IN THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING

November 20, 2011

In the Hall of the Mountain King a wedding did take place. The loon was in attendance and ate a lot of cake.

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A SENTENCE BY MADAME LEPRINCE DE BEAUMONT

November 19, 2011

As the spectators drifted in, the drums began to beat, the hobby-horses to revolve, the showmen to shout, the marionettes to perform in their little theatre. Pretty good sentence, eh? Who’d guess it was part of Madame de Beaumont’s delightful 1756 version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’?

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CARTOON FRIDAY 129

November 18, 2011
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“When the boss enters, look directly at his chin, and don’t move a muscle. If he asks you a question, preface your answer by cawing three times like a crow. And never ever ever joke about the suits.”

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VICTOR BUONO KWIZ ANSWER

November 17, 2011
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The correct answers are b,c,d,e,f. Yes, slightly tricky. You should have seen how Joan and Bette battled to outdo each other in the production of exotic and monumental sandwiches for Victor’s lunch. On a side note, Victor certainly was a very fine and entertaining talk show guest, particularly on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

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THE VICTOR BUONO KWIZ

November 16, 2011

Victor Buono ate: a. a house. b. sandwiches prepared for him by Bette Davis every day on the set of ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?’ c. sandwiches prepared for him by Joan Crawford every day on the set of ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?’ d. sparingly between his 14 meals a day. e. in his […]

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STELLA AND BELLA

November 15, 2011
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Stella, the shameless hussy, and Bella, the brazen bawd, Distribute all the candy in the wonderful world of Nod. How odd.

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THE LONER INCOGNITO TRIFFID GOVERNMENT COVERUP

November 14, 2011

Acting on directions supplied by the loon’s own triffid, the loon visited and chatted with this loner incognito triffid a few weeks ago. It was staked out as this comely rose in front of a house likely to attract a wealth of succulent trick-or-treaters. The loon scanned the papers for the next few days and […]

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BIRDS OF THE LOONIARY – FADWREN

November 13, 2011

The fadwren is a perky and insistent small bird found in marshes and abandoned steel factories. Both the male and the female dress in tiny trenchcoats. The male wears the collar turned up, the female turned down. The eggs are green with blue specks. The hatchlings, usually 3 or 4 in number, emerge in Eton […]

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A SENTENCE BY JOHN MASEFIELD

November 12, 2011

‘A bit of bacon-rind, what has been hung in the sun so as to take the crisp off, it’s, why I don’t rightly know what it’s, but it’s pretty picking of a morning, ah, and of a evening.’ Poet delivers the goods with all of The Midnight Folk and specifically with this quote from Rat.

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CARTOON FRIDAY 128

November 11, 2011

“I’m a power broker first, a politician second.”

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