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The collected opinions of an august and aristocratic personage who, despite her body having succumbed to the ravages of time, yet retains the keen intellect, mordant wit and utter want of tact for which she was so universally lauded in her younger days. Being of a generation unequal to the mysterious demands of the computing device, Lady Bracknell relies on the good offices of her Editor for assistance with the technological aspects of her journal.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

A quite remarkable event

Lady Bracknell broke her fast late this morning, having attended the quarterly "fasting bloods" appointment which is the preserve of such persons whose doctors' surgeries are committed to monitoring their diabetes carefully.

Looking for something to keep her occupied while she finished her bowl of Shredded Wheat Fruitful, she turned on the television. Imagine her surprise when she chanced upon an episode of Friends which she had never previously seen. Initially, she suspected that her apparent unfamiliarity with what was happening on the screen must have resulted from the confusion engendered by her unusually low blood sugar levels. But, by the time she had finished her bowl of cereal, she was forced to conclude that she had genuinely never seen it before.

Given that it is generally possible to turn on Channel 4 at almost any time of the day or night and be faced with an episode the script of which one could probably recite from the opening to the closing credits with no appreciable mental effort, Lady Bracknell is astonished that this one episode could have slipped through the net.

(This is not to say that Lady Bracknell is particularly fond of Friends: but she finds it sufficiently anodyne to serve as inoffensive background noise when she is weary.)


4 Comments:

Blogger Wilf said...

To watch 'Friends' is like a dream to me. I am only allowed to watch the television at certain times. When I get home from school it goes like this
-healthy snack
-spellings
-reading
-BBC programme like Blue Peter
-tea and talking about BBC programme
The only thing I am allowed to watch without having to think about it, is Dr Who. Dad likes that.
Wilf

8:16 pm  
Anonymous notlikethosepeople said...

I hesitate to say it, but I'm going to anyway. Shredded Wheat (fruitful or fruitless) is made by Nestlé - and Nestlé are still up to the same old antics they ever were; and as worthy of worthy of boycotting as they ever were.

I realise that there's a limit to the number of causes anyone can have - I've declined to support several worthy ones already this year, and fervently believe in the right of other people to choose (or reject) their own -, but I remain horrified that anyone knowingly buys any Nestlé product.

9:09 pm  
Blogger marmiteboy said...

I'm have never seen a complete episode of Friends so unlike the good lady there are many episodes that I haven't seen.

I am untainted and proud.

9:42 pm  
Blogger MetaWise said...

Madam, I delight in your choice of words, and I would take my hat off to you were I wearing one. :)

5:39 pm  

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