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One of the B3ta team danced on stage at the Brixton Academy dressed as an enormous white rabbit, and lived to tell the tale. Confess the stuff – good or bad - you've done anonymously.

(, Thu 14 Jan 2010, 12:10)
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I used to make customised items for people.
It was only little things, like monogramming things, maybe painting a mug how they wanted, or making a bookmark with their name on. Little things. I mostly worked craft fairs, antiques fairs, things like that.
Eventually, I worked at sewing, and got good enough that I could whip out a tapestry in half an hour- not a large one, but just large enough that it'd have a name, maybe a face. About A4 size.
So, I started working at those medieval fairs you get at old castles (I think they're known as renaissance fairs in America, or something). British people should know what I mean- the ones you get at castles when everyone dresses up like they're from a certain period, and there's all sorts of stalls and tents and things.
So, I had my own little stall, tucked away, where I basically did the equivalent of an olde worlde caricature, in tapestry.

Now, on this particular day, I'd had several customers come and go. One, in particular, was Eric; Eric came to everything I did, and had a chat with me. He was European- Dutch or German or something- and a really decent guy. He kept trying to talk to me in the style I had to, even though he kept messing it up.
After a while, when it was quiet, I asked him if he wanted a tapestry of his own- he assented that he did, and sat down.
I began working, as fast as I could, but every time I did, he'd fidget, and ask me when it would be done.
I would, naturally, give him the same answer every time.

"Anon, E. Maus"
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 18:07, 6 replies)
I don't get the Maus bit.
/is utterly stupid blog
(, Wed 20 Jan 2010, 9:32, closed)
Say it like mouse.
Maus= mouse.
(, Wed 20 Jan 2010, 12:52, closed)
Yeah I get that
But I don't understand what it's in reference to. Were you making a mouse (from the German "maus") or is that what he ... no I still don't get it.
(, Wed 20 Jan 2010, 13:14, closed)
It's a relatively common Central European surname
imposed on Jews by 19thC anti-Semitic governments. Because Jews are like mice. They have whiskers.

I think the common surname bit is the significant part here.
(, Wed 20 Jan 2010, 15:54, closed)
Ah! Right!
Well - now I just feel stupid.

(, Thu 21 Jan 2010, 9:50, closed)
kind of not worth it
(, Wed 20 Jan 2010, 16:33, closed)

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