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Posted: 03 Nov 09, 19:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was in my local town the other day, dear Queenzonians glued to my every utterance, shopping for something suitable to deter the Halloween kiddies from my doorstep, come the night of the trick or treaters, when I found myself in a bookshop in which a young chap (aged probably 23 or 24, but gaining years by the minute) was taking from verbal grief from a gaunt old boy who looked like he died several years ago, but whom was really quite aggressive and rude.  Him being the shopkeeper, if you please!





I found this most amusing on various levels. If the situation were reversed, it seemed to me, this obnoxious elderly chap would be grumbling about the younger chap's lack of respect or some such thing, or other punters in the shop would by now be chipping in on the old feller's behalf, probably.



Anyway, I picked up the nearest book, pretended to peruse it, and listened on intently. It was great. This strange encounter of young and old, of confused versus bewildered, was just spellbinding.  Usually I think I'd be on the side of the older person, and agree with the lack of respect p.o.v., but this time the old boy was truly a pain in the arsical region.







Eventually... and I have no idea what or where the young chap was actually trying to get to with his futile reasoning... he suddenly went quiet, in a kind of "giving up conceding futility' type fashion.  The older guy stepped it up a gear and continued to be a nasty git, and then... it happened.  That's when IT happened.  The young guy, now completely miffed and unable to be heard, says to the shop keeping fellow.... "Oh, don't bother then. Let's leave it there shall we - you miserable scrawny turd!"







The old guy was totally outraged at this, of course, but could offer nothing in retort. What can you say to that???? "miserable scrawny turd." Not much.







This amused me greatly, I must be honest. The obnoxious shopkeeper was totally taken aback. Well, you would be I suppose!







And so I ask you... is it ever ok to speak to an older person that way? Assuming that they are obnoxious, scrawny and turd-like, I mean? It could have been much worse, for sure. No-one got stabbed or clubbed to death. No shopkeepers were hurt in the making of the sentence, and an archivist was greatly amused into the bargain.  







What is the worst thing you have ever called an obnoxious shop person??????????? I want to know. And no lies please.








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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 01:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


You can call me a fuddy duddy but this topic should be in the Personal section :-)

It's not about Queen and it is not serious.





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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 02:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You have to read between the lines, lately, with the ol' Archivist.  Just decode the message.

This is great news, Greg.  Thanks, I didn't know that about Freddie.  I look forward to that DVD release you are talking about... that's the one we all want!!!  Plus, 3 discs, you say???  Amazing.

Thanks also for the heads up about the box sets.  We all knew they'd eventually be coming... now we know when.

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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 04:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, wtf ?


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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 04:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very good, best post I've seen on here for ages. Microwave, you now know too much, your life may be in danger, trust no one!


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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 04:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh and tcc you are most definately a fuddy duddy. The young man was trying to buy a Queen book and the old guy was a serious fuckwit, so there you go, Queen related and serious. Be silent

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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 05:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Alright alright.  The worst thing I have ever called a shopkeeper is "musical prostitute".



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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 06:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Moved to the Personal Forum :-)


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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 06:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What Greg has failed to tell you all is that this was actually on set during the fliming of the promotional advert for "Absolute Greatest", in a clever follow-up to the Greatest DVD Hits II advert.
I was that young lad of 24 having a heated argument (in charcater) with the shopkeeper, Brian May, who  (in the advert) refuses to bow down to the customer who is having a go at him for releasing music he's already bought many times before instead of actually writing, recording and releasing something new to the world.
I then go on to add (in character mind, though not following the script anymore!), that the world is still waiting for these Anthology boxsets a decade on from when they were hinted at, and it's about time he stopped pissing about with the bloody musical and his bloody non-queen related books and get the buggers released. It is that point that i gave up and called him a "miserable scrawny turd", flung the A4 copy of "Absolute Greatest" at him and walked out of the shop just as Roger appears with a stack of CD copies and asks if he "can go to lunch now?" (like he does in the GDVDHII advert, originality NOT being Queen's strong point....)

The director loved it, and that take will be broadcast next week in the UK on ITV1 at 7.46pm, Monday 9th November.

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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 06:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Moved back to the serious forum because I was just realising what a hot topic this is...


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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 07:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



pootle50 wrote:



What Greg has failed to tell you all is that this was actually on set during the fliming of the promotional advert for "Absolute Greatest", in a clever follow-up to the Greatest DVD Hits II advert.
I was that young lad of 24 having a heated argument (in charcater) with the shopkeeper, Brian May, who  (in the advert) refuses to bow down to the customer who is having a go at him for releasing music he's already bought many times before instead of actually writing, recording and releasing something new to the world.
I then go on to add (in character mind, though not following the script anymore!), that the world is still waiting for these Anthology boxsets a decade on from when they were hinted at, and it's about time he stopped pissing about with the bloody musical and his bloody non-queen related books and get the buggers released. It is that point that i gave up and called him a "miserable scrawny turd", flung the A4 copy of "Absolute Greatest" at him and walked out of the shop just as Roger appears with a stack of CD copies and asks if he "can go to lunch now?" (like he does in the GDVDHII advert, originality NOT being Queen's strong point....)

The director loved it, and that take will be broadcast next week in the UK on ITV1 at 7.46pm, Monday 9th November.


You should have told him that what you wanted was the release of old works and not an old photograph !









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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



YourValentine wrote:

Moved back to the serious forum because I was just realising what a hot topic this is...


Ah!  So you broke the code after all!   ; )








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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 12:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know secrets about secret things, and my post about the shopkeeper encounter was purely a very clever coded message.  If anyone deciphers it, I will award them No 00001 of the Abs Greatest Ltd Edn vinyl boxed set, ok.  Or take them out for lunch.




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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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 I will award them No 00001 of the Abs Greatest Ltd Edn vinyl boxed set, ok.


I'd rather have THIS Greg








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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 14:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Too much British slang for me, so I don't have a slightest idea what's it all about, but I hope it's something which is worth waiting for :-)


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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My guess is that GB told Jim Beach he'd found a full 90-min tape of Fred dueting with Elvis Presley. When GB commented that this would set the music world on fire, Beach said he would never give permission for its release because 'there's no market for pre-1980s stuff'. At this point, GB called Beach a 'miserable scrawny turd' whereupon Beach returned to his gold throne in Switzerland to strangle some more puppies.

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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



Queen Archivist wrote:



I know secrets about secret things, and my post about the shopkeeper encounter was purely a very clever coded message.  If anyone deciphers it, I will award them No 00001 of the Abs Greatest Ltd Edn vinyl boxed set, ok.  Or take them out for lunch.



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Posted: 04 Nov 09, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

??????????????

That stuff will destroy your liver, Greg...

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Posted: 05 Nov 09, 03:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:



 



Queen Archivist wrote:



 I will award them No 00001 of the Abs Greatest Ltd Edn vinyl boxed set, ok.



 



I'd rather have THIS Greg



 



 



 

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