Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Valka D'Ur, Jun 2, 2019.
"It"? Is that referring to the thing that needs ironing, or you?
I thought the exact same as Tim did.
"It wouldn't end pretty" is an saying that basically refers to a potentially bad situation. In this case, Rah's wife would be mad at him.
"He who laughs last didn't get the joke" is an saying that basically refers to this situation right here.
Actually Both. We have an ironing board, and in 35 years, I can count the number of times it has been used on one hand.
Oh, witty banter. Ok don't mind me. Carry on.
What was used on the other hand, then, rah?
Well, we all know that the right hand is special. But we don't talk about that.
Rah would end up getting his shirt ironed........while he's wearing it.
I've never read any Discworld books in order, and I don't intent to start reading them in order now!
Started with Monstrous Regiment when I was gifted some books. Ended up reading Thud!, The Fifth Elephant, and Going Postal. I think I may have started Eric Faust but don't think I ever finished it.
My mother once ranted that she was ashamed to be seen with me because I didn't iron my blue jeans. She then pontificated that her husband (2nd one, so not my dad) always ironed his jeans, so if he did, I should.
Considering that he divorced her after 24 years of marriage so he could marry a woman my age (with whom he had been carrying on before the divorce), I hardly think that ironing is a true test of anyone's moral character.
I don't actually own an iron now. Granted, I have a few things that could probably benefit from it, but given that 99.9% of the time the only person I'm usually around is Maddy and she couldn't care less what I wear or if it's even clean, let alone ironed, it's not something that I obsess about.
I have always enjoyed Michael Wood's documentaries (I believe the Trojan War one is available on YouTube, or at least it was a few years ago). I have one of his books about the Greek city-states (not sure where I put it, so apologies for not being able to provide a title).
Yeah, I watched it a couple months ago so it should still be up there.
You watch his documentaries on the Dark Ages? His one King Arthur is great, and the BBC used Jean-Michel Jarre's Oxygene as the soundtrack so it has a brilliant synth soundtrack backing it.
(Though the whole bunch of them are brilliant: Offa, Aethelstan, Aethelraed, and Erik Bloodaxe.)
I haven't seen those. Thanks!
This just means you haven't read them enough.
I posted an image some months ago to the Cool Pictures thread detailing Discworld's many separate arcs and the correct order they go in.
Takh (re)posted that same(?) chart in Post#390.
IIRC, I first encountered it on www.Lspace.org.
Ramsay Campbell found one of my short stories to be "eerie". Not sure if he said that so as to not have to say anything else, tbh ^_^
Anyway, it was the following 1400-word piece: https://www.creepypasta.com/the-ceremony/
missed this - RL took over - I really should re-read my posts for (deliberate) misunderstandings!! Unfortunately it's definitely me ironing my own shirts and nobody else! if I tried asking anybody else )wife included) I'd definitely end up in this situation:-
Went over to play board games with friends, and apparently it's a weekly thing. It'll be good to see friends more than once or twice a month.
Which game(s) did you play?
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