Viper Squad Ten

[ Tuesday, August 23, 2005 ]

Starbuck [15:06] Comments: 2 []
I watched the video of our wedding speeches for the first time last night. All 53 minutes-worth of them!

Now I don't much like the thought of public speaking, so it was fascinating watching myself as I built up from nervous beginnings to a state of heightened confidence, bolstered by the reaction of the adoring crowd! My whole manner changed, my body straightened, my voice found a firm level... though watching the video it looks like my main orational influence has been fracking Tony Blair!

Apparently I looked mightily confident to our guests from the start, or so I have been told, but I tell thee I was twisted up with stress at the start.

But anyway, enough of the blowing of mine own trumpet. I just wanted to share the following:

During DJ Tim's Best Man speech my write-blocked co-editor had described my "artistic" heritage (amongst other amusing anecdotes), highlighting (whithout explicitly naming) everyone's favourite time-travelling troubadores Viper Squad X amongst other formative outfits (Dieticians Featuring Fat, Lesbian Love Triangle Featuring The Leather Lads, etc).

But I had quite forgotten one thing until I re-viewed Tim's speech free from the overloading haze of wedding-day adrenaline...

Now one of the (few) notable things about Viper Squad Ten (aside from our grog-given talent and our ability to plumb the depths of juvenile innuendo) was our band-famous "X" logo.

And at this crucial part of Tim's speech, I jumped up from my seat and dashed across the floor towards a figure sitting in the corner, proudly crossing my forearms in the age-old salute of Viper Squad X in deference to Commander Aardvark/Armadillo - illustrious leader of our troupe of timetravelling troops...

Who said that this blog's shifted away from its original remit?

2 Comment(s):

Comment by Blogger birdychirp, at August 23, 2005 6:15 pm  :

I'm impressed you watched the speeches - The Doc can't watch his.

Oh and ALL boys in my experience make the arms crossed X sign, you just justify it in different ways....

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at August 24, 2005 10:37 am  :

Yup, I had to have a few bevvies to steady my nerves. Unlike when I did the real thing...

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