Just one or two short but pithy items…

But first…
Dulltown, UK/Europe: today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in a discarded matchbox on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Excuses for being late. No. 402.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I got carried away burning my boats.

A single overheard remark:
‘It was a black Saturday franchise Sophie…’

Me, I don’t really warm to journalists. All the ones I have ever met have been pushy humourless buggers. They all seem to be quite well-informed on politics, history and economics, but isn’t it good to hear them, totally out of their depth, on the radio or TV, when they have to interview someone involved in: physics, chemistry, sculpture, painting, music, cosmology, medicine, archaeology, engineering, architecture, biology, technology, literature, etc.?

An observation:
Oh look, there’s a pair of fluorescent orange shoes crossing the road over there. And see, there seems to be a grey-clad thin man operating them with his feet.

‘The new dinosaur is walking in the old dinosaur’s shoes…’
1970 is a long time ago, but isn’t it great that someone was singing about humanity wrecking the planet back then? People don’t write songs about such things these days. Oh, that’s much too negative an image! Who the hell would pay good money to listen to a song like that?…
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Dave, do you think we could have some more spam please?
Yes, of course! Here’s a nice slice that dropped into my comments box yesterday. It seems to be from someone with the unlikely name of Leodoc:
I loved much as you will receive and carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish, nonetheless, you command get bought and edginess over that you wish be delivering the following unwell unquestionably come more formally again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this hike.
When you’ve need in order to someone, express disappointment, or give feedback use the ‘positively sandwich’.
Well Leodoc, thank you for taking the time to get in touch! I love your writing style and I do appreciate your kind remarks on my puny efforts. I was particularly pleased with your inclusion of the ‘positively sandwich’ – I have been wondering about that for some time. Do keep in touch!…

Yes, I think I’ll be changing my name to, Jake A Rowling.

A single overheard remark:
‘I see all your fabrics now Carol!…’


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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3 Responses to Just one or two short but pithy items…

  1. Dana Doran says:

    Your highness, I wonder who would pay good money to read an article written by a journalist who knew so much about politics, history and the economy that he didn’t need to conduct an interview? We see them everyday on television news….ho ho! And, we think it’s free!

  2. memadtwo says:

    Don’t forget to burn the bridges too…

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