improvised theatre

September 12, 2003

Alas rejected

[This will make hilarious sense (we hope) to anyone who has seen the show.]

We sent a record-breaking application to the Guiness people in July.

Last night I recieved the following reply by e-mail...

Dear Mr Ormerod

Thank you for sending us the details of your recent record proposal for
'Largest 'Ink-Blot''. I am afraid to say that we are unable to accept this
as a Guinness World Record.

While we certainly do not underestimate your proposal, we do however think
that this item is a little too specialised for a body of reference as
general as ours. We receive many thousands of record claims every year and
we think you will appreciate that we are bound to favour those which reflect
the greatest interest.


Posted by Andrew Ormerod at September 12, 2003 02:33 PM

Do You think you could perhaps submit it again for the record of 'Largest Butterfly'?

Posted by: Buffy at September 24, 2003 10:47 AM

Possibly. But frankly I think they have it in for us. How come "largest ink blot" is too specialised but there's a comprehensive entry on "longest time spend playing a violin underwater"?

Posted by: James Lark at September 25, 2003 02:25 PM