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    @madbloke
    Yes, seriously. Remember,
    Most people, Claire, are actually fucking insane to one degree or another.
    Warren is completely right.
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      CommentAuthorGekko
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2008 edited
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    Famous people have the right to remain undisturbed. I don't know they signed somewhere the obligation to shake hands for the rest of their life. They are not a mass-consumption product. It's what they do that we buy, not their friendship. Talking with any fan who pops up is NOT compulsory.

    Most people, Claire, are actually fucking insane to one degree or another.

    True, alas. As soon as you're famous (even in your town only, even only from the locals, even only as a teacher) people who know you think they can act as if you were their personal friend. They saw you on stage, either for a gig or a conference, they read your book, they heard you on the radio, they'll act as if you spotted them in the audience, as if you felt they had read your lindes, as if your mouth had chosen your ear to deliver a special message. They can be violent, very violent, if you don't look as if you've known them forever.
    So, when it comes to people who don't know right from wrong...So many people find their white album and just loose it.(*)

    That's why it's not frustrating somehow to not be famous: one can go to their local pub and get drunk and walk home.

    (*)edit: name it self-indulgence or infatuation, warren and whitechapel co-forumers, but I very much like that sentence now that I read it again^^
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      CommentAuthorCharlene
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2008
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    Tell me how I tell those people apart from the ones who have sent me death threats. How I tell them apart from the ones who expressed pleasure in the deaths of members of my family because they believed it meant they'd get their comics quicker. How I tell them apart from the ones who've told people that they'll physically assault me if they ever meet me.


    Fuckin hell. I'd like to think that these are mainly silly little kids mouthing off on the internet. But stil. Fuckin hell.
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      CommentAuthorCharlene
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2008
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    I know it's not what Duffield intended and I certainly didn't find it erotic, it was just something I found odd. It made me a little uncomfortable, actually.


    Dude... how you saw what you saw from a crease in a child's trousers is seriously beyond me. I don't even understand how you noticed it in the first place. Jesus.
    • CommentAuthorWilf
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2008
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    @Spiraltwist
    @madbloke
    Yes, seriously. Remember,

    Most people, Claire, are actually fucking insane to one degree or another.
    Warren is completely right.


    I'm sure he is, but I can't get my head around someone being happy someone's family member has died, especially someone they (presumably) admire. Not sure why, given the amount of truly batshit-insane things that crop up in the news on a daily basis, but still - don't get it.
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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2008
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    It's Friday! Were's episode 29?
    • CommentAuthorOda
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2008
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    It will be coming in about noon British time, I guess... But still I'm here, with a tiny hope it would be early today. I have to go away from the internet before it comes. ;_;
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    @Paul Duffield

    Yeah, the wikipedia entry I linked to explains the reason why it gets mixed up so much - partly because a lot of printing presses used the caduceus as a stamp somewhere on the cover of any textbook they printed. it's commonly used in private practice precisely because it's the commercial sign.
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    @burntcopper: "In the immortal words of Claudius Galenus, father of my profession, 'Am I going to get paid for this?'"