G8 Horror

Posted by Anthony North on June 23, 2013

Polly Ticks says … G8 now has principles for fighting tax evasion by Big Biz. As if this will happen. Yeah. right! Does G8 actually do anything?
My Politics page

Prof Isaac Galistein says … Experts met to discuss UK’s freak weather. Jetstream? AGW? Melting ice? The Sun? Answer: they don’t know. I say: Maybe all 4.
My Environment page

Major de Ranger says … Taliban are going to talk. We had to say yes. No superpower can beat a well entrenched fighting force in its own terrain.
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READ WITH MUMMY
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JINX: The jinx badly affected the
movie. Horror does that. But as accidents
happened & actors bandaged, a rewrite to
Curse of the Mummies worked.
***
They didn’t want him
Showed only hatred, torment
When ghostbuster died
***
FRIEND: The Goblin disturbed -
terrified! – the woman’s new man in their
bed. Her young son awaited his return.
Imaginary friends had their uses.

SPIRIT: The spirit possessed him again.
Nights were bad, yet by morn he was
sober. But as the dead man said ‘hello’
again, spirit flowed once more.

MICROPEDIE IN 55 WORDS
X-Files – fictional expression of unexplained. Happens a lot. Question is: what is happening? Should be studied.
Xenophobia – lack of knowing leading to fear; & we hate what we fear. Man at his worse when mixed with politics.
X – unknown person; or a kiss; & wrong. Also multiplication. If you see this man, tell police. He’s a sex pest.


Harry Fang says:

MONSTER: When Frankenstein’s monster
was re-energised in modern times, he no
longer felt a freak. He was proud of
being a cosmetic surgery prototype.
***
NUMB: She’d been servile so long.
Pampering, not pampered. Now the maid was
numb, ghostly as she worked, testament to
the arrogance of wealth.
***
DREAMS: Ghostly images flashed as he
stood there; of space, war, horror, Romans.
A strange love for our dreams, which come
to naught, or create our odyssey.

I, HORROR
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80 Comments

  1. brian miller said on June 23, 2013

    yeah think i wont hold my breath on government getting out of bed with big biz…ha…lipstick on a pig

  2. Mary said on June 23, 2013

    Ha, love the idea of Frankenstein being a plastic surgery prototype!! For sure….in the worst way. Smiles.

  3. Anthony North said on June 23, 2013

    Hi Brian, me neither.

    Hi Mary, thanks for that. Much appreciated.

  4. Talon said on June 23, 2013

    Harry Fang never disappoints, Anthony! Laughing aloud because, yes, Frankenstein would fit right in – especially in Hollywood! :)

  5. WabiSabi said on June 23, 2013

    I love your take on the weather. Freak indeed. The scientists have only been warning about this for what 2 decades now, maybe three! Wherein The Muse’s Vehicle Goes Into the Shop for Repairs

  6. Anthony North said on June 23, 2013

    Hi Talon, thanks for that. Yep, he certainly would ;-)

  7. Anthony North said on June 23, 2013

    Hi Wabi Sabi, many thanks. Yes, they’ve had long enough – so have we.

  8. laura Hegfield said on June 23, 2013

    enjoyed all… especially “friend”

  9. Sherry Blue Sky said on June 23, 2013

    I thought the same as Brian about govt and big biz. Love your “aint gonna happen”……I also strangely identify with the maid. Maybe because I am feeling poorly this week! hee hee.

  10. Anthony North said on June 23, 2013

    Hi Laura, thanks for that. Much appreciated.

    Hi Sherry, many thanks for that. Hope you’re soon feeling better.

  11. laurie kolp said on June 23, 2013

    The ghosts are timely… just returned from Monster, Inc. University.

  12. ninotaziz said on June 23, 2013

    Hi Anthony! We are having bad weather here, the worst kind. Haze, heat and no rain for at least 10 days – absolutely abnormal.

    The blame game on the haze between Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore is getting ridiculous. The fires happen in Sumatera, apparently of which conveniently, Malaysian companies are among major culprits and tourism and health of Singaporeans only matter – when will they realize we are all neighbors and this is a shared problem? As the winds blow eastward, Indonesia is spared all the dreadful haze.

    Schools get cancelled and political rallies fail, therefore the haze protected the government of the day?

    It is a circus and soap opera all in one!

  13. Audrey Howitt said on June 23, 2013

    I loved the bit about Frankenstein–just rang my chimes a bit!

  14. Elizabeth said on June 23, 2013

    I think your take on Frankenstein might be closer to the truth than we want to think about.

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/lost/

  15. Judy Sheldon-Walker said on June 23, 2013

    Poor lady. I was thinking along the same lines. Bet she’d love to slip off those high heels and put her feet up!

  16. Pat said on June 23, 2013

    Re: Numb…The maid looks pretty happy there. Perhaps she is making a connection with a rich guy.

  17. Madeleine Begun Kane said on June 23, 2013

    The G8 always strikes me as one huge photo op. If anything is accomplished it’s probably by accident, and most certainly done by off-camera underlings.

  18. Anthony North said on June 23, 2013

    Hi Laurie, hope you enjoyed it there.

    Hi Ninotaziz, yes, it’s been on the news here. Terrible.

    Hi Audrey, thanks for that. Much appreciated.

  19. Anthony North said on June 23, 2013

    Hi Elizabeth, yes, it seems so to me.

    Hi Judy, she would indeed.

    Hi Pat, the only way out of it for many of them.

    Hi Madeleine, you nailed it, there.

  20. kaykuala said on June 24, 2013

    NUMBED – A maid’ problem is a real thing. Problems for her if handled unfairly. But on the contrary she’ll cause problems by running away with valuables ill-treat the infants! Nicely

    Hank

  21. Anthony North said on June 24, 2013

    Hi Hank, many thanks for that.

  22. Brother Ollie said on June 24, 2013

    what a collection! you are so prolific sir

  23. Anthony North said on June 24, 2013

    Hi Brother Ollie, thanks for that. Much appreciated.

  24. Helen said on June 24, 2013

    … ‘the arrogance of wealth’ ~~ reminder I am patiently awaiting the next installment of Downton Abby.

  25. Anthony North said on June 24, 2013

    Hi Helen, ah, times past.

  26. Jim said on June 24, 2013

    :) Your maid is an example of ones working herself to death.
    ..

  27. Kathe W. said on June 24, 2013

    Government will never abandon big biz- how would it survive without all that “bribery” er I mean donations….?

  28. Anthony North said on June 25, 2013

    Hi Jim, she in indeed ;-)

    Hi Kathe, yes, as it stands, you’re right.

  29. Roger Green said on June 25, 2013

    Is there more xenophobia in this shrinking world, or is that just my perception?

    ROG, ABCW

  30. Reader Wil said on June 25, 2013

    “X – unknown person; or a kiss; & wrong. Also multiplication.”
    Also a Roman number or a signature. For religious people the St. Andrew cross.Furthermore a decoration!
    Thanks Anthony for your visit!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  31. Anthony North said on June 25, 2013

    Hi Roger, I think there is.

    Hi Reader Wil, many thanks for that.

  32. Grandma`s Goulash said on June 25, 2013

    Hopefully, the boss is off for a very long trip and the poor maid can relax!

  33. Anthony North said on June 25, 2013

    Hi Grandma, let’s hope so.

  34. brian miller said on June 25, 2013

    ha. when working on the curse of the mummy its a bad sign when bad things start happening…pretty soon there may not be enough bandages…smiles.

  35. Leslie said on June 25, 2013

    Did you ever watch The X Files? It was filmed right here in Vancouver, but I was never an aficionado/a of it. Too dark for my taste.

    Leslie
    abcw team

  36. Anthony North said on June 25, 2013

    Hi Brian, very true. They may need more props.

    Hi Leslie, the paranormal is my pet subject – even had a couple of books published on the subject, although out of print now. I enjoyed the first 2 seasons of The X Files, but it got too gruesome for my taste.

  37. Mary said on June 25, 2013

    Ha, so experts are meeting on GB weather? Seems a bit futile if they think they can do something about it. LOL.

  38. Anthony North said on June 25, 2013

    Hi Mary, true, but we can prepare for the worst; attempt to adapt the infrastructure. One day they may wake up to this.

  39. Claudia said on June 25, 2013

    ha – like bri says – lipstick on a pig indeed..

  40. Anthony North said on June 25, 2013

    Hi Claudia, yes, very true.

  41. ayala said on June 25, 2013

    Lipstick on a pig :) enjoyed it all :)

  42. Grace said on June 25, 2013

    Love this post Anthony specially what Harry Fang had to say ~

  43. Anthony North said on June 25, 2013

    Hi Ayala, thanks for that. Much appreciated.

    Hi Grace, many thanks. Glad you liked it.

  44. Pamelasayers said on June 26, 2013

    Anthony, I love the spirit piece, and as for the G8, I agree, they don’t seem to know a thing. In fact, politicians have become increasingly stupid over the years.

    Pamela

  45. siggiofmaine said on June 26, 2013

    I love Brian miller reminding me of the phrase..…lipstick on a pig…
    I try not to read others remarks until I’ve written mine because of a short attention span !
    Love what you write…always pause for thought and reflection…thanks for sharing.
    Peace
    Siggi

  46. Anthony North said on June 26, 2013

    Hi Pamela, thanks for that, and I agree about politicians. They uphold systems nowadays – it has nothing to do with people or commonsense.

    Hi Siggi, many thanks for that. Yes, a phrase we need reminding of.

  47. Shelley Munro said on June 26, 2013

    LOL – I think spirits would flow in my house if I saw a spirit. Another fun and interesting space.

  48. CountryDew said on June 27, 2013

    Numb – that says it.

  49. sandy said on June 27, 2013

    xenophobic definition so very true

  50. Anthony North said on June 27, 2013

    Hi Shelley, thanks for that. Much appreciated.

    Hi Country Dew, indeed.

    Hi Sandy, many thanks for that.

  51. Alice Audrey said on June 27, 2013

    As if the weather weren’t complicated enough, we had to add all those elements.

  52. Anthony North said on June 27, 2013

    Hi Alice, well, if we can mess it up, you can guarantee we will.

  53. Hazel said on June 27, 2013

    Friend – fun to imagine :)

  54. Anthony North said on June 27, 2013

    Hi Hazel, ah, who knows their power ;-)

  55. Heather L said on June 27, 2013

    Alice Audrey said: As if the weather weren’t complicated enough, we had to add all those elements.

    Anthony North said: Hi Alice, well, if we can mess it up, you can guarantee we will.

    And do it while simultaneously denying and shifting the blame.

  56. Anthony North said on June 27, 2013

    Hi Heather, sadly it’s one of the few things we do well.

  57. Tempest LeTrope said on June 28, 2013

    I can relate to the numbness the maid is feeling.

  58. brian miller said on June 28, 2013

    a cosmetic surgery prototype…ha…yes, i imagine frankenstein might fit right in…smiles

  59. artmusedog and carol said on June 28, 2013

    Wow! Great to be back and reading your works ~ Was in Dover England for a few days ~ interesting ~ Cliffs were awesome ~ Happy Day to You ~ ^_^

    Can’t change the weather ~ or can we wonder what the options are? carol

  60. GILLENA COX said on June 28, 2013

    ‘monster’ is my favorite on today’s mini mag; have a good Friday

    much love…

  61. G-Man said on June 28, 2013

    You forgot this X Tony…
    Xtremely creative, succinct, and to the point!
    Never a sticky wicket from you my friend
    Thanks for playing, thanks for your support, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  62. Reading Pleasure said on June 28, 2013

    intriguing haikku

  63. Anthony North said on June 28, 2013

    Hi Tempest, yes, I think many can.

    Hi Brian, yes, I think he does.

    Hi Carol, thanks for that. Yes, they’re stunning cliffs.

    Hi Gillena, thank you. Glad you liked it.

    Hi G-Man, many thanks for the kind words.

  64. Anthony North said on June 28, 2013

    Hi Reading Pleasure, many thanks for that.

  65. magicalmysticalteacher said on June 28, 2013

    Not being wanted is one of life’s saddest situations…

    Sipping Stars

  66. Nanka said on June 28, 2013

    I think the arrogance of wealth is on the rise here!! Also this subservient class is fast disappearing!! There will be a time coming soon when one has to pamper oneself and get over the idea of being pampered!!

  67. Alice Audrey said on June 28, 2013

    I imagine imaginary friends are perfect for facing goblins.

  68. Anthony North said on June 28, 2013

    Hi Magical Mystical Teacher, it is indeed.

    Hi Nanka, so very true.

    Hi Alice, I’m sure they will be.

  69. Stephanie said on June 28, 2013

    scary stuff…from weather to politics, nicely done!

  70. Anthony North said on June 28, 2013

    Hi Stephanie, thanks for that. Much appreciated.

  71. WabiSabi said on June 28, 2013

    Hi again Anthony! Thanks for the well wishes! Enjoyed your post again!

  72. Anthony North said on June 28, 2013

    Hi Wabi Sabi, thank you, and you’re welcome.

  73. Hazel said on June 28, 2013

    Someone told me that kids throwing a tantrum are victims of AGW.

  74. Anthony North said on June 28, 2013

    Hi Hazel, well it’s certainly anthropomorphic something or other ;-)

  75. Marit said on June 29, 2013

    some ‘horror’ texts indeed… hope your weekend is relaxed!

  76. Anthony North said on June 30, 2013

    Hi Marit, thanks for that. Yours too.

  77. laura Hegfield said on June 30, 2013

    Ahh, Dreams, I think this is my favorite this week.

  78. Anthony North said on June 30, 2013

    Hi Laura, thanks for that. Much appreciated.

  79. Kathe W. said on June 30, 2013

    Who are we to dictate to any country?

    “If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medecines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”
    Thomas Jefferson 3rd US President and author of the Declaration of Independence.

  80. Anthony North said on June 30, 2013

    Hi Kathe, very true.

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