i> Away With The Fairies.: September 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tickers Does Lourdes

No, not Maddonas' daughter, you mucky minded lot. The Place where, on February the 11th 1856 St Bernadette Soubirous saw a vision of The Virgin Mary. She was only 14 at the time and frankly, I suspect, she was a bit of an attention seeker.
My first impression was of the tacky souvenir shops with their automatic 'wolf whistle' shop keeper alerts. the second was the wheelchair access availability in the shops, suggesting more hopefuls than miracles.
As for the grotto, it's really more of an indentation in the cliff face.
Anyway, I've drunk from the spring water and am now completely cured/cleansed/purged of all my deviant sexual inclinations.......except.......

Well, now I can only become aroused by a vision of The Virgin Mary.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Black Holes

Of all the black holes in space, one has to wonder, how many of them used to be planets, until some boffin mused, "I wonder if we can make a black hole?"

Saturday, September 06, 2008


Since an Indian company has taken over, things have changed, probably for the better. They seem to have brought quite a bit of knowledge and money to the business and the future is looking better.
I'm glad we are now being run by Indians, so much better than, the bad old British Steel Corporation days, when we were run by 'cowboys'*

*Cowboys = A term usually used in the building industry in Britain to mean shoddy workers who leaves no corner left uncut

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Duff Lyrics

I forget who it was who descrbed Phil Lynott as the greatest living Irishman, presumable whilst he was alive, but he didn't seem too great when he sang,
Tonight there's going to be a jail break,
Somewhere in this town.
My guess......try the jail.
Do you have a favourite duff lyric?