Just bypass the logic and ring Joe Duffy.

6 December 2006

Sometimes this www-land[1] just comes up with the goods. Look at this book:

Isn’t that the best title ever? Not so much the main title which is Myth, Symbol and Meaning in Mary Poppins but the subtitle The governess as provocateur. Genius!

However, it also brings sad sad news. Like that reported over on In Fact, Ah about Blogarrah’s shocking revelation that Sligo is Ireland’s Shitest town . tut, tut, tut.

Course anyone with the slightest sense would realise that this is all just jealousy from non-Sligonians. Or whatever people from Sligo are called.


  1. here represented by Neil Gaimans blog which is where I came across this book

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11 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    Some of the BEST people I know are from Sligo, well okay, one – but still! Indignation! And yes, I love that subtitle, so much that I'm going to look for the book. Isn't the illustration great, too? Hi, Fency.

  2. Carl V. says:

    That is an interesting looking book. Having the foreward by Gaiman is reason enough alone for me to want to pick this up.

  3. Fence says:

    Well before you go looking for the book perhaps I should draw attention to its price tag: £60 sterling on amazon

  4. heather anne says:

    That IS a good-looking title. But yeah, wow, that's a steep price!

  5. Kelly says:

    Um, WHY is it that expensive? Is it made of gold?

  6. Kelly says:

    Does it produce some dizzying high?

  7. Alan says:

    Well obviously, Sligo has give the world so much, like… for instance… um…. Westlife… forget I spoke.

  8. anne says:

    The "(publishable) comments" do make for a compelling argument that Sligo is indeed a town in which I might not enjoy staying overly long… But who am I to talk.

  9. Fence says:

    Steep is an accurate description all right Heather Anne.

    Maybe it shows you how to use your own umbrella as a levitation device Kelly? Or maybe it is just because it is an academic title and they are all out to rob you of your cash.

    Alan, do not forget the Black Boar of Benbulben.
    Sides I'm growing quite (possibly too strong a word) fond (also maybe a little strong) of Westlife. They've just been around so long that they are part of the scenery.

    Anne, ignore those comments, for I have advice about d'internet and its denizens… Sometimes they lie and fabricate their own version of reality.

  10. Heather says:

    I know a great girl from Sligo! I admit, I had never heard of Sligo until I met this girl, but it can't be that bad! In fact, the picture in the above referenced post looks quite lovely.

    That is quite a subtitle. Very witty. I like it too.

  11. SFGary says:

    Can somebody with a sense of rhyme/limerick come up with one for "there once was a girl from sligo?