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Bourbon On The Rocks #86

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"I've been calling your office since yesterday," he said as he closed the suitcase.

"Yeah," I said, "I should probably get an answering service. Why did you lam it from the Silver Sun?"

"Because I was up at the front desk getting some cigarettes and I saw Bobby Diamond's second-in-command, Cal, up the street. I asked the clerk to call me a cab, grabbed my case and ran."

He got his suitcase and we walked back to the parking lot in time to see the man from Room 4 pounding on the desk clerk like a drum set...

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    Neville Hunt almost 4 years ago

    Pounding...like a drum set. Great imagery :-)

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    Christopher almost 4 years ago

    Thanks, Neville. I envisioned that like a scene in a movie where that's just going on in the background as the main characters pass by in front of it and not really focused on but you knew was a result of Jake's actions.

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    Neville Hunt almost 4 years ago

    Knowing you're familiar with quite a lot of British TV, Christopher, if you get a chance on Netflix or the like, try to see the three series (3x5 episodes) of a thing called Witless. It's about two ditsy provincial girls who witness a murder and go into a witness protection programme to get them away from the local villain and his gang. It's funny, brutal and charming all wrapped up together. Outstanding TV in my opinion.

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    Christopher almost 4 years ago

    Sounds cool. I'll see if it's on Netflix or Amazon. That's the only streaming services I have at the moment. I can't remember the name, but there's a new streaming service where you can get the best of British TV shows past and present. I should probably look into that one because I enjoy British TV. Or telly.

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    Neville Hunt almost 4 years ago

    Telly...absolutely!

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    Neville Hunt almost 4 years ago

    I have this bizarre notion that if you consume so much classic British telly, by now you must sound like a propa British gent rather than an Alabaman. :-)

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    Neville Hunt almost 4 years ago

    ...and I don’t mean Dick van Dyke!

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    Christopher almost 4 years ago

    Haha! He was terrible at it! I can do a fairly convincing Liverpudlian accent from so many years of growing up watching "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!" I can do a decent posh one as well, but I think I'd blend in more in the East End of London than the West End.

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    Steve McBrevity almost 4 years ago

    I used to live in the East End and work in the West End..... best of both worlds!

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    Neville Hunt almost 4 years ago

    Yeah Steve. Most of the villains seem to have lived in the East End!

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