A few smallish items…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s triangle is unfortunately a scalene one.

Excuses for being late. No. 279.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I had puffins in my outhouse.

A single overheard remark:
‘I’ve never seen a peach this fucking big…’

Scotty, in an episode of the original Star Trek series, with the Enterprise in imminent danger, ‘The haggis is in the fire for sure!…’

The other night I watched, on the TV, the 2009 film Creation, with Paul Bettany and a gang of other quality British actors. It was about the life of Charles Darwin. A great man Darwin, he produced great work and changed the world. Unfortunately the film was a tedious drawn out family drama of death, suffering, illness, mental illness, guilt, and slow ‘meaningful’ lamp lit conversation; on the positive side though, his great work On the Origin of Species was referred to once or twice – I suppose they really had to include some of the clear thinking and optimism of that, but just a few small items, carefully slotted in, in between the heavy glum-faced acting and the 19th c. misery…

An observation:
Oh, look over there. Doesn’t that just sum up the state of the world?
A great wide wobbling fat man struggling to get out of his massive shiny new 4×4. Look, now he’s out, he is so heavy he can hardly walk; it’s a good job he can afford that great big engine and those sturdy wide wheels to help him get about… poor wretch that he is…

Oh, here we go again! It’s another item of spam in my comments box. It is from that person apparently called nfl jerseys:
‘the family ready for location and a myriad of other things that all take time and and Triple Warmer. His performance was good enough to post a 107.6 passer rating and a number of phone calls to companies to verify information.Pay per click advertising on search engine’s Zone”, previously held since 2006 by WZGC 92.9 “Dave FM” [15] [16] voice of the tablespoon method is the way to go! Otherwise you’re likely to end up with a’
Well, thank you nfl jerseys, I will certainly bear in mind what you have said.

Part of an overheard conversation on the bus:
A plump lady on her phone: ‘Was he worth it?… No, was he worth it?… Well fuck it then, it doesn’t matter!… No!…

Yesterday town was filled to the brim with hard sibilants.

A single overheard remark:
‘And I washed my sodding hair especially…’





About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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