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Postby Credo Buffa » Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:25 am

Ha ha! I think my favorite bit is that amidst all that, the cat's name is still Spot. :lol:

OK, so here's that random line I was talking about in the book I'm reading that mentions Keats. The book is The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. It's sort of a strange book, set in what seems like an alternate history of the late 20th century (I'm 80 pages into it, and I'm still a bit confused as to how this whole ficticious world operates). But anyway, one thing is that in this world, forged first editions of famous works of literature are a big problem (once again, I'm still fuzzy on exactly why this is, but the main character actually works for a British government organization that deals with literary crime). This is actually a pretty good line, and would be quite quotable, I think, if it weren't for the fact that you sort of have to have some familiarity with the background to understand it: "After all, the verses of Byron, Keats and Poe are real whether they are in bootleg form or not. You can still read them for the same effect."
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Postby Credo Buffa » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:11 am

I was pondering today: if I'm ever so lucky as to have my own Celtic band (a real touring one, as opposed to the one I had in college), what would I call it?

And then it hit me. Great band name: Isabella and the Pot of Basil. :wink: :lol:
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Postby Malia » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:13 am

Credo Buffa wrote:I was pondering today: if I'm ever so lucky as to have my own Celtic band (a real touring one, as opposed to the one I had in college), what would I call it?

And then it hit me. Great band name: Isabella and the Pot of Basil. :wink: :lol:


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Postby Saturn » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:18 am

Or Isabella and The Basil Pots....hmm :?:
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Postby Credo Buffa » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:22 am

Meh. . . I like mine better. :P
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Postby Saturn » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:23 am

Probably right there :?
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Postby Saturn » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:25 am

Or it could be called something like Moneta [From The Fall Of Hyperion]

Or Meg Merilies and the Gypsies?
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Postby Malia » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:27 am

How 'bout "Brides of ravished unquietness"? :lol: 8)

Frankly, though, I like your first idea best, Credo :)

Hmm. . .though "Junkets' giddy jilts" has a ring to it. But it kind of makes it sound kind of pimpish. . . :roll: ;)
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Postby Credo Buffa » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:29 am

Malia wrote:How 'bout "Brides of ravished unquietness"? :lol:

BWA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Saturn » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:31 am

Can we move this on and start a "Name Malia's Celtic band" thread in the miscellaneous section?
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Postby Malia » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:32 am

Saturn wrote:Can we move this on and start a Name Malia's Celtic band" thread in the miscellaneous section?


Malia's???!!! :) :lol:
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Postby Saturn » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:34 am

Whoops sorry :oops:

Credo's - forgive me - It's half twelve at night here remember :lol:
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Postby dks » Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:56 pm

"Fanny and the Brawnettes"

Now, there's a band name.

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Postby Malia » Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:59 am

Was watching the famous tour guide for the middle-aged, Rick Steves, on TV taking us on a tour of Rome on his travel show and he stopped twice at the Spanish Steps (once during the day and once at night). The first time he stopped there, he just said it was a popular spot--but at night he *mentioned* some of the famous people who "hung out" there--including Keats. Well, I wouldn't say keats hung out at the Spanish steps as much as he lay tortured in body and mind coughing his lungs out and despairing of a life after death, buuut I guess it would be a downer to Rick and any potential tourists to be so detailed when it came to Keats's sojurn in Rome ;) It was a great tour, though, and it made me want to visit Rome all the more.
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Postby Saturn » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:23 am

Malia wrote: It was a great tour, though, and it made me want to visit Rome all the more.



Rome is the most beautiful and romantic city on earth, no question.

I was there three years ago, and then twelve years ago on a School Trip.

It's almost too much to take in - I would need at least a month to see all its wonderful art and architecture :shock:
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