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Lives of the saints

From an ebay listing for Brown's 'Alternative Edinburgh', penned by the Dour One in the early seventies:

"This book was edited by Gordon Brown when he was a student in the 1970s at Edinburgh University. It is entitled Alternative Edinburgh and was penned at the time when Brown was a socialist student leader - it is full of suggestions of how to live in Edinburgh for next to nothing!...my favourite one is how to turn up at a party without bringing a bottle with you - so what do you do... you bring a carrier bag of empty cans and put two half-bricks in the bottom of it to weight it down".

This particular piece of juvenilia is well known, but it is the first I have heard of that tip.

Strikes me as a rather foolish idea, as one would be bound to get rumbled, and perhaps receive summary justice with the two half bricks.

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 12:25 pm

Once a w*nker, always a w*nker!

What a pity he isn't so cautious with other people's money.  



Blogger Jonny Mac said... 4:22 pm

Easier to follow the lead of The Fat Slags (always wise advice in life generally, actually) and turn up with an empty vodka bottle filled with water, then 'accidentally' knock it over before anyone can have some...  



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