------------ ---------- Diary of a Goldfish: In trutina mentis dubia, fluctuant contraria

Diary of a Goldfish

Saturday, October 29, 2005

In trutina mentis dubia, fluctuant contraria

Like Timmargh, I have got new headphones. Unlike Timmargh, I don't know much about them, I just ordered the ones from Argos that looked most like my old ones that got broken. Like Timmargh, I tested them with Paranoid Android by Radiohead. My other two reference songs were Voodoo Child (slight return) by Jimi Hendrix and then the entirity of Carmina Burana performed by the bunch of Slovakians (I dunno, it's a Naxos recording).

I also ordered a toilet seat, which is not as nearly as exciting as the one we had to send back that had the term "toilet seat" in several different languages on the box. Si├Ęge de toilette, asiento del tocador and sede della toletta all sound like either something you'd want to eat or someone you'd want to go to bed with. I wanted one of those clear plastic seats with barbed wire embedded in it, but [...] insisted we go for a boring wood one. There is an entire shop dedicated to Fun Loo Seats, but there's all extremely expensive.

Today has been a better day for me although I'm not sure what I did with it. The weather is looking grim. The sky is the colour of flint, except for a strip of creamy white around the horizon. The cloud is also very low in the sky. What do you reckon to the chances of rain?


Comments on "In trutina mentis dubia, fluctuant contraria"


Blogger pete said ... (6:20 PM) : 

There are two sorts of 'barbed wire' seats, one cheap and one expensive. The expensive model has the barbed wire on the inside and the other on the ouchside;-)


Blogger Charlesdawson said ... (6:26 PM) : 

Apparently in earlier times, there was afashion for having hand-crafted toilets and chamberpots, with painted or carved enemy's face, mouth open, looking up at you.

Actually I think I'd prefer that to trying to sit down on barbed wire, however carefully embedded. Sounds like instant constipation to me.


Blogger Gimpy Mumpy said ... (10:55 PM) : 

Have you seen the new seat that has come out in Japan? It's a toilet seat and MP3 player all in one.
I wonder if your new headphones would be compatible with it?


Blogger The Goldfish said ... (11:58 AM) : 

Okay, so a toilet seat that plays MP3s. What tunes would yours play? Because presumably you're not wanting to get too relaxed, especially if you're on opiate painkillers...


Blogger Charlesdawson said ... (12:08 PM) : 

Lord Godamighty, just imagine sitting down for a quiet session and Liberty Belle comes bursting out beneath you, alerting the whole house to your activities.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:27 PM) : 

A Salt n Pepa track comes to mind......


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:00 PM) : 

i have not laughed like this in a long time. thank you!


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