Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Let me get this on record

Just to counter a scurrilous rumour, passed on to me via comments on the site belonging to this blog's newly acquired (but already very dear) friends Stroppy and Louise, I want to make something very clear in the public domain.

I am fucking well not Jim Denham's girlfriend.

This earth-shattering news will doubtless come as a terrific relief to him, his partner, my partner, and everyone who knows both of us (not least because of the truly grim images that any alternative scenario would conjure in the mind). So I just thought I'd put it down, firmly and finally.

Bloody internet. Some people will write any old crap. Jeeeeeeez....

37 Comments:

Blogger stroppybird said...

For once this did not come from the workings of my disturbed overactive imagination but someone else.....

4:08 PM  
Blogger voltaires_priest said...

I know, but who... ? Drop me an email and tell me (if you don't think they'd mind) - I'm really very curious.

4:10 PM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

I put it in the comments at stroppyblog....

4:11 PM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

Oh but the rumour about your being a 50 year old woman with a blue rinse and poodles was my rumour....

4:12 PM  
Blogger voltaires_priest said...

You're a nightmare, woman. A bloody nightmare, I say... ;-)

4:14 PM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

That has been said before:-)

4:15 PM  
Blogger Jim Denham said...

Good grief: who's been saying that? The Priest was once accused of being my "doppelganger"... but that was by one "Ger" Francis, then the Birmingham organiser of the SWP and now general factotem for Salma Yaqoob, her brother, and their various business interests: so we nedn't take him very seriously. As a matter of fact, the Priest and I don't always agree;and we don't fancy each other.

4:25 PM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

I have now put up a post stating that VP is not Jim's girlfriend, is not obsessed with Yvonne Ridley and is not a 50 year old woman with a blue rinse and poodles...

4:42 PM  
Blogger voltaires_priest said...

Just in case anyone was wondering on the last point... :D

11:36 PM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

No, thats Will on GToR. He is not really a geordie.

I am also really a 20 yer old geeky lad who lives with my parents and needs to get out more :-)

11:54 PM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

VP

At least you seem to have a sense of humour on this :-)

11:55 PM  
Blogger voltaires_priest said...

LOL - Will's actually a 50 year old blue rinser who's not from Newcastle?

11:58 PM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

Yep and he keeps poodles :-)

Actually he may even be middle class ....that will set him off ...

12:07 AM  
Blogger voltaires_priest said...

And here was me thinking he was just some right-winger who swore a lot... :D

12:12 AM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

And you don't think blue rinse middle aged women can swear :-)

I mean she doesn't do it in real life , but her blog is the outlet for her represesed life ...

12:15 AM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

By day 'Will' goes to womens institute meetings, makes jam and takes the poodles to the poodle parlour ....by night she becomes 'Will' and inhabits a whole different world of deranged leftie bloggers :-)

12:20 AM  
Blogger voltaires_priest said...

Ah, I see.

Kinda like those scrawny kids that join fantasy gaming sites, create a character of a 7-foot barbarian and call themselves "Gargoth the Destroyer" etc?

2:18 AM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

Oh dear, I am going to incur the wrath of Will, and when you do that well you know what happens...look at 'Lenin' and Graham :-)

Anyway, hope you are happy with the public apology on SB. Its not often I do that !!

And a very nice pic of a poodle as well... Jim Jam will like that, what with his cat pics.

2:44 AM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

Anyway, don't forget I did not start the rumour that you were Jim Ds girlfriend, just the YR and poodle one :-)

2:45 AM  
Anonymous Simon B said...

As someone who knows both Jim, and who Volty is, I would like to confirm uncategorically that this rumour is... very funny.

Stroppybird,

Don't let this episode put you off the Yvonne Ridley thing. I think you're definitely on to something there.

5:16 AM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

Simon

Don't encourage me , I can get into enough trouble all by myself ;-)


So anyway, Volty is not a 50 year old woman then ?

5:26 AM  
Anonymous Simon B said...

No, he's a man.
He does* have poodles though.



*Well he might. I don't know that he hasn't.

5:45 AM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

But he hasn't denied the poodle story has he :-)

6:05 AM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

Simon

I can safely assume the grumpy Mr Denham does not have any poodles:-)??

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Simon B said...

Stroppybird,

Who knows with Jim? He's a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Oh no, that's the Soviet Union.

Fuck it. Jim breeds the little blighters. It's the main fundraising activity for the AWL. He also likes dressing them in silly costumes.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Comrade, I'm relieved to hear you're not Jim's girlfriend. Really, very relieved. ;-)

As for Jim breeding poodles though - it's scarily plausible, isn't it? Admittedly I've never seen him with a poodle, but that doesn't necessarily mean his house isn't swarming with the little fluffballs, scuttling around to classic jazz sax on the gramophone and happily munching Marks and Spencer deluxe dog food.

Now my Gran is fond of small dogs - any chance of a discount Jim? ;-)

9:15 AM  
Blogger David Broder said...

I was having quite a good day until I read this post.

11:40 AM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

I am not taking responsibility for the stories about Jim breeding poodles :-)

I quote , I said

"I can safely assume the grumpy Mr Denham does not have any poodles:-)?? "

But as VP said

"You're a nightmare, woman. A bloody nightmare, I say... ;-) "

I take responsibility for the VP stories (except the one about him being Jim's girlfrined , that was Osler) ;-) Though I may have interpreted what he said....

12:56 PM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

Ok, I didn't start this, but thought Jim might like this link. You can get some great costumes for dogs....

http://www.doggyfashion.co.uk/

1:20 PM  
Blogger Jim Denham said...

My poodles are all John Coltrane fans (they particularly like his version of "My Favourite Things"). Which is why I'm having the little dears put down. I will shortly be taking possession of "Muggsy" - a spaniel whose favourite music is, I'm assured, hot, dixieland jazz. So Muggsy and me will have many happy hours together (I'm also assured that Muggsy's a sound Shachtmanite, and not barking mad. He will, however, bite the arse off any Pabs who cross his path).

Quote from Larkin:

"My readers...sometimes I wonder whether they really exist...Sometimes I imagine them, sullen fleshy inarticulate men, stockbrokers, sellers of goods, living in 30-year-old detatched houses among the golf courses of outer London, husbands of ageing and bitter wives they first seduced to Artie Shaw's 'Begin the Beguine' or the Squadronaire's 'The Nearness of You'; fathers of cold-eyed lascivious daughters on the pill, to whom Ramsey Macdonald is coeval with Rameses II, and cannabis-smoking jeans-and-bearded Stuart-haired sons whose oriental contempt for 'bread' is equalled only by their insatiable demand for it; men in whom a pile of scratched coverles 78's in the attic can awaken memories of vomiting blindly from small Tudor windows to Muggsy Spanier's 'Sister Kate', or winding up a gramaphone in a punt to play Armstrong's 'Body and Soul'..."

Philip Larkin 'All What Jazz', Faber & Faber, 1985.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

LOL!

"Winding up a gramophone in a punt" isn't something I've ever done, but it sounds so incredibly bourgeois I must try it one of these days...

1:50 AM  
Blogger voltaires_priest said...

Only Jim could work it around to a Jazz anecdote lol :D

4:50 AM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

Still I notice he is not denying the poodle story....

5:11 AM  
Blogger voltaires_priest said...

He's positively in favor of it, I reckon

5:18 AM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

he is in favour of poodles...

Wonder if this should be asked of all groups/lefties and would it help solve the Sheridan/SSP issue if they could come together on poodles.

Paddy does not like poodles. One bite him. Good doggie I say.

5:37 AM  
Blogger voltaires_priest said...

It probably tried to hump his leg. Very immodest.

7:26 AM  
Blogger stroppybird said...

Give poodles some credit for taste :-)

7:54 AM  

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