Prison Population, Etc Etc Etc....

This morning,I was lucky enough to get a few minutes interview with the world most famous political & economy strategist, guru & adviser to the most powerful governments & global industrialists, Sir Philleep Pumpa-Tube. I caught up with him just as he was stamping out his $80 Cohiba Cigar on the tarmac before boarding his Lear Jet heading to Switzerland to collect the 2007 Noble prize for his inhumanitarian contribution and advise on how to write off Africa without the loss of any oil,mineral,precious metals & diamond extraction rights. I only have 30 seconds he said, so can you just get on with it & tell me what you'd like my opinion on?? yes yes yes I said, just want your views about several important issues that are on minds of ordinary people......Get on with it he interrupted.....Ok Ok...., the recent overcrowded prison issue,high interest rate,rise in the national debt, inflation, environmental issues,rise in the price of milk, bread & water, health care & hospital closures, massive increases in the Gas & Electricity prices,high property prices making it impossible for young people to get on the property ladder, increases in train & air travel tickets, costs of wars just to name a few & i wondered what is you view about all that Sir Phileep!???? Sir Phileep Pumpa-Tube, the most renowned & respected politician in the world pondered for a few seconds, deep in thoughts, really deep in thoughts & then he said: Son! take a picture!!! I can summarise all the answers to all your questions & concerns in one "pose" to show you all how much we really care, take a picture son, this is my message to your readers & viewers internationally:

Now get off, I'm running late!


TV Licence

I was so Gutted to hear that the TV licence went up this week!!! really upset!!! not because I objected to the rise, but because I couldn't enjoy participating in rise of yet another living expense! you see, I threw my TV away about 7 years ago & have lived without one since. So when i heard that the Fees had gone up, I wished I had "one" so I could now pay more!!! I love paying more for "every thing" on a daily basis. I often think living expenses don't go up enough fast enough, you know what I mean!? I remember a line from The Essential Groucho by Groucho Marx, something like: The Television is a great educational invention, every time someone turns it on, I go next door & read a good book!!! so, anyhow, alas I cant make a contribution to this extra expense, I'm Gutted!!! but wait a minue! may be I "CAN" make a contribution!! its not mine but its a contribution at least & I dont think he would have minded.

Its the lyrics from a Zappa album, Over-Nite Sensation, called I'm The Slime: yes may be I can make a contribution by default after all!!! Ohhhhh, I feel better now. here it is, he wrote:

I am gross and perverted
I'm obsessed 'n deranged
I have existed for years
But very little has changed
I'm the tool of the Government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With the stuff that I say
I'm the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I'm the slime oozin' out
From your TV set

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't go for help . . . no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

That's right, folks . . .
Don't touch that dial

Well, I am the slime from your video
Oozin' along on your livin' room floor
I am the slime from your video
Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go

I am the slime from your video
Oozin' along on your livin' room floor

I am the slime from your video
Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go

& that sadly ends this contribution brought to you by Sir Philleep Pumpa-Tube & more of him later!


Present Day Street Photographer

I was reading an interview with Frank Zappa in an old copy of MOJO magazine & it ended with a quote from Edgard Varese who was one of Zappa's favorite composers & it was..."The present day composer refuses to die......" not quite wanting to get into Zappa's own story at this time, but having read this quote several times in the past, it dawned on me that it can also be true & apply to many other talents etc, here it is: in memory of the BEST, The present day street photographer refuses to die...!