Shuck and Jive

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Fun with the MadPriest

I need to introduce you to a blog I enjoy from MadPriest, an Anglican priest. It is quite amusing. Yet as I read his blog, I realize how important it was for us Americans to get our independence.

For instance, the title of his blog is Of Course, I Could Be Wrong. What kind of title is that? That is all very polite and British. A good red-blooded American would title it
I am goddam right, you godless pinko.

Then, get a load of his address:

Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Where in the motherland is that? Just a few hundred furlongs beyond Big Ben then right at Mr. McGregor's garden?

In the great US of A, we have states and then cities and towns.

Finally, what is the deal about cricket? Is that really a sport? Give me NASCAR any day.



  1. oh, pish! Mumsie would have her head in the cooker if she heard you gabbling on like that. You're simply circumcising mosquitos. I'll wager if you and MadPriest got together for a pisser you'd be off on cricket holiday before Guy Fawks Day!

    At least MadPriest doesn't have to go off on some jaunty furze trimmer every week to keep the place up. He's probably got a tidy little garden. He just brings out a spade and shears and Bob's your uncle, it's trim, what what!

  2. John, if you enjoy reading his posts - Newcastle is on of my favorite cities in Britain - then you should be drinking some Earl Grey tea at the same time. There is a massive monument dedicated to the Earl right in the heart of the city.

    Newcastle people are called Geordies - pron. jordeez - and like to be referred as Northerners. They live closer to Scotland than London and they are fierce warriors both on and off the soccer field.

    Durham Cathedral is near Newcastle but the biggest center for pilgrimage is at the Metro Center, which at one time claimed to be the largest shopping mall in Europe.

    My family and I used to spend our summer hols near Newcastle and we have some excellent friends who live there.

    P.S Earl grey tea with a spot of milk, and a couple of slices of toasted wheat bread with lashings of grape jelly make a civilised breakfast.

  3. Stushie,

    That is awesome! Thank you. I will have to apologize to you and the mad priest for being dumb, but I won't apologize for a while yet!