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Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 07-28-2003 14:54

In this weekends paper an article (some sexual content):
www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,3605,1005319,00.html

which contained this quote:

quote:
After all, I have plenty of male friends whose appeal has never once crossed my mind. But then I don't have a knob or, more poetically, in the words of Kingsley Amis, "been handcuffed to a maniac" - and there's the rub.



Now my friends and I agreed this was just about the perfect description but I went to look where the quote came from and have drawn a blank (but searching Google for penis and handcuffs is eye opening - like the time I searched in Kazaa for the band Big Black). Does anyone know the source of this quote or the right quote or......

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Xpirex
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dammed if I know...
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 07-28-2003 15:47

Is it not by Arabella Weir the name at the top of the article?
http://carolinescomedybase.tripod.com/arabella.html

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 07-28-2003 15:53

Xpirex: The article is by Arabella Weir but the quote "been handcuffed to a maniac" is ascribed to Kingsley Amis. I can't find the quote any where online (except for in that article) and only one or two quotes ascribed to Kingsley Amis at all.

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krets
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From: KC, KS
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 07-28-2003 16:10

I just packed up my book of quotations for my move Emps but if you remind me in a couple days I'll look in there. It's frickin full.

:::11oh1:::

Xpirex
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dammed if I know...
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 07-28-2003 16:10

Ok, I'm gonna email her and find out...

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 07-28-2003 16:28

Xpirex: But if it isn't from Kingsley Amis then she doesn't know

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Xpirex
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dammed if I know...
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 07-28-2003 16:35

Contacting her is not as easy as I thought it would be.. also asking the Guardian too as their contact link is not behaving as it should. But you got be bugging now Emps so I'm gonna try again later.

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Ok an hour passed and I succeeded in mailing the editor with a request for info in that quote... let's see what happens.



[This message has been edited by Xpirex (edited 07-28-2003).]

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 07-28-2003 17:16

Xpirex: i did check today's letters pages but they usually deal with the weekend magazine matters in the magazine so it might mean a weeks wait - I'm infintely patient........

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Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 07-29-2003 19:44

The best source I found was This I only looked at the first two pages of quotations, there appeared to be more.
I found this link using the search engine you recommended Emps ZapMeta
tao

Xpirex
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dammed if I know...
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 08-03-2003 15:51

Your right Emps... no answer from them yet.

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 08-03-2003 16:08

Yep and no mention of it in this Saturday's paper.

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GrythusDraconis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Astral Plane
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 08-04-2003 16:15

Dunno if this helps but this is what I found on Google.
Windfall Link

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 08-04-2003 16:20

GD: Cheers - that was the only other result with some promise but the site seemed down. It appears to be actually talking about an episode of Pressgang (presumably the children's drama about running a small newspaper) where someone was actually handcuffed to a maniac

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