mike

mike

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Anthony Beever ' is the Desert Island choice this mooring. Radio 4 (England)
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  • Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    last book I read. 'Une vie' Guy de Maupassant
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    membership of a rather exclusive club
    Your worst habit?
    self pity

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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on mike's Blog "Ah, mon ami, 'eez stuffing?" n'est pas?"".
    A tough one this. Is it a literal translation thing? You are pulling my Cockerel to the Wine? That can't be right. OK, how about faux phonetic cross linguistics (I may have just made that skill up). Pulling my cock a to the transit. That's not right ...
    3 hours ago
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    mike
    mike wrote a new blog: "Ah, mon ami, 'eez stuffing?" n'est pas?"".
    ”Comedy is no laughing matter.  I recently went to see  a play and, a few days ago, I walked past the theatre at which it is still staged.   I was on my way to  another production.  The words: ‘I laughed a lot’ is ...
    5 hours ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on John Alty's Blog "Tea in Peshawar".
    I enjoyed your report.. I remember coming across any eyewitness count of a 'suttee'. This was from a Victorian periodical of the 1820's1830's. There is a film called 'The Viceroy's House' which has been doing the cinema round a few ...
    1 day ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on AlanP's Blog "In a story would I....".
    You all have a remarkable ability to cope with things. It has taken me two and a half years to master opening those cardboard cartons containing copped tomatoes and sauce. I think women have an instinctive ability with such things,but ,with ...
    1 day ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "Comedy writing".
    Dear Jan, The theatre remains a hobby for me - my one expense. But I learned more from a show that did not amuse me that one that did. This may sound a bit odd.
    2 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "Comedy writing".
    Dear Jan, The comedy had also been created by the actors. Some of the officer class were lampooned, but not more than the 'Wiper's Times' did. I once read though an Alan Ayckbourne play and could find no jokes! The mention of 'The Daily ...
    2 days ago
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    Jan
    "Jan" commented on mike's Blog "Comedy writing".
    Oh sounds a good nite. its strange watching isn't it. If its great, we are always trying to figure out how to figure out how to learn from it, its secret. And if its poor, wine calls....
    2 days ago
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    mike
    mike wrote a new blog: "Comedy writing".
           There had been a mention of comedy writing.   I attended a stage production of ‘The Wipers News’ last night.  You might have seen a BBC film of this drama  a few years ago.  I have not seen this ...
    2 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Jan's Blog "I'm here!".
    Dear Jan, You are brave. I have a house and should sell and have loads of dosh. But I am aware that the money will disappear very quickly, and leave me on the streets. I do have material that would make loads of money, but trying to persuade ...
    3 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on mike's Blog " Excrementable - with an accent on the grave!".
    Dear Cad, I’m not sure on this. Love’s Labour’s Lost’’ is on at the Haymarket. Much of the comedy in this play is lost to a modern audience. But the skill of the actors bought the play alive. I spoke to someone on the train ...
    4 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Jan's Blog "I'm here!".
    I saw 'I, Daniel,' last week and hope you don't get caught in the same trap. Perhaps the situation is not so bad in Wales. I am not a car driver, so it is not an option for me, but Wales looks a lovely place to live - particularly if you like ...
    4 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE (AGAIN!)".
    I had wished to research a biography of a great, great grandfather who was born in Wales, I really got no further than 'Is there anything more than buggeral in Laugherne.' But I had done a lot of background reading. He had been journalist and from ...
    4 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on mike's Blog " Excrementable - with an accent on the grave!".
    Dear Mik, I have an inkle that The Miser was based on Silas Marner or the other way round. But I could be wrong. If so, it may not have been 'original' in the first place.
    4 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on mike's Blog " Excrementable - with an accent on the grave!".
    Dear Cad, You may well be right. I have not seen a Moliere play on stage so I cannot comment. It is possible that the company had tried - deliberately - to put on a bad production. In this respect, the production just did not work. I ...
    4 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on mike's Blog " Excrementable - with an accent on the grave!".
    Moliere's Tartuffe was part of my A level syllabus, and I have to say you didn't miss anything. Terribly heavy going, and it was supposed to be a comedy. When you have to write essays explaining jokes - especially those in old French - they stop ...
    4 days ago

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  • Mezz
    by Mezz 6 months ago
    Hi Mike. Enjoyed your comp entry. I have revised mine if that's ok. If not disregard it.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 6 months ago
    Nice comp idea for September, Mike. Need to put my thinking cap on!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 7 months ago
    Impressive comp entry Mike, as Hil says, great voice.
  • Hil
    by Hil 7 months ago
    Liked your comp entry, Mike. Great voice - your Mr Ping or Pong!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 7 months ago
    Enjoyed reading your comp entry, Mike, very original.
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 9 months ago
    Great comp entry, Mike.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 9 months ago
    Your comp entry, very good.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 9 months ago
    Love your comp entry!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 9 months ago
    Great entry, Mike. By the way is the rum cove with or without ice? Oh sorry, that's rum'n coke.. ;-)
  • BellaM
    by BellaM 9 months ago
    Glorious comp entry. What a laugh.