May 8th, 2004

Fawlty Towers

It's over there, between the land and the sky.

Last night and so far today are those strange times where I don't listen to solely U2. I've been listening to Pink Floyd, Metallica, REM, Crowded House, Dire Straits ... and U2. The video of Popmart in Poland is awesome. I'm just annoyed it's a documentary only 26 minutes long that contains only partial footage of some songs. But it proves that full footage does exist and someone has to have it. If the proshot Warsaw concert were to leak ... oooh, that'd be amazing. It would flog the reportedly unlistenable audience bootleg that's out there.

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Now, some poor souls on my friends list are not familiar with the greatest comedy and television show of all time, the immortal Fawlty Towers (it's NOT Faulty, it's Fawlty, so named because it's based around the hotel run by Basil Fawlty, played by John Cleese). Only two series' of six episodes were ever made, one in 1975, one in 1979, but it's defined comedy and specifically farce through its sheer brilliance. Took them seven weeks to make a single episode. And now I bring you quotes from one of my favourite episodes, Communication Problems, where the hearing-impaired Mrs Richards comes to stay.

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How I love that show. I watched Communication Problems last night for the first time in a little while and had tears pouring down my cheeks. It's so bloody funny. Hm, speaking of funny, this is from earlier in the week;

Burns happened to have brought exactly the same thing for lunch as me.
Me: You're just trying to be an Axver clone, aren't you? But you're not smart enough, white enough -
Sam: Or hairy or ugly enough.

I couldn't help but burst out laughing. So it's official, Burns is a wannabe Axver clone.

Jobs for the weekend;
- Work on my little project-majig.
- Rewrite speech.
- Do Maths B assignment.
- Do some of Geography assignment.
- Work on my story.

'Jobs' that will get done this weekend;
- The first and last of the previous list, potentially the third.
- U2 downloading.
- Too much time online.
- Watching Fawlty Towers.
- Reading MacBeth and Dante's Divine Comedy, both of which I'm enjoying muchly. I got told Dante's Inferno was boring. What the zark? It's really good if you ask me. Not quite what I'd term 'boring'. Boring is more like Maths B. Calculus has long since lost its charm. And someone told me Dante's Inferno is torture, which I do not understand. Today's pop music is torture. Remind me never to listen to the radio in the car. Why doesn't the Gold Coast have any good radio stations? At university, I must get a job working for the radio station there and hijack the airwaves. "This is Axver On Air, all U2, all the time."

I have a need to start a bit torrent. Despite the fact my friend's requested that I download some stuff for him. Hmm. Ethical dilemma - do I do my own torrent, or his one? Why not both? Yes, I shall do both and kill my computer. Woohoo! 20 August 1983, St. Goarshaussen DVD, here I come!

By the way, hooray for rainy days!

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