Feb. 17th, 2011

skylarking: (sherlock wall)
Does anyone know any of the words of The Day They Caught the Train by Ocean Colour Scene other than the 'Oh oh, la la, oh oh, la la' bits in the chorus?

I don't think so.

Ahhh, Britpop. I don’t care what anyone says, I liked Britpop, it was fun. I lived in Brighton during the height of Britpop and all the men there - especially the students - either looked like Damon Alban, Jarvis Cocker, Liam Gallagher or Gaz from Supergrass. There may have been some silly haircuts going on but at least there wasn't three scrupulously positioned inches of greying underwear showing (I'm looking at you, student boys, pull your trousers up!)

I was thinking on my way to work this morning about the urban myths about chewing gum we used to tell each other at my school when I was little.

One was that if you swallowed chewing gum it would become wrapped around your intestines, I don't know what happened next, it might stay there for ever or slowly strangle your innards. And the other was that if you chew chewing gum when you're hungry your stomach thinks you are eating so starts digesting - but because you're not eating you won't have any food in your stomach so it will digest itself. I don't know where these myths come from but everyone knew them, we still all chewed gum though. You could blow bubbles with it, what's a disintegrating stomach compared to that? I wonder if they still exist, I'll have to ask my nephews when they start school.

This entry was brought to you by my attempt to not eat all the biscuits in the world because I am bored.

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Hope is the gay skylarking pyjamas we wear over yesterday's bruises ~ De Casseres