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» Teenage Poetry

I'm guessing someone else has posted the James Blunt Lyrics by now as an example of bad Sixth Form Poetry?

I guess I'll have to post something genuine.

I went through a phase as a kid where I was really into Roger McGough so I wrote something that sounded like him. Years later I freekishly remembered it when reading some of his stuff on a teaching course I was doing.

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let down my tyres,
smashed all the windows and started small fires
in the glove box & boot of my brand new sports car.
Rapunzel, Rapunzel - You Have Gone Too Far!"
(Fri 12th Aug 2005, 11:01, More)

» Child Labour

Tri-ang & Kikilookylikey - I went to Aidans too!
You find Ex Durham people everywhere, it's like a plague...

I got a paper round when I was a kid for a good few months, weekdays only and only one kind of paper so I could cope with it. £6 a week wasn't bad and I saved up and bought a gameboy. BEst thing was my dad made me quit when the summer holidays came around because they couldn't palm me off on relatives. So he gave me £5 a week instead.

Years later i got the privaleage of working in a vinegar factory. Basically you stank, burned your hand on the vinegar bottles and got paid £3 an hour for the privelage.

My favourite 'task' was placing those little bits of paper you get next to bottles when they are packaged as 12's in the cardboard tray next to the bottles before they were cling wrapped. This wasn't that taxing but as you burned the back of your hand slightly with each one you tucked in it required a surprising amount of willpower.

Oh and the heinz special vinegar came out of the same vat as the cheapo stores own brand stuff, make of that what you will...
(Mon 20th Feb 2006, 15:00, More)

» I just don't get it

What I don't get is
Creation Science. It just baffles me how people can still believe all this.

And new car smell - it's just formaldehyde from the plastic settling in - dead body smell is new car smell...

And all non-manafactured bands are unsigned and Indy at somepoint so hating that is a little strange. Like the opposite of hating cool indy bands once they become big. Both daft snobbery really.
(Fri 1st Apr 2005, 14:08, More)

» Strange things you've been paid to do

Hot as Hell
I worked in a vinegar factory just before uni. The stench was unimaginable and couldn't be washed off. Also all the jobs involved the vinegar being hot so I had lots of nice little burns on my hands too.

The factory wasn't modernised so one of the jobs I had to do was to put the little paper packing slips into the trays of vinegar bottles as they rattled down the ceramic rollers towards the cling film wrapper. An endless stream of trays with me putting a little bit of paper in each because I was cheaper than a machine. And the vinegar being hot I singed the back of my hand slightly more with each one. For 3/4 hours at a time...

Needless to say I got a better job pretty sharpish.
(Fri 1st Oct 2004, 20:01, More)