Notes from a small island
A weblog by Jonathan Ali

Saturday, April 23, 2005  

Inside the registration hall, in a sea of greying quiffs, chunky glasses and blazers, a coffee morning for the chronically shy is in full swing.... Cups and saucers clatter nervously in trembly hands as the 150 mild-mannered Morrissey-fixated academics are forced to mingle and munch ginger snaps. "I had this old battered VHS tape of the Smiths' 1987 South Bank Show special," one doctor of sociology confesses, "and it got to the stage where I couldn't function unless I watched it every day before school. In the end I could recite the whole show wordperfectly. Even Melvyn Bragg's links."

-- Sons and heirs of a shyness that is criminally vulgar, unite: Why Pamper Life's Complexities?, the first ever Smiths academic symposium, is about to begin....

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