Nine bob notes.

So on the recommendation of my daughter, the Oxford invitee, I booked tickets for her and I to see a 2 part play ( total 8 hours ) of something called The Inheritance. We had to see both parts on the same day as it’s the last week it’s on. In my usual way I didn’t actually do any investigation as to what it was about, but had been told by several fellas ( who in retrospect had quite high voices ) that it was gripping/ unmissable, and I’d love it.
It became clear from the outset that the cast looked ever so devoid of women. Now I’m as gay as the next man who isn’t in any way at all gay, but I wasn’t quite prepared for the 8 hours of gay history/culture that followed. The play told the story of a group of guys ( about 14 ) who lived/didn’t live through the Epidemic- the terrible early years of AIDS, and the various consequences of this condition in the Western world, before a ‘ cure’ was discovered ( not that that cure has eradicated death in the more undeveloped nations at all, as people/ governments can’t afford the treatment, or don’t take them, believing in superstitious cures instead that don’t work )
There were pretty uninhibited portrayals of gay sex/ promiscuity throughout, which were on the ‘ full on’ side ( definitely far more graphic than would have ‘ been allowed ‘ in a heterosexual production I think, especially the effective – as in not very consensual -gang rapes that were light heartedly portrayed ). I watched feeling not entirely a hundred percent at ease with everything, but hey I think that’s pretty fair.
The only female in the play was Vanessa Redgrave at the end, and she was wearing dungarees and flat shoes, with short hair. Make of that what you will.

The youth of now are so exposed to the LGBTQ stuff that it’s all pretty normal to them, with no surprises, which is a lot better than being intolerant to everything ‘ non biblical ‘. Live n let live, right? I think so, though it’s a big contrast to the prevailing attitude in my own upbringing.

Anyway, try this maths thing. It’s amazingly accurate.

It’s a mathematical film test. It’s pretty amazing. Mine turned out to be “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. I was surprised how this worked.

This test will predict which of the 18 films listed below is your favourite. Don’t ask me how, but it really works!

Don’t cheat and look at the film list till you have done the maths!

Here goes…

Film Test:

Pick a number from 1-9.

Multiply by 3.

Add 3.

Multiply by 3 again.

Now add the two digits together to find your predicted favourite film in the list of 18 films below.

Film List:

  1. Gone With The Wind
  2. E.T.
  3. Beverly Hills Cop
  4. Star Wars
  5. Forrest Gump
  6. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
  7. Jaws
  8. Grease
  9. The Joy of Gay Anal Fisting
  10. Casablanca
  11. Jurassic Park
  12. Shrek
  13. Pirates of the Caribbean
  14. Titanic
  15. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
  16. Home Alone
  17. Mrs. Doubtfire
  18. Toy Story

4 thoughts on “Nine bob notes.

  1. Hi Russ
    I got 9 so am not very impressed with my film.
    I read your blogs from time to time & I totally enjoy your sense of humour. I wish I could experience some of that humour first hand, maybe someday in the not too distant future my husband Andrew & I will travel to the UK. In the meantime I hope you continue to enjoy life full steam ahead!!
    Cheers Jill ( your Ozzie cousin ?

  2. Well I got no 9 so not sure what that says about me 🤣🤣.. really wonderful to hear you have been seeing your daughters again . Big hugs Cx

  3. Let the between 1 and 10 chosen = n. (1)
    => 3(n x 3 + 3) = 3(3n + 3) = 9n + 9 = 9(n + 1) (2)

    (1) + (2), 9n + 9 + n = 10n + 9

    If n = 1, 10n + 9 = 10(1) + 9 = 10 + 9 = 19 ie if you choose n =1, you get film ’19’ in the list etc.

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