Oh, just a few short, but pithy items…

But first…
Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from the 1892 novel The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith:
I dreamt I saw some huge blocks of ice in a shop with a bright glare behind them. I walked into the shop and the heat was overpowering. I found that the blocks of ice were on fire. The whole thing was so real and yet supernatural I woke up in a cold perspiration. Lupin in a most contemptuous manner, said, ‘What utter rot.’
Before I could reply, Gowing said there was nothing so completely uninteresting as other people’s dreams.

Excuses for being late. No. 410.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I became preoccupied syringing my ears…

A single overheard remark:
‘I’m sorry Leanne, I pressed the wrong fucking button.’

It was quite an unusual music track to hear played over the speakers in the town centre Tesco Supermarket. The tunes they have on their playlist are usually pretty bland stuff, but yesterday I heard something that was actually familiar to me, a favourite of mine from the ’80s – White Lines by Grandmaster Flash and Melle-Mel.
I expect some wag backstage in Tesco’s control room slipped it in as a comment on politician Michael Gove’s recent admission that he indulged in cocaine when he was young and foolish – now he is of course old and foolish. Please click below.
White Lines.

‘So, what’s the most uncool thing this week?’
‘Having the McDonald’s corporate whistle on your phone?’
‘Whoa!… Right!…’

An observation:
Oh look, there’s Pablo Picasso poking through and examining the shapes of the sweet potatoes in Marks and Spencer’s food hall.

‘Calling blues music “miserable” is like saying the same about the works of Shakespeare, or Dostoyevsky, or Ibsen…’

Fancy a slice of spam?
Here’s a juicy piece just landed in my comments box – it seems to be from someone with the unlikely name of Sbrian Minis:
To have a greater searching updo, scrub your own hair the night just before as opposed to in the morning. This may enable natural fats to accumulate with-with your hair, that will give your upstyle a significantly better keep. You’ll be also significantly less at risk of flyaway hair, supplying you with a smoother and streamlined appear.
Well, thank you Sbrian, I do appreciate your excellent updo advice, especially concerning hair care – I must confess that I have been worried about my own streamlined appear over the last couple of weeks, your article has been very reassuring. Do not hesitate to get in touch again!

So, yes, I’m thinking of changing my name to Fay Thinda-Lord.

A single overheard remark:
‘Look Tim, I got a thermo-ring…’

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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2 Responses to Oh, just a few short, but pithy items…

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    A great way to start the day… with crazy nonsense…or profound insights?

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