Page 123

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on March 7, 2008


There is a blogger named Amber Rhea. I suspect she lives here in Atlanta, but I don’t know, and it is really not important.
She posted something called a meme the other day.
Ms. Rhea got this meme from “After Hours” by Texasgoldengirl. The subtext at AH is “random discourse from a retired escort…virtue is insufficient temptation”
“123 meme” got my attention. I decided to use this to generate some text to put between some pictures.
I don’t want to give any more publicity to Shirley Q. Liquor. There is one more post coming that was inspired by her.
But back to the meme.

The rules:
look up page 123 in the book that is nearest to you at this very minute
look for the fifth sentence
then post the three sentences that follow that fifth sentence on page 123.
I’m reasonably certain that I’ve done this meme before, but of course I’m too lazy to dig through the almost six years of archives to find it.

The book closest to me was “Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary”. This volume has been a valuable ally since I got it in 1971. Nonetheless, I thought it was a poor choice .
The next book was “The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories”. Page 123 was part of an excerpt from “My Father and Myself” by J.R. Ackerley.
Here is the passage:

This was a thing I had never done before, reluctantly since and out of politeness if requested. It is a form of pleasure I myself have seldom enjoyed, passively or actively, preferring the kiss upon the lips, nor have i ever been good at it. Some technical skill seems required and a retraction of the teeth, which, perhaps because mine are too large or unsuitably arranged, seem always to get in the way.


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  1. Amber said, on March 7, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Yes, I do live in Atlanta… and I think it’s rather important! ;)

    Glad you liked the 123 Meme.

  2. Page 123 | Chamblee54 said, on March 22, 2015 at 2:13 pm

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  3. Page 123 | Chamblee54 said, on March 8, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    […] internet. PG is reduced to trolling through his archive. Ten years ago today, he published Page 123. This is a meme, blamed on Amanda Brooks, author of The Internet Escort’s Handbook. “the […]

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