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Post by Tubby Little Titwitch » Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:29 pm

I dunno, I think it's going to prove a bit too expensive to come down twice in a week. :( Doing the phoenix thing though, yay! If I have money nearer the time (One can live in hope) then might be able to make it down on the 4th. *crosses fingers*
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:41 pm

Tubby Little Titwitch wrote: Doing the phoenix thing though, yay!
Really? Thats Brilliant!!! :D
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Post by Tracy » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:50 pm

Son of Tubbs returns! wrote:
Tubby Little Titwitch wrote: Doing the phoenix thing though, yay!
Really? Thats Brilliant!!! :D
Yes! Yes it is! :D
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Post by Tubby Little Titwitch » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:53 am

Mais oui! wouldn't miss it for anything. Just a shame it's not a bit later and I wouldn't have to travel down, but hey-ho. Can't have everything.

Exciting! Woohoo!
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:24 am

Its beyond brilliant! WOOOOOHOOOOO

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Post by Tubby Little Titwitch » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:30 am

Glorious though it undoubtedly was (ALthough somewhat scratchy, meh), I shall restrain myself this time. :wink: Don't want to scare the poor men.

Though the Winterbourne masks should be brought I feel!
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Post by Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:55 pm

Tubby Little Titwitch wrote:Though the Winterbourne masks should be brought I feel!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Cheeky Chezzy Woo » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:06 pm

Oh thats sounds cool. Am so going to buy a ticket when i am back home :D
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Post by ratgirl » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:32 pm

Tubby Little Titwitch wrote:
Though the Winterbourne masks should be brought I feel!
Heheh. I actually now have the day off... am wondering whether I can scrape together the money for a ticket... or if I should hide stand round the corner and jump out at the Gents dressed as Christian Purcell instead! ;)
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Post by Cheeky Chezzy Woo » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:36 pm

ratgirl wrote:
Tubby Little Titwitch wrote:
Though the Winterbourne masks should be brought I feel!
Heheh. I actually now have the day off... am wondering whether I can scrape together the money for a ticket... or if I should hide stand round the corner and jump out at the Gents dressed as Christian Purcell instead! ;)
It would be worth the 25 quid ALONE to see that happen ;)
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Post by Tubby Little Titwitch » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:03 pm

ratgirl wrote: Heheh. I actually now have the day off... am wondering whether I can scrape together the money for a ticket... or if I should hide stand round the corner and jump out at the Gents dressed as Christian Purcell instead! ;)
Oh, they would LOVE it. :twisted: There are still tickets, the nice man on the phone (League fan, going too!) said there were. Go on... :wink:
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Post by Cheeky Chezzy Woo » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:09 am

Thanks for the info hun. *prays that will be the same answer this time next week*
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:07 pm

ratgirl wrote:
Tubby Little Titwitch wrote:
Though the Winterbourne masks should be brought I feel!
Heheh. I actually now have the day off... am wondering whether I can scrape together the money for a ticket... or if I should hide stand round the corner and jump out at the Gents dressed as Christian Purcell instead! ;)
*Gets all excited* Come come come!!!!


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Post by a1tiptop » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:01 pm

As you know, the BoPT is now available in Waterstones, Oxford St (near Tottenham Court Road tude). I bought it this week and I have mixed feelings about it. I think it's more to do with expectations. I was expecting a glossy, coffee table book with lots of photos, notes and doodles by the gents, rather in the way that The Essex Files, A Local Book For Local People and Scripts and That were. But it's a size with densely packed texts and only a couple of photo plates in the middle. This makes for dry reading. Also, very little of the book is written by the gents. It's divided into four chapters where each Gent gets to pick around 9 things that has influenced them. For each thing, the gent writes an introduction paragraph and then a segment of the thing is reproduced - such as a bit of the script or a chapter of the book. It's frustrating because they don't give you enough for a flavour of things you do like and it's almost too much of things that seem dry.

I keep using that word, dry. But that's what it is. Reproducing a Victoria Wood sketch on the page is never going to be as funny as someone watching it, where the performances are what make it funny. Similarly, reproducing a chapter of a book out of context makes it difficult to read and understand.

So I'm a bit torn about the book. Not sure I'd recommend it even to Gents fans, let alone someone who's not a massive fan, but has an interest in comedy.

I feel bad saying this, becuase I really loved all the other Gent books. I'd love to hear what other people think.
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Post by MrsBeasley » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:14 pm

a1tiptop wrote:Also, very little of the book is written by the gents.
What? How, no!!!! Oh dear. Thats upset me actually I was looking forward to reading it but if it's not actually written by them then it sounds a bit poo really.
Not got mine yet but will let you know what i think.
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