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(Belated) RIP John Christopher and Mayonnaise with Everything

posted 24 Jun 2012, 22:13 by Adrian Kirby   [ updated 25 Jun 2012, 00:53 ]
Read something sad last night - Samuel Youd (aka John Christopher) passed away in February.
 
 
I'm pretty sure the person on the far right is the tripod
 
JC, as I assume he liked to be called, was most famously the author of The Tripods series though in our youth Mark and I preferred his Sword of the Spirits series (The Prince in Waiting et al.) which was set in a gritty dystopian future blighted by climate change and reduced to a semi-feudal collection of walled city-states in which science is banned. I have fond memories of mum and dad reading these books to us.
 
Looking through his list of published works on Wikipedia I am amazed to learn that I have read just under 50% of his works published as John Christopher - amazed until I think back on how much I read back then at which point I start to wonder why I haven't read the rest!
 
In unrelated news, I read today about Phillipa Garfield of London who is addicted to mayonnaise (http://www.odditycentral.com/funny/woman-addicted-to-mayonnaise-will-use-it-for-everything-and-i-mean-everything.html); not only does she have it on all her food (including in her coffee) but she also uses it as a moisturiser and as a shampoo/conditioner.
 
Rather than judge this woman I have decided to approach her situation with an open mind and, as such, will replace all of mum's moisturiser, shampoo and conditioner with Best Foods Lite Mayonnaise* and will report back to you on how it works.
 
I won't be putting it in her coffee though, that's just gross.
 
*Because it is the most delicious and thus the best
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