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#1 2011-11-28 09:15:49

Harpo
The Best In The West
From: West Wales
Posts: 3394

Flicking the Bean

I was watching "American Dad" on television last night, which if you don't know, is a mildly amusing American cartoon series in the "Family Guy" mould. It features as a character a sort of multi-sexual, louche alien, which lives with the family (yeah, I don't know why either). Anyway, the father character asks the alien what it's up to. "Just licking my finger and flicking the bean." it replies...... before holding up an L.L. Bean catalogue and proceeding to flick through it.

This made me laugh, because I am peurile and it involved the L.L. Bean catalogue, which I have been known to flick through also.

Henceforth, looking through the L.L.Bean catalogue will be known as "Flicking the Bean", and I would ask that forum members, when referring to an item they have seen in the catalogue, preface this with "I was flicking the Bean the other day....."

It would amuse me.


Randy lower-class trifler

 

#2 2011-11-28 09:20:04

Andy_B
Ivy Realist
Posts: 2097

Re: Flicking the Bean

You dirty-minded bugger, Slim Harpo.

 

#3 2011-11-28 09:21:23

steve mcqueen fan
Agent Ivy.
Posts: 1449

Re: Flicking the Bean

Harpo wrote:

I was watching "American Dad" on television last night, which if you don't know, is a mildly amusing American cartoon series in the "Family Guy" mould. It features as a character a sort of multi-sexual, louche alien, which lives with the family (yeah, I don't know why either). Anyway, the father character asks the alien what it's up to. "Just licking my finger and flicking the bean." it replies...... before holding up an L.L. Bean catalogue and proceeding to flick through it.

This made me laugh, because I am peurile and it involved the L.L. Bean catalogue, which I have been known to flick through also.

Henceforth, looking through the L.L.Bean catalogue will be known as "Flicking the Bean", and I would ask that forum members, when referring to an item they have seen in the catalogue, preface this with "I was flicking the Bean the other day....."

It would amuse me.

"Amuse you? Do you think I'm Fuckin' here to amuse you".


"McQueen's message was signaled through subtraction... in a tweed or herringbone jacket and a ribbed swearer he had an electric austerity".

 

#4 2011-11-28 09:23:53

Harpo
The Best In The West
From: West Wales
Posts: 3394

Re: Flicking the Bean

"Yeah, you're a funny guy".


Randy lower-class trifler

 

#5 2011-11-28 09:25:41

steve mcqueen fan
Agent Ivy.
Posts: 1449

Re: Flicking the Bean

Funny,funny how. Like a clown. How am I funny..


"McQueen's message was signaled through subtraction... in a tweed or herringbone jacket and a ribbed swearer he had an electric austerity".

 

#6 2011-11-28 09:27:01

Harpo
The Best In The West
From: West Wales
Posts: 3394

Re: Flicking the Bean

Are you just busting my balls?


Randy lower-class trifler

 

#7 2011-11-28 09:27:32

Andy_B
Ivy Realist
Posts: 2097

Re: Flicking the Bean

I just meant, you know, the way you tell the story, it's...

 

#8 2011-11-28 09:28:45

steve mcqueen fan
Agent Ivy.
Posts: 1449

Re: Flicking the Bean

I had em Andy!


"McQueen's message was signaled through subtraction... in a tweed or herringbone jacket and a ribbed swearer he had an electric austerity".

 

#9 2011-11-28 09:28:55

Andy_B
Ivy Realist
Posts: 2097

Re: Flicking the Bean

If he was in the joint another twenty four hours, he could be a fuckin' stool, that's how often he's in here...

 

#10 2011-11-28 09:29:52

Harpo
The Best In The West
From: West Wales
Posts: 3394

Re: Flicking the Bean

I have a feeling you may crack under pressure!


Randy lower-class trifler

 

#11 2011-11-28 09:43:46

steve mcqueen fan
Agent Ivy.
Posts: 1449

Re: Flicking the Bean

Sometimes I feel like I'm 13 on here and then Gibson Gardens comes on and the partys over. Kinda like the father in Dead Poets Society.


"McQueen's message was signaled through subtraction... in a tweed or herringbone jacket and a ribbed swearer he had an electric austerity".

 

#12 2011-11-28 09:52:41

Andy_B
Ivy Realist
Posts: 2097

Re: Flicking the Bean

He's always been a somewhat Godlike presence, frowning in a paternal way over his erring, errant flock.  He actually wants to be President of England, so he can order us all to change from broadcloth to pinpoint a dozen times a day.  He doesn't like the Queen, you see.  He's a republican.  But not a Republican.  Gets kind of confusing after a while.

 

#13 2011-11-28 09:55:20

Andy_B
Ivy Realist
Posts: 2097

Re: Flicking the Bean

Nowadays, of course, you could just Google the word 'clitoris'.  It was more a question of trial and error circa 1972, I don't mind telling you.

 

#14 2011-11-28 10:07:51

steve mcqueen fan
Agent Ivy.
Posts: 1449

Re: Flicking the Bean

Andy_B wrote:

He's always been a somewhat Godlike presence, frowning in a paternal way over his erring, errant flock.  He actually wants to be President of England, so he can order us all to change from broadcloth to pinpoint a dozen times a day.  He doesn't like the Queen, you see.  He's a republican.  But not a Republican.  Gets kind of confusing after a while.

Anyway, the mere mention of his name has put a damper on the frivolity. I'm going to go study "The Ivy Look" in case there's a pop quiz later.


"McQueen's message was signaled through subtraction... in a tweed or herringbone jacket and a ribbed swearer he had an electric austerity".

 

#15 2011-11-28 10:11:53

Andy_B
Ivy Realist
Posts: 2097

Re: Flicking the Bean

He probably wouldn't mind flicking Jane Birkin's bean, the randy scouse git.

 

#16 2011-11-28 16:02:02

woofboxer
Devil's Ivy Advocate
From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 6112

Re: Flicking the Bean

Its probably a bit wrinkly these days.


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#17 2011-11-28 16:15:43

Staceyboy
Ivy Archivist
Posts: 936

Re: Flicking the Bean

Like a walnut. Though possibly smaller.

Staceyboy

 

#18 2012-01-04 06:15:34

steve mcqueen fan
Agent Ivy.
Posts: 1449

Re: Flicking the Bean

Woofboxer mentioned "flicking the bean" today. This thread had the most lol's for me.


"McQueen's message was signaled through subtraction... in a tweed or herringbone jacket and a ribbed swearer he had an electric austerity".

 

#19 2012-01-04 06:45:56

Taylor McIntyre
Son of Ivy...
Posts: 342

Re: Flicking the Bean

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO -

Best of the current Bean ?

I've always rated them over Landsend (Although the 1990 LE Hyde Park OCBD remains 'in my rotation'...).

??????????????

 

#20 2012-01-04 06:51:53

steve mcqueen fan
Agent Ivy.
Posts: 1449

Re: Flicking the Bean

Jimmy Jim wrote:

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO -

Best of the current Bean ?

I've always rated them over Landsend (Although the 1990 LE Hyde Park OCBD remains 'in my rotation'...).

??????????????

I think Andy would have said "flannel lined jeans..."


"McQueen's message was signaled through subtraction... in a tweed or herringbone jacket and a ribbed swearer he had an electric austerity".

 

#21 2012-01-04 07:15:52

Oo Bop Sh'bam
Ivy Iconoclast
From: within.
Posts: 4067

Re: Flicking the Bean

Funny you should say about the landsend 1990 shirt. I've got a poplin one that i think is from a similar period. Made in the US, 7 button placket, and a roll that has me sold. Infact it's one of the ones i'm taking along as to show the shirt maker. Is there anything in particular design wise you like about yours jim?


''If I can't share my faith in Christ here, I'd just as soon not have to put up with people advocating drug use.''

 

#22 2012-01-04 07:25:33

farrago
Ambassador Of Ivy
From: Portlandia
Posts: 1050

Re: Flicking the Bean

And, most appropriately, Heavy Tweed Jacket just put up a post on LL's 1985 Christmas catalog. Where's that time machine when you need it?

http://heavytweed.blogspot.com/2012/01/ … _1160.html

 

#23 2012-01-04 08:58:21

Taylor McIntyre
Son of Ivy...
Posts: 342

Re: Flicking the Bean

Oo Bop Sh'bam wrote:

Funny you should say about the landsend 1990 shirt. I've got a poplin one that i think is from a similar period. Made in the US, 7 button placket, and a roll that has me sold. Infact it's one of the ones i'm taking along as to show the shirt maker. Is there anything in particular design wise you like about yours jim?

I've a pink OCBD to lend to the project. 15/33. '89 I suspect -

(The '80s Troy I previously talked about is now for sale at JS, Ditto the '57 - '67 Harris Tweed Sack...)

 

#24 2012-01-04 09:03:49

Taylor McIntyre
Son of Ivy...
Posts: 342

Re: Flicking the Bean

farrago wrote:

And, most appropriately, Heavy Tweed Jacket just put up a post on LL's 1985 Christmas catalog. Where's that time machine when you need it?

http://heavytweed.blogspot.com/2012/01/ … _1160.html

Bean at its best.  I loathe all the new faux Retro / Heritage / Whatever offerings...

J. Press went wrong in just the same way too.  Both companies once offered unselfconscious clothes with a real integrity.  Now you just get (mainly) a load of schtick from them...

 

#25 2012-01-04 09:19:05

Oo Bop Sh'bam
Ivy Iconoclast
From: within.
Posts: 4067

Re: Flicking the Bean

How much are they going for jim? Pm a price and i may just take them as reference items


''If I can't share my faith in Christ here, I'd just as soon not have to put up with people advocating drug use.''

 

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