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Oh dear. [20060404|07:46]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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After tai chi class last night, a group of us went out to a nearby pub. On these social outings, we discuss new portions of the form that we've learned, among other things. Customarily, somewhere around the second pint, we end up enacting new portions of the form that we've learned, regardless of the bemused glances from other people in the venue. If we get to a third pint, we end up inventing new forms (Smoking form and Drinking form, for instance).

On this evening, Anne and I sat on one side of the table. Ben, Kate and Nick were on the other. Ben knocked his glass across the table while demonstrating a move (yin-yang hands). It spilled all over Anne. After apologies, towels and new beer had been issued, we went back to our discussion. Ben restrained himself for a minute, but soon forgot and began gesturing animatedly again. Kate nodded at Anne and me.

"You better watch out," she warned.

"It's okay, I'll just take my beer and pour it over his head first," I said.

Kate laughed.

"It's the Pre-Emptive Strike form. It's an American thing." I grinned.

Everyone stared at me uncertainly.

"Then I'll get your government to say it was the right thing to do. The Collusion form. Does that count as an English thing?"

"No," said Kate. "That's where you'd get someone else to pour your beer over his head and then deny you did it."

"You're thinking of New Labour form," said Ben.

I turned to Anne. "What would the French form be like?"

She shrugged. "I am a student, so probably I would pour my beer over 'is 'ead, then go outside and set 'is bike on fire."
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-04-06 22:53 (UTC)
reciting riot-inducing riots

...Nar?
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[User Picture]From: limenal
2006-04-04 07:21 (UTC)
I would like to see a Vegas version of "It's a Small World After All" where it's just all of the worldwide beer-pouring forms.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-04-06 22:59 (UTC)
Me too. With little garden-gnome automatons meting out the pourings.
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2006-04-04 07:30 (UTC)
Briiliant.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-04-06 23:00 (UTC)
Time for a Guinness!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-04-07 11:17 (UTC)
I wonder what Bela form would be like. I imagine it would involve summoning an Elder God to pour Dr. Pepper over his head. Sticky!
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2006-04-04 07:59 (UTC)
*snorts with amusement*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-04-07 10:09 (UTC)
*pours beer on your head* (in an affectionate way, of course)
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[User Picture]From: 3_nic
2006-04-04 08:40 (UTC)
> "I am a student, so probably I would pour my beer over 'is 'ead, then go outside and set 'is bike on fire."
And demand a grant from the government to cover for the trouble!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-04-07 11:11 (UTC)
Hey, beer in London isn't cheap!
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[User Picture]From: k_navit
2006-04-04 12:27 (UTC)
May I quote this?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-04-06 23:11 (UTC)
Sure! I recommend reenacting it.
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[User Picture]From: vndictivesprite
2006-04-04 14:29 (UTC)
You are my favourite person today.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-04-07 11:18 (UTC)
Damn! Too bad I wasn't paying closer attention to comments this past week. I could have taken advantage of that. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: repoman
2006-04-04 14:37 (UTC)
The German thing would be to pour the beer on his head before the conversation even began...

The Swedish thing would be to pour the beer on your head to diffuse the situation, then talk about your sex life...



Those odd pub conversations truly are the best and the reason for living...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-04-07 11:20 (UTC)
The Irish thing would be to drink the beer, then pour it over his head. Anything else would be a waste of beer, and that's criminal.
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[User Picture]From: omniana
2006-04-04 17:35 (UTC)
You had me laughing out loud in the library. Totally worth it.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-04-06 23:07 (UTC)
I'd apologize but I think it'd be tough to do sincerely. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-04-06 23:06 (UTC)
I saw it, and appreciate the answer very much.
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