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Strollin’

It must be, ooh, days, since I did a music post. So here are five numbers with a stroll-tempo and a certain sleazy, grindy feel to 'em. Because, yes, I felt like it.
Daz


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The Old Rugged Cross…

This is a very angry post. I make no apologies for that (though I have since bunged a rather lighter bit in the middle, by way of leavening it somewhat). Given the sheer number of stories of religiously engendered bigotry, cruelty and so on that I read in the course of the average month, I must admit to having become somewhat inured to them. It's not that such things (whether based in religion or not) don't sicken me any more, but they no longer shock or surprise me the way they once did. Which is, when all's said 'n' done, rather sad in itself, but I digress. So, given that raising of my surprise/shock-threshold, quite why the (relatively) minor scarecrow story which triggered this rant got me so all fired up with righteous indignation, I don't know. But it did.

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What Use Is Half A Wing…?

Half a wing? That's easy!

Instead I give you Chrysopelea, the flying snake. As bare-minimum wings go, this has to be about as minimum as minimum gets. These creatures don't have wings, wing-like protrusions or even, for obvious reasons, flaps of skin between limbs and body. Nope, they just have the ability to flatten their bodies out into a frisbee-like cross-section.

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More Bad Jokes About Baldness…

Yes, yes, I know; I'm baiting fundies again. "Low hanging fruit" and all that. In my defence, though, it's mostly 'cause the last two lines of the second verse inserted themselves into my brain and wouldn't leave…

There was a man who had no hair
And kids would holler, "Lookee there!
Elisha, won't you hide at once, your
Gleaming, dazzling shiny tonsure?
For it makes our eyes so sore,
D'you polish it, like a wooden floor?"

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(Fear not! I'm British. I mean in the anti-monarchist sense.)

It's not often, Gentle Reader, that I agree wholeheartedly with an article in the Daily Fail. Just this once, though*…

My sister, having noted my interest in the subject of homeopathy, in my post the other day, directed me to a rather good article in that paper, by Francis Wheen.

I'm not going to quote it; it's too good to be split up into snippets. I will say one thing, though, regarding Prince Charles's part in the travesty: this, at least in part, is why I'm a republican.
Daz

*If it happens too often, please shoot me. You'll be doing me a favour, I promise!


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The Reverend Doctor Lily D. Pink, of the self-styled "Bible believing" research group, Lord In All Research (LIAR), today announced a "miraculous" new medicinal compound which she claims is "most efficacious in every case of follicalogical lackingnessosity."

Pastor Harvey Rabbit, leader of the Love In Christ For All church (motto: 'Jesus hates everyone we hate' ), which sponsors LIAR, has announced a petition to lobby government to make baldness illegal, given the news that it can now be cured.

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Some days, things just seem to fall really nicely into place. Personally, I think it's my prayers to Anoia, Goddess of Things That Get Stuck In Drawers, that turn the tide on such days, but please don't expect me to prove it!

Anyways, Rustiguzzi asked me to pass to fellow fan Stonyground the news that Auntie Beeb are currently repeating series six of the devilishly funny (See what I did there? Oh I'm good! I'm available for weddings, funerals…) Old Harry's Game, on Radio 4 Extra. So please consider said news duly passed on.

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