A few short, but pithy items…

But first…
Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: abthane, feague, Theopaschite, patibulary, weever, and himation. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn up wearing a jacket made from alternate union jacks and European flags you should not allow this to distract you from your studies. Extra marks will be awarded to students wearing clean white socks.
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Excuses for being late. No. 422.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I started thinking about quantum tunnelling.

A single overheard remark:
‘And it was me got the proper fucking blame for it!…’

‘I see that you studied at ecclesiastical college for a couple of years.’
‘Yes, I thought that it would make me a better…’
‘Person?…’
‘No, parson…’

No, I’m sorry, I don’t care how good your picture is!…
I just don’t like paintings that continue round the edge of the stretcher – they are obviously done with the canvas pinned to a board or something, and then stapled to the stretcher later, allowing bits of the image go round the corners – as if it is something clever, novel, or cute! You could at least splash a bit of white primer round the fucking edges once it’s on you know – anyway, why didn’t you make a proper fucking frame for it, are you that useless? Or at least nail some plain wooden beading round the edges of the bloody thing!… Bah!…

A fairly famous young actor being interviewed on BBC radio:
‘A light bulb went off above my head – then I knew what I wanted to do!…’
Excuse me, ‘went off’? Don’t you mean ‘went on’?

Uncle Dave’s Quiz Time:
So, you go back in time, to the early 1980s, and someone says to you, ‘I’m gonna jump in the crater…’ – what should your response be? Click here.

And then there was spam!…
Here’s a nice piece that was wiggling around in my comments box this morning – it seems to be from someone with the unlikely name of Jerseyfree:
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My spouse and I stumbled over here different page.
Well, my dear Jerseyfree, I am pleased that you are pleased! And my best wishes to your lovely spouse! I do love your creative use of language – and I certainly hope to hear from you, or possibly your spouse, again soon!

Yes, I’m definitely going to change my name to Ray Ving-Bonkers.

A single overheard remark:
‘Yeah Andy, I’m sure I feel right real different now…’

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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6 Responses to A few short, but pithy items…

  1. Parson/person! Funny. And I do like that B52’s tune. The light bulb conundrum about going off or on, makes me think of the American phrase of “I could care less” when in fact it ought to be “I couldn’t care less” (She says, peering sternly over the top of her glasses) šŸ™‚ Have a nice evening, its pouring with rain up here. Chucking it down, pfft!

  2. Dana Doran says:

    Oh, well, here in Tennessee, we hard a good hard rain with thunder, the moat filled up, tipped over the footbridge, quit and turned into a clear starry night with full moon! It was 70 degrees. The next morning it was 41. All the while, lava in the 80ā€™s made me think of Joe versus the Volcano….okay, so it was released in 1990….still ancient times! Good read, your highness!

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