Anton's Ideas

Anton Wills-Eve on world news & random ideas

Month: October, 2015

ARRANGING A RENDEZ-VOUS


<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/if-you-leave/”>If You Leave</a>

my wife bet I couldn’t keep up rhyming 5-5-1-1 syllables in sensible dialogue past 20 lines so I did 56!

                                ARRANGING A RENDEZ-VOUS

The picture above.

Ted, is of my love,

Miss

Bliss.

Her first name’s Kitty”

My, she’s so pretty.”

True.

To

Be able to see,

It’s from her to me,

I

Eye

It with all my heart.

When we are apart.”

Oh

No!

Has she left you then?”

No. She’s home again.”

Good”.

Should

Be coming here soon”.

Not this afternoon?”

No.

Though,

She wants to meet you.

I hope you can do,

A

Day

Some time next weekend.

Why not bring a friend?”

Sure.

Four

O’clock on Sunday,

Or three on Monday?”

Either.

Neither

Got anything on”.

So, Sunday then, Ron?”

Fine.

Dine

Later, about eight?

Who will be your date?”

Sal.

Pal

Of Katerina,

Down the marina.”

Swell.

Tell

Her it’s formal dress.”

She’ll not look a mess!”

Hate

Late

People. Be on time.”

You will hear four chime!”

Wow!”

Ciao!”

AWE

 

                                              

 

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WE EACH NEED TO HAVE A DICTIONARY


<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/seven-wonders/”>Seven Wonders</a>

language reduced to seven words.

WE EACH NEED TO HAVE A DICTIONARY

Today’s prompt asks us to reduce all language to just seven words  that would be indispensable. Well, as I assume the object of this exercise is so that everyboy could communicate with everbody else on earth, I suggest that someone should compile a lexicon including every tongue that is spoken on earth. This should be done digitally so that anything one wanted to say, or understand when spoken by someone else, could just be typed in the desired language of the speaker. Then everyone else would set their mobile computers, or whatever they were known as, to their own language and anything addressed to them would appear in a script they understood.

I expect that if this were to become a successful project the only seven words everyone would need to know and understand would be the title of this brief idea. God help hard working authors if it ever got off the ground.

AWE

NOW THERE’S A THOUGHT


<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/brainwave/”>Brainwave</a&gt;

a real brainwave

                                  NOW THERE’S A THOUGHT

Is it possible to have a complex thought or a really interesting brainwave if you cannot share it with someone else? Wittgenstein, in his theory of solipsism as the basis of every individual’s personal perception of the world, certainly suggests otherwise. Usually an exchange of ideas is only possible if you know somebody who is as well versed in the subject with which your brainwave is concerned as you are. Otherwise you first have to define what you mean by your clever thought or brainwave before discussing the concept further.

Dictionary definitions seldom help very much with this type of problem as is illustrated by the OED which defines brainwave as a ‘sudden clever idea’, or an electrical impulse in the brain. The key adjective here is obviously ‘sudden’ but that does not allow for the range or scope of the thought that is implied by the other adjective ‘clever’. Newton, when an apple fell on his head, cleverly worked out his laws of gravity. But they were hardly sudden. Thus the thoughts emanating from his near pommicidal experience were not brainwaves. But they were clever thoughts. So it can be argued that clever thoughts do not have to be brainwaves. But let us consider another famous scientific moment.

Archimedes watched his bath water level rising as his body’s mass displaced it and he saw a whole, complete and exquisite explanation of a mathematical problem. How to measure volumes of hydro-displacement. That was sudden and was a brainwave. But it was so quick it did not really involve much thought at all. All it involved was seeing something and realising its possible significance. So was Archimedes cleverer than Newton or was he just quicker off the mark? And anyway which one of them knew enough people to whom they could explain what they believed they had discovered without first having to give them a lesson in what they were talking about?

I mean, would you consider a raving lunatic rushing naked down the street shouting “I’ve got it” necessarily more clever than a chap, bent double, hobbling out of an orchard complaining that he had a headache because he had been hit on the head by an apple? Most people would probably have sought medical help for both men in each case. And imagine how much longer the world would have had to wait for enlightenment in science if those two things had happened. 

Now there’s a thought!

AWE

 

 

DEADLIER THAN THE MAIL


<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/do-you-believe-in-magic/”>Do you Believe in Magic?</a>

what isfemale magic  

 

DEADLIER THAN THE MAIL

 

What is magic? Tell me who is she

That I always expect her to pleasure me?

Is she that flaming arrow of desire

Which rules my passionate amorous fire?

 

Is she the lady who, wand in hand 

Waves it o’er my PC’s email land

Conjuring up my girlfriend’s kiss

And filling my inbox with hours of bliss?

 

And does she then, to show her power,

Douse my flames with her icy shower

Of  hemails, stealing my love away,

Leaving me nothing of love to say?

AWE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOT AGAIN!!!


<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/flangiprop/”>Flangiprop!</a&gt;

‘flangiprop’: a person who doesn’t understand the second amendment to the US constitution.

NOT AGAIN!!!

 

John Smith (aka Smith, John) had an awful row with his girlfriend and so wanted to teach her a lesson. They were both aged 20 and were studying on the same campus. But, unknown to the girl who rejected him, John was a flangiprop.

So he bought a gun and went to the college and shot her dead as he thought that was what the second amendment told him he could do.

Of course he was quite wrong and the number of people killed in civilian gun crime attacks in America rose to 32,761 that day. Unfortunately some 140 million fellow Americans also misunderstood what the amendment meant and so it was not re-amended to ban civilians carrying guns.

AWE