One or two short but pithy items…

But first…
Dulltown,UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian god, with the pointed beard and horned helmet, often seen holding a cedar tree, is Baal – he has associations with the sky and storms. (Baal)

Excuses for being late. No. 313.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I was colour-coding my screwdrivers with sticky tape.

A single overheard remark:
‘I had ten months of believing!…’

A misheard item from the TV news:
‘Later we’ll be covering President Obama in grease…’
Ah… Greece!… He’s visiting Greece…

‘He was a bass droiver…’
‘A what?’
‘A bass droiver…’
‘Do you mean a bus driver?’
‘That’s what I said!’
‘Are you a cockney?’
‘What of it?…’

Oh good, another item of spam in my comments box – this one seems to be from someone called Dan sites:
I think this is among the most important info for me.
And i’m glad reading your article, But wanna remark on a few general things, The web site style is wonderful, the articles is really great : Good job, cheers
Well, thank you Dan sites, I will certainly bear in mind what you have said, and I do hope that you will get in touch again soon.

A middle-aged man lurking down an alley off the main road, he was sheltering from the pouring rain and also shouting down his phone:
‘I’m telling you the truth, I can’t scream any louder!… No no no!… I’m telling you the truth… The truth!… I can’t scream any fucking louder!…’
I think the chap assumed that the perceived veracity of his statements would be in direct proportion to the volume of his speech.

Yes, I ‘m thinking of changing my name to Amber Rain-Warning.

‘Come on Dave! Kemp your hair!…’
‘No, I won’t, you know I like it unkempt!…’

A single overheard remark:
‘They don’t have electrical people!…’




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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8 Responses to One or two short but pithy items…

  1. Electrical people? Hmm, that would be robots then. I’m not a fan of robots, to be honest……

  2. ktz2 says:

    Some goodies here. . Electric people! and I’m guessing the ’10 months of believing’ was a woman talking about discovering some man’s true colors.

    I’m always amused by the spam of fake compliments raving about the important things I wrote about, when the posts have little or no text at all.. haha. . .Some spammers apparently have reference sheets for English passages of text to include, randomly, which seem to be from C-grade paperback novels, for a tangle of ridiculous nonsense, before plugging the stupid spam link. (WP does great for blocking, they’ve stopped literally thousands !)

    • Dave Whatt says:

      To me they all sound as if they are really bad translations, or that they are generated by software, by, as you say, pinching sentences from other sources…
      I really do like them when they are complete gibberish.

  3. ktz2 says:

    p.s. pith pith pith

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