A Christmas Song

It’s Santa’n’Summer time so I’m outa here for a few weeks. I’ll catch up with you all in the new year. Here’s a swan-song:

Chestnuts explode in the microwave
Jack Frost dripping down your nose
Yuletide carols being murdered by choirs
And lolcats dressed as Eskimos
Everybody knows
That holly-pricks cause blood to flow
(so do gropes at mistletoe)
From Christmas in Oz as we bask on the beach
Seasons goodwill to you.

With apologies to Mel Torme

In my favorite guise at Kindergarten this week lapping up the love :D

In my favorite guise at Kindergarten this week lapping up the love 😀

The Crisis, The Fox and The Wardrobe

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When I was a wealthy broker I dressed dapper, mode-de-jour

Then some greedy Yankee bastbankers ended all my haute couture.

First a margin call at Barclay’s, next old Lehmann biting dust

Even blue-chips like Armani saw share values slump and bust.

From the penthouse to the poorhouse was a fall that left me bruised

My creditors fought for my Porsche Continue reading

Skios by Michael Frayn

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Man Booker Prize

This Michael Frayn comedy of errors caught my eye on the Man Booker Prize 2012 longlist when I spotted it’s ‘humour’ tag. As man’s humour and Man Booker are strange bedfellows my cocked eyebrow signalled that I have a peek. The book is a comedic gem.

It is a fabrication about mistaken identity between a crotchety academic and an impulsive playboy set on a Greek island. There’s a girl caught in the middle Continue reading

Widescreen Radio

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My TV channel count is gone up to a much-duplicated 55 but 8 are actually radio channels. “WTF is SBS Radio doing thinking it’s a TV station?” asks Melbourne comedian Dave Hughes in his raucous new live stand-up act. And he’s right! Slyly infiltrating my Electronic Program Guide (EPG) using an alias like ABC Dig exceeds the duplicity of the pirate radio station I was once part of way back in the North Sea radio heydays when I fancied myself as their landlubbing prosopopoeia. But this is legal – though it seems somewhat incestuous. Or at the very least a bit bi.

Imagine all those poor, what…viewers? listeners? – the ‘populi bewilderus’ who just sit there listening to watching the music and waiting for a phantom TV show to start with the patience of Ratzinger’s gay admirer. Continue reading