Friday, 5 December 2008

What a smashing, positively dashing, spectacle...


This illustration is part of a horse race scene painted on the window of a bookies near my house. 


And what wonderful memories it conjures up of that glorious day at the races. All the gang were there: Gerry Adams, wearing his usual dirty beige mac and flat cap in case the weather was bad, and his cool shades in case it suddenly turned sunny. The bollard with a top hat on it that Gerry takes with them wherever he goes. The stunted James Bond villain, whose sinister experiments have left him with, on the debit side, a massive right leg, twice the width of his left; but on the credit side, the ability to levitate six inches above the ground. He was accompanied as always by Medusa, now almost recovered from that cartoon gas explosion she was involved in. And of course, Ascot simply wouldn't be Ascot without the presence of three evil midgets, two of them wearing enormous plate hats, one in a neck-brace, and one wearing a nightgown splashed with the blood of the victim of his latest frenzied knife attack. 

All together now: 'Everyone who should be here is here....'


2 comments:

Stu said...

"blood of the victim" ... and we're back to Gerry Adams again. It's a racing round-robin!

A great day out for the whole family - either that or it's the wall of shame at Paddington Green nick ...

Kieron Q said...

Why have you started on the second line of the song? It makes it difficult to sing along. It's almost like you didn't want us to.