Monday, August 28, 2006

Call It What You Will
One day when I was otherwise unoccupied at a temp assignment, I came up with some titles for Weblogs. Since I have no use for them, I’m sharing them with the world.

Being Obstructionist (an accusation Hyacinth Bouquet sometimes levels at Richard)
With Castanets Blazing
Crammed With Incident (the first of a series inspired by The Importance of Being Earnest)
Something Sensational
Comment on the Platform
Ready Money
Oddities and Curiousities
Aged in Wood (an homage to All About Eve)
Picking Oakum Underwater (a riff on S.J. Perelman's description of writing as a cross between picking oakum and eating a banana underwater. )
Foul Copy
Slug Read Blues
Cold Read
Any Old Iron?* (first in a series inspired by The Highly Esteemed Goon Show)
A Crack in Eccles’ Skull
Who’s a Charlie?
Back From the Dead (“Minnie Bannister, back from the dead!” “Yes.” “How long are you staying?”)
Legion of the Bored
After That, Everything Was Wonderful (said by a friend of a friend when recounting a date that had gone well)
Summer Shutters (Eddie Cantor’s comment on seeing a Native American’s costume in Making Whoopee)
An Exclusive Postcode (Hyacinth again, describing the block where she and Richard live)

*From a favorite English music hall song, sung on The Goon Show:

Any old iron? Any old iron? Any, any, any old iron?
You look sweet, talk about a treat,
You look so dapper from your napper to your feet.
Dressed in style, brand-new tile,
And your father’s old green tie on,
But I wouldn’t give you tuppence for your old watch and chain,
Old iron, old iron.
(Chas. Collins, E.A. Sheppard, and Fred Terry)(sheet music here)

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