Friday, 5 December 2008

Flashback

Something has just reminded me that the group of lads I hung around with when I was 16 or 17 used to smoke roll-ups. They referred to their tobacco as 'Old Hormones'.

35 comments:

Old Holborn said...

Kerry, did you know I'm now the 23rd most influencial blog in the UK?

HERE

I'm in Bristol in the next couple of weeks. Fancy a pint?

Kerry said...

No.

timbone said...

OH said "I'm in Bristol in the next couple of weeks. Fancy a pint?"
Hey, can I come? I will bring my cam and do a vid for your new youtube channel Kerry!

timbone said...

You know what they say OH, when a girl says no they mean yes...wooops, is there a law against that as well

Northern Lights said...

Would Old Holborn turn up without his mask on?

DaveA said...

NL: What mask?

DaveA said...

Old Holborn: Saying that if you are in central London give me a shout, I know a bar that "lets" you smoke.

The Scumbag said...

go on Kerry, he ain't a constituent of yours but surely you can't be scared of him?

He might even give you a red rose?

Northern Lights said...

It's on his blog - it seems walking around Westminster wearing a mask strikes a righteous blow against the state

If so I struck a similar blow each time I went out trick or treating as a kid

Old Holborn said...

Dave, I think NL means THIS

DaveA said...

I think I need to fire my script writer.

Old Holborn said...

Kerry, I did interview Vince Cable last week but he was a complete turd.

Go on, embrace the new media. Offer me an interview.

timbone said...

Did you ever try one of your friends 'Old Hormones' Kerry? Lovely smoke, but not ideal for the uninitiated. There is nothing better than going down to the kitchen door for a roll up, especially when I am disappointed that you never respond to my comments - unless there is something you want to pull me up about. Yes, that's right, I only smoke by the kitchen door, arn't I good. Well, I have to protect the dog from SHS don't I.

Old Holborn said...

PS, NL.

Ever heard of Guido??

Enjoy the comments.

The Scumbag said...

Northern Lights - doubtless you were also such a threat to the state that you got stopped by the rozzers too? Big brave boy that you are n'all....

And just noticed, how did OTC creep up into position 32?

Shirking From Home said...

Kerry, when are you going to write about the Matthews lifestyle choices and the choice I wasn't given about whether I funded them?

Dick the Prick said...

Kerry - you go girl!

OH - it's the chase, we all know that.

DaveA said...

I forgot to mention it but this is no word of a lie I got arrested myself last week. My season ticket ran out and went to pay at Liverpool Street station. They wanted to fine me £20. I declined to pay it, offering to renew my season ticket there and then. The guy demanded to know my name and address and as he was not an officer of the law I am not obliged.


He called over one of the Community Officers who I was happy to give my name and address to him on the understanding that it was not passed on to the ticket inspector. He called the Transport Police and after handcuffing me, against my explicit instructions passed on my name and address.

I promise you this is no word of a lie.

Compared to Damian Green I got away with it.

Old Holborn said...

Tell us more about this bunch of lads you used to hang out with.

My guess is they were called Tarquin, Peregrine and Charles and stole Pater's best single malt, listened to Pink Floyd and are now investment bankers.

Go on, tell us they were like, cool dudes, with names like, man, Willow, Dubroots and Dolphin and are now all gay black disabled human rights lawyers, innit.

Old Holborn said...

DaveA,

You have to learn how to beat the system.

Please, read an insiders view

Kerry said...

Yeah, my comp school in Luton was full of Tarquins and Peregrines.

timbone said...

Actually, I have just been for a back door smoke, and I had a tailor made, (I had some left from a 10 pack I bought, I always get them when I have a rehearsal or gig, it's terrible trying to roll a cig outside in cold weather). Anyways, I saw a picture on the back, a guy lying on a sunbed. Was that a health warning about skin cancer?

timbone said...

"Yeah, my comp school in Luton was full of Tarquins and Peregrines."

Was there a Zander as well, he was on telly the other night.

Northern Lights said...

Mask or no mask Old Holborn?

Kerry said...

They were called Chris, Steve, Mark, Lewis and Joe.

Chris was last heard of working nights for Royal Mail while indulging his Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth obsession and being 'an artist' during the day.

Mark was last heard of running a health-food co-op in Nottingham and a veggie burger van that worked the festivals; about all you can do with a philosophy degree, isn't it? He had pink hair down to his waist. I assume that's long gone now.

Lewis dropped out of his graphic design degree a month before graduation. Saw him at the UK Decay drummer's funeral but that was the last time.

Steve is living in Poland, teaching English. And Joe died when we were 16.

So there you go - anyone know a Chris Brown or Mark Page out there?

Old Holborn said...

"Yeah, my comp school in Luton was full of Tarquins and Peregrines"

Sorry, they were all called Mohammed, Hussein and Iqbal and are now human rights lawyers, based in Bradford

Old Holborn said...

NL, you like masks, don't you...

Northern Lights said...

whereas Old Holborn doesn't like answering questions

Kerry said...

I'm pretty sure I'm the only lawyer my school produced from my year. Only a handful of us got more than a few O Levels.

Now it's 90%+ Muslim and is judged 'outstanding'. The headteacher, an Asian woman, has been made a Dame. Make of that what you will.

timbone said...

"Now it's 90%+ Muslim and is judged 'outstanding'. The headteacher, an Asian woman, has been made a Dame. Make of that what you will."

The Asian community have a reputation for being focussed and working hard to achieve their chosen goal. I should imagine that the male achievers will will have good careers and be good businesmen. In fact, jump 100 years, and they could well have a parliamentary majority.

Kerry said...

Actually I think it's the girls who do best.

timbone said...

"Actually I think it's the girls who do best."

Yes Kerry, girls usually do. Did you not get the point I was making when I said male achievers? I know that some Asian women have successful careers, my Doctor is an Asian woman, and the best Doctor I have ever had, (although I don't see her often as I am fortunate to be in good health). I do think however, that very few Asian women are allowed to have 'careers' - actually, I will correct myself, as my Doctor is Indian, so most probably Hindu or Seik.

timbone said...

I have just thought of something. Luton. Do you know Jane Bolton from the Airline series. I caught one on a cable channel today. She is fabulous. Have you got her phone no.? haha

The Penguin said...

Yes, Kerry,

The girls do best, and they are the lucky ones who were not terminated prior to birth or killed shortly after because the parents only wanted boys. Because this is still (just ) England not India or Pakistan or Banglasdesh.

Here they can survive and get an education, but woe betide them if they fall in love with the wrong boy.

Or don't want to be married to some unknown cousin from the subcontinent so another family can be imported to enjoy the Welfare State.

Meanwhile, their brothers are busy ensnaring under age white girls into sexual slavery.

But most of this is kept very quiet for fear of accusations of "racism".

The Penguin

Bristol Dave said...

I'm in Bristol in the next couple of weeks. Fancy a pint?

I'll come if you do