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?