If I could talk to buses
If I could talk to buses,
What a tale this bus could tell!
Where did it get that stain from?
What's the source of the vomit smell?
When you reach your stop in the pouring rain
With drunks upon your seats,
You know that bus is me.
And you won't ride that bus again
Because your oyster's down to 50p.
Magical Mister MacFisheries
During a conversation with a friend this evening, I discovered we were using the word "believe" at cross-purposes. When I said "believe", I meant having any internal perception of an external fact, whether or not accurate (e.g. I believe that my desk is in my room since I can currently see it). But she meant having a hypothesis about something which has not yet adequately been confirmed (e.g. I see the desk and now I know it's there, I no longer believe it's there). I wonder how common this difference is, and how much disagreement it causes.
Seven Standing StonesI've been looking through old school exercise books. This is from June 1986; I was eleven.
Leda and the swan
The only excuse I can give you for the following is that I dreamed it last night. It's a filk of the signature tune of the Disney film "Beauty and the Beast".
Tale as old as time
Walking through the heath
Thought she saw a goose
Doesn't know it's Zeus
Wings around her heart
Then the bird is gone
Feel a little joy
Start a war in Troy
Leda and the swan.
Hans von Pillow
Today we remember Hans von Pillow (1784-1860) who was the first to say "Mein Gott! People are lying on their beds without anything to rest their heads on. Let me invent a bag filled with duck feathers. Jawohl!" (None of this is actually true.)
Double-dactyl: Godfey of Boullion
Godfrey of Bouillon
Founded a kingdom, which
gave him a shock:
Being a king would seem
Thus you may see that he
came of good stock.
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