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a collector's item

  • Fi Glover
  • 14 Apr 07, 12:00 PM

there is nothing quite so burdensome as the weight of high expectation and i have brought this upon myself by promising you a collector's item of a blog this week. this is because it's one of the the last blogs i shall ever write as we intend to reurn to a newlstter for Saturday Live in just a few weeks time. i don't know what happens to discontinued blogs - do they remain out there in the ether? can someone take this one and kind of squat in it? does it all just disintegrate into a pile of jumbled letters in cyber space?
i odn't know. anyway - in order to make these last few postings extra special i intend to tell you things that you didn't know and won't be able to find out about anywhere else in the world. ever.

here is fact number one:
Gordon Brown once hung my coat up for me.

see what i mean. exhilerating stuff. next week it's something about Alastair Campbell.
cheerio.
fi

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  1. At 09:37 AM on 14 Apr 2007, alice hudson wrote:

    Hi Fi,

    I love your programme and you are splendid.

    I'm a Scot who has lived in the USA forty years and now live in France. For years I looked forward to going 'home' to the UK and you know what? I did, and left after four months. It wasn't that I just couldn't afford to live there, it was the general attitude. I am mightily tired of the Brits' anti-French, anti-USA attitude.

    Any probllems the Brits have are blamed on the Americans and the French; I have never known such whiners or such inefficiency. By all means blame the American government and that dreadful man in the White House for the damage they have done and continue to do but stop saying 'Americans'. If I had to choose between the Americans I know and the French I know the Brits I know, I choose the Americans and French every time ... but then I don't know you, or the interesting Sandi Toksvig!!!!!

    Seriously, I wish you'd all stop the American and French bashing.

    Thanks for your programme.

    Alice Hudson

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  2. At 09:48 AM on 14 Apr 2007, Josh Martin wrote:

    Good things to come out of America ? Snap-on Tools and music.

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  3. At 01:49 PM on 14 Apr 2007, Victoria Rendle wrote:

    Hang on, I live in France too, adore the country and the people, AND being able to listen to Fi Glover via the Internet, but just listen to the French complaining about just anything and everything...beats the Brits hands down. And you really think the French are LESS anti-American??? I'm probably here as I share their attitudes!

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  4. At 06:17 PM on 14 Apr 2007, Paul Finnie wrote:

    What is Fi short for?

    Obviously - Fi-Fie-Fo-Fum

    By the way, I don't think we do really complain very much about "Americans" so much as their government. "Americans" is just a short form.

    Al the best

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  5. At 04:31 PM on 21 Apr 2007, David A Foster wrote:

    Dear Fi, Why the shyness over your forename Fiona? Ten minutes on the internet show that your mother's surname was Bennett and that you appear to have two additional forenames on your marriage certificate which are not reflected on your birth certificate.

    Good programme, best wishes

    David A. Foster

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  6. At 04:41 PM on 21 Apr 2007, David A Foster wrote:

    Dear Fi, Why the shyness over your forename Fiona? Ten minutes on the internet show that your mother's surname was Bennett and that you appear to have two additional forenames on your marriage certificate which are not reflected on your birth certificate.

    Good programme, best wishes

    David A. Foster

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  7. At 04:00 PM on 22 Apr 2007, Kim wrote:

    how on earth can Will Self on 21st April edition of Saturday Live say that the Western is an Australian invention, since one of the many roots of the western come from books like James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans (1826) when Australia was barely 50 years old, other sources Francis Parkman's Oregon Trail (1849), Mark Twain's Roughing It (1872) and dime novels are all american and of course the The Great Train Robbery (1903) is American, I would say most of the sources for the western are American, if there is any Australian influence, I would suggest it's miminal

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