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Colourful Tales

DODIES DREAM WORLD

COLOURFUL TALES AND FOLLIES



A couple of very different video's from You Tube

and my mate Donna Webster.

DODIES DREAM WORLD

COLOURFUL TALES

http://tartuffesfolly.posterous.com/the-struwwelpeter-alphabet#

This is definitely a colourful tale, not mine, but I wish it was. In fact it goes under the name of Random Musings by MarkLewood who have an amazing blog site. 

If you copy any of the links into your browser, they will take you straight through to this fabulous Blog Site. I chose it mainly because I think it's fabulous but also Of my links with the original Struwwelpeter Book which is firmly established on both Seligor's Castle and Diddilydeedot's Dreamland.

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The Struwwelpeter Alphabet

 In 1899, English journalist Harold Begbie and illustrator Sir F. Carruthers Gould collaborated on their satirical look at the world in a book that also lampooned a German iconic children's book. "The Political Struwwelpeter" (also published and referred to as "The Struwwelpeter Alphabet") imitated the cover, text, and even font of Heinrich Hoffman's "Struwwelpeter", originally published in German in 1845.
     The original children's book collected ten illustrated and rhythmic tales of children, their bad behavior, and the tragic outcome of such misdeeds. The Begbie book, following a similar format but presented it in the popular alphabet form, cleverly commenting on political misbehavior within a world of turmoil.
     Edward Harold Begbie (1871-1929) wrote nearly fifty books, some of which were either clearly propaganda or proselytizing from his broadly Anglican views, as he supported Irish self rule. In 1902 and 1903, Begbie, together with J. Stafford Ransome and M. H. Temple, wrote under the pseudonym 'Caroline Lewis': two parodies based on Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass", entitled "Clara in Blunderland" and "Lost in Blunderland". These novels dealt with British frustration and anger about the Boer War and with Britain's waivering political leadership at the time.
     Francis Carruthers Gould (1844-1925) was a popular caricaturist and political cartoonist, working for numerous London newspapers, ultimately settling in with the "Westminster Gazette", where he became an editor. Among his independent publications were: "Who killed Cock Robin?" (1897), "Tales told in the Zoo" (1900), two volumes of Froissart's "Modern Chronicles" (1902 and 1903), and "Picture Politics", a collection of his Westminster Gazette cartoons.
     Frequently grafted onto subjects drawn from popular literature ("Uncle Remus", "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", and the works of Dickens and Shakespeare), Gould's images were always deft and pointed ... but noteworthy for never being unkind, bitter, nor cynical. He also illustrated books for many celebrated authors of the time, such as H.H. Munro's witty, "The Westminster Alice" (1907).


     Of course, Hoffman's original "Struwwelpeter" will always be a favourite here at Marklewood. It is wickedly delicious set of tales, describing the gruesome tragedies that befall children who play with matches, bite their nails, or engage in similarly immature behaviour or poor hygiene.
     Britain's gloriously provocative cabaret performance artists, the Tiger Lilies, more recently immortalized Struwwelpeter in one of their best received Brechtian operettas, "Shock-headed Peter" in 1998. Poor Little Harriet.

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ANIMALSDODIES DREAM WORLD - COLOURFUL TALES

Bristol Zoo Parking AttendantAnimal Jigsaw

April 1st or didn't you realize the date.

print and colour


A story which you may have missed when it broke a fewprint and colour years ago, it came from ;

The London Times, Saturday April 1st 1994:



A Well-Planned Retirement

Outside England's Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 23 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant. The fees were   £1 for cars , £5 for buses .

Then, one day, after 23 solid years of never missing  a day of work, he just didn't show up; so the zoo management called the city council and asked it to send them another parking agent.

The council did some research and replied  that the parking lot was the zoo's own responsibility. The zoo advised the council that the attendant was a city employee. The city council responded that the lot attendant had never been on the city payroll.

Meanwhile, sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain or France or Italy is a man who'd apparently had a ticket machine installed completely on his own and then had simply begun to show up every day, commencing to collect and keep the parking fees, estimated at about £560 per day -- for 23 years.


Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to just over £7 million pounds ....... and no one even knows his name.

He's rolling about on the floor laughing
I think this is my favourite April e-mail ever!

JUST A FEW SMALL PICTURE SHOWS ACCOMPANIED BY SOME VERY NICE MUSIC.


 

JAPAN AND THE WAY OF THE BLOSSOM



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