The twinings owls
It’s unanimous. Readers of the scroobious pip are in one mind; united they stand – nonsense be it! I am of course referring to my straw poll regarding what you would like to see more of on this blog. That there was only 1 vote is irrelevant. (I feel I should point out that although I’m the one wearing the ‘looking glass’ backwards watch and sitting next to a bookshelf peppered with nonsense, that it wasn’t I who voted for nonsense. I’m not sure I can vote in my own poll. So, whoever you are mystery pollster – this post is in your honor!
I’m sure that the world would be a better place if there were more nonsense about; a canyon of jibber jabber; a mountain range of wibble and a valley of turkey giblets. More people would go to sea in sieves, swim the English channel without a flannel, and catch the pigs and noodles which are raining from the sky. Can you imagine if Twinings ditched Nigella Lawson and went instead with Edward Lear’s Old Man of Dumbree:
who taught little owls to drink tea;
For he said, ‘To eat mice,
Is not proper or nice,’
That amiable Man of Dumbree’
And if the world were a little more splattered with nonsense then people would say what they mean and mean what they say, they would eat what they see and see what they eat, oh the places they’d go, the things that they’d do… herding cats and eating a shoe.
And to conclude, a little nonsensical poll:
Before anyone asks, no, I’ve not been eating any magic mushrooms.