A few shortish items…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quote is from The Sign of Four:
Now, however, we were beginning to come among continuous streets , where labourers and dockmen were already astir, and slatternly women were taking down shutters and brushing doorsteps. At the square-topped corner public-houses business was just beginning, and rough-looking men were emerging, rubbing their sleeves across their beards after their morning wet.

Excuses for being late. No. 284.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I was up all night connecting quantum theory with general relativity.

A single overheard, possibly misheard, remark:
‘Me, I think I’d ring for the Soviets…’

An observation:
That old man’s sneezing at the bus stop sounds like an Hawaaian island – ‘Oahu!… Oahu!… Oahu!…’

A short guide to UK politics:
The Labour Party are like the plucky Anglo Saxons, the Conservatives are like the cold-hearted Normans, and the Liberal Democrats are like… er… probably the Druids…

Music in the cafe:
Some trendy young woman singing over the cafe speakers is making an unpleasant meal of, and milking to death, that nice old song Our Day Will Come:
‘Owa… owa day-e-ay, e-ay, e-ay wi-ill come… Owa, owa, day-e-ay, e-ay, e-ay wi-i-i-ill come-a-um-a-um…’
No, no, stop it, stop it!… Good god woman!…

‘Soup, or fish?’
‘Soup or fish Al?’
‘Superficial?… What are you talking about?’
‘Doh! Never mind… Have some soup…’

An observation:
Everyone in town today had wide goldfish-like eyes and mouths – poor things…

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A single overheard remark:
‘He had a big forehead and a real rusty voice…’


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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4 Responses to A few shortish items…

  1. Hahaha! I love your observations and overheard bits of conversation. People are hilarious – who needs scripted stand up?!

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