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Finnbar says: I used to know a guy who tattooed LOVE across his left knuckles, but didn't tattoo HATE on the other knuckles because he was right-handed and realised he couldn't finish. Ever run out of skills or inspiration halfway through a job?

(, Thu 24 Jun 2010, 12:32)
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My autobiography

(, Tue 29 Jun 2010, 15:48, 10 replies)
Shame, I'd have thought a gentleman like yourself might have produced an interesting life and times.

(, Tue 29 Jun 2010, 16:34, closed)
I wanted to make a Tristram Shandy post, but this is simple and better than anything I could have produced.

(, Tue 29 Jun 2010, 19:02, closed)
You and that git Swann

(, Tue 29 Jun 2010, 22:26, closed)
Banging on about his fucking biscuits...

(, Tue 29 Jun 2010, 23:34, closed)
*resists correcting*

(, Wed 30 Jun 2010, 8:39, closed)
In that...
...a madeleine is not a biscuit, or in that it's Proust banging on about biscuits rather than Swann, which is just the title of the book?

And surely a madeleine is a biscuit?
(, Wed 30 Jun 2010, 10:30, closed)
Sorry. Sorry. Sorry.
Yes, it's the fact that it's not any of the Swanns, but the unnamed narrator who is plunged into reverie by the biscuit/cake.
I should also like to point out that I've only read to "The Prisoner" in "À la recherche du temps perdu", so this could be my "I started something I couldn't finish".
(, Wed 30 Jun 2010, 11:14, closed)
No need to apologise...
I was just worried that I was going to be drawn into a biscuit argument.

(, Wed 30 Jun 2010, 11:31, closed)
Fair enough. That would just be arguing over semantics.
Though I would have said 'cake' actually, as they're tiny sponge cakes.
/not serious.

(, Wed 30 Jun 2010, 11:35, closed)
So they are...
(, Wed 30 Jun 2010, 12:18, closed)

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