The Old Masters – re-interpreted 90

DANNNGGG!!! Seconds out! Round number 90.Well, how about that! We’ve gone ninety rounds with the Old Masters and every Wednesday we come out of our corner, fighting – very seldom fairly, it can be argued; mainly because our opponents are safely deceased and can’t defend themselves or their reputations. Let’s hope we can get it right to continue our misinterpretations for another 90.

This week’s opponent would have answered, when called down for breakfast, to the name of François Joseph Frédéric Roux. Now, if a bloke has this many names and that many special characters, well I mean, he’s got it coming to him, hasn’t he?

"I say Fred, we should have [splutter, gasp] called this boat "Flattery" [glub, cough], because it's gotten us nowhere."

“I say Fred, we should have [splutter, gasp] called this boat “Flattery” [glub, cough], because it’s gotten us nowhere.”

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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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