A small confection

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A small confection

Post by Anon1 » Thu Oct 21, 2004 3:40 pm

A pink sugar-mouse
complaining that in a recent survey,
of all-time favourite sweets,
it came well below flying saucers
and space-dust
“there is no justice”
said the pink sugar-mouse
just before it was eaten
by a child
too young to read the survey
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Post by Critic2 » Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:10 pm

this is a clever little piece which reminds me of the work of the Scottish absurdist Ivor Cutler. Do you know him?
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Post by Taigaku » Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:14 pm

That wouldn't be you going anonymous on us, Critic2?
Remarking on your own poem?
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Post by Martine » Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:03 am

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Post by rick » Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:37 am

Well done indeed. Little doubt, the day he signs on, he posts a poem and it is praised by he who praises none. Good job!
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Post by Charles » Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:38 am

I must say that I liked it. It's clever and scans well. It's good even if Critic 2 did write it.
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Post by lizzytysh » Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:21 am

I liked it, too, Charles. I especially appreciated the twist in the italicized portions of this segment:

“there is no justice”
said the pink sugar-mouse
just before it was eaten
by a child
too young to read the survey


I love that!
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Post by Critic2 » Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:30 am

what a lovely contrast between those who comment on the merits of the piece, (which I also rated), and the Usual Suspects still yapping through their egos.

Here is the result of my google search

Sherbet classic from 1970s tops confectionery chart

IRENA BARKER


FIZZY flying saucers could be the UK’s most popular sweet of all time.

A survey of tens of thousands of online shoppers has concluded that the 1970s sherbet-filled rice paper discs are top sweet. They beat off competition from older classics, such as mint imperials, black jacks and gobstoppers.

The number two and three spots were also taken by favourites of the 1960s and 1970s: space dust and Barrett’s raspberry shrimps.

The confectionery chart was compiled following a survey of 60,000 visitors to the online sweet shop AQuarterOf.co.uk. Other favourites included fruit salads, pear drops, Catherine wheels and mint humbugs.

Michael Parker, founder of AQuarterof.co.uk, said he gets orders for about 10,000 flying saucers a week, so the result of the survey did not come as a huge surprise. "People come to the site to get hold of a lot of sweets you don’t see so much any more, all the old-school stuff that they remember from their youth.

"Things like flying saucers are a huge seller so it is not surprising they’ve come top. But it’s good to see that people aren’t neglecting the age-old favourites like humbugs; they take you back a few more years and are still very, very popular."

1. Flying Saucers 2. Space Dust 3. Raspberry Shrimps 4. Mint Imperials 5. Black Jacks 6. Fruit Salads 7. Pear Drops 8. Gobstoppers 9. Catherine Wheels 10. Mint Humbugs
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Post by Avalon » Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:36 pm

Flying saucers could be thrown in the air and be mistaken for the real thing!!!!
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Post by Midnight » Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:01 pm

Avalon...Now I know you're George. You couldn't resist the Flying Saucers.
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Post by Avalon » Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:06 pm

George? It's King Arthur you fool!!!!
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