Friday, July 6, 2018

A ten year stretch in Room 101

So, as you may know, we are suffering a heat wave in Europe. It hasn't really rained here for over two weeks. Last week Motherwell was hotter than a sweltering 33 degrees.
As we are not used to it, there have been a few  fatalities - mostly canine. Our pets are also not used to it, running around as normal then getting heatstroke.

And it's not easy being an osteopath when all the patients have sunburn!

But last night was our Room 101 charity night. We raised a lot of money for audio books for the blind.
Here is the panel of victims in a very hot Waterstones.

Frank Muir, Mason Cross, Lesley Kelly, (me holding the mic) Neil Broadfoot, Michael J Malone, Douglas Skelton.

Here's Douglas arguing that a politician saying 'Let Me Make Myself Clear' ( with the punchy hand gesture,) should go into Room 101.

I am arguing that Christie Bashing ( the tearing apart of the plots and wonderment of Dame Agatha) should go into Room 101.

Heros never catching a bullet? I think he was talking Mr Reacher,  Mr Bourne and Mr Bond.

There you go, a Scotsman in shorts.
Who would have thought it.

We had a competition to guess the number of words in the seven novels by our panellists. Did I say words? Sorry I meant F words. 541 of them, mostly donated by Mr Broadfoot, the F word king.

Here's the highlights of the slide show....

It was a great night and we made a lot of money for the charity!!
I think there's one selection above that we all agree on..

Caro Ramsay 06 07 18


  1. I'm not surprised you held the mike.

    OUCH. I felt that look.

    Congratulations on a wonderful cause so well supported.

    By the way, for we from the colonies as uneducated in the idioms of the mother land as we are, I assume "room 101" is equivalent to what we school children knew (and some experienced) as "detention."

  2. 'You asked me once, what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world.'

    — O'Brien, Part III, Chapter V
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell.

    PS Star Wars was always conceived as nine films, hence the first one was called Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.

  3. Thank you figbane for coming to the aid of those of us whose memories do not reach back to 1984 as clearly as your own. :)

  4. I'm wondering which one we can all agree on...