Minutes of the Pembroke College Winnie-the-Pooh Society Dunting Meeting, 18th April 2003, in a punt on the Upper River and in V7 North Court, Jesus
Present: Rosy, Rachel,
Dunstan, Owen, Ben (Alison and Martin were around too, but left before the meeting was opened)
- Meeting opened.
- Rosy canít minute a she has a big pole in her hands.
Dunstan is a figment of our imagination. F:4 A:1 Ab:0
- Bank holiday ??? ??? (punters, perhaps?) are terrible.
- Weíre going the long route, zig-zagging down the river. (This is a lie. At this point we were going up the river. Most of the time.)
- "Fancy losing your stick." Man in a punt.
- "Sheís been sticking her pole in and out now for a very long time. She must be getting tired." Ben about Rosy. (Not Rosy about Ben) (Well no, I may be incoherent, but I can usually find the appropriate personal pronoun.)
- Benís wrists hurt. Heís had a hard week, apparently.
- "Itís quite hard to work out what Iíll grab onto."
- "Anything interesting." Rosy.
- "Iíve got a gravely bottom." Ben.
- Ben must limbo under the tree. Passed.
Dunstan writes, he becomes waterproof. Passed.
- Benís friend thought Lady Archer was wonderful.
- Ben now has more of a bottom than he had before.
- Ben loses his pole.
Dunstanís dissertation was about someone who died after eating Hot Cross Buns.
- Either: We are reminded of the importance of the letter g. or, more probably: We are reminded of the importance of letting go.
- Ben sounds like a duck.
- Weíve got the river with us. We left it behind on the way.
- The whole lotís partly illegible. (This after a small fight with a tree. We won, of course, but it used biological weapons in the form of a quantity of mud applied liberally to Ben, the punt, and, most unfortunately, the minutes. Dr. Blixí attentions have clearly been misdirected.)
- Setting up a table in the punt, with a waiter to bring round the wines.
- An artistic sprinkling of mud (The next page of the minuting pad - slightly less dirty - Sorry? No. I didnít mean the content. Donít be silly.)
- No strokes of idiocy.
- Star jumps on punts to relieve cramp.
- Ben has enough fat in him for whales to be able to float. Or a small nation.
- Weíve missed the Bristol Channel.
- "Release it [the punt pole] into the sea." An adjacent punter.
- Dave Henderson is mentioned.
- Mustard in the hours/ minutes. What a mess.
- The blind corner with no bottom is registered disabled.
- Ben says there is an ice-cream punt, but maybe he dreamt it.
- Ben is going to become an ice-cream punter.
- Hire a hermit.
- Thalweg. (I donít know... ask
- Countable/ uncountable cardinals.
- Rosy has a tree in her hair.
- Reading: (the title of) Furry Bear - Rosy (to avoid having to remember which bit of the constitution we want to invoke)
- How does one ??? oneís head.
- Green = Brown according to Ben. (Thatís genetic, isnít it? Does anyone know how he describes red?)
- The Universe decides to give in and disappear up its own ****hole. Failed.
- "Itís gone all stiff again... Look! Sheep! Baby sheep!" Ben
- May 4th be with you. (No, Ben, itís 18th April.)
Dunstan hops half a bridge. (He climbs up onto Sheepís Bridge, but Owen fails to slow down so he has no time to cross and has to get back on board further down river.)
- We rescue some strange (high??) one-shoed punters.
- We find the South-West Pole.
- Booo... Shame...
- Benís phone rings (again!). We all say "Hello" in a variety of affected voices.
- Rosy has sold Owen her chair.
- Owen only has innocent coffee. Surely not. All coffee is guilty as charged.
Dunstanís been middle aged since he was 11. Heís going to die in 1 Ĺ years time.
- The Ministry of Peas produces beans.
- Send Rosyís door to Rachelís mum for counselling.
Dunstan wants to be a lady with a pouch.
- A mathmo cull would be a calculated risk. And probably integrated too. Seven integrals.
- Integrand > Integrate > Integral... Graduand > Graduate > Gradual...?
Dunstan canít remember the memorable chorus. This is what comes of never having been a Guide.
- More slurping noises. Only this time without tea.
- Rachelís going to put on a coat of paint.
- Punting... Waterproof... Wordsworth.
- In order that gratuitous/ Long words donít seem incongruous/ Their appearance must be imbued/ With ample verisimilitude.
- People should bring long words to meetings, eg homoskedasticity, pro-things-to-eat.
- Rosy tells us the uses of potato mashers. And we thought they were just used to mash potatoes.
- You probably wouldnít want to use the same one, though.
- Votes to close. F:4 A: 0 Ab:0
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