The Old Masters – re-interpreted 59

[Screech of tortured takkie soles as yours truly skids in for the regular Wednesday assault on the Old Masters]. Ah phew, phew readers. Your writer is taking a brief break from the other important activities (meeting and briefing the South African State President on his next Nkandla speech are mercifully not one of them) to attend to this most important and eminently satisfying task.

However, to business. We at the institute believe that some Middle Ages’ artists have not yet received their fair share of maligning. To rectify this, Pieter Breughel has been volunteered for today’s effort. In another world at another time, his work was entitled “Land of Cockaigne”. I have no idea what that means.

After a terrifying explosion at Al's Alfresco Eatery and a brief investigation, Al was force to remove the Curried Onion, Bean and Cabbage soup from his lunchtime menu - and to replace Herr Schmidt's trousers. Fortunately the patrons were very understanding and a convivial atmosphere soon returned to the establishment.

After a terrifying explosion at Al’s Alfresco Eatery, during which some patrons were rendered unconscious, Al was forced to remove the Curried Onion, and Cabbage soup (with boiled eggs on the side) from his lunchtime menu – and to replace Herr Schmidt’s trousers. Fortunately the patrons were very understanding and a convivial atmosphere soon returned to the establishment.

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About Freud Fission Chips

Despite the banality of the name, FFC has led an intensely varied life. Grateful for surviving almost three years as a 'troepie' (soldier for non-South African Readers) in the Angolan war, he determined to wring as much out of life as possible. Currently providing Business Analysis services, trading on the stock market and developing web pages to pay the bills, FFC also dabbles in wildlife, landscape and people photography, writing, and far too many interests for his own good. He has also travelled extensively in southern Africa (working on the sound theory that a moving target is more dificult to hit). These peregrinations also include over 1500kms on foot through some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. It hasn't all been plain sailing, beer and skittles, and endless beds of roses... Chief amongst the prerequisites for surviving Africa, with its mind-bending characteristics, is an appropriate sense of humour.... So, for now, he will be recounting the amusing among the annoying, the frustrating wrapped in the funny and extracting the mirth from the melancholy... Oh yes, there might be some alliteration too.
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2 Responses to The Old Masters – re-interpreted 59

  1. Inanda Page says:

    I’d like the recipe please

    • [Secretive whispering while wearing trench coat, trilby and plastic nose with glasses] I cannot share the recipe on this blog as too many nefarious elements in the Middle East want it for their own ends (so to speak) – suspected to replace current missile technology.

      However, if you stand underneath the streetlamp tonight at midnight doing Marlene Dietrich impressions with a hand-painted bust of Napoleon on your left lapel, I will sidle up to you and slip the recipe into your tiny hand as I pass. You will recognise me by my red ball gown and I’ll be smoking a bassoon in E Flat.

      Goodness! Is that the time?
      Nurse! my massage please.

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