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How many angels can dance on the head of a pint?

The casuist’s glass gets a glug.
See? A sip! he says – then takes a chug.
I agree: You’re quite right
That one mustn’t get tight!
… As for me? I’m just cozily snug.

Comments

  1. Jonathan Potter says:

    The title is a fine bit of genius wordplay.

    The first two lines remind me of many exchanges I’ve had with siblings, wives, and/or children over the question of letting me have a small drink of whatever they were so slowly sipping on that it would seem they weren’t that into it.

    But I confess I can’t make “head” or tail of the remainder.

    Nice work, anyway. You’re doing a fine job earning your Keep around here. How about some more of those Raskolnikovian stanzas, though?

    • Matthew Lickona says:

      Raskolnikovian! WORD OF THE DAY.

    • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

      ‘Well, I’m tight. Is that what you want?’

      ‘Sit down.’

      ‘I won’t sit down’, I said. ‘I’m going over to the hotel.’

      I was very drunk. I was drunker than I ever remembered having been.

      Hemingway, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises.

      • Matthew Lickona says:

        Tell me this is the first item to receive the new avatar.

        That’s a very sly line from Hemingway, because when you’re really drunk, you naturally don’t remember a thing.

        • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

          Except perhaps Lady Brett’s memorable wool jersey. I seem to recall that it was rather, erm… what’s the adjective?

          • Matthew Lickona says:

            TAGGED WITH: LIKE THE HULL OF A RACING YACHT

            • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

              Like a yacht! And of course, you missed none of it.
              Papa’s prose still has power to stun a bit —
              And have fun with: One might
              Say, ‘I’m feeling as tight
              As Brett’s jersey’, and thus make a pun of it.

        • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

          That’s a very sly line from Hemingway, because when you’re really drunk, you naturally don’t remember a thing.

          The Master makes so much more sense now!

      • Jonathan Potter says:

        Ah … right. That tight.

    • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

      ‘For God’s sake, look after Prendy’, said Grimes in Paul’s ear. ‘The man’s as tight as a lord, and one one whisky, too.’

      ‘First blood to me!’ said Mr. Prendergast gleefully.

      Waugh, Evelyn. Decline and Fall

  2. I second that. I liked those.

    • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

      Thank you kindly, Rachel and Mr Potter.

      I have every intention of returning to Rhyme and Punishment. Just got to work on some other things first.

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