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Samizdata quote of the day

– Photoed by me last week in the window of a shop in the Burlington Arcade.

It sounds to me like something a gangster would say in an old black and white movie. He would then be proved wrong, by another gangster, with a machine gun.

That would certainly seem to be the era that these words were supposed to evoke. Because it turns out they are the title of a song, recently written, but featured in the 2013 movie of The Great Gatsby.

9 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Richard Thomas

    I fully endorse this promotion of diminutive meat-and-potato-filled pastries.

    (Wait, what?)

  • Expatnik

    Unless that ‘little party’ was the communist party… 😉

  • Julie near Chicago

    Richard, your suggestion of having pasties works fine for me. Bring over a platterful, and we’ll share. I’ll supply the ice-water. :>)))

  • Stonyground

    I find it impossible to overlook the double negative. A little party never killed nobody, meaning that at least one person dies every time.

  • John B

    @Richard… & @Julie… ‘gangsters’ not ‘ginsters’.

  • Julie near Chicago


    Everybody loves my baby, / But my baby don’t love nobody but me. :>)))

  • llamas

    Ok, I can’t let that go . . . .

    With apologies to Prince Buster AND The Specials AKA:

    (Beef calzone, guns don’t Hargue . . . .)

    Why must you reheat my pasties?
    Are you planning a bootleg pork pie?
    You said you’ve been threatened by ginsters
    Now it’s food, that’s threatening me

    Can’t fight corruption with toasties
    They use cole slaw to commit crime
    And I dread, dread to think what the future will bring
    When we’re living in ginster time

    (Don’t call me pie face . . .)

    Can’t interrupt while I’m eating
    Or they’ll confiscate all your bangers
    And catch 22 says if I sing the truth
    They won’t make me an overnight star

    Don’t offer us legal confections
    They use cole slaw to commit crime
    I dread to think what the future will bring
    When we’re living in ginster time . . . .



  • Julie near Chicago

    llamas, you are familiar with Miss Lanchester’ doubles-entendres, no doubt?

    “I’m glad to see you’re back, Heléne ….”

  • Nicholas (Unlicenced Joker) Gray

    Bette Middler used to boast about her famous triple-entendres! Did anyone ever see one, and what were they like?