widg‧et /ˈwɪdʒɪt/ [wij-it] -noun: Pointless ramblings from the New Forest. Obviously complete & utter Rubbish. Why must I contibute to all this endless talk about me? My self-indulgent knees, spilling themselves all over the internet. Obviously i am Jon and his hair, I AM HIM!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

I fear the carnival of crime is beginning on our border*

Manhã de Carnaval
Yes, it's that time of year again, the annual inbreedathon that is The Ringwood Carnival of indifference & mediocrity is upon us. With a parade of floats as flamboyant as a wet fish-slap (Why call them floats? If they did actually float that might be something worth standing out in the yeasty rain to see) and an endless stream of am-dram & war re-enactment society rejects shaking tins of cash in your face without giving you the opportunity to help yourself to a bit of money, that's just coin-teasing! The only reasons I can think that people still turn up and watch this pram-wank** year after year is either some kind of selective dementia or blind hope that it can't get any worse ... it always does.

El Día de los Muertos
The inevitable disappointment waxes and wanes at equal frequency to the unimaginative and frankly depressing parade of barely disguised milk floats. I have never watched the telly series 'Carnivale' despite my good intentions, but I can only guess that the Ringwood Carnival contains more freaks, but is, contrary to what you may think that would entail, a lot more wrist-slittingly dull. Working in a booze shop on the night of an event that has no beer tent, as it was shut down several years ago due to a full-on riot, is not my idea of a fun night out. But then it's work and it's not supposed to be, even with a bit of half-hearted fancy dress and some nibbles.

* quote: Edward Blake, Canadian Politician (1833-1912)
** (presumably unbroadcastable) expletive courtesy of TWTTIN


Blogger AlphIANo said...

I have seen the telly series Carnivale, and the freaks contained therein, and can tell you that, on the freakometer, Ringwood carnival pisses on it!

2:43 pm

Blogger Jenniedee said...

What could be more fun than seeing all the inbreds paraded around the high street, before hiding them in the hovels from whence they came, until next year?
And I say ARSE to halfhearted fancy dress, we'll have our own carnival!! Come on, hurry!

P.S Nice "Childcatcher" shot, very apt.

3:03 pm


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