August 23, 2008

Discontinued

Hey guys and girls,

It will come to most of you as a fairly grim point on the social calendar, but tonight – from a yuppie conference room in a Memphis hotel, I have deleted everything I’ve written up here on Warwick blogs for the past 3 years.

Partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier St. Sebastian. Partly because of my love for you, partly because of your love for yoghurt. Partly because of the fluoresent orange tulips around the birches. Partly because of the secrecy our smiles take on before people and statuary.

Mainly though, because I don’t want some pupil of mine finding my writing a year or two from now and discovering what a fatuous character their English teacher really is.

I would also like to thank my Parents, God, everyone who believed in me through the difficult times and everyone who helped make this blog the world-changing international phenomenom that it is. It’s hard to believe that in just 3 short years I have achieved a readership of almost 6 people. Suck on that, anyone who said I’d never make it!

Yours,

Phil Brown


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  1. Sue

    Why is it when people set up a stall they suddenly gain some sort of status over everybody around them? Yesterday I was stopped in my tracks by a man with his stall all laid out who said “Have you got Sky?” and I said “Yes” and went to walk on by when he looked me right in the eye and i said “Well, no but we’ve got cable” He then hounded me about how much better Sky was and practically followed me up the excalator when I made it obvious that I wasn’t interested.

    On a brighter note, I’ve been touched by two strange males in the last week. Firstly while I was on a train last Saturday, I was sitting over the aisle from a young man who was constantly on his mobile letting me in on all the details of his life. He was very posh, actually and was calling his parents Mother and Father when he spoke about them. He started talking about his financial affairs and said I@d better go further back because I’m on a train and he obviously wanted some privacy so he went to the bit in between the carriages where I could still hear every word he said a bout his loan. I happened to glance over to where he had sat and noticed that he’d left his passport and some other thin which was square in shape and luminous but I didn’t know what it was. I thought i’ll wait a couple of minutes and see if he comes back but then he started saying that his stop was coming up and he’d have to go soon so I picked the two things up and took them back to him. He said “Thank you so much” and took my hand and put it between his hands and said “You’ve saved my life.” He was so old fashioned, I’m sure if he’d had a hat on he’d have doffed it at me like my Dad used to do.

    The second time was yesterday when I was at a French market (not in France) I was ambling along when a little boy of about six or seven came up to me and slipped his hand in mina an said “Mum, can we go to…” and I said “I’m not your Mum, darling” His Mum came up behind and we laughed about it. We walked on and my partner said to me “Did you wish you were his Mum?” and I said “Momentarily.”

    23 Aug 2008, 08:33

  2. Sue

    This morning we had a “listen to this” moment with the Ipod. And it turned out to be “Breathless” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds which I’m sure I haven’t heard before but is so good. I told him I really liked it and he said “Do you want to listen to more of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds?” and I said “No, I just want to listen to this one.”

    23 Aug 2008, 11:40

  3. Rachel

    The greatest happiness for the thinking person is to have explored the explorable and to venerate in equanimity that whic can’t be explored. When you depart from me sorrow abides and happiness takes its leave.

    23 Aug 2008, 21:11

  4. Phil Brown

    Glad to know that there’s someone out there using Goethe as a bit of light Summer reading.

    24 Aug 2008, 22:00

  5. Don’t do this to me, dude. Don’t leave me alone in the blog universe.

    Alternatively, fuck off and I’ll have your readership.

    25 Aug 2008, 01:18

  6. Phil Brown

    Sue & Rachel are all yours Jenny!

    25 Aug 2008, 13:19


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