 2009

The Story So Far

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blogging service to bring you a brief recap:-

As it appears that people are actually reading this little braindump of mine (if I don't get this stuff out, it just whirrs around in there), maybe I should stop assuming that everyone knows everything about me (as not everyone followed the previous blog) and give you some of the basics. Some of these facts may be true, particularly the ones that cast me in a nerdy yet geekish light...

  • Hello. I'm Nick.*
  • I'm a man. With no hair. And a beard. (OK, that one's a given, especially as that picture on the right tells you that).
  • Film is very much my thing (see here, here, here, here and here).
  • I'm rarely to be found without a book about my person somewhere.
  • Oh, and those things with the pictures of super-powered people smacking each other are pretty spiffing, too.
  • I have a reasonable obsession** with watching Cockney songsmiths Chas 'n' Dave play live.
  • If curry was a person, I'd probably marry it.
  • Same goes for cheese.***
  • I'm an easygoing kind of a chap. However, if I did rule the world, it would soon be crushed within an iron grip of fear. Mwuhahahahaha (and so on and so forth).
  • A man in a rubber monster suit smashing a cardboard facsimile of Tokyo is an acceptable form of filmic entertainment as far as I'm concerned.
  • The following people are great (no discussion on this one):- Douglas Adams, Jim Henson, Spike Milligan, Groucho Marx.
  • I'm not quite sure how I used to walk so many places without the music of my portable listening device filling my ears.
  • I cannot ride a bike.
  • But I can wiggle my ears a little bit.
  • Philosophically speaking, I'm of the here and the now. Family and friends are here and now and are what make it worthwhile. I'll worry about the Unproveable After if there's an Unproveable After.
  • I like things. But I also like stuff, too.

Actually, you probably could have worked most of that out from just reading my witterings so this may well have been a superfluous diversion****. Still everyone likes a bit of a diversion now and again, don't they? I thought so.

* Definitely true.

** No restraining orders yet

*** Mind you, I'm not a polygamist so maybe I'd have to marry curry with unresolved yearnings for cheese. Or maybe marry a saag paneer to have the best of both worlds. Mmmm, saag paneer...

**** Superfluous Diversion being the popular German electronic-based synth-style band from the 80s who were the precursor to Kraftwerk

P.S. This post is post number 69. Pfft, snicker, snigger. 69...


TishTash said...

You've out-footnoted my paranthesis. But this is not the end. There are a lot of superfluous asides in my future. Stay tuned...I will take my crown back. And it will hurt.

That Baldy Fella said...

Well, crowns can be sharp and pointy. Handle with care.

Star Kicker said...

I'm all for open food relationships.

Irish Gumbo said...

It's okay, we are so much more open to man-food relationships. I still have a hot and heavy with prosciutto and goat cheese paninis. Torrid, it is.

Stuff and things are good too.

And this may be significant: at this very moment, I am listening to (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais, by The Clash. Coincidence?

Belle said...

I can move my ears too. A little. Trouble is - lots of other things move too.
I MUCH prefer having an affair with cheese. Marriage is far too much commitment for me.
And - thank God- no mention of the dreaded football*

* Genetically programmed into most South London originals.

Anna Russell said...

hehehehehehehe... you said 69.

Groucho Marx, Spike Milligan, Douglas Adams and Jim Henson are indeed great (I know you said no discussion, but I'm not discussing so much as concurring).

I could have sworn I was already following this blog, but I am now anyway.

Anna xxx

That Baldy Fella said...

Star Kicker - Yeah, true, I could never settle down with just the one.

Irish Gumbo - Hooray for both stuff and also things, I say! It could be - I have been a white man in Hammersmith Palais (well, I'm still a white man, that's not changed).

Belle - ah, yes, football. I'm the non-sporty black sheep of the family. I just don't get it. I know it's something to do with kicking some sort round object about which is apparently fun for some inexplicable reason. Nope, beyond me.

Anna - Snigger. Concurring is good, I like concurring. Ta for the follow!

RachMay said...

Douglas Adams is my bible.

Wait. That didn't come out right.

That Baldy Fella said...

You can do worse than live by the Way Of The Adams. I always know where my towel is...