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in sydney there are: electricians, novelists, beauticians, teachers, factory works, sailors, arms dealers, gang members, projectionists, muslims, christians, atheists, women wearing supermen shirts, guitar players, slot jockeys, singers of folk, poets, welders, bank robbers, directors of the commonwealth bank, shareholders in the NRMA, taxi drivers, yvette from MTV, booksellers, science fiction fans, the broken hearted, children under six months without a personality, barbers, uni students, a pair of russian astronauts, store men, accountants, drug dealers, mexican cooks, red eye records, at least one adult reading harry potter who should know better, news reporters, football players, frenchmen (and women), democrats, gunmen, people dressed up like characters from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, bondage queens, husbands, pedophiles, civil war buffs, bus drivers, and, if you listen carefully, people watching that very bad Godzilla film.

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(Anonymous)
Feb. 28th, 2002 03:59 am (UTC)
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Do all <6 month olds not have a personality? i think i knew a flaneur once, by the way. it's emily.
benpeek
Feb. 28th, 2002 04:07 am (UTC)
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hello dear.

well, the baby bit i'm not so sure about. it wasn't meant to be taken in dead seriousness at any rate. it is probable that they do have personalities of a limited sort, but a full blow personality? who knows. baby psychology isn't something i know a lot of.

what was this flaneur like? did you meet him in france?

ben.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 11th, 2002 11:28 pm (UTC)
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did i say the flaneur was a guy? does it have to be male? i think lots of people from sydney might only recognise a flaneur if they were male.
but, no, i didn't meet him in france but he could speak it as he married a french chick when he was living in london.
i think he looked for adventures in lots of cities. he'd done alot of travel and met alot of people and had lots of strange jobs. when i knew him (for a short while), he was learning chinese and then went to china for a bit. the night i met him he was literally loitering on the streets talking to people randomly... i think he might have been busking.. or hanging out with a busker... hard to tell.
what was he like?? hard to say... i guess eclectic could be the word.
from a private boys school, sydney suburbian background... hhmmm...
i think we've all got a bit of flaneur in us.
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