Friday, October 21, 2005

Conversational Highlight No. 3

This is yer last one (I promise) - then I'm buggering off to France.

ME: Oh Christ, will it ever be 5.30?

L: Ten minutes.

ME: I'm going to have to gnaw my own hands off.

L: Have you got any actual work to do?

ME: Oh god, yes. I'm writing an article about whether Wi-Fi or 3G will emerge as the victorious standard for mobile data services.

L: Ah, right. Why don't you just talk about how society is collapsing and none of it is important?

ME: I think that's the main thrust of my argument, actually. "It doesn't matter, we're all going to die."

L: Now if you can just pad that out to 1,000 words...

ME: I could fill the rest of it with Nick Cave lyrics.

L: That would work.

ME: It'll be the best issue of 3G Bulletin ever.

3 comments:

greta said...

Speaking of the lovely Mr Cave (and in response to your comment over in my corner) have you seen this?

http://www.lff.org.uk/events_details.php?EventID=51

He gave a great Q&A down here, in spite of a proliferation of annoyingly sycophantic goth types in the crowd.

Merkin said...

Now there's a challenge - getting "GPRS" and "Bad Seeds" in the same sentence...

Fizzy good said...

That L, eh? What a riot.