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Knowledge pursues me but I am faster.......

If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with bullshit.......

.......One day, we will look back on this, laugh nervously, and change the subject…

Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.

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No.58 Sprocket has his 'hopper out .......

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Sprocket has his 'hopper out
And he loves to have a play,
It really makes him happy
As he bounds along the way ...

Nige assumes the position
That he likes to now and then,
Hands on his shiny tackle
That's the envy of most men ...

And when our Springy Sprocket
Comes bounding through the grass
If Nige is not more careful,
he'll be bouncing on his arse!

Just about made it today. This is a little bit of a cheat as I have used stuff from previous ones .... really should do the linky to Sprocket's post from yesterday (on which it is based), but am a little weary .....
29th Jun 2007, 20:44   | tags:,,,comments (22)

No. 57 Glastonbury .... 'Sisters Sludge' .....

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Mobloggers at Glastonbury
Are having a soggy day
Perhaps for this occasion
We should be MudblogUK .....

Didn't think I would have the time today to get one done, but got home earlier than expected, and it's a nice relaxing activity :)

No 56: Hobo is a cyclist ....

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'Hobo is a cyclist
Who loves his yellow bike,
He's named it Kathryn Jenkins
(She's a racy little tyke).

He rides along the roads of Wales
Up hills and down the dips
Of course he keeps a photo blog
Of all his little trips.

Last week he had a tumble
(it really was no frolic)
Flying through the air, in
An arc most parabolic!

Early this week, and a bit rushed, busy few weeks ahead .... will be dropping in and out :)

14th Jun 2007, 20:45   | tags:comments (23)

No. 55 The New Olympic Logo .......

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The new Olympic Logo
Has caused a mass debate
It's designer chic, and cheerful
(That you love or that you hate).

The designers have assured us
That it will be a hit
But its very flashiness,
Will make some throw a fit.

Well, the lovely Dhamaka
Has made her feelings known
(her actual words, unprintable,
Unsuitable for this pome).

D really should not despair,
And please do not get cross,
In the great scheme of things,
Who gives a cabers toss ?

No. 54 Puff is off to Africa .....

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Puff is off to Africa
I really am so glad,
(It's what he's always wanted)
He's a really lovely lad!

I hope before he leaves,
(with the minimum of fuss)
He'll pop across the channel
To say goodbye to us .....

No. 53 Happy Birthday Filbert Fox ...

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Happy Birthday Filbert Fox!
I hope you like your gift,
A spanking new bicycle
(That I hope gives you a lift).

The added Sprocket power
I'm sure will get you going,
Whizzing down those country roads
(Like a super charged old Boeing)

...Having seen Sprocket's latest post, dedicated to your birthday, I just had to go one step further .....

Edits .... now with added cobbles .....

Big, Big THANK YOU to Joker .... :)

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1 & 2 . I just could not believe this .... Joker had put the first 50 of my cartoons into a book, but not just any book, a proper hardbacked, glossy paged book ..... I was speechless ... how do you react to something like that? .... I was just overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness and generosity ...

I now have to give serious thought to getting something like this published in order to raise funds for ELF (the Elimination of Leukeamia Fund) in memory of Alex. My reservations are that anything that is printed and published to a high standard (ie hardback and glossy) will be so very highly priced that little of the of the sale price will go to the fund .... it is also a very limited market ..... and I am not even sure that the pics and
poems warrent publishing ... they are, and always will be, my little bit of fun on a Friday ..... I would love to raise funds in this way, but I just think that something like this would probably make more money for the printers than it would for the fund ..... am I being too cynical here ? ..... I am just so grateful to Joker ... I would never had got it together myself ..... and it has certainly made me think ..... more big hugs to Joker and Cola :)

3. Paintist, bedecked in some lovely amber jewelry, and with an 'up market Waggon Wheel' :) .....

4. MF, in all his glorious hairiness :)
28th May 2007, 17:31   comments (28)

No. 52 Rich is a clever dude ....

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Rich is a clever dude
Who knows a thing or two,
(The subtle differences
That are lost on me and you).

He knows a globe is round
And a teapot has a spout,
(The sort of thing Our Nige,
Has trouble working out)

So if shapes are a problem,
Or you find yourself in doubt,
Look at his reference cards
(They're bound to help you out).

It all started here ...
.... with Nige's description of SLG and Geo ..
And then here ....
.... with Rich's No.4 The Teapot ...

25th May 2007, 10:39   comments (34)