Friday, July 27, 2007

All This Has Just Got To Mean Something

INT. CASTLE FANGSKULL* - DAY

The lovely Mr BC and I are watching the 'Clubbing' episode of Spaced.

Mr BC: When you were a raver, did you have a clubbing name?

ME: Don't be ridiculous, of course I never...oh wait, I did actually.

Mr BC: What was it?

ME: 'Technopup'.

Mr BC: Technopup. What does that mean?

ME: I have absolutely no idea.


* The response I received upon asking Mr BC if his flat has a name.

12 comments:

Arabella said...

I missed the entire Rave cultural event. Did you all have CB radio, then?

patroclus said...

Not that I recall, Arabella, although we did fence off part of the garden and put up a sign announcing it as a 'Tactikal Tekno Zone'.

Valerie said...

I love that episode. I was never any good at staying up late, so I have never properly Raved, but my SO has (can I just say that I need a new word for my SO? I hate 'husband', 'boy' sounds insulting, 'man' sounds Cosmo Girl, and 'thang'.. maybe 'thang.' Okay, I rewrite this.) My thang has Raved a bit (as opposed to raving a bit -- he really has quite an even temper), and I find it very revealing that he refuses to divulge a clubbing name. I can only guess, and my guesses are doutless not so colorful as reality.

Technopup, eh. I think Mr BC should be a little worried about that one, actually...

having my cake said...

When exactly was Rave? I think I must be too old or was busy being the mother of all mothers... I suppose Technopup is better than Technopussy?
To Valerie, that's why I call mine my Ruf. It covers so many things... :)

patroclus said...

Valerie: 'My thang has Raved a bit' gets the prize for Statement of the Week. He's bound to have had a clubbing name, but if not, there's probably a formula for inventing them, along the lines of one's porn star name and opera diva name.

Cake: This was back in the early 90s, a simpler time, when women wore bunches and fairy wings and men wore army boots doused in multicoloured fluorescent spray paint.

Jack Door said...

My rave name was Captain Waveman.

I shall now retreat into a place where I can reveal no more.

Billy said...

I've finally worked out the significance of the title of your post. It took me a while...

patroclus said...

Jack: Was this in reference to your hairstyle, or a tendency to start/join in with Mexican waves? Or an acknowledgment that you were on a different, erm, wavelength?

Billy: Nice work - good to know that these things aren't totally in vain!

Smat said...

I have never raved in my life - did I miss anything?

Em said...

Am far to young and innocent to do the rave thing (prefering rock gigs) but longingly imagine the scene after watching the likes of Spaced and Human Traffic. Good episode that....Mike in pink lycra....mm....and Tyres, classic, "my work here is done".

Technopup? Awwww....

GreatSheElephant said...

Am far too old and stuffy to do the rave thing (prefering rock gigs) but longingly imagine the scene after watching the likes of Spaced and Human Traffic. Good episode that....Mike in pink lycra....mm....and Tyres, classic, "my work here is done".


Plus ca change

llewtrah said...

I love Spaced. Only time I went clubbing was when entertaining clients and I hated it (Hippodrome, Leicester Square) so I walked out after an hour and got the train home. That means no clubbing name. But my current and previous cars all had names if that helps?