Sunday, 27 October 2013

The death of Lou Reed, a Raven, a Storm, Aliens and a Walk on the Wild Side.

I was up a ladder this morning sawing bits of tree that needed to be removed; normally I would not do this, but it was a bit blustery and the big storm has not yet arrived (but was due any minute or so I was led to believe) so to be on the safe side I was volunteered. As it happened it was like the old pirate days the tree would sway about a bit, the ladder creaking away and me shouting at the wind to do its stuff, a grand way to spend a Sunday.  Anyway rather annoyingly I also had to chop all the bits of tree into smaller bits of tree and put them in a big pile which is far less fun.



While I was doing this Mr Jones  was passing, he said he was off into the woods as he says the big storm is in fact cover for an alien invasion of aliens from the planet Windyplace, one of those new planets they keep finding these days with that telescope where the trusty old cleaner retired. Apparently since she left the telescope lenses have been getting a bit dusty, although strangely this has also led to the discovery of loads of new planets.

I have just heard that Lou Reed has died aged 71, he was good and he did a really good version of The Raven, which reminds me that we saw two Yellow Wagtails today, apparently ravens and wagtails according to Mr Jones are a sure sign of aliens.  And that the gentle tapping at your door as referred to in The Raven is not a Zombie or a Skeleton or an annoying child wearing a plastic bin liner asking for small change or cheques or the wind or even a Raven, but is in fact An Alien from the opiate shores.


Anyway I am off to watch for the storm and Mr Jones is off to watch for aliens and we both think it likely to be a bit of a Walk on the Wild Side tonight . . . . . . . . 

  
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11 comments:

  1. I hate invading aliens. You're OK, though.

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    1. All is well here. We missed the Great Storm entirely and as it happens the invading Aliens.

      The best laid plans of mice and men as someone once said. . . .

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    2. Ooh, I got that on all wrong. I thought it was mice IN men. I just want to take this moment to apologize to mice-dom as a whole. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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    3. Mice apology Mr Flip . . . . . HAH HAHAh hah ah hah hah ah ahah h ah aha hha ha ha ha

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  2. With all the aliens you're getting round your end, how will you cope on Halloween? How will you be able to tell the difference between aliens and children dressed as aliens?

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    1. I stab at them with a pointy stick, children will scream a lot and aliens will attack me with a death ray . . . . .

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  3. The storm didn't even hit us, how disappointing. After all that fuss. I hear it was quite bad elsewhere, though.

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    1. Only along the south coast and as far north as London. I think someone needs to tell the BBC News folk that the rest of us are OK.

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  4. Hi Rob,

    No windy time aliens visited this part of England. All my wee folks are safe and that's good. Lou Reed would be raven over your posting.

    Gary

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    1. Lou Reed did some great music but some strange music too, he was also meant to be a bit of a grump with folk particularly if he did not like them. I am a bit of a grumpy chap too but with everyone.

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