Thursday, 15 November 2012

On Raglan Road - How it should be done.



The Late, Great Luke Kelly 

On Raglan Road


 

On Raglan Road

On Raglan Road on an autumn day I met her first and knew
That her dark hair would weave a snare that I might one day rue;
I saw the danger, yet I walked along the enchanted way,
And I said, let grief be a fallen leaf at the dawning of the day.

On Grafton Street in November we tripped lightly along the ledge
Of the deep ravine where can be seen the worth of passion's pledge,
The Queen of Hearts still making tarts and I not making hay -
O I loved too much and by such and such is happiness thrown away.

I gave her gifts of the mind I gave her the secret sign that's known
To the artists who have known the true gods of sound and stone
And word and tint. I did not stint for I gave her poems to say.
With her own name there and her own dark hair like clouds over fields of May

On a quiet street where old ghosts meet I see her walking now
Away from me so hurriedly my reason must allow
That I had wooed not as I should a creature made of clay -
When the angel woos the clay he'd lose his wings at the dawn of day.

      

Friday, 14 September 2012

Joke of the Day - 14.09.2012


The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep.

Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, 'Kemo Sabe, look towards sky, what you see? '


'The Lone Ranger replies, 'I see millions of stars.'

'What that tell you?' asked Tonto.

The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute then says, 'Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning.. Theologically, the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.

What does it tell you, Tonto?'

'You dumber than buffalo shit, Kemo Sabe. It means someone stole tent'



I know it's old, I received it again by email today & laughed again, don't know where it originated from so cannot credit the author.

Friday, 8 June 2012

The Old ones are the Best?

I know it's an old joke but I got a laugh from it & who knows the way things are going it may not be too far off the truth.

The European Commission has announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU, rather than German, which was the other contender. Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had room for improvement and has therefore accepted a five-year phasing in of "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make sivil servants jump for joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of the "k", Which should klear up some konfusion and allow one key less on keyboards.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f", making words like "fotograf" 20% shorter.

In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent "e" is disgrasful.

By the fourth yer, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl vritin styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and everivun vil find it ezi to understand ech ozer.

ZE DREM VIL FINALI KOM TRU!

Herr Schmidt

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Even in Australia

We are all aware or at least all of us with our eyes and ears open are aware that there is a movement underway to eradicate free speech & thought in the EU, but it appears that there is also a danger of a similar fate befalling our Australian cousins.


There is no freedom without the freedom of speech & thought, if what I say offends you, don't listen, if I am not inciting hatred or advocating genocide then what I say should be considered my opinion & I should have the right to express it without fear of prosecution or violence.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Nigel Farage - Greatest Hits



Some of the best speeches by Nigel Farage UKIP leader.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Rise up people against those that would enslave you

Never before have Shelley's words been more apt.


"Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number,
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many - they are few."

Taken from the Mask of Anarchy by Percey Bysshe Shelley, this poem is also home to another one of Shelley's (IMHO) great verses;

"I met Murder on the way -
He had a mask like Castlereagh -
Very smooth he looked, yet grim;
Seven blood-hounds followed him:"

Anyone with an interest in Irish History will know who Lord Castlereagh was, a bollox to say the least, however those with an interest in English History will no doubt find he is depicted in a more favourable light.


Those interested in reading the full & lenghty poem see www.artofeurope.com/shelley/she5.htm





Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Sing along for 2012


Excellant stuff from Frank Turner, thanks to http://captainranty.blogspot.com/ for the link, anyone with a bit of free time could do worse than check out CR's blog.