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Classic Mallinson

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Thanks very much to KE, TC, AM and everyone else who contributed to my leaving cover.

Before you ask, I’m not going to elaborate on any of the cover lines; what happens in Dubai stays in Dubai.

What I will reveal, is that “kerfuffle” should read “kafoefel” – proving that every magazine needs a sub.


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December 22, 2009 at 15.30

Friendly conversation XLIV

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TC: Do you want your g&t Cullen strength, Mallinson strength, or Henderson strength?
TM: Mallinson strength, please. You´re drinking Cullen strength, I take it?
TC: Actually, I´m drinking Cullen plus.
TM: Hectic.
KE (takes a sniff of TC´s drink): Is there any tonic at all in there?
TM: Let me have a sip…
KE: Okay, I´m not even going to taste it.
TM (sips drink): Actually, I rather like it.
TC: That´s because I´ve trained you well!

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July 19, 2009 at 14.38

Friendly conversation XLIII

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TM: When you guys leave, I´m going to cry. I´ll just sit quietly at my computer and do my work, but there´ll be a constant stream of tears running down my cheeks.
TC: Tears of milk, ha!
Hendog: Tears of Heineken, more likely!

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July 14, 2009 at 21.33

Friendly conversation XLII

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TC: So we´ll have just a couple of pints at the IV then?
TM: And by a couple you mean…?
TC: I know it should be two, but I actually mean a few.
TM: So not a sub´s couple then.
TC: Not a sub´s couple. Except if you´re the sub.
TM: Huh?
TC: Your sub´s couple of pints is a dozen!

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July 14, 2009 at 00.03

Friendly conversation XLI

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TC: I´m having a beer first, but please choose some wine for later.
TM: Okay.
TC: Oh dear, I´m sensing it´s going be an out til five…
TM: More like out til five hundred dibs!

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July 11, 2009 at 13.34

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Friendly conversation XXXI

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TC: I think we should make an effort tonight. Wear something nice, okay?
TM: Okay.
TC (turning to G): Do you think we´ll be allowed to wear shorts?

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May 30, 2009 at 18.55

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Last week pizza, this week thousands of dibs

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Had a disappointing response to my offer of free pizza. But Rustum´s thoughtful analysis of the state of Cape Town pizzerias is a deserving winner, even if was, ahem, the only entry. Dude, I´ll email you details of how to claim your Butler´s. It´s my pleasure to help feed the starving artist. 

But this week, there´s a much better (potential) prize on offer. Every morning on the way to work – well, to be fair, those mornings I get up in time to catch the silver bullet – TC and I are confronted with the secret sound on Dubai 92. Our first guess was “scrabble letters in a bag “, but we discovered that had already been suggested and was the: “Wrong answer, stupid!” TC is convinced the secret sound has something to do with lettuce, but I´m not sold.

Although we´re pretty much stumped, I still fancy getting my hands on 47,000 dibs (and rising), or even part thereof. Here´s what I propose. You, my friends and readers back home and other places, submit your guesses as to the provenance of the secret sound via the comment box. Click on the links to hear the pesky sound and see a list of previous wrong answers, stupid. TC and I will select the guess we reckon is most plausible, then
I´ll text it to the station and, cross fingers, take the call from Catboy and Geordiebird.

If we happen to win, and I just know we will, what with all you creative geniuses working on a sound solution, money is split equally three ways. One third for the winning guesser, one third for the facilitor (yes, that´d be me), and one third for my morning chauffeur. Believe it, because it´s true. And yes, clicking on that last link will lead you to a gratuitous Corné and Twakkie video. Maybe I´m just missing home?