Seen Paper

Follow-up to Oh Globbits! from Casey’s Blog

Section A

Question 1: Holly should not
be feeling annoyed about any additional attention derived from the
birth of her niece. She has already achieved suffient celebrity through
her blog-whoredom that she has joined the pantheon of stars known only
by her first name: Chantelle, Delia etc.

Other Hollys have to be referred to by both names to avoid confusion: Holly Valance, Holly Golightly.

In addition this extra attention will surely only enhance her burgeoning career as an international funny woman and superstar DJ (here we go) status.

Holly’s blog was also only quoted in the Guardian because of her celebrity connections.

In
short the potential annoyance of being related to the wacco fun-sized
ego monster is far outweighed by the benefits – Holly should not be
irritated…

Section B

Question 2: This is a misquote – the original source film clearly shows that the line is:

You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off.

The Italian Job,
starring Michael Caine, the film from which this gobbet comes was
released in 1969 and follows the story of an ambitious heist in Turin
using the now iconic mini-coopers to create a traffic jam.

Original sources show that the scripted line that Caine was meant to deliver was “I only want you to blow the doors off”.

This
line is relevant to us because portions of the film were made in
Coventry. The scene in which the minis escape through a sewage pipe was
filmed in a brand new sewage system in Coventry (the Sowe Valley Sewer
Duplication system).

Image shows the film crew retrieving the minis from a sewer in Stoke Aldermoor.

Question 1: Once upon a time there was a band of wannabe pop princesses called the Spice Girls. In 1997 they released their 4th single Who Do You Think You Are?
The only conceivable excuse for buying this record is that it was that
year’s Comic Relief single and that the video featured Dawn French
‘being’ Posh Spice (Princess Beckham).

This gobbet has no relevance to anything. Zig a zig aah.

Section C

I’m going to the Varsity after work.

OK – so maybe I’m a bit out of practice at this whole exam thing….

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Comments
4 Responses to “Seen Paper”
  1. Holly Cruise says:

    Good
    answers though. Definitely a first. And it brings the number of people
    to spot the misquote to two. Now run, run to the pub and rejoice in the
    freedom it entails.

  2. Natalie says:

    Tee hee.

    Holly, you don’t know me, but I saw you leaving Uni House last week and I thought you were very pretty 🙂

  3. Casey Leaver says:

    Holly – I think you have an admirer.

  4. Holly Cruise says:

    Wow
    that brings the total number of Holly admirers to… um… 1. Maybe 2 but
    the nice Nigerian man who needs my help with his bank account hasn’t
    emailed back yet.

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