Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Visit the Retro Blogging Carnival 2nd edition

Witness the joyousness, the intoxicating celebration, the literary fireworks and the ill fitting carnival hats as the blogging universe get down and party retro style. Forget the neighbours, boost up the volume on your winamp and head over to Urban Retro Lifestyle for your taste of the exotic and saccharin free

REeettttttroooo Carnivalllllllll

Be there or be Quadrilateral

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31 comments:

gnome said...

It's not ill fitting. It's just perfect. and all jingly...

The Elderly said...

and probably soaked in chemical poison.... (elderly picks another clump of hair out from beneath the cap, a large blister burst over elderlies left ear.....), yeah the jingles a real delight.....

just how long does this carnival last anyhow?

gnome said...

Just a couple of days really.. Then of course we must attend the post-carnival festiities wearing traditional Gallambiyas...

The Elderly said...

Gallambiyasssusses please tell me thats a good thing?

jinglll
(braces himself for an answer)

gnome said...

Its good and comfy. AND not the tiniest bit jingly...

The Elderly said...

thank f... for that... so what is a Gamba thingy?

gnome said...

A traditional northern African garment... Not sure about the spelling though...

The Elderly said...

okay...... like a sarong? or a loincloth? bet it itches.....

gnome said...

No, no... It doesn't itch.. and it's heavier than a sarong... Used to wear one in Egypt...

The Elderly said...

you was in egypt? a marine biology thingy? what are camels like? did you see the pyramids? the sphynx? did you sleep in a tent? did you........ sorry

(takes a deep breath...........)

egypt hmm nice this time of year....

gnome said...

Let me remember now...
Yes saw pyramids, camels and marine biologists. Nope, no tents...

Egypt at this time of year would be rather suicidal a destination. It's incredibly hot.

The Elderly said...

(checks atlas..........) theres a giant pyramid and a camel just south of Cairo... did you see them..... jeez they must be massive......

how come they don't melt in the heat....
how long did you stay for, did you see sand dunes....

(gets a little sad) I never get a chance to go out....... your so lucky being a gnome and all.....

gnome said...

Ok... first thing first...

This is not an Atlas dear mr. Elderly. It's your cigarettes. Apparently Camel. Of the unmelting variety.

..Saw sand dunes aplenty, but this happened more than ten years ago.well, 15 actually... perhaps more....

Guess things must have changed. Perhaps the sand migrated...

gnome said...

Ok... first thing first...

This is not an Atlas dear mr. Elderly. It's your cigarettes. Apparently Camel. Of the unmelting variety.

..Saw sand dunes aplenty, but this happened more than ten years ago.well, 15 actually... perhaps more....

Guess things must have changed. Perhaps the sand migrated...

The Elderly said...

(elderly examines the double comment unsticker valve...... oils it and proceeds)

you must have been only knee high to a grasshopper then..... and your beard?. The best holiday i ever had was on Crete, that was over 25 years ago, i can't remember half of it....... there were definitely no sandunes, though i do remember the black sand....... i must have passed out after that...

gnome said...

Oh dear... Crete... Was there once (twice actually but I was less than 6 yrs old the first time 'round). Far too hot a place for gnomes to put up with... Pretty dangerous people too.

Still. Good beaches and a rather cheap place. Intelligence also informs me that fucking a girl from Crete results in a)death b)marriage c)both.

The Elderly said...

Indeed i left with the same impression, thankfully their was an international selection available.....

gnome said...

Ah, yes... Never occured to me...

have some nice pics from a Cretan (they are I believe the root of the word cretin) hospital... Lots of people shot & stabbed. Quite dangerous being a doctor there ...

The Elderly said...

i did manage to step on a broken bottle on the public beach, leaving a six inch wound in the sole of my foot.... beleive me cretan hospitals are not nice places to visit for patients either......

Silent hill hadn't a patch on it, the doctor and nurse had a domestic while they were stitching me up.

gnome said...

well, they are mostly trainees I believe and hospitals have been under-supplied with usefull stuff for years...

Still...all those stabbed people...

BTW, did you noticed the hundreds of shot signs?

The Elderly said...

no!! that was (hits calculator......) 1985... although the amputees in the waiting area had me going for a while.....

gnome said...

1985.. wow... a period when all of Crete was voting for "socialism"... still... avoid the island. try Anafi (should be there in less than 35 hours - along trip over2 islands)

The Elderly said...

now thats an out of the way getaway..... 35 hours travelling....... by foot and snorkel i presume

sharks! what about sharks......

gnome said...

No sharks, just 12 hours waiting in transit on Santorini's self-proclaimed harbor for a thing that called itself a ship and didn't have airconditioning... oh the horror...

Still...worth it...

The Elderly said...

what no air conditioning? i'd feel right at home... no the 12 hour wait would set my blood pressure tingling

gnome said...

At least there are always beautiful girls with Gameboy micros and Advance War 2 cartridges around to help...

The Elderly said...

that would soothe an hour, what did you do for the other.... no i'm not going to ask..... by the way why did wendy title her piece Gnomes adventures in budget priced games or did someone do a typo?

gnome said...

Well, it wasn't wendy's piece... it was mine... but the editor had just gotten married... Guess despair didn't help him not mix things up...

The Elderly said...

It was an excellent piece, I thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact it was the best article in there, it showed pizzaazzzz and endeavour. Mind you Wendy does write as well so it was a dead give away.

gnome said...

:)

(blush too)

The Elderly said...

:)