Archives for: "May 2016"

Descriptive analogies in the later fiction of Edna O'Brien

  Sat 28th May 2016
To Morecambe for the weekend. Me and Trina went to a soul and house music festival there and stayed over for two nights. more »

Down Beer Street

  Thu 19th May 2016
4am and I am on my way to wearing myself out over Wendy. more »

The annexation of The Crimea

  Sun 15th May 2016
Kitty rang me with a warning. "Looby, you are going to come in your pants when you see Wendy. She's bought this new dress and she looks absolutely stunning." more »

How to prepare for a job interview

  Tue 10th May 2016
Ditch Reed, Hays, and Monster -- join -- the happy way to job success. more »

Dishonesty is the best policy

  Fri 6th May 2016
Got up at 5am and got back home at 11pm, working at one of the various elections that are being held today. more »

looby, n.; pl. loobies. A lout; an awkward, stupid, clownish person

M / 54 / Bristol

"Looby is a left-wing intellectual who is obsessed with a) women's clothes and b) tits." -- Joy of Bex.

WLTM literate woman, 40-65. Must have nice tits, a PhD, and an mdma factory in the shed, although the first on its own will do in the short term.

There are plenty of bastards who drink moderately. Of course, I don't consider them to be people. They are not our comrades.
Sergei Korovin, quoted in Pavel Krusanov, The Blue Book of the Alcoholic

I am here to change my life. I am here to force myself to change my life.
Chinese man I met during Freshers Week at Lancaster University, 2008

Tell me, why is it that even when we are enjoying music, for instance, or a beautiful evening, or a conversation in agreeable company, it all seems no more than a hint of some infinite felicity existing apart somewhere, rather than actual happiness – such, I mean, as we ourselves can really possess?
Turgenev, Fathers and Sons

I hate the iPod; I hate the idea that music is such a personal thing that you can just stick some earplugs in your ears and have an experience with music. Music is a social phenomenon.
Jeremy Wagner

Using words well is a social virtue. Use 'fortuitous' once more to mean 'fortunate' and you move an English word another step towards the dustbin. If your mistake took hold, no-one who valued clarity would be able to use the word again.
John Whale

One good thing about being a Marxist is that you don't have to pretend to like work.
Terry Eagleton, What Is A Novel?, Lancaster University, 1 Feb 2010

The working man is a fucking loser.
Mick, The Golden Lion, Lancaster, 21 Mar 2011

"Just sit still and listen" - woman to teenage girl at Elliott Carter weekend, London 2006

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