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life is not only stranger than we imagine, it's stranger than we can imagine... - The Villages

Date: 2007-10-30 00:08
Subject: life is not only stranger than we imagine, it's stranger than we can imagine...
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I'm not sure there's very much I can say about this, although I can assure you I have been going through bicycle gags all evening. Funny old world, innit?
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User: hutch0
Date: 2007-10-31 23:09 (UTC)
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Although I am reminded of Flann O'Brien's The Fourth Policeman, which, spookily, involves a man's unrequited love for a bicycle. A much-recommended novel, by the way. Utterly deranged but completely logical. It features a paint colour that drives men mad and an absolutely ironclad process by which a man can turn into a bicycle and vice versa.
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User: hutch0
Date: 2007-11-01 00:20 (UTC)
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Flann O'Brien was a pen-name for Brian O'Nolan, one of the great (and there had been many) Irish journalists, who (I believe) wrote a weekly column in The Irish Times as Myles naCgopaleen (apologies if I've spelled it wrong.) Someone recommended him to me in my last year at school and I spent an utterly delirious summer reading The Fourth Policeman, The Dalkey Archive,, At Swim-Two-Birds, and the rest of his stuff. His journalism is collected as The Best Of Myles, and it's marvellous stuff. When I was eighteen you used to hear his work namechecked all the time, but he seems to have dropped out of the public consciousness these days, which I think is a shame.
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