I have been looking at some of my 2007 productions in my blog which lost formatting and pictures when the platform changed over, and thought that some of them are worth a re-run. There are other reasons, not to be more than hinted at now.
The following David and Goliath tale I have edited, and then added a picture I worked up (in greyscale for the reasons only hinted at) thanks to the resources of our dear friend Jimmy Wales and Wikipedia – guilt at the amount of use I make of them has decided me to respond to their request for funding. One has to be aware of the pitfalls of placing total reliance on the information from that source, but by and large the articles are very accurate and informative.
Anyway, here is my result:
BRAIN VERSUS BRAWN
A Rottweiler met a Chihuahua one day;
Said, ‘Ah-ha, Chihuahua, get oudt uff my vey,
Before I vill chew you up in leedle bits,
Or giff chust vun bark that vill scare you to fits!’
Chihuahua said, ‘Nah-nah, you stupid great lump;
If you can’t be civil, I’ll give you a thump
To “rottle” your brains, if you’ve any to spare –
So when you address me, you’d better take care!’
Rottweiler was outraged, and snarlingly pounced;
Chihuahua laughed, ‘Ha ha!’ and cunningly bounced,
Then, turning tail, sprinted through hole in the wall,
Which, for a Rottweiler, was greatly too small!
The Rottie ran into the wall with much force –
That’s what the Chihuahua intended, of course!
‘Now, Rottweiler, rot vile I pass on my vey!
Vot? Cat got your tongue? You haff notting to say?’
The fake German accent was lost on ‘Rot’ dog;
His skull was quite battered, his mind in a fog –
It shows what a tiny Chihuahua can do
By using his brain … so now you try it, too!
Paula commented that:
‘It’s missing only the “Mexican” dialectical accent from the Chihuahua! :lol:’
I do agree! How about verse 2 becoming:
Chihuahua said, ‘Señor stupido great lump,
Eef you can’t be ceevil, I weel geev you thump
To “rottle” your brains – eef you’ve any to spare –
So when you spik to me, you’d better take care!
© Colonialist May 2007