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The Goat writes, "Some books have made a huge impact on my life." It's true. It wasn't until the b3ta mods read the Flashman novels that we changed from mild-mannered computer operators into heavily-whiskered copulators, poltroons and all round bastards in a well-known cavalry regiment.

What books have changed the way you think, the way you live, or just gave you a rollicking good time?

Friendly hint: A bit of background rather than just a bunch of book titles would make your stories more readable

(, Thu 15 May 2008, 15:11)
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A Blank Notebook
Isn't this the most potentially life changing book for anyone?

*Deep Breath*

Write down your ideas. Develop your business plan. Handwrite your "great american novel" whilst in Cardiff. Copy down recipes. Keep a diary. Compose that love poem which you can't quite get right in your head, and will certainly never come out of your mouth. Make paper planes. Take someone's number. Give someone YOUR number. Stop a bullet (allegedly). Sketch a landscape. Press flowers. Keep photos. Tape in the pubic hair of the man/woman you're stalking. Make snow-blindness goggles. Play music on a comb and paper. Take brass or bark rubbings. Make a "Kick Me" sign and stick it to a football. Draw award winning political cartoons. Recycle it. Write a strongly worded letter of protest.
Filter nitroglycerine (slowly). Roach material. Emergency loo paper (Ugh, scratchy). Perform magic tricks. Last minute confetti. Burn it to keep warm. Make papier mache models of dinosaurs.

*breathes in*


Forgot one.

Use the torn off corner of a page as the basis of a 30 minute stand-up comedy routine to cheer someone up.

In my case this more or less directly led to the start of my relationship with my girlfriend, now the lovely Mrs Fireflier, around 18 years ago...
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:04, 15 replies)
sketch jewellery design ideas, write lists, give IOUs, doodle at bus stops, make tiny little 'fortune tellers' to amuse a small child, bookmark with reminder on as to which character is which, wasp catcher (need glass as well), paper trail if lost in woods, nose-sunburn protector, firelighter (with magnifying glass), and....and....and...
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:16, closed)
That's the spirit!
More ideas anyone?
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:21, closed)
Supplier of the raw materials
for a paper aeroplane?

I'm slightly intrigued how you're supposed to get your hands on te pubic hair of your stalkee. I mean, if you have pant-access, you'd be way past the stalking stage surely?
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:23, closed)
Make snowflakes
make paper chain people, write your last will and testament, write your vows for when you meet the One, write your shopping list.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:24, closed)
Write a suicide note.....
Just in case.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:25, closed)
if you break into their house and steal the soap you are right, you would also have pant access. Just not the one's they are currently wearing.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:26, closed)
Good point al
Hadn't thought of such surreptitious tactics.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:32, closed)
I have a pre-prepared, laminated suicide note with me at all times, just in case.

"To whom it may concern.

The bearer of this note, Kaol, really wasn't paranoid after all.
They were in his head all along, which is why he had to do this.
Please tell his family "Fuck You" from him.

You may keep this note.

Yours forever,

(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:36, closed)
does the back say

"If found drunk and incoherent, return to ..."?
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:39, closed)
No, it says the same thing
On the back, but backwards, and in white on black, so it can be read in a mirror, just in case.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:41, closed)
now that's foresight
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:42, closed)
Yes it is.
I'm prepared to meet my maker, on a whim, at any time.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:43, closed)
@wee witch
hindsight, surely?
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:45, closed)

took a couple of seconds, though. I have to get more sleep.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 14:47, closed)
one sheet - tear off tiny corner. Make hole in middle of big bit. Stick finger through hole. Wipe arse with finger. Gather up 'muck' with paper. Use tiny little torn off corner to get the poo out from under your nails.

Paper. Versatile.
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 16:34, closed)

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