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26 August 2010

Not Squirrel but Monkey

"I thought it was a squirrel at first,"
he told the Leader.

"It was a similar size, but
was dark brown in colour and
had a long, straight, upright tail.

It paused for a moment standing
on its hind legs, looked at me,
then scampered off
over the hedge."

Taken from the Guardian's weekly round up of news from the North of England, 26th August 2010. Submitted by Marika Rose.

24 August 2010

On the Angel

Get into these streets
these people
this glorious ark;
this joy, this spirit
this towering pride.

Get into the day
the evening
the night.
Into the heart
Into the life.

Get into your city
Get into my city
Get into Newcastle.

Taken from the 'Get into Newcastle' advert as overheard on the 21 'Angel' bus between Durham and Gateshead, July 2010. Submitted by Marika Rose.

19 August 2010

Whale Tale

I am. Losing.
My edge. To
better looking exhibits,
with blinking lights,
and ironic, interactivity.

Taken from the Twitter stream of the NYC National History Museum's blue whale (via the Guardian Guide), 30th July 2010. Submitted by Marika Rose.

17 August 2010

Things Millenials Hate

Things millennials hate: old stuff
mayonnaise, reading a book
bluegrass music, movies that are
mostly talking, being sober
at school, people who have never
been on TV, having opinions,
losers, math, having an emotion,
animals, not being on Facebook,
virgins, when your mom makes you talk
about your day at the dinner table,
murders. Things millennials love:
texting, sexting, Twilight.

From an article on Gawker, 6th August 2010. Submitted by Gabriel Smy.

12 August 2010

Three words

I've got seven
kids. The three
words you hear
most around my
house are 'hello',
'goodbye' and
'I'm pregnant.'

Dean Martin, as quoted in the Guardian Family section, 7th August 2010. Line arrangements are original. By Marika Rose.

05 August 2010


The whole tribe is better off
if someone is up all the night,
listening for a lion
walking through the grass.

Taken from a NY Times article on sleep, 27th March 2005. Submitted by Gabriel Smy.

03 August 2010

Red Friends

Thanks for the e-mail
and of course your husband
will be made welcome at the branch

He is a Comrade toooooooo.

An email received from a local Labour party branch, July 30th 2010. Submitted by Marika Rose.