Archive for November, 2008

No, the spoon is not the only item that can be “runcible”…

November 29, 2008

For this, I am obliged to the Edward Lear home page. I shall let Mr Lear take over from here:

“How pleasant to know Mr.Lear!”
      Who has written such volumes of stuff!
Some think him ill-tempered and queer,
      But a few think him pleasant enough.

His mind is concrete and fastidious,
      His nose is remarkably big;
His visage is more or less hideous,
      His beard it resembles a wig.

He has ears, and two eyes, and ten fingers,
      Leastways if you reckon two thumbs;
Long ago he was one of the singers,
      But now he is one of the dumbs.

He sits in a beautiful parlour,
      With hundreds of books on the wall;
He drinks a great deal of Marsala,
      But never gets tipsy at all.

He has many friends, lay men and clerical,
      Old Foss is the name of his cat;
His body is perfectly spherical,
      He weareth a runcible hat.

When he walks in waterproof white,
      The children run after him so!
Calling out, “He’s gone out in his night-
      Gown, that crazy old Englishman, oh!”

He weeps by the side of the ocean,
      He weeps on the top of the hill;
He purchases pancakes and lotion,
      And chocolate shrimps from the mill.

He reads, but he cannot speak, Spanish,
      He cannot abide ginger beer:
Ere the days of his pilgrimage vanish,
      How pleasant to know Mr. Lear!


The mystery of ScribeFire… continued!

November 29, 2008

I have a blog to post, so these days, rather than go straight into WordPress Editor, I open up ScribeFire. It’s got a lot of features which WordPress itself needs, but lacks.

I haven’t actually used ScribeFire on this machine for ages. So I was prepared to find that I’d been doing some work, and hadn’t got around to posting it. In fact, what I found – shown below – utterly baffles me.

But I’m sure The Fates wanted me to blog it, whatever it was! Hopefully, the Reader (you!) will let me know what on earth I could have been doing…

Try these collections:  



Pirates of the Burning Sea

Alexander McQueen

The Hills

The Bachelorette

University of Pennsylvania

The Chronicles of Narnia

Tour de France

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip


Kelly Osbourne

Ryan Phillippe

Tara Reid

Keith Urban

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