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Friday, September 09, 2005

London Transport/ Tube - Weird Sightings

Jubilee line (northbound/Waterloo): three cute, cappucino girls between the ages of four and eight, ALL carrying a naked, white Barbie and being admonished by their very young, stressed-out brown sugar of a mother…”Destiny, get away from the door!” I kid you not!

Picadilly Circus (ticket area/underground): three oriental girls squatting in RPP* having a general chat about the state of the universe, as guys might do propping up the bar in a pub! [*Rice paddy position: Harvard track/training-speak, I believe]

Berwick St Market: pasty white, tattooed, female trader peeling and eating a mango with a knife, in the dangerous style of a male fruit-seller in Bakau market. She looked like she could use the vitamins too.


Posted by Dej on 09 Sep around 7pm

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Soho - Theatre of Life

Last week some time, I was proceeding in a northerly direction, on my way back to the office after the brief lunch-break that JD allows me, when I noticed a small crowd gathered at the dodgy end of Berwick Street.

On closer inspection, I spotted a bare-breasted, nipple-ringed (or is it rung?!) woman – of Eurasian/Amerindian complexion and hair – swaggering down the street (happily in my southerly direction!) with a faux-fur jacket slung recklessly over her shoulder. She could hardly be described as voluptuous, but was definitely scoring high on the sensuality-scale, as she teetered precariously on the appealing side of the may-need-a-shower-soon line!

It then came to my attention that she was posing for a shoot (of sorts) and as the photographer urgently fired away*, she stopped, threw her head back and was ‘fed’ a whole bunch of grapes by one of the fruit-sellers.

As you know, we at AOB, are so d*mn busy that I was not at liberty to hang about and fully to appreciate the artistry on display. I hurried back to my desk, without a second glance – or indeed a hint of regret!

[*disappointed not to force the double-entendre “exposure” in here somewhere!]

Posted by Dej on 06 Sep around 7pm

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Hats off to Rummy

I tuned in to NPR this morning just in time to catch the embattled Secretary deliver himself of this superb construction:
"There’s no question but that challenges remain" [haud dubitari est quin + subj!]

Enough already!

Posted by OT on 06 Sep around 4pm

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Sardines in a Tin

Do you remember the last time you actually ran across sardines in a tin()?  Having wolfed down ‘lunch’ (grilled lamb-chops, rice, sauce, brussels sprouts!) at something absurd like 4 pm, five hours later I was only  lookin’ for a mild calorie infusion and decided on a salad of romaine lettuce, radish, carrots and - you guessed it! - sardines. Unlike the rusty, ‘Ahmet’-purchased specimens that we used to wrestle with back home, the key worked like a charm, so I had the lid off in no time flat ... and was then able to appreciate (for the first time, actually) the power of the simile.  I mean, dem suckas was wedged in there with geometrical precision!  Even with the olive oil dressing as a lubricant, it required serious effort to pry these guys loose ...

Posted by OT on 06 Sep around 4pm

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Friday, May 06, 2005

Alicia Keys @ The Criterion Theatre


I have never played Alicia’s first album as much as I felt I ought to, er…coz I’ve never really LOVED it. True, there are a couple of killer cuts, but having seen stars at her first London showcase at Hanover Grand in April 2001(?), the earth has never quite moved for me since. Indeed, I have always wondered how she came to be so commercially successful and how she sells out the not-very-intimate Wembley Arena.


Read on ...

Posted by Dej on 06 May around 2pm

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