Mr. W: Your cousin lives in Luxembourg?
Younger Colleague: No, he was working there for a couple of weeks. Actually, he was making a film. They have great film making facilities in Luxembourg.
Mr. W: Really? What was the film? Would I have heard of it?
Y. C.: Maybe, it was “Girl with a Pearl Earring”.
Mr. W: Oh yeah, I actually saw that. Who was your cousin?
Y. C.: Um, the painter guy.
Mr. W: Sorry, your cousin is Colin Firth?
Apparenly yes and he hates it when people come up to him and talk about “Pride and Prejudice”.
on 23 March 2005 at 17:42
I’ve never understood the Pride & Prejudice wet shirt thing.
(But then I’m male. Apparently you have to be female).
Can anyone explain it?
on 23 March 2005 at 18:09
Mikeachim : the primal act & animal energy of diving into a natural pool, the haughty but piercing & troubled look at the woman he loves, the strength of the body revealed by the clinging white shirt … need I go on?
on 23 March 2005 at 18:13
Mmmmm Colin Firth.
When they make the film of my life, Mr Splog will be played by our Col.
Why’d he have to be called Colin though?
on 24 March 2005 at 08:03
Um, judging by the comments, it doesn’t look like he’s put P&P behind him, does it? Very good point about his name, Norah.
on 24 March 2005 at 10:01
Is there a ‘natural pool’ anywhere within striking distance of any stately home in Britain since the time of Capability Brown? Just wondering.
Anyway, I think he fell in because he was on drugs…..
on 29 March 2005 at 20:34
Ah Jack, you’re just jealous.