By David Mitchell
David Mitchell, who you could comprehend for his irrelevant anger on each television panel convey other than by no means brain the Buzzcocks, his glance of everlasting pain on C4 intercourse comedy Peep convey, his on-line commenter-baiting within the Observer or simply for donning a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb glance, has written a publication approximately his lifestyles. in addition to giving a selected account of each unmarried time he's scored a few smack, this disgusting memoir additionally information:
• the singular, pitbull-infested allure of the FRP (‘Flat Roofed Pub’)
• the curious French behavior of injecting each person within the arse instead of the arm
• why, by the point he received to Cambridge, he rather, relatively wanted a drink
• the soreness of being denied a early life celebration at McDonalds
• the delight of writing jokes approximately suicide
• how doing a substantial amount of strolling round London is helping together with his sciatica
• attempting to fake he isn’t a complete **** at Robert Webb’s marriage ceremony
• that he has fallen in love at LOT, yet hardly ever performed whatever approximately it
• why it might be worse to stumble upon Michael Palin than Hitler on vacation
• that he’s now not David Mitchell the novelist. regardless of what David Miliband may possibly imagine
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PISTHETAIROS Look here— 1 Simonides: a well known lyric poet of the previous generation. 61  1190 I’ve just been making sacrifice today— the day our city gets its name. W hat’s more, it’s only now, as with a new-born child, I’ve given it that name. POET Ah yes, but Muses’ words are swift indeed— like twinkling hooves on rapid steeds. 1 1200  PISTHETAIROS This fellow here is going to give us trouble— unless we can escape by giving something. [calling one of the slaves] You there with the tunic and the jerkin on.
3 970 In other words, we’re all the oracles you need. Ammon, Delphi, and Dodona are shrines famous for prophecy. Apollo is the god of prophecy. 52 CHORUS LEADER Yes, to you, your children, and their children, too, we’ll grant wealth and health, good life, and happiness, peace, youth, laughter, dances, festivals of song— and birds’ milk, too— so much, you’ll find yourself worn out with our fine gifts— yes, that’s how rich you’ll be. CHORUS O woodland Muse Tio-tio-tio-tiotinx my muse of varied artful song on trees and from high mountain peaks tio-tio-tio-tiotinx to your notes I sing along in my leafy ash tree seat.
EUELPIDES I’m Euelpides, from Crioa. TEREUS W elcome both of you! PISTHETAIROS and EUELPIDES Thanks very much. TEREUS W on’t you come in? PISTHETAIROS Let’s go. But you go first— show us the way. TEREUS Come on, then. [Tereus enters his house] PISTHETAIROS [holding back, calling into the house] But . . it’s strange . . Come back a minute. 860 [Tereus reappears at the door] Look, tell us both how me and him can share the place with you when you can fly but we’re not able to. TEREUS I don’t see any problem there.
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