Jeg har nettopp blitt oppmerksom på at min kollega Thomas Bjørseth har en blogg (takk, Bunners!), og der fant jeg et 123-meme. Resultatet for mitt vedkommende var Bill Bryson‘s eminente Notes from a small island, uforklarlig henslengt under en papirhaug under den høyre skjermen. Problemet er at på side 123 er det bare tre fulle setninger, så da må jeg videre til side 124, og der finner jeg disse tre:
[…] They all had titles like Out in the Sun and Sunny Days at the Seaside, and contained meticulously drafted, richly coloured illustrations of a prosperous, contented, litter-free Britain in which the sun always shone, shopkeepers smiled, and children in freshly pressed clothes derived happiness and pleasure from innocent pastimes – riding a bus to the shops, floating a model boat on a park pond, chatting to a kindly policeman.
My favourite was a book called Adventure on the Island. There was, in fact, precious little adventure in the book – the high point, I recall , was finding a starfish suckered to a rock – but I loved it because of the illustrations (by the gifted and much-missed J.H. Winfield), which portrayed an island of rocky coves and long views that was recognizably British, but with a Mediterranean climate and a tidy absence of pay-and-display car parks, bingo parlours, and the tackier sort of amusement arcades.
Jeg vet ikke hva gjennomsnittslengden er for dette memet, men disse setningene er nok over gjennomsnittet.
Nuvel – det er fredag kveld, på tide å avslutte…