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David Godfrey Esq.
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« Reply #100 on: April 23, 2009, 01:22:51 pm »

Flanders had a tartan rug on his knees. And I thought Mary Shelley was the original goth. Then of course there's the old joke-

"If you're so goth where were you when we sacked Rome?"
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« Reply #101 on: April 23, 2009, 01:23:39 pm »

And some of us come to it later than others. I was born into Tom Lehrer and Flanders and Swann, and discovered proper goth when I went to Uni.

Ah Flanders and Swann - "The Cannibal Song"

The original goths (did anyone ever see pictures of them ever wearing anything but black ? )  Wink

One of my lecturers at Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität in Munich (who is also heavily on the dark side of the dresscode) claimed that Lord Byron adn E.A. Poe are both pretenders to the throne of "First Goth".
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« Reply #102 on: April 23, 2009, 01:42:51 pm »

One of my lecturers at Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität in Munich (who is also heavily on the dark side of the dresscode) claimed that Lord Byron adn E.A. Poe are both pretenders to the throne of "First Goth".

There's also a character referred to as "First Goth" (along with "Second Goth" and "Third Goth") in Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus"...
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« Reply #103 on: April 23, 2009, 01:44:10 pm »

"If you're so goth where were you when we sacked Rome?"

hahahahahahaaaa..

Oh, that's great.
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« Reply #104 on: April 23, 2009, 01:46:09 pm »

One of my lecturers at Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität in Munich (who is also heavily on the dark side of the dresscode) claimed that Lord Byron adn E.A. Poe are both pretenders to the throne of "First Goth".

There's also a character referred to as "First Goth" (along with "Second Goth" and "Third Goth") in Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus"...

Damn, I guess we have a winner here.
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« Reply #105 on: April 23, 2009, 02:36:57 pm »

What about Chaucer? There are references in the Canterbury Tales to a "carpenter goth", a "goth faire and weel" and a "Goth in the chambre romynge to and fro"

 Wink
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« Reply #106 on: April 23, 2009, 02:47:13 pm »

What about Chaucer? There are references in the Canterbury Tales to a "carpenter goth", a "goth faire and weel" and a "Goth in the chambre romynge to and fro"

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Which part of the Tales is this? Who is the storyteller in question (I have the Riverside Chaucer right beside me). Smiley Cheesy
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« Reply #107 on: April 23, 2009, 03:20:40 pm »

This is great - i feel so at home here, everyone I know about my age round here has about the same IQ as a decapitated snail.  The limit of their imagination ends with PS3, The Office, or Swansea City.

I always feel left out because I have too many other things going on in my head like pondering a fold in the 4th dimension, entropy of a black hole, or steam powering a Sinclair ZX81  to be worrying about such things.
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« Reply #108 on: April 23, 2009, 05:01:35 pm »

What about Chaucer? There are references in the Canterbury Tales to a "carpenter goth", a "goth faire and weel" and a "Goth in the chambre romynge to and fro"

 Wink

Which part of the Tales is this? Who is the storyteller in question (I have the Riverside Chaucer right beside me). Smiley Cheesy

The Knight's tale and The Miller's Tale I believe  Cheesy
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« Reply #109 on: April 23, 2009, 05:03:02 pm »

What about Chaucer? There are references in the Canterbury Tales to a "carpenter goth", a "goth faire and weel" and a "Goth in the chambre romynge to and fro"

 Wink

The word "goth" occurs many times in Chaucer, but as a verb (it's the Middle English for "goeth" ... or "goes" in Modern English)
E.G. "This carpenter goth doun, and comth ageyn" = "This carpenter goes down, and comes again".

That brought back memories of studying The Prologue in O Level English Literature more than 30 years ago! Amazing how some of this stuff sticks in the mind.
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« Reply #110 on: April 23, 2009, 05:17:03 pm »

What about Chaucer? There are references in the Canterbury Tales to a "carpenter goth", a "goth faire and weel" and a "Goth in the chambre romynge to and fro"

 Wink

The word "goth" occurs many times in Chaucer, but as a verb (it's the Middle English for "goeth" ... or "goes" in Modern English)
E.G. "This carpenter goth doun, and comth ageyn" = "This carpenter goes down, and comes again".

That brought back memories of studying The Prologue in O Level English Literature more than 30 years ago! Amazing how some of this stuff sticks in the mind.

That's a relieve. I did two papers on Chaucer and I should have remembered any mention of goths... Wink
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« Reply #111 on: April 23, 2009, 06:05:41 pm »

What about Chaucer? There are references in the Canterbury Tales to a "carpenter goth", a "goth faire and weel" and a "Goth in the chambre romynge to and fro"

 Wink

The word "goth" occurs many times in Chaucer, but as a verb (it's the Middle English for "goeth" ... or "goes" in Modern English)
E.G. "This carpenter goth doun, and comth ageyn" = "This carpenter goes down, and comes again".

That brought back memories of studying The Prologue in O Level English Literature more than 30 years ago! Amazing how some of this stuff sticks in the mind.

I told you he refers to a carpenter goth !
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« Reply #112 on: April 23, 2009, 06:06:23 pm »

I was having a little joke.

I do sometimes
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« Reply #113 on: April 23, 2009, 08:22:29 pm »

I was having a little joke.

I do sometimes

I thought you might be.

Makes you wonder what a real "Carpenter Goth" would look like, though...
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« Reply #114 on: April 23, 2009, 08:29:25 pm »

Black trimmimgs on the band saw?

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« Reply #115 on: April 23, 2009, 08:30:35 pm »

 I like the idea of the "Goth in the chambre romynge to and fro" myself

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« Reply #116 on: April 23, 2009, 08:34:40 pm »

Ohgod, what have I started xD
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« Reply #117 on: April 23, 2009, 08:35:54 pm »

Of course one of the first literary references to Goths has to be Beowolf in 1000 AD - if the interpretation of "geats" as goths is correct
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« Reply #118 on: April 23, 2009, 08:37:23 pm »

Ohgod, what have I started xD

That'll larn yer
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« Reply #119 on: April 23, 2009, 09:38:30 pm »

Black trimmimgs on the band saw?



And those crimson stains...
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« Reply #120 on: April 23, 2009, 09:50:20 pm »

I have something new to be grumpy about! How is it that when I add "If you are bidding from outside the UK, please email me before bidding!" on the end of my ebay auctions, I still end up with winners from Greece, Hungary and Italy? It annoys me so much, I can barely type, my rage is making my eye twitch. I feel like charging the bastards £10 each just so they will learn! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
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« Reply #121 on: April 23, 2009, 11:23:19 pm »

time for your sleepy pills hun
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« Reply #122 on: April 23, 2009, 11:30:38 pm »

Oooh medication!  Grin
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« Reply #123 on: April 24, 2009, 04:47:59 am »

This is great - i feel so at home here, everyone I know about my age round here has about the same IQ as a decapitated snail.  The limit of their imagination ends with PS3, The Office, or Swansea City.

I always feel left out because I have too many other things going on in my head like pondering a fold in the 4th dimension, entropy of a black hole, or steam powering a Sinclair ZX81  to be worrying about such things.

Decapitated snails!?

Well, let me tell YOU! When I was a lad, we didn't have the LUXURY of snails to decapitate. We had slugs, and they didn't have heads to begin with. Why, we had to follow them slugs all day, painting their little slime trails behind them.

Sure, you're lucky to have snails sans heads.
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« Reply #124 on: April 24, 2009, 09:13:05 am »

I too have something new to be grumpy about.  Imagine for a moment you are unfortunate enough to have to share a room with a sibling.  And now imagine that that sibling has a boy/girlfriend whom they've recently split from.  And now imagine that that ex-boy/girlfriend rings up at 4 in the morning.  And that your sibling not only answers the phone, but proceeds to hold a half-hour conversation.  Of course, the net result of this is that it wakes you up. 

Not a big deal, but when you struggle to fall to sleep anyway and this happens on a nightly basis, night in, night out, how long would you hold out against the urge to smash the telephone and cause a hullaballoo?

Fortunately for him I'm particularly over-patient, but unfortunately for me I'm now particularly over-tired.  Grrr  Angry Angry Angry
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