Friday, 1 February 2008

Shock News!

100% of Woolworths employees have never heard of James Mason.

27 comments:

Philipa said...

Who's james mason?

no, just joking, he was great in the 7th veil.

Lilith said...

Did you ever see him in Bigger than Life Pip? He plays a crazed Christian on Cortisone who thinks he is Abraham, which is unlucky for his son. Fantastic movie.

fleetofworlds said...

Woolworths - employer of people who failed the Argos exams...

Daisy said...

and a bit further...asda employees failed the woolworths exams...

electro-kevin said...

Some people really won't watch black and white films.

Nope - not interested.

The other issue is that our language is so different and our humour coarser. I can't see old English films ever coming back in popularity.

idle said...

My brother near Bruton, lil, does a perfect james mason voice impersonation. Just so you konw.

fuchsia groan said...

Is this about the Lilita business? Laugh? I almost cried.

fuchsia groan said...

Hey, coming down your way this weekend Lilith, storms permitting. Been about 4 years since we were last in dear old Zummerset. Bringing our friends Northern delicacies such as oatcakes and Hendersons relish.

Lilith said...

Well I never! Some people won't watch black and white movies? You are missing out big time Kev. I am only 43, it's not like I was born when Lolita was published, and I have never read it, nor have I seen the James Mason film, but I simply cannot believe the naivete of Woolies Execs naming a little girl's bed "Lolita!" It would be like naming a little boy's bedroom the Pete Townsend Suite.

Lilith said...

Fuchsia! Staffordshire oatcakes mmmmm yummmmmmy! If you have 5 mins in Fromeville do email and drop by :-)

Lilith said...

Thank you for the info Mr Idle. I shall call on him when I am next producing Stars in their Mouths...

Lilith said...

Daisy, quite, and Homebase employees are retired Xerox executives.

Lilith said...

Hello Fleet! Are you Splund?

fleetofworlds said...

Hi Lilith.

;-)

Does that answer for you ?

Dennis said...

Lilith, shame on you. Lolita is a great book, though the ending is disappointing. But the language! Vlad-ee-meer Nab-awk-off (as his name should be spoke) is one of my literary heroes. Pale Fire -- ah!

I was the shadow of the waxwing slain
By the false azure in the windowpane


Please try some of his stuff. A Russian Beauty, a book of short stories, is good place to start; or Details of a Sunset. From the first of these (I think), try The Potato Elf. Or start anywhere, really.

He gives you a new perspective on the world.

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Lilith said...

Suitably chastised, Dennis. Yessir. Will do :-)

hatfield girl said...

'can't see old English films ever coming back in popularity.'

Or Italian, French, German or Russian ones E-K. Nothing to do with sense of humour; it's being able to read the subtitles.

Lilith said...

My Girl likes Hitchcock. Nice to see you HG. I have eco-pod envy :-)

grumpy granny said...

Liar, liar, pants on fire..

I just simply do not believe that EK (or anybody else reading this)has never sat through a few good old fashioned black and white Laurel and Hardy films and would not do so again should the opportunity present itself.

By the by, I am looking for employment at the local B&Q. Whose exams do I have to fail to qualify for the interview?

Lilith said...

Granny, it depends on your specialities. Do you f'rinstance, *go blank* having marched briskly and purposefully to the opposite end of a large shop floor? Does your lower jaw hang open when strangers speak to you? You might be right for Focus DIY....

Yes, Laurel and Hardy! Don't tell me you can't watch Laurel and Hardy E-K!

gg said...

Lilith: Thanks for your thoughts. I tried all that at Tesco's and was rjected as being over qualified.

The Hitch said...

Dennis
I loved that film, I saw it as a young boy and got an erection when he painted her toe nails.
To this day I am a keen foot fetishist.

anon for this contribution.. said...

In similar vein I once did a survey in my office (long story with which I will not bore you) and discovered that nobody under the age of 37 had ever heard of Paul Robeson, while everyone from 38 up had. My conclusion was that at some point his records ceased to be played on the radio and he was thus cast into virtual oblivion for younger people.

Lilith said...

anon, I wish I didn't know who Paul Robeson was :-( Born too early.

Globus said...

woolworths, a great example of why we should do all our shopping online and avoid the chav-infested place like the plague.

Lilith said...

Hello Globus :-)