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Bilge soup #3

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1. Into a stock of Perspective,

If you look very closely, slightly left of the top of the Sydney Harbour bridge you can just pick out two separate walking-tour groups. (appoximately 12 people in each)

According to my neighbour Saint Martin of FOT who recently made the climb, up to 800 people per day do the journey….a 3 hour return trip which costs around $200.

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2.  Add a generous dollop of Astonishment,

One of the perks for Australians who live to 100 years of age is a personal letter of congratulations from the Queen of our British Commonwealth, along with similar felicitations from the Prime Minister of Australia.

If, however, you have spent a century of service and devotion to the Roman Catholic Church and would like some token recognition from the Pope, then you are fresh out of luck……unless……

unless you hand over the prescribed “Fee for Service” in advance.

Now as the Pope  is (apparently) the earthly representative of God……….does this mean that God, despite all of his/her rather wonderful, glorious, omnipotent benevolence also occasionally lapsed into utterly shabby moments of callous money-grubbing avarice?

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3.   Then stir-in half a brain’s conclusion mixed with a pinch of salt.

A recent little gem of research (here)  implores us to believe that living at higher altitudes facilitates immediate weight loss, and acts as a deterrent to future weight gain.

In the past I have occasionally attempted to demolish some dumb and stupid scientific conclusions which failed the test of common sense.

All my boxes of credibility however are ticked with this one.

After all, has anyone ever seen a really fat person on the top of Mt.

Despite this compelling piece of evidence, I’d still like to dust off
    The Bucket’s








and present it to the authors.

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4.  Finally, season to taste with some fiscal understanding.

“Taxation is the removal of the most number of feathers
from the goose with the least amount of squarking “

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5.  Now please settle back and enjoy thirty one seconds of exquisite musicianship.

About GOF

"Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it, depends upon what you put into it." (Tom Lehrer)

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