Sunday, December 18, 2005

A Random Thought Concerning The Abominable Snowman, the Bermuda Triangle, and the Deputy Prime Minister

Why do you never hear of the Abominable Snowman or the Bermuda Triangle any more? Did they collide and disappear? I do hope not. There was something rather comforting about a world in which aircraft disappeared without explanation, and trekkers in Nepal were regularly startled by giant footprints in the snow.
I miss the Yeti terribly, though Mr John Prescott should be applauded for performing a similar role in public life.


Anonymous said...

And what about the crystal skull and others featured on Arthur C Clarke's Mysterious World? There was, he claimed, a melted glass circle (caused by UFOs landing to collect Yetis) on a hill above Fort Willian youth hostel but all I could find were some empty beer cans and a worried sheep.

Learson said...

The late Alan Clark(OE)was in the habit of shouting, "Mine's a G and T", when he spotted this buffoon in a Commons bar. This was,of course, a reference to Prescott's true vocation as ship's steward and the jibe may have hit home if one judges by the 'Deputy' PM's recent anti-Etonian animus.