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(1) One of my all-time favourite exchanges at the 12pm meeting:
N: And scientists are saying that there's no scientific evidence that it's advisable for women to freeze their eggs until they meet Mr Right
A: (sotto voce) that's because there's no scientific evidence that Mr Right exists.

(2) I am going on holiday at the end of October for a couple of weeks. I wish devoutly not to be in Britain for that time. Where should I go? I want SUN. I hardly saw any this summer and even though I should probably save money, I want some SUN.

(3) sophia_helix set me the icon explanation thing to do.

This is my second oldest icon, after the one of John from Farscape sitting on the floor. It's a scan of one of Steve Bell's "If" cartoons from years ago, when they were reforming the House of Lords to remove the hereditary peers, and someone said it would harm the quality of debate if the life peer riff-raff took over. In case you can't quite read it, the text, as spoken by one of Bell's vicious penguins, is "you can't beat the quality of debate in here, can you fuckface?". This made me laugh. A lot. It was supposed to be an icon for talking about politics but I don't talk about politics much any more. Well, not with any real conviction anyway.

Who does not love Billy Bragg? His songwriting, the way he almost curates the folk song heritage he is a part of, his muscular, sensible patriotism, his conviction and steadfastness about what he believes in: he is everything an Englishman should be. I love this photo of him but it's there more because I admire Billy than because it's useful as an icon

A quote from Withnail and I with Richard E Grant doing the starey psycho face. I like the colour of this, and the scrawly writing matching the confrontation of the quote but it doesn't really suit my personality (such as it is) because I'm terribly bad at confrontation and can only dream of being this rude to idiots.

This was adapted from the cover art on a copy of G2, which is The Guardian's features section, for, I think the 2002 World Cup in Japan/Korea. Or maybe it was the European Championships (which, by the way, trauma of traumas, England have this afternoon just crashed out of the qualifying stages of. The fecking idiots) It's a sort of mantra for leftwing, middle class, non-hooligan football fans, which takes the piss out of them (us, me) while telling a few truths

I screencapped this off a trailer for The Prisoner of Azkaban and I loved the expression on Stan Shunpike's face. I can't actually remember whether Stan says 'stone the crows' or not, but I love the expression and I find this a really useful icon for comments because of its great non-specific 'fancy that' tone

I love Time Bandits, it's a wonderfully imaginative, funny, black-hearted film written by Terry Gilliam and my imaginary boyfriend Michael Palin, with lots of fabulous lines and this is one of them, spoken by The Source Of All Evil to his minion. Unfortunately I don't own the film, so this was made with a cap I stole off google images and brightened up. It is my all-purpose snark icon

This is Dawn French from a South Bank Show profile of her talking about Rubenesque women and body image and such. The quote is from her, and the cap of her smoking is when she said it, if memory serves. It was a black and white shot which I colourised using a texture and then animated. I liked the quote at the time but now I am not sure I feel quite that way, even in jest. I don't use the icon often, even though I think Dawn French looks gorgeous in it.

If you fancy doing the seven icons meme I would be happy to nominate seven of your icons that I am curious about.

And finally
(4) What's your favourite icon? Is it the same as the one you think most "looks like" you? I am curious.
This is mine, in terms of colour and such, and the Lennon quote:

But this one is most like me and the curmudgeonly stuff I think. Sometimes I love Toby from the West Wing beyond all rational limits.


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Oct. 18th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
YES! Come and stay at denyeverything1's place! *g*
Oct. 18th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC)
I 3rd this!!! With the pound/dollar being what it is, it's like we're practically PAYING you to come here! heeeeeeee!
Oct. 18th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
Yes! And then come visit me! (Or I'll come down and sleep on DenyE's leaky inflatable mattress...)

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Oct. 18th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
Hah! Although looking at K's post again, I just realized that the next few weeks are kind of overbooked, and I'm already scheduled for a trip to NYC in early November... Sigh.
Oct. 18th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
Toby was awesome.

As for your holiday, I think that Greece would be a good call. Or the Croatian coast?

I don't think I have a single favorite icon. I definitely have some I love more than others, like most of my Aeryn icons. But... yeah, I don't know. I assume that the climbing icon is the one most "like" me since it's actually, you know, me (as you know, being the one who made it!).
Oct. 18th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
I had a lovely time in LA last summer and denyeverything1 is the world's greatest tour guide!

If you're looking for a spa weekend, this Manhattan princess is a big fan of the Scottsdale Princess in Arizona, just a hop, skip and short plane ride from LA. When I was working at the soul killing former job, I would hide in Scottsdale from time to time. The hotel's advertised rates are ridiculous but my travel agent use to get me the most amazing deals.

New York has lots of sun but not much beach weather in the next few weeks, otherwise I'd recommend my fine home town.

Take Care
Oct. 18th, 2007 06:00 am (UTC)
America is boring and you've been here, done that.

Go on an adventure, but not somewhere too dangerous.

How about Kenya? They have actual tourism and aren't too unstable.

I know a number of folks who have gone to Turkey and give it much praise, but they are gearing up to war on the Kurds, so I say don't give them money.

I'd go to Greece because I've always wanted to. I keep trying to talk my Mom and her Greek pal Lani to plan a trip. Lani speaks Greek. It would rock to go with a native speaker. It would rock to go anyway. It's where the Western World culture is FROM after all.

My uncle greatly recommends both India and Israel. They'd be warm enough.
Oct. 18th, 2007 10:46 am (UTC)
Someplace warm and inviting -- everything I hear about Cuba is all that. Plus they can use the money.

If I was going to go somewhere in the states that I knew for sure would be warm, I'd choose Tucson and get to see the really interesting desert landscape, as well as taking a side trip to Lechuguilla Cave.

I'm not sure I have a Favorite icon, but I've been ever so fond of my default icon, because I think the original photograph captured a rare moment in Hugh Dillon's life when his tired existential despair peeked out from behind his good-time party guy mask. (I may just be projecting a wee bit.)
Oct. 18th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
Here is me:

And here is my favorite:

Which is by blimey_icons, and I love it just because it's so beautiful.

I vote Greece or Cuba, but that's just me.
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