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15 July 2014

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I've always like 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun'.


If the hurt/heal threads were still in existence we could have a game with those twelve, the winner is not deleted. Thankfully thats not possible. 

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
23 July 2014
Ron Nasty
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I hate adapted interview quotes, those you see pulled out of interviews and used as headlines or highlights, as so often what the interviewee said when you find it in the text of the interview they've represented the statement falsely.

John's "Jesus" statement when it reached Datebook is obviously a good example.

Another good example is Dezo Hoffman's photo book of the Beatles, With The BeatlesOn the back cover it had a quote from John: "...Dezo Hoffman was the best photographer in the world". A huge compliment, which has John singing Dezo's praises to the roof. Then, when you find the full quote, changes it quite a lot: "At the time, we believed Dezo Hoffman was the best photographer in the world." The undercurrent of that is that they learnt better.

This is a particular pet peeve today because just bought next week's Radio Times (UK TV guide).

On the front is a picture of sprinter Usain Bolt. The legend is: Bolt's Back! "I've been phenomenal since I was 15".

I looked at it and thought, "Getting a bit big-headed?"

Then, when I got to the article, the quote was highlighted, but slightly different, "I've been doing phenomenal things since I was 15".

Then, when you get to that bit in the article, he's talking about how reporters, particularly younger ones, go on to him about his effortless and phenomenal rise in a negative way, and the rumours of performance drugs, he's taken issue with it:

A lot of journalists are new, they don't really know me, that's why I tried to point out that I've been doing phenomenal things since I was 15. A lot of them have just been following me since the Beijing Olympics in 2008 when I really blew onto the scene so I understand. They don't really know where I come from. It doesn't normally bother me, but when a young reporter says it, it kind of gets to me a little bit.

That's the quote. Not him being arrogant, big-headed, but him saying why he sometimes gets annoyed over things like the drug accusations.

I hate fake quotes made out of real quotes but with their context removed.

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

1 August 2014
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Mimi said

AppleScruffJunior said
People who put their bags on the seat next to them on public transport (especially when the bloody bus/train is full) Grrrr....


Warning rant ahead- I have no problem with the vast majority of men, y'all are lovely but there are always creeps:

People (particularly men) full out creeper staring at me. I was in Germany for the last 2 weeks (hence why I wasn't online), I wasn't wearing anything reveling just boring dresses and everyday without a doubt loads of men would just gawk at me. a-hard-days-night-paul-3 I'm not a flipping animal in the zoo!

Another man (who looked about in his early 20s) came up to me when I was sitting in the shopping centre on my own and (me day-dreaming not paying much attention), said a chat-up line to me. I wasn't listening until the end but I distinctly heard "bed" and "together"...fucking creep a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Also men who beep at me when I'm walking around town, it feels bloody awful and these idiots think they're complimenting me by treating me as an object. 

I have far more stories like these-unfortunately.

God I hate the staring so much. The other day I was eating lunch by myself in a coffee shop sort of place, and this guy just sat down next to me and started talking about all this weird shit about casinos and ended up suggesting that he and I "take a drive to Vegas in his van" a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

Usually it's just annoying, but doesn't it kind of actually scare you sometimes? 

I was listening to Hello Little Girl this morning, and for some reason all I could think about was this conversation.

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Folk who are swayed by what celebrities think when it comes to important decisions in their lives.

200+ celebs have signed a letter urging Scots to stay part of the UK and it horrifies me that anyone will vote either yes or no just because Bruce Forsyth, Simon Cowell and Cliff Richard have signed it. Big fucking whoop! Now piss off whilst i make my own mind

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