17 March 2004 10:54
Re: The Flashing (Bey)Blade
Do you not mean palace as opposed place? - Now, no more of these insults.
Looking at the emails on your website I have come to the divine conclusion that
you are most fortunate to have the pleasure of me communicating with you. I add
sense, logic and reality to an otherwise banal exchange about soup,
potatoes,alcoholic beverages and swamps (the last two possibly combined in the
fens). Now, about these skate boarders winging their way around St. I's. So,
what is the problem? Why do you seek to prevent these young people enjoying
themselves? Would you rather they hang around street corners annoying visitors
or incomers? Is it the incomers that are causing the problem. is their world
square, are they the weakest link? You remind me of a good friend who,
having been born into a Welsh Presbyterian family, converted to the Catholic
faith. Being a convert he knows more about the workings of the Roman Church than
most of those born into a Catholic family. Every Saint's day is a day for church
(although I have had to educate him re some of the more obscure Cornish Saints
but I am sure he will be adding them to his diary). I agree with you, however,
re the RNLI crew fishing out deadun's. However,I suppose they see (sea) it as a
training opportunity. Problem is it might frighten the bass.
17 March 2004 11:42
I see the psychotherapy and medication still aren't kicking in yet!
Now, about the skateboarders ..... I realise that, as someone who lives in a mansion ringed by private security guards where the nearest a member of the general public can get to you is 3 miles away at the end of your drive, but out here in the real world it is a serious issue.
To summarise what people down here perceive to be the main issues:-
I could elaborate further but I would not want to tax your crumbling psyche any further. Suffice it to say that, as ever, you have not failed us by completely missing the point. "Would you rather they hang around street corners annoying visitors or incomers?" Had you paid attention to the letter in the Times & Echo, which I reproduced in the news bulletin, you would have observed that the person complaining so vociferously about the skateboarders IS A VISITOR. So, there you go once more, accusing us of blinkered parochialism when, in fact, we are fighting on your behalf!
I must admit that I was a bit surprised that John Knill didn't use the opportunity to leg it from that flatulent orifice of a city and get back to St. Ives but the way the story was reported, it gave the impression that the dirty deed was done before he had a chance to cry out for help. Also, with an epidemic of old peeps homes being closed down in Cornwall being widely reported in the gnus, he may have decided that he'd get better support from the UK government if he stayed in London and posed as a Polish migrant!
PS. R S Hawker? What did he do? Apart from invent the Hurricane, Typhoon, Tempest, etc. Oh no, that was Sidney Cam ..... But you'd have thought he would have designed the Sopwith Cam-el. But that was Tom Sopwith (even though he was just a Pup at the time). Very strange.
But then someone born in Devon would be, wouldn't they? Just another emmet who came down to Cornwall, helped himself to all the good songs and tried to pass them off as his own ..... or was that Alex Parks?
Still, a vicar, eh? Can't say I'm surprised to find you attracted to another religious nutter!
17 March 2004 13:35
Perhaps incomers and moaning emms should move to Bournemouth, Clacton, Hove
or some other seaside resort for the deceased! Yes skateboards do make a noise
and can "scare" some people but if it was not boarders it would be
bikers, or surfers or perhaps just youngsters. It would be interesting to check
out back copies of the local newspaper and see if there are reports on children
with hoops being a menace and a public danger when they get too near the horse's
or the donkey's feet! Perhaps, a bit later, there was a problem with children in
street carts (or whatever you call them) running away down the hill. Later and
far more serious the mods and rockers. Life is real tough isn't it??
17 March 2004 16:15
No, I was never young. I had to cope with life not be cosseted by a
spineless, namby-pamby, victim-culture society. Anyway, I have consulted with
indigenous locals who were, in deed, St. Ives youths and, yes, they did get up
to mischief but accepted that if they got caught they suffered the consequences.
Unlike wishy-washy out-of-town liberals the local fishermen had a heavy hand so,
you took your chances and paid the price. Of course, as we all know now, thanks
to the namby-pambies, children are all angels being cruelly mistreated by
society and nothing is their fault. Just ask the Bulger parents.
17 March 2004 17:25
Oh well you are only an adopted Cornish so I can't expect you to get
everything right. RSH never claimed the great T had a popular Cornish tune, in
fact some say the tune is that of "The Grand Old Duke of York"
18 March 2004 09:42
Ah but then God Save The King/Queen/Tony is a creaky old tune that the whole world and his dog seems to have pinched. Even the yanks sing to it (My Country 'Tis Of Thee) which sounded weird the first time I heard the pseudo-republican, quasi-monarchist losers in the English War of Independence yodelling it. So, if barely evolved lifeforms like Dubya and co. can do it, then it obviously isn't very difficult. I still think his planes were a more impressive achievement and they helped us win WW2 (even if we did subsequently lose the peace).
And it's tough tits as far as far as Ms. South West Parks is concerned. That sort of music bores the arse of me so it wouldn't matter if she could sing like the ultimate offspring of Caruso and Callas, I'd still rather sit under a flock of incontinent seagulls than listen to it.
Personally, I always found absolute monarchy a bit too wishy-washy for me. I suppose it might appeal to happy-clappy, c of e, rich dilettantes such as yourself but I'd far rather we just dropped all this wet lettuce christian civilisation crap and got back to the good old days of roving pagan warbands. If only I could somehow get a crew together, bust Odin's Raven out of Peel and hit the high seas for a spot of viking culture. As Masefield should have said;
Now there's a totally different concept of a SAGA tour!
PS. You've lost me (as usual) with your incoherent ramblings:-
"Now, if you could get them to demolish half the building going up towards the Sloop from the Lifeboat then that could well be a good project."?
Half of which building? Which half do you want demolished, the top or bottom half?
PPS. Are you ever going to come clean as to who and/or what you are? I think most of the SSI readership (espesh the locals at the Friday Meat Draw) are convinced that you are an entirely fictitious character that I have made up to liven up the e-mails. Either that or you are Steve Collier.
19 March 2004 10:06
Not too good on the poetry front I notice. Good song though, I used to sing
that with a bunch of other sea songs. Re the fab Ms P - well of course some of
the peasantry don't like dear old Mozart but ... Re demolition, sorry missed off
an 's' should have read 'buildings'. 100% qith you re demolition of social
shirkers and others of that ilk. If we can include the bunnyhuggers in the cull
it would be an advantage.
19 March 2004 11:20
19 March 2004 17:11
WRONG!!!!! - It will snow in St Ives when you get it right
20 March 2004 08:34
How do we know you're not the one who's wrong?
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