Friday, November 13, 2009

I used to have a car like that.

Childe Harold, wondering where he parked his car.


Did ye not hear it? -- No; 'twas but the wind
Or the car rattling o'er the stony street;
On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet --
But, hark! -- that heavy sound breaks in once more
As if the clouds its echo would repeat;
And nearer, clearer, deadlier than before!
Arm! Arm! it is -- it is -- the cannon's opening roar!

26 comments:

Melba said...

Is that Hanging Rock, Ramon?

Oh, and squib I got the Kev, Jules PLUS another Charles badges and the Bambi hair button and the scratch and sniff sticker and YOU ARE REALLY TOO KIND!!

I want to give you something in return. What do you want?

Limoncello can be sent in oh, about 80 days. Unless it's crap in which case the second batch will take another, oh about 80 days.

Let me know.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

My first batch is using vodka, and the next batch I am going to try to find spirit alcohol or whatever you call it. Any ideas where to purchase such a liquid? Ramon?

Lewd Bob said...

I have an acquaintance who, somehow, via a circuitous, convoluted, tortuous process, is able to dive through loopholes, circumvent law and defeat convention by importing hallucinogens from Gabon, stimulants from Burma and coca leaves from Bolivia.

I reckon he could kick-start your limoncello, Melba.

Oh, I like the poem too. And your picture tag is one of the funniest things you've ever written, Ramon. I don't know why I find it so. But I do.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I don't know if that's legal in Australia, Melba.

Lord knows, I've tried.

I'd go with Bob's suggestion.

Thanks, Bob.

Leilani said...

I'm intrigued by the limoncello, I bought some once and it was disgusting but I just tried another variety last week and it was delicious.

Melba said...

Yes I thought it was illegal here too as well. Hmmm.

My mother-in-law in going to make some and she's Italian. I'll see what sources she turns up... Otherwise, I'm happy for another shady pub meeting, this time with Lewd Bob handing over something truly contraband.






*Spreading the limoncello love since 2009*

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I'll be in that Melba.

Bob, put me down for a gross of Peyote buttons.

Mr E Discharge said...

Melba,
Most larger liqour shops stock "Polish Pure Spirit" 0r Slivovitz (sp.). It's about as pure an alcohol as you'll get. Look for "triple distilled" as this will have the lowest level of volitiles which are what causes the hangovers.

Alternatively, I can put in touch with my ex-wifes cousin Steebo,who lives in an old Buick in the woods outside Fitzgerald GA, and makes excellent 'Shine.

Melba said...

Oooh look what a few quiet queries turn up.

If they stock Polish pure spirit then surely they would stock other types?

This demands further investigation.

squib said...

You're welcome, Melba, I don't think Australia Post will appreciate the limoncello but thanks anyway

I love the pic and caption also. I had somethig like that last night, trying to give a poet a lift to her car

Mr E Discharge said...

Melba,

Google "Spirytus 95% Polish Pure Spirit"

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Ah, poets and their cars Squib.

Brings to mind Yeat's "I have been clamped by the bastard English" and Wilfred Owen's haunting lines;

Move him gently into the sun,
I think he might be on my keys

squib said...

hah, good one

Perseus said...

Never mind poetry, Richo has retired.

Devastated.

I'm devastated.

(I nearly said "devo'd" but then I remembered I was 40).

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

No poetry after Richo, eh Pers.

Puss In Boots said...

Who's Richo? Or is it some sport thing I won't be interested in?

I also found the picture tag highly amusing.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Who's Richo?

I think the Puss-Pers wedding is now off.

Puss In Boots said...

What?! Again?! But I don't think the reception venue will give me back my deposit the fourth time!

wari lasi said...

Puss, Richo is an old guy who should have hung up his boots ages ago.

A bit like me.

Melba said...

He's a footballer and a bit of a spunk. Now all they've got is the Cuz and he aint doing much.

Don't be devo, Perseus. Live in hope. For that is the football supporter/farmer credo in this country.

Perseus said...

Wari, he came 3rd in the Brownlow last year, and that was after missing 4 games.

Then this year, he played 5 games only, and got 6 Brownlow votes.

His hammies were shot, that's all.

*

My wedding to Puss is still on. She can tolerate my footy obsession and in return, I've agreed not to eat geen beans in her presence.

Boogeyman said...

Perseus, I thought if anyone'd be disappointed that Richo had retired, it'd be an old Labor hack like Ramon.

The 'Brownlow' is such a fitting name for a football award, combining, as is does, a most boring colour with an unlofty state of elevation. So much like the game of football itself.

That's why the awards for experimental psychopharmacological astrophysics are called the 'Electric-blue-Highs', and the awards for excellence in research of 18th century clairvoyants with croup are the 'Yellowy-green-mediums'.

Lewd Bob said...

His hammies were shot, that's all

That's what getting old is!

Dr. Golf said...

Richo played is 3 finals from 17 seasons of football.

I remember seeing him walking out of a Richmond milkbar at 8am on a Sunday morning, carrying a stack of 3 meat pies.

eat my shorts said...

Perseus, I thought if anyone'd be disappointed that Richo had retired, it'd be an old Labor hack like Ramon.

Or a Tasweigan like me.

The whole island is devo, mate. Just devo.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Never mind, EMS.

You still have Punter.

eat my shorts said...

Rub it in, whydontchya.