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Typos, and The Hunter
rosin_dubh wrote in metaquotes
In which an innocent request by the_hunter...

"I've been rather taken up with a hobby these last few days...I'm trying to improve, extend and expand my photography skills...
So, over the last week I have been admiring from a distance the hand-carved Swiss cuckoo clock that my boss's boss's boss has sat on his desk.

It is truly a thing of beauty...hand carved characters, maiinly mice, articulated and automated, they dance, carry out different jobs, move in random fashions, while a whole carrilon of bells plays tunes, and the obligatory cuckoo jumps out and announces the hour. It may sound tacky, but in fact it is both tasteful, stylish and incredibly well executed, and hand painted and gilded it is genuinely an object to be admired.

So, today I emailed Geoff to ask if I could, over my dinner hour perhaps, set up my camera and get some decent pictures of it...


Just as I pressed *send* my eye caught this sentence...

*I have long admired your magnificent cock, and would dearly love to get some photographs of it, at your convenience*

Your *cock*

Please God, make that didn't happen!!!


Just sent a further email...

*Dear Geoff, please find enclosed the letter l. If you look at my last email you may find a place where that letter belongs, which may cast an entirely different light on our implied social dynamic. Best wishes etc....*

Oh Gods..."

Quoted in its entirety and enjoying the comments mightily. (flocked, qwp)

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I admire the OP for noticing the typo and not sending the next email going 'CLOCK, CLOCK, OH GOD I SAID CLOCK I MEAN YOU'RE A NICE GUY BUT I DON'T THINK OF YOU THAT WAY I MEANT YOUR CLOCK WHICH IS VERY PRETTY PLEASE DON'T JUDGE ME'. That would reek of the lady protesting too much.

My favourite clock ever is one that I haven't seen yet, but I have fallen in love with it based on sarahtales' description:

We were dry and dressed on the streets of Prague, and we stopped to admire a beautiful church.

Then the church exploded.

Into a sort of cuckoo clock church. Saints popped merrily from every window. Jesus cruised by. And best of all, a tiny skeleton Death came out and started ringing the bell. With his scythe.

Wow, added the OP to my memories and I guess there is another post I need to hunt down for curiosities sake.

sarahtales is a magnet for weirdness in the best possible way. Go read the saga of Team Castle while you're there.

Ohhh, yeah. I've been fortunate enough to see that one, and it truly is a magnificent cock clock.

Tiiiiime to die! Or, well, soon enough anyway.


I thought the tiny Death was cute. Then again I am a massive Discworld fan...

I have seen that clock! And yes, it is magnificent.

Jesus cruised by.

I'm picture a Buddy Jesus sort of thing, except he's in a red convertible and wearing sunglasses.

The exact image I had in my head. Right down to the colour of the convertible.. only for some reason mine is holding a marguerita.

In my vision, he's in a low-rider

Come on, he'd drive a Daewoo

I need an icon of this. The magnificent cock bit, and then yours. Who can I threaten bribe to make me one? *hunts for takers*

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