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Your autobiography
« on: March 28, 2020, 05:39:24 am »
If you were to write one, what would you call it?



The cover art for mine comes from Mad Men,

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the blurb, A Few Good Men. Might as well throw this in while I'm at it.

Fact spiced with fiction, like all the best autobiographies. Alas it won't give this guy a run for his money,



because unlike me, Statler & Waldorf don't have box seats in his head. (Langella's book is a fun read. You'd better keep your pants on around him.)


We're not wearing any!

Runners-up:





The entire shelf, for those drama llama llong nights of the soul:


Your turn.

Re: Your autobiography
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 06:23:52 am »
I've always thought the perennial teachers' comment  on my school reports would work: "Could do better", or to give it the full title "Grade A: Could do better"

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Re: Your autobiography
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2020, 08:21:32 am »
Quote from: sam
If you were to write one, what would you call it?
Dunno, but a quick review of my life to see if there is anything worth recording for "our posteriors"* suggests the title would probably be longer than the document and, "The Diary of a Nobody" has already been used.  Hmmm... how about, "He wasn't a complete shit."?  Would probably serve as an, all too accurate, epitaph into the bargain. :)


*Bonus points for identifying the film.
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Re: Your autobiography
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2020, 10:39:36 am »
To quote Mr Burth, my history teacher: "An essay was required, not a telegram."

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Re: Your autobiography
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 11:54:38 am »
Probably something along those lines of "I don't think anyone noticed"
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Re: Your autobiography
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2020, 11:58:31 am »
Not sure of a title, but I know what the first line would be:

"I owe everything to Tom Jones."

My parents met when Tom Jones played La Bamba in Darlo.

Re: Your autobiography
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2020, 12:38:14 pm »
Thanks for the replies. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but thought I’d give it a shot. The last time I asked somebody this question for an interview she demured, so I had to take matters into my own hands



In the spirit of glorious timewasting, I also offer the following






Two for one





* Some of these were already sitting in my quite large ’Find a place for these’ folder.

a quick review of my life to see if there is anything worth recording for "our posteriors"* suggests the title would probably be longer than the document and, "The Diary of a Nobody" has already been used...

*Bonus points for identifying the film.

I'm drawing a blank, but can offer this, from the book If I Fall I Die


Re: Your autobiography
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2020, 12:53:50 pm »
Couldn't Quite Be Arsed
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: Your autobiography
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2020, 01:00:48 pm »
If there isn't a book association thread, there should be.

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Re: Your autobiography
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2020, 01:59:25 pm »
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... "our posteriors"...
I'm drawing a blank, but can offer this...
Nothing so erudite.  Carry on Cleo.  KW as Caesar after the dust up at the Temple of Vesta, same scene as "Infamy, infamy..."

Caesar, "I cannot go without saying something for posterity."
Calpurnia, "No, dear. Of course you cannot."
Caesar, "Then let our posteriors know this..."

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