Tuesday, February 2, 2010

SCANDAL!!!! It's ' Drawgate '


Not since Richard Nixon has the leader of a country made a more terrible blunder. In the recent draw of the century (conducted under laboratory conditions at a secret location in The Wicklow Hills) the name of Argent was possibly left out of the hat!


Shock Horror gasp!


Apologos to Argent, who has been a regular here, a real diamond through thick and thin, mainly thick.


I'm pretty sure that the name did go into the hat and I just left it off the list on my blog.But sure isnt certain , and if it ain't certain then it ain't good enough. This Republic was built on fair play and justice for all.Vociferous in it's condemnation of all things underhand and grubby, like Bertie Ahern's y fronts. Now I appear no better.


Impeachment is out of the questo but I think the only honourable thing I can do as King and president of the People's Lost Republic of EEjit, is to resign and let the people elect a new leader.


This I did 20 minutes ago and was duly re-elected, so well done me.


My first duty as the newly elected Presking is to hold a new draw with the names of all the people I left out of the first draw. So far these , in no particular order, are: Argent.


If anyone else has been left out of the previous draw please let me know.


THe prize unfortunately won't be Nuala's lovely book (I have only one copy, signed and everything I love it and I'm holding on to it) but this mystery consolation prize is still very nice and has a retail value of between eight and one hundred euro!


All claims for gross negligence in the first draw must be made to me by the stroke of Midnite tomorrow (Wed) nite!


This time there will be no mistakes and there WILL be video evidence to prove it.


In other news the Poetry Bus is back in town.The Monday machinations will begin again as soon as I have sorted out a mister Linky thing.(That's not a medical euphemism, but a blog widget )


Also reality has dawned that a quality glossy Poetry Bus antholgy is a (financial) non-starter.But fear not good people of the world , I have a cunning plan, we here at the castle will with our very own hands craft a Poetry Bus journal 3 times per year (funds from sales permitting).Who needs gloss? The poetry is the main thing, the design is the main thing ,the artwork is the main thing.It will be a handcrafted (or possibly shop printed) object of desire.


It's no good running before you can tie your shoelaces, so we'll start small and steady and see how it goes.If it fails ,feck it, sure we gave it a lash.


The wonderful ArtSparker http://artsparktheatre.blogspot.com/ has offered to do the illustrations for the magazine. Maybe it will become a collector's item, who knows?

26 comments:

John Hayes said...

Congrats on your re-election--& a mag with illustrations by ArtSparker would be mighty indeed.

Jeanne Iris said...

Looking forward to the Poetry Bus Reunion Tour!

niamh.griffin21 said...

Hmmm, democracy. So the draw will now consist of Argent and Argent. So Argent might win a prize? Now we know how to do it!

Argent said...

The king is dead! Long live the King! Apolos accepted. Shame about the glossy bus - could we not all have chipped in a few quid/euros/washers for that?

the watercats said...

shock horror!.. nnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...

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The Weaver of Grass said...

The bunting is out all over the farm and I am, as I write, painting a big sign to welcome back the Poetry Bus. Sod the linky thing (whatever that is) get Monday's subject on air so that I can begin to get my head round it.
Can I have a go at driving it one week, please? Oh, and PS - I love the neutrality and fairplay you are handing out over the draw thingy - I am thinking of nominating you for the next President.

Heather said...

Shame on you for mucking up the draw, but congrats on being re-elected so quickly and by a democratic voting system of course(!!), so that you could put things right. Good luck with the poetry book.

Niamh B said...

Phew - for a minute thought you were gonna start the draw again....
Anyways Gloss is so last year, boho chique poetry on the back of chip bags that used to be newspapers is the only way to go - you know...

Titus said...

Hooray! I magnaminously request my name is not put into the draw. Good luck Argent.

Totalfeckineejit said...

I've been neglecto the comments a bit lately, Bold.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks John, I'm delighted even as the only candidate it's still a great surprise when I win.

I'm very excited about Sparkey's involvement.She's very brave.Luckily she's on the other side o the briny else I think she'd throttle me in frustration!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Niamh G.Argent is in pole position at the mment, but anything could happen.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Argent, you saying there's a cheque in the post?

Totalfeckineejit said...

Oh yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees Uiscekateeens!

Totalfeckineejit said...

The bunting ,Weaver, is that a type of foot and mouth?

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks Heather, luck much needed!
(Hey lucky Heather! ?)

Totalfeckineejit said...

Nivby, I'm more Boo-hoo than Boho.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks Jeanne, see ya on da Buz!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Titus minimus you are the most noble dog in the whole of Rome.

Moira said...

You noodle, you make me smile, I'm not quite able to work up a laugh yet 'cos I'm having a serious sense of humour failure at the moment but thank you please keep up the good work!

Liz said...

Go get 'em!, TFE, gloss is over-rated, ok for lips but poetry needs that something else which betwixt yourself and ArtSparker seems to be a-happening...best of Irish to ye... and looking forward to poetry bus winging by my way, even if I have to wave it off for a another wee while...I'll be following on the sidelines.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks Moira hope your funny bone gets mended.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks Lizzo, I'm really hopeful,I think having Sparkey help is making it a reality.

Argent said...

Eej, you're a gentleman and a scholar. I'm nor reallyy worried about not winning the draw, but if you're really wanting to send something then I'm at 161 nunts Lane, Holbrooks Coventry CV6 4GJ, England. Many thanks to ye!!

Poetikat said...

When you get yer linky thingy going, I'll be round to sign on. I've got one for Monday lined up and ready to go.

Kat

Jeanne Iris said...

So wassup for Monday, TFE?